October 17th, 2014
The hazardous chemicals and diesel fuel that leaked into Virginia Creek late last week after the driver of a big rig fell asleep and allowed the truck to drift off the road into the creek have been cleaned up, according to the California Highway Patrol.
In response to popular demand, Mono County and Mammoth Lakes officials announced this past week the return of the Woodstove Replacement Program for property owners who want to upgrade from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to cleaner and more efficient heating systems.
By the end of the month, the nascent Mammoth Lakes Recreation will have funding, a budget, and a board of directors.
Mammoth man hurts woman, child, woman arrested on child endangerment
Lee Vining residents and others gathered together Monday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the 100th birthday of, and a book signing by longtime Mono Basin resident August (Auggie) Hess.
A 31-year-old Mammoth resident was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter after the passenger on his motorcycle died in a crash on Meridian Blvd. Sunday evening.
Emergency responders airlifted Edgar Lee Weaver, Jr., to Renown Medical Center in Reno, where he was admitted in critical condition.
A swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes, including a 3.9 temblor and a 3.8 shaker, shook an area six miles east of Mammoth beginning Thursday, Sept. 25, and has continued at lesser magnitudes and frequency through this week, according to authorities.
As of Thursday afternoon, the quakes numbered at about 1,200. They were triggered by gas and water moving deep within the earthâ€™s crust and are not considered to be a sign of danger at this time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
During the June Fire, several residents and visitors were contacted by the Mono County Sheriff's Office reverse-911 system, also known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System a country-wide alert system that triggers a phone call to subscribers when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county.
However, if residents do not sign up for the free service, they will not be contacted, sheriffâ€™s department authorities said, since the system requires the user to subscribe to the alerts.
The enterovirus that has sickened hundreds of people in the countryâ€”mostly childrenâ€”this summer and that has now occurred in California may turn out to be potentially more dangerous in some cases than previously thought, according to local health authorities.
Remember those debates about whether the Pac-12 could overtake the SEC as America's best conference? Well, week five is all Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak needed to see. He explains why fans out west need to lower expectations... a lot.