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Overdue hiker found in Reds Meadow after spending cold night, trying to reach Bishop

May 21, 2013

A 63-year-old overdue hiker, a Merced man missing since May 18, was found in the Reds Meadow area Sunday, May 19, after spending the night in the valley and getting lost while trying to reach Bishop.

On Saturday, May 18, at approximately 8 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an overdue hiker in the Horseshoe Lake area, according to a sheriff's department news release.

"A 63-year-old hiker from Merced was reported overdue by his son when he didn’t return after a 3-4 hour hike," the news release states.

County hires new top administrator

May 21, 2013

Mono County has hired a new County Administrative Officer (CAO), according to the Mono County Board of Supervisors.

According to a news release issued by the board of supervisors on May 21, Tuesday, Jim Leddy, the current Deputy County Administrator/Community and Government Affairs Manager for Sonoma County, will begin his service in Mono County on June 4, with a salary of $160,000.

"The selection follows an extensive recruitment process begun in January and guided by the Board’s efforts to strengthen strategic planning for the county," the news release states.

Paramedics offer cost-cutting options

May 21, 2013


County of Mono could save about $2.8 million

Mono County’s much-loved but expensive county paramedic program might get a little less expensive after the paramedics offered a series of cost-cutting measures Tuesday, May 14.

What's Up, Up Here? May 16- May 23

May 21, 2013


Brent Truax, erstwhile GM of the Westin-Monache Resort, is now GM of the Sierra Nevada Resorton Old Mammoth Road, with Rhonda Duggancontinuing as director of marketing and sales. …

Speaking of the Denver-based Westin, the Mammoth property is minus a general manager, an executive chef, a rooms manager, a restaurant managerand a director of sales. …

‘Community Garden’ gets tentative support

May 21, 2013


Measure R tax funds would pay for infrastructure

A community garden at Mammoth Creek Park, funded with Measure R recreation-based tax dollars, received warm support from the town’s Recreation Commission this past week.

What it did not get, however, was a full-fledged blessing in terms of actual dollars.

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