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Mud slide closes highway

July 23, 2013

UPDATE: 4:28 p.m. – U.S. 395 has just been closed at Haiwee Reservoir due to flooding and extensive mud and debris, according to Caltrans Public Information Officer Florene Trainor. Whitney Portal Road, meanwhile, remains closed while county road crews attempted to fix extensive damage caused by overnight flooding. The threat of flash floods in Death Valley continues. With rain continuing to fall, Sheriff Bill Lutze said his office was "keeping an eye" on the streams as well as the thunderheads building over Mt. Whitney. S.R.

Chili pops Unloaded

July 23, 2013

The well-matched Chili Poppers and Unloaded battled to a 6-6 tie in Friday evening’s City Softball League Coed D division match-up. With one more at-bat, the Poppers stepped up with 3 runs to claim the win in the final day of play before the championship tournament series.
Tournament action for the division starts this Friday at 6 p.m.
The Poppers took the early lead in the bottom of the first inning. With two runners on, Alonso Talamantes slammed the ball deep into the outfield, emptying the bases and putting the team up 3-0.

Texas-style hits ESGSL tourney

July 23, 2013

While the weather was none too cooperative and the format challenging, the Eastern Sierra Girls Softball Texas-Style One Pitch Tournament, literally, blew through the City Park this past weekend.
The aptly-named Texas tourney requires runners to round the bases backwards. Even by mid-afternoon Saturday, as the eight teams started their second round of games, runners were still heading down the first base line, catching themselves and cutting across the infield to third.
Just NDNs came out on top, beating the Jacksons in the final championship game on Sunday.

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