Archive - 2014
Barry Beck has lived on or near the U.S. 395 Corridor his entire life, attending Round Valley Elementary School as a youngster and following a career path leading to Reno, then back to Mono County.
There is very little wiggle room for a county assessor in terms of setting policy.
BRIDGEPORT—It’s just a guess, but it’s doubtful that Mono County’s voters are sitting around the hot stove during this campaign season arguing the ins and outs of assessed valuations, possessory interests or appraisal appeals.
Free entrance to Death Valley National Park to celebrate National Park Week
The National Park Service will waive entrance fees to Death Valley National Park and all National Park units April 19-20 to celebrate National Park Week, part of a service-wide effort to invite all Americans to experience their national parks. With 401 National Park units nationwide, every American is less than 100 miles from a national park experience.
Itâs that time again! With the cops coming off a recent win with the Coleville High School boysâ basketball team, the Cops vs Kids game is back! Who will be victorious this time?
On Saturday, April 12, at 5 p.m., join the Mono County Sheriffâs Office and the California Highway Patrol as deputies and officers take on the Lee Vining High School boysâ basketball team. Thatâs right! Itâs another âcops versus kidsâ in a friendly competition to raise money for the Lee Vining High School Booster Club.
Mono and Inyo are eligible for State of Nevada Disaster Designation as California Contiguous Counties
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted disaster designation for certain counties in the Nevada, also including Inyo and Mono Countiea. This provides nearly automatic approval for assistance in counties that meet the required drought intensity levels.
The recovery of the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep took one more step forward last month with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s second reintroduction effort since 1986.
In late March, they translocated 14 bighorn to a remote part of Sequoia National Park, which has been devoid of bighorn since the early 20th century.
“It was such a huge milestone to get these [bighorn] sheep into the Kern,” said biologist Tom Stephenson, program leader for the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program.
The metal-edged Kahru skis snapped to my old leather three-pin boots, gold and grey and well acquainted with rocks.
They need to be.
It has taken me an hour to get from the âSnoparkâ trailhead to this snowy meadow near Rock Creek Lake, a mile that would normally take about five minutes of easy skiing.
But it has hardly snowed this winter and even with the past week of storms weâve only received a measly 18 feet since November where there should be 40.
About the only place around that isn't in a drought is the hottest, driest place in the countryâDeath Valley National Park, where the wildflowers are turning out quite a show. Rainfall in the higher elevationsâespecially in the Panamint Mountainsâare allowing a late spring bloom, and it may only get better and higher up as the temperatures warm. Although the bloom isn't one of the park's epic and infrequent blooms, it's still a very good show, according to the park.
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Barack Obama, meet Rusty Gregory.
On the same day computers across America froze because of the deadline to sign up for the federal Affordable Care Act, computers at Mammoth Mountain froze during a surprise cash/credit giveaway to MVP Passholders.
“Despite our upgrades to the system, traffic to the website completely overloaded our increased capacity,” said Joani Lynch, the ski area’s communications director.
“By 8:30 a.m. we had a 10-fold increase over our largest web traffic in history.”