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Archive - Apr 2013

April 16th

We appreciate the opportunity to represent our county

April 16, 2013


The Lee Vining High School Mock Trial team would like to thank the Mono County Bar Association for helping us raise money in support of our program.

The Bar Association hosted a fundraiser last week that helped our team pay for our recent to trip to compete at the Mock Trial State Championship in Riverside.

It does not appear that change is forthcoming

April 16, 2013


Everyone had high hopes when three new supervisors were voted in last year. 

It was obvious by the final vote tallies that people were ready for some change. Unfortunately, it does not appear that the change is forthcoming. 

The current Mono County Board of Supervisors appears to have decision constipation as it’s April already and very little has been accomplished—some of which are very questionable.

Earth Day

April 16, 2013


Earth Day is coming up, on April 22. Forgive us if we’re less than enthused.

Forty years after the great, green, grass-roots environmental movement of the 1970s began, it already has begun to lose its luster.

What a dumb idea

April 16, 2013


The attempt to change the name of Minaret to McCoy or whatever is ridiculous!

What a waste of money. McCoy’s name is all over Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, and if that’s not enough name recognition, then let the family pay for the change. This is not the time to spend money for no benefit or gain. This is a dumb idea!

Vic Schultz

Manhattan Beach/Mammoth Lakes

We need action

April 16, 2013


I was at the June Lake Community Center on Tuesday, April 2, to hear the results of 13 people traipsing around New England trying to figure out what in the world to do with June Mountain.

April 15th

Mammoth Lakes runners safe in Boston, Kastor says

April 15, 2013

Runners from the Mammoth Track Club and representatives of Mammoth Lakes are apparently safe in Boston, where two bombs killed two and injured dozens more near the finish line at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15.

The track club’s Josh Cox, a distance runner, sent a tweet saying “I'm safe. Scary.”

Meb Keflezighi, who did not run in the race but was in Boston to promote his foundation, also tweeted that he too was safe.

What's Up, Up Here? April 12- 18

April 15, 2013


A very swell time around here this past week, with Karla Souzaand Luis Mendezin town, and if you don’t know who they are, you’re not up to speed on the biggest film stars in Mexico. They starred in the brand new “Nosotros los Nobles,” and were here for a little rest and relaxation. By the way, Souza was big-time in Aspenbefore re-locating to Mexico City, in case you were wondering. …

Dave McCoy declines street name change

April 15, 2013


A proposal to change the name of Minaret Boulevard to McCoy Boulevard in honor of the founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, came to a screeching halt on Monday, April 15.

Just hours before Mammoth Lakes Tourism Chief John Urdi and others were set to meet in order to hammer out details on the proposal, Mammoth Lakes Foundation CEO Evan Russell sent an email on McCoy’s behalf to stop the effort.

The reason, Russell said in the email, is that Dave McCoy himself asked the effort not go further.

Gobi Desert dust storm article causes ‘diplomatic brouhaha’

April 15, 2013


March 22 event got international attention

A deluge of white dust that blanketed the Owens and Long Valley region this past Sunday was not from China’s Gobi—unlike the white haze that hit the region three weeks ago Friday.

Both local and federal air pollution measurement instruments traced the thick white haze on March 22 to the Gobi Desert. A dust storm there had also been plaguing the Chinese city of Beijing a few days earlier.

Yosemite budget cuts snow removal of Tioga Pass

April 15, 2013


Park has only eight days to plow Tioga Pass before Memorial Day holiday

Threats that the sequester might slow down efforts to open Tioga Pass appear to be true after Yosemite National Park officials acknowledged this week that a $2.4 million cut to the park’s budget includes cuts to snow removal.

April 12th

Village Championships

April 12, 2013

Janine Porges (white Helmet) and Ingrid Braun (black helmet), race side by side on the final day of competition in the Village Championships.

WR FIS Elite Speed Series

April 12, 2013

U. S. Ski Team’s Steve Nyman flies off of  “Hair Jump” during the WR FIS Elite Speed Series held at Mammoth. Nyman and other USST athletes including Stacey Cook will be taking part in the Mammoth Invitational, April 11-14.

Drunken rage onstage

April 12, 2013

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?: A Theatre Review

As endings go, it would be hard to top Mammoth’s local theatre company.

The Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre (MLRT) ends its season with a fiery explosion in the form of the expletive-laced, tremulous relationship between George and Martha in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

Bishop residents arrested after allegedly embezzling $1.5 million from county's poor

April 12, 2013

Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Services’ welfare office.

Health and Human Resources Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.

Gregory maps new life for June’s ski area

April 12, 2013

Promises snowmaking, replacement lift for J1

Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory this past week promised big changes at June Mountain Ski Area after it re-opens for the next ski season.

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