Archive - Mar 2013
Town, county can’t agree how to solve long-term problem
Not long ago, Mono County taxpayers were sending a decent chunk of their hard-earned cash to a garbage disposal enterprise fund that was draining the county coffers to the tune of thousands of dollars a week, every week, when the recession hit the region.
Next meeting scheduled April 4 in Bishop
Almost everything people see in almost every direction on the Eastside is part of the huge Inyo National Forest—about two million acres of granite peaks, forest, sagebrush meadows and fast-dropping creeks that water an otherwise desert landscape.
The forest stretches from the Conway Summit area south to Lone Pine, then west until it hits the crest of the Sierra.
The Affordable Health Care Act goes into full effect in January 2014 and that means big changes in Mono County
When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last year, it put the county’s counties and states on notice.
Play, or figure out another way to cover the uninsured.
The State of California decided to play—one of the first and largest states to wholeheartedly embrace “Obamacare.”
Community Garden & Food System Networking meeting: Mammoth Lakes
Date: March 18, 2013
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Mammoth Lakes Town Council Chambers, Suite Z
Contact: Ilene Mandelbaum (760) 647-6644 monogreens@aol
Sponsor: Ilene Mandelbaum- Lee Vining Community Garden
OPEN INVITATION TO: COMMUNITY GARDEN COORDINATORS AND LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM ADVOCATES
WHAT: A Networking Meeting for Representatives from all the Community Gardens in Mono County and Inyo Counties, as well as Supporting Agencies, local growers and local food system advocates.
Still pending: County Administrative Officer, human resources director, risk manager
The exodus of top-level managers from Mono County government appears to have stopped and at least one vacant position is close to being filled soon.
According to Byng Hunt, the chair of the Mono County Board of Supervisors, “an offer is being negotiated as we speak” for a new finance director.
Current ordinance outdated, officials say
There are no adult businesses in Mammoth, but if and when they come, their owners have to be heads up to some new rules.
Those rules are contained in a 19-page report that was delivered to the Planning and Economic Development Commission on Wednesday, March 13.
Cameras at Village are fixed; next in line is Skate Park
For those who may have a fantasy about becoming a television or film star, the Village at Mammoth or the Volcom Brothers Skate Park are offering auditions.
The only thing an aspiring actor has to do is stir up a heap of trouble at either or both venues, and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will give him a thumbs-up or thumbs down.
Mammoth opens new $150k economic development slot
Mammoth is on the hunt for a director of economic development, in what town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez calls a “very critical” hire.
“Economic development is one of the highest priorities in the town,” she said on Thursday, March 14, one day after the town’s Planning and Economic Development Commission weighed in on the job description and responsibilities of the position.
Teller, Cook, and Mammoth High School racers end on high notes
The ski and snowboard racing seasons began drawing to a close last week, with Mammoth athletes turning in one of their finest seasons ever.
The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed 500-megawatt (MW) Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System will hold two additional days of evidentiary hearings.
When: Monday, March 18, 2013 and Tuesday, March 19, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. (March 19 will only be held if necessary)
Where: California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California
Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the meetings to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the link and scroll to page 4:
In February 2012, USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell selected the Inyo National Forest (INF) as one of the first national forests to revise its Forest Plan using the 2012 Forest Service planning rule. The INFâ€™s existing Forest Plan was completed in 1988 and has been amended multiple times since then. The Forest Plan provides direction and zoning for the management of a range of resources and activities such as water, wildlife, ecosystems, and recreation for the 2 million acre Inyo National Forest.
Teens on the road without parents are not normally fixated on healthy food choices, but as members of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Teams learned recently, they ought to be.
The reason might be critical to a race, such as the 2010 Olympic Men’s Downhill, in which a mere two seconds separated the gold medal winner and the 28th-place finisher.
Supervisors approve guard rail for trailhead area
Not many people live along Lower Rock Creek and that’s the way the people that do, like it.
The little community of Paradise has been waging a small war for the last few years, trying to get a developer and Mono County to make the main trailhead along the creek safe after a recent development went in near the old Paradise Lodge and Restaurant.