March 20th, 2014
Two Bishop men were arrested on suspicion of drug charges on Monday, March 17, after they were caught in a drug investigation on Lower Rock Creek Road at the former Paradise Lodge and trailhead to Lower Rock Creek trail.
The two men, David Hale, 30, and Timothy Brooks, 22, were arrested by the Mono County Narcotics Enforcement Team (MONET), with the assistance of the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Office and investigators from the Mono County District Attorneyâ€™s Office, all of whom were following a lead regarding a methamphetamine distributor in Mono and Inyo counties.
A wildfire west of Independence—at about 9,000 feet elevation—this past week is only one sign that the drought’s grip on the Eastern Sierra has not weakened in any appreciable way.
The fire, called the Blackrock Fire and located in the high country above rugged Division Creek and Sawmill Canyon (near Sawmill Meadows,) was first reported on March 14 and didn’t grow beyond an acre.
Despite nine months of meetings, passage by the Town Council and a month’s worth of scoping, the nascent “Mammoth Lakes Recreation” NGO still has a problem.
That is, most people really don’t know what it is.
“It’s a little tricky,” said Mammoth Mayor Rick Wood, a member of the MLR Formation Committee, which completed its third meeting on Monday, March 17.
Magician and actor Albie Selznick is bringing his highly acclaimed “Smoke and Mirrors” magic show to the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, March 21 through 23, marking its first venture out of Los Angeles.
“We are very excited to bring this show to Mammoth,” said Shira Dubrovner, Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre’s artistic director.
“It received terrific reviews in Los Angeles, playing to sold-out houses,” she said.
The all-volunteer Mono County Search and Rescue team saves, rescues, finds, or helps dozens of people every year in some of the most extreme conditions and terrain the Eastern Sierra has to offer. It is one of the hardest working, most rewarding jobs out there, and this Wednesday, March 19, the annual recruitment night will show you why.
Who should come?
Mono County residents, at least 18 years of age.
Avid outdoorsman/woman who enjoys all the Eastern Sierra has to offer in terms of outdoor recreation.
Someone who wonders if you could be doing more.
Get involved and help us make recreation in Mammoth Lakes better now and in the future by showing up this week to help prioritize a recreation center, outdoor events venue, a performing arts center, how to complete the Whitmore recreation area, how to finish planning for Mammoth Creek Park and more.
Mammoth Lakes Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles, better known as The Bear Whisperer, isnâ€™t afraid to make a fool of himself in the name of coexistence with bears, especially this year when a winter drought will make food sources for bears, scarce.
Join the technology-challenged Searles as he navigates his new smartphone and social media of the 21st century.
The March 13 edition of the Mammoth Times is on news racks and in the mail.
This week, we take a look at the Mammoth real estate situation. Mammoth is on the brink of a surge in the market, reports Wendilyn Grasseschi in a P. 1 lead story.
In the face of sustained public outcry over a potential deluge of large-scale, industrial solar and wind projects throughout Inyo County, the county board of supervisors agreed Tuesday to postpone a March 18 vote on a county General Plan amendment that many fear will open the flood gates to such development.
Yosemite National Park announces the release of the Final Tuolumne Wild and Scenic River Comprehensive Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The plan is the result of using the best available science, resource stewardship, and public input to create a robust vision for the Tuolumne River Corridor for the next 15-20 years. The Tuolumne River flows through the northern portion of Yosemite National Park and is one of the two federally designated Wild and Scenic rivers within Yosemite.
Mammoth is poised for growth of large-scale commercial and residential real estate development—if it can create “a new story” that will offset the old story of financial ruin.
And it can, according to some of Mammoth’s longtime real estate experts.
BRIDGEPORT—It could have been an ordinary, ho-hum trip Back East.
But when Mono County Supervisor Tim Fesko is involved, hardly anything seems ordinary, and there is no ho-hum in his makeup.
Room reservation for the National Association of Counties Convention?
Cancelled, for unexplained reasons.
A five-inch snowfall that paralyzed the federal government?
The nearly impossible task of educating America on the perils of the Bi-State Sage Grouse Listing?
Don’t get him started.
BRIDGEPORT—More cold weather would help, not to mention snow.
But whatever happens in the next five weeks, Mono County Supervisor Tim Alpers said the June Mountain Ski Area will stay open through Easter Sunday, April 20.
“They’re going to make it work, whatever the circumstances are,” Alpers said from the dais at a meeting of the Mono County Board of Supervisors here on Tuesday, March 11.
The track season opens next week in Mammoth, and if members of the Mammoth Track Club are on the giddy side, it’s no wonder.
Two new members of the club, which is now sponsored by ASICS, turned in noteworthy performances at the L.A. Marathon on Sunday, March 10, giving the club fuel for its first practice of the season on Tuesday, March 18.
The first practice, which starts at 7 a.m., is open to the public, said Coach Andrew Kastor.