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Archive - May 10, 2013


Digital 395 closes in on the finish line

May 10, 2013


High-speed broadband project will be operational by July 31 deadline, developer says

It’s really going to happen.

The huge infrastructure project called Digital 395 that will connect the Eastern Sierra to the rest of the world—with enough of the fastest broadband speeds available to last the region a decade—will be finished on time, according to its developer, Praxis Associate CEO Michael Ort.

County, town edge toward cooperation

May 10, 2013


Agreement to share IT survives county criticism, complaints

Agreeing to share IT services between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County might not seem like a big deal.

Counties and communities do it all the time.

But those counties and communities aren’t Mono County and Mammoth, with their checkered history of fighting over just about everything, from airports to garbage.

Court dismisses DWP Dry Lake lawsuit, but DWP may fight back

May 10, 2013


California judge dismisses case regarding dust control on Owens Dry Lake

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s high-profile lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and other environmental agencies last week on May 2. 

The city’s federal court lawsuit, filed in Fresno last year, attempted to prevent Great Basin from issuing more dust control measures on Owens Lake. 

Main Street power line undergrounding project ready to roll

May 10, 2013


County agrees to help fund the project

The power lines along a section of Main Street will get buried beginning in 2015 after Mono County agreed Tuesday, May 7, to help the Town of Mammoth Lakes take on the unsightly—and dangerous—overhead power lines.

The power lines—old and deteriorating—are vulnerable to the next storm or blizzard, according to town public works officials.

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