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Archive - May 3, 2013

RAW: Former local named as finalist for "Best Job in the World" competition

May 3, 2013

Victoria Ortiz, former AmeriCorps member for the Eastern Sierra Land Trust in Bishop and ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain, is one the shortlist for the "Best Job in the World" competition recently, out of almost 600,000 candidates.

RAW: Federal Court ends DWP lawsuit in Owens Lake air pollution case

May 3, 2013

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and other environmental agencies was dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on May 2, according to Ted Schade, the district's director.

"The City’s federal court lawsuit filed in Fresno attempted to prevent the District from enforcing state laws that require the LADWP to control the air pollution caused by its water diversions in the Eastern Sierra," according to a May 2 news release from the district.

‘Nevada Dream Tags’ available online

May 3, 2013


State claims raffle will benefit wildlife habitat

In the past, the only thing a hunter could do during the time between the Nevada big game application deadline in April and the day the draw results are posted in June was to sit and wait and hope for the best. 

That changed last year with the introduction of the Nevada Dream Tags, and it will continue this year as well, according to the state’s wildlife department.

Task force to take on special events funding puzzle

May 3, 2013


Focus is on best use of tax money

The Town Council had its first look on Wednesday, May 1, at a proposal that would establish a five-member committee to create the rules by which special event producers might use public tax dollars.

Council member Jo Bacon, the Measure U Application committee, and the Recreation Commission all initiated the idea.

Its genesis was in an April 2 workshop with the Mammoth Lakes Events Coalition.

Mammoth wants power lines under ground

May 3, 2013


Public Works unveils $1.5 million Main Street project

They are as ugly as sin and as dangerous as the next powerful windstorm, earthquake or blizzard.

Mammoth’s Main Street overhead power lines, which carry the main load of electricity to the town, are so unsightly and hazardous that Public Works Director Ray Jarvis this past week made a commitment to bury the problem.


Fido & Me — Casino Dog

May 3, 2013


“What’s the deal with the blue leash?” Fido asked. “I usually have a red leash. Not complaining, just wondering.”


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