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May 3rd

‘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.”


May 2nd

Hot, dry weather makes for extra long fire season

May 2, 2013


Crews start fire prevention work in Mammoth, June

Fire season has begun in the Eastern Sierra, a month earlier than normal.

The combination of a dry winter, especially for everywhere north and south of the Mammoth Lakes region, and an unusually warm, dry spring have pushed the normal fire season up to include May, local fire officials said.

Warm weather, big fish make for great Opening Weekend

May 2, 2013


“I haven’t seen that many boats on the water since I was a kid”

If anything could illustrate the craziness and size of last week’s Fishing Opener, it might be how long it took June Lake Marina and Crowley Lake Fish Camp owner John Frederickson to find his mobile phone, lost in the chaos.

Town faces $562K shortfall in 2013-14

May 2, 2013


Council in new budget challenge

Despite a carefully crafted five-year plan and an economically successful summer and winter seasons, Mammoth would still come up more than a half-million dollars short of budget expectations for 2013-14, the Town Council learned this past week.

Parking fines, other fees to jump in Mammoth

May 2, 2013


$45 for a regular ticket, $75 for snow zones, fire lanes

Mammoth’s coffers would grow by about $7,500 a year under a new plan to raise police department fines and fees.

Among several fee increases, parking fines would rise from $35 or $37 per citation to $50 or $75 for more serious violations, such as parking in a snow or fire lane.

April 30th

RAW: Bishop's popular "Taste of the Sierra" and Home Show gears up for this weekend

April 30, 2013

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce will once again host “A Taste of the Sierra” this Friday evening, May 3, in conjunction with the ever-popular Home Show at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.

Many of the area’s finest restaurants and caterers will offer samples of delicious cuisine from 6pm until 9pm in the Charles Brown Auditorium. For only a $25 donation, you’ll enjoy unlimited samples of scrumptious food and receive two beverage tickets good for beer, wine or soda.

Arrests spike over Fishing Opener week

April 30, 2013


Grand theft, drugs, illegal weapons among 10 arrests

At least 10 arrests ranging from illegal guns to a series of cocaine busts and even a grand theft involving fishing gear and drugs kept the Mono County Sheriff’s Department busy over last week and during Fishing Opener weekend.

Five more arrests on warrant charges brought the list of arrests to 15.

April 29th

RAW: Deer on highways pose serious danger to drivers—and deer

April 29, 2013

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department would like to caution motorists to be extra alert for migrating deer on U.S.395 and S.R. 203. Large numbers of deer are on the move at this time of year and they pose a real threat to motorists. Serious injuries or death can occur if you strike a deer at highway speeds. Evidence of multiple vehicle versus deer encounters is visible while traveling on 395.

Mammoth seeks FAA approval

April 29, 2013


Airport Layout Plan under scrutiny

Mammoth Yosemite Airport will have a “conditionally approved” airport layout plan by this summer, the town announced this past month in a news release.

Two residents face embezzlement charges

April 29, 2013


An ‘unusual’ number of embezzlements of public money recently, DA says

A Crowley Lake woman and a Bridgeport woman recently faced the courts after accusations that they embezzled money.

Debra Ray, 53, of Crowley Lake, was arrested on Friday, April 19, on suspicion of embezzling $29,000 from a Crowley Lake water district.

Invasive species threat forces boat inspections at Crowley Lake

April 29, 2013


Mussell could destroy Owens watershed

A notorious invasive species called the New Zealand mussel could destroy the Owens River watershed if it gets too numerous, and therefore agencies like the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are using boat inspections again this year to stop the spread of the pesky critters.

April 26th

RAW: New Mono transfer station hours next week

April 26, 2013


All Mono County Transfer Stations will have new hours beginning Wednesday, May 1.

In recent years, these facilities have operated different hours during winter and summer seasons. Because this has created confusion among users as well as operational inefficiencies, it has been decided to eliminate the seasonal schedule and to establish consistent, year-round operating hours that provide the greatest benefit to the greatest number of users without reducing actual operating hours.

The new year- round hours are as follows:

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