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Mammoth: Gran Fondo Traffic & Traffic Advisory


Date: Monday, August 29, 2016
Contact: Stuart Brown, Parks and Recreation Director & Public Information
Officer Phone: (760) 965-3696
E-mail: sbrown@townofmammothlakes.ca.gov.
Website: www.Townofmammothlakes.ca.gov


Mammoth Lakes, CA - The Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike ride hosted by the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation (MMCF) will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Over 1,200 cyclists are expected for this ride, and as a result of this large scale event, traffic and normal public transit operations will be impacted from the following road closures and traffic delays - please plan accordingly.


 Lower Canyon Boulevard will be closed between Lake Mary Road and Hillside Drive from 5:00am–8:00pm

 There will be traffic delays on Lake Mary Rd, Main Street and US 395 in the morning between approximately 7:00–7:15am

 There will be traffic delays on Minaret Road between Forest Trail and Main Lodge in the morning from 8:30–8:45am.

 The Mammoth Scenic Loop will be closed in the morning from 8:00–9:15am.

 The Mammoth US 395/SR 203 Northbound off ramp will be closed from 7:05 – 7:15am.

 Benton Crossing Road (Green Church Road) will be closed to all-through traffic between Brownstown RV Park and Benton Hot Springs from 8:00am- 1:00pm.

 HWY 120 will be closed to all-through traffic between Dross (3 miles from HWY 395) and Benton Hot Springs from 8:00am–1:00pm.

Motorists traveling along HWY 395, sections of HWY 120 and Crowley Lake Drive should expect heavy or increased bike traffic along the shoulder starting at 7:00am and lasting throughout the day, so please drive with caution and give cyclists plenty of space.

TRANSIT ADVISORY Please take note of the following changes to the routes operated by Mammoth Resorts and Eastern Sierra Transit Authority (ESTA) on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

Mammoth Bike Park Shuttle New route: Down Minaret Road, turn around near Golf Course, stop across from the New York Deli in The Village.

Lakes Basin Trolley New route: Lake Mary Road to “The Voodoo Chute”, turn on Lakeview toward Canyon Blvd, crossing on Hillside to reach Forest Trail and then stopping on Minaret in front of The Village below the Main Plaza.

Purple Line New route: Lake Mary Road to “The Voodoo Chute”, turn on Lakeview toward Canyon Blvd, crossing on Hillside to reach Forest Trail and then stopping on Minaret in front of The Village below the Main Plaza.

Town Trolley New route: Main to Minaret, wrap around The Village on Forest Trail and Hillside, then up to Canyon Lodge and down Lakeview.

A full schedule of all road closures and traffic delays for Saturday, September 10, 2016 as well as more information on the Mammoth Gran Fondo road bike ride can be found online at www.MammothGranFondo.com. Please welcome riders to our community, share the road, and maintain three feet between you and a cyclist at all times.

OVIWC: Payahuunadu (Owens Valley) Stands with Standing Rock

Payahuunadü Stands with Standing Rock

Stop construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline which endangers the water supply to Native American reservations.

The Dakota Access pipeline is set to be constructed near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, crossing under the Missouri River which is the only source of water to the reservation. The pipeline is planned to transport approximately 470,000 barrels of crude oil per day. The potential of oil leaks would contaminate the only source of water for the reservation. Help the Payahuunadü efforts to travel to North Dakota to stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe by making a contribution to help with travel costs and provide supplies for the peaceful demonstrators at Standing Rock.

Donations are being accepted at the OVIWC offices
46 Tu Su Lane, Bishop, CA 93514
(760) 873-3300

Monitary Donations and Supplies needed: Generators, lanterns, batteries, tarps, tables, chairs, canopies, propane, solar showers, cots, rope, towels, wood, 2x4 plywood, nails, hammers, axes, chain saws, food compost bins, big tent for children, hand cranked washing machine, malet, blankets, sleeping bags, tenst, hats, hairnets, gloves, pots and pans, baby wipes, pampers 4-6 and more.

Click here to donate on the OVIWC website.

ESPC: September Meeting

The September meeting of the Eastern Sierra Photographers Club will be Wednesday September 7 at Astorga’s Mexican Restaurant (285 North Sierra Hwy). Visitors are welcome – bring your camera if you are new to photography or the digital world and bring some images to share.

New to photography?? Bring your camera and learn how to get the most out of all those knobs and buttons. We meet at 7:00pm the first Wednesday of each month at Astorga's Mexican restaurant 2206 N.Sierra Highway.

Come early and have Dinner and stay for the meeting. See you July 6th. 

When: Wed., Sept. 7 (7 pm)
Where: Astorga's Mexican Restaurant, 2206 N. Sierra Hwy
Questions: Jerry 872-1660 or 
Lynn 937-7736



City of Bishop: Public Works - Sneden and Short Street Closures

Public Works News Release
Sneden and Short Street Closures

In September, the City of Bishop is planning major pavement maintenance work along Sneden Street and a portion of Short Street. The work will require that the streets be closed and parking restricted at times. The work is the placement of a 3/4 inch thick fiber seal on the full length of Sneden Street and on the portion of Short Street between Sneden and Main. The seal is expected to extend the life of the pavement for a decade or more. The work is being done in conjunction with work that Inyo County is doing on county roads.

The same contractor is being used for both work on city streets and county roads. The contractor plans to place the seal 14 through 16 September and it is expected the streets will need to be completely closed and parking prohibited during work hours for most of this period. This work will also affect Clarke Street in the intersection with Sneden, so Clarke will also be closed to through traffic at that location.

Starting the week before the seal is placed, about 6 September, city crews will spend a few days preparing for the seal. This preparation work is also expected to require that parking be restricted, but only one side of the streets per day. The streets will remain open while the preparatory work is done.

Residents and businesses in the area should start preparing for these street and parking closures and should plan to park outside of the area and to walk to and from locations within the closures when they are in affect. Look for updates in frequent news releases posted at the work location and on the city web site.

About $90,000 of work is planned for Sneden and Short Streets. The contractor on the joint city / county project is Environmental Concepts out of Tehachapi.

For more information contact City of Bishop Public Works at publicworks@cityofbishop.com or 760-873-8458.

GSRC: Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed for Great Sierra River Cleanup on the Owens River

Are you tired of trash on our waterways, and want to make a difference? Then local non-profit Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) needs your help.

On Saturday, September 10th from 9-11 am, Eastern Sierra Land Trust will be leading the charge to clean up the Wild Trout section of the Owens River. They’re looking for volunteers to join the cleanup team and lend a hand to keep the river healthy and beautiful.

This community-wide volunteer day takes place in conjunction with the 8th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup – a coordinated, statewide effort to improve rivers and streams across the Sierra. Organized by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the Great Sierra River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the region.

During its first seven years, almost 29,000 volunteers have joined together to remove over 800 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada. Hundreds of community groups have spread across 22 counties and over 2,500 river miles to pull appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, baby diapers, tires, furniture, and more from the rivers and streams that provide more than 60% of California’s developed water supply. This effort, in partnership with California Coastal Cleanup Day, serves to promote good stewardship on all of our waterways – from the Sierra to the sea.

The Great Sierra River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for Sierra communities – and those from all over California – to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about California’s water source, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our great Sierra rivers.

To learn more and sign up to participate in the Eastern Sierra cleanup day along the Owens River, please contact Catherine Tao, ESLT Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member, at catherine@eslt.org or (760) 873-4554.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values.

To learn more about ESLT’s work, visit www.eslt.org.