Forest Service fee free day
The U.S Forest Service recently announced its 2011 Fee Waiver dates and the first one of the season is this Saturday, June 11, in honor of National Get Outdoors Day!
On this and other fee free days, the U.S. Forest Service waives the day-use fees associated with many recreation sites or amenities on national forests nationwide.
On the Inyo National Forest day-use fees will be waived at South Tufa in the Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area, at Schulman Grove in the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest, and Reds Meadow.
Campsites and reserved locations are not included in the fee waiver.
More information on the Forest Service’s recreation fee program and how the funds are used: www.fs.fed.us/passespermits/about-rec-fees.shtml.
Town dog licensing clinic
Join the Town of Mammoth Lakes for its annual license sale/vaccination clinic in the Police Department parking lot on Saturday, June 18, from 4-5:30 p.m..
If your dog does not need a rabies vaccination update, you can just purchase a license for $13 if your animal is spayed/neutered or $30 if it is not. You don’t need to bring your pet to the clinic unless it needs a vaccination update. Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary clinic will be on hand with low cost vaccinations for both dogs and cats.
Bring proof of spay/neuter if applicable and proof of a current rabies vaccination if your dog is not due this year.
Licenses may also be obtained at the MLPD front counter, Tuesday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Again, bring proof of spay/neuter and current vaccination.
For more information contact Sergeant Karen Smart at 760.934.2011, ext 82, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mammoth Farmers Market
The Farmer’s Market will begin on Wednesday, June 15 (crops permitting), and continue on Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. until the end of September.
A special Farmer’s Market event will take place on Wednesday, July 6, to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Devil’s Postpile.
New this year, the market will be located in front of the Luxury Outlet Mall, and traffic on the frontage road will be re-routed to create a more pedestrian- friendly environment for artists, craftspeople, retailers and non-profit groups. Local bands and entertainers are also welcome to showcase their talents.
Space is limited.
For more information on being a vendor or performer, contact email@example.com or 760.709.6744.
Gordon Wiltsie comes home
Gordon Wiltsie has been to the ends of the Earth and back, capturing his adventures on film and sharing his stories with readers around the globe. Now he is coming home to Bishop for an exhibit of his life’s work.
Galen Rowell’s Mountain Light Gallery is hosting Wiltsie’s exhibit, “To the Ends of the Earth,” through Sept. 30. The exhibit is open to the public seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. A reception honoring Wiltsie is set for Friday, June 17, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., and will include time for a book signing. Wiltsie will also give a slide presentation during the reception at 6:30 p.m.
Grumpy’s Hot Dog Contest
Fancy yourself the next Joey Chestnut or Takeru Kobayashi? Well, then it’s time to start stretching out your stomach … Grumpy’s 4th Annual Hot Dog Eating and Pie Eating Contest is on for the July 4 holiday!
Sign up at Grumpy’s or contact Scott at 760.934.8587.