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January 18th

New geothermal plant would bring benefits, risks

January 18, 2013

 

Public comment period extends to Jan. 30

Residents now have more time to weigh in on what could be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Mono County’s history.

A brand new geothermal plant that will generate as much power as all three existing Ormat Technologies power plants east of Mammoth Lake is in the works. Last week, the Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the time to comment on the project to Jan. 30.

‘Sheriff O.B.’ to the rescue

January 18, 2013

 

Stranded motorists in June Lake surprised by helping hand

When a pair of urban-dwelling visitors found themselves stranded on a June Lake road in the dark in the middle of a storm last weekend, they knew they were in trouble.

What the two women did not know, though, was that a helping hand was on the way in the form of new Mono County Sheriff Ralph Obenberger—“O.B.” to his pals and colleagues.

Andie's Flying Circus stretches lead in Village Championships

January 18, 2013

 

Andie’s Flying Circus grabbed hold of the lead in the Mammoth Mountain Village Championships on Tuesday, amassing 32 points to stay in front of the Miramar Dinosaurs.

 

What's Up, Up Here? Jan. 18-24 | News snippets from here and there

January 18, 2013

 

These skiers are 'pretty in pink' | British airmen support breast cancer research on Mammoth Mountain

January 18, 2013

 

These were not ordinary blokes, even by Mammoth standards.

 

TRANSIT BEAT: Red Line goes high tech with 'NextBus'

January 18, 2013

 

The Red Line bus route in Mammoth just became a bit easier to use.

 

January 16th

Teller stomps the field, wins World Cup gold in France

January 16, 2013

The first thing Marlene Fiebiger did on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, was to find a big American flag, then hang it at the front of the Alpine Garage in Mammoth.

January 14th

Transit meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. 15

January 14, 2013

 

Even though the Mammoth Lakes Town Council eliminated the Mobility Commission, there is still unfinished business on the table, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Members of the public and business community are encouraged to attend the Mobility Commission Transit Workshop in Suite Z of the town offices, beginning at 4 p.m. This workshop will provide the opportunity for the public to respond to the reduction in transit services as a result of the Town’s recently adopted restructuring plan. 

January 11th

RAW: New payment scam targets Southern California Edison customers

January 11, 2013

According to Southern California Edison officials, a telephone scam is trying to bilk customers of money, after the scammers claim the customer's electricity will be disconnected if they do not pay for alleged past due bills.

Here are the details, according to a recent press release from SCE.

Imposters have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make immediate payment on past due bills or have their electric service disconnected. The callers are also demanding that payment be made through a prepaid cash card, such as a PayPal or Green Dot card.

Snowfalls add up to some big numbers

January 11, 2013

 

Wednesday’s storm added 7.5 inches of snow to Mammoth Mountain

Slowly but surely, the recent snowstorms are adding inches to an already good winter.

Mammoth Mountain reported 3.5 new inches of snow early this week and 7.5 inches from the Wednesday/Thursday storm, for a total of 11 inches since last Sunday, according to MMSA Ski Patrol data.

Last week, Mammoth Pass stood at 100 percent of normal for this time of year, according to measurements taken by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Trails groups, Town raise red flag on geothermal project

January 11, 2013

Meeting of rec user groups set for Jan. 14

One of the thorniest recreation issues in years began to emerge this past week, and it all has to do with the laying of a geothermal pipeline near Shady Rest Park.

“This is huge,” said John Wentworth of the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA).

Moberly gets promotion to MLPD sergeant

January 11, 2013

 

Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Dan Watson promoted Officer Rick Moberly on Thursday, Jan. 10, the MLPD said in a press release.

Moberly rose to the rank of Sergeant to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Sergeant Paul Robles in December.  Sergeant Moberly has been assigned as a patrol watch commander. 

More time to comment on new geothermal plant proposal

January 11, 2013

Note: A meeting will be held on Monday, Jan. 14 at the Mammoth Lakes public library at 2 p.m. to discuss the potential impacts to recreation of the pipeline associated with the proposed new geothermal plant project detailed below.

The Bishop Bureau of Land Management this week extended a public comment period to the end of January for the environmental review documents for a large, 33-megawatt geothermal plant that is planned for a site near the existing geothermal plant on Casa Diablo Road.

Howell, Borges star in first Village Championships race of the season

January 11, 2013

 

If the opening day of the Village Championships is any indication, the 2013 season is going to be a doozy.

Racing under clear skies and seasonably warm temperatures, local racers had a fat bed of snow to work with, and some very fast times.

Valerie Borges, a member of the Andies Flying Circus Team, won on overall points, but she wasn’t the only one who blitzed the gates.

A ‘blank slate’ in Mono County

January 11, 2013

New supervisors face challenge on first day

The last thing the three brand new Mono County supervisors who were sworn in Tuesday, Jan. 8, expected to face their first day in office was the imminent loss of the county’s top administrator.

But that is what District 3’s Tim Alpers, District 2’s Fred Stump, and District 4’s Tim Fesko got when County Administrative Officer Jim Arkens—with no advance warning to the supervisors—accepted another job as the CAO in Sutter County.

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