Archive - May 2012 - News Article
Local Mammoth resident and day care provider Monique Foster was an adult woman before she realized that she had been sexually abused as a child.
Today, sheâ€™s become a fierce advocate for children, who like her, have been to hellâ€”but are not yet back.
â€śI was working with these kids, they felt lost, they had no hope, there was no hope,â€ť she said. â€śI could understand, because I realized that thatâ€™s how it was for me, that this was me.â€ť
The controversial process of closing some of the roads in the Inyo National Forest in entering its second year this summer, and the forest will hold another meeting this week to answer questions and update the public about the plan.
The meeting is Thursday, May 31 in Bishop (see below for more details).
A 47-year-old, six-year veteran ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain died Sunday when the off-road motorcycle he was driving crashed on a racecourse near Ridgecrest.
A violent encounter with a domestic violence suspect forced Mammoth Lakes Police officers to Taser the suspect, 43-year-old Stephen Anthony Mellor, and left the victim of Mellor's attack bruised and bleeding.
Mellor was subsequently arrested an booked at the Mono County Jail on $50,000 bail.
According to the police, on Saturday, May 26, at about 10:30 p.m., Mammoth Lakes Police officers responded to a domestic violence incident at Snowcreek Condos.
The Green Church talks continue tonight, with a talk on the "Dragonflies of the Eastern Sierra"
by Ronald A Oriti, outdoor photographer and retired astronomer, at 7 p.m. at the Green Church.
Oriti's photos will be available for purchase.
This lecture is free and open to the public. Please arrive before 7:00 so as not to interrupt the speaker.
Below are the dates and topics for the rest of the talks. They are sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, or SNARL, and are every Tuesday in May until June 12, at 7 p.m.
Mammoth is fired up and ready to go.
Staring down a looming 25 percent budget cut is enough to rock any company CEOâ€”or maybe instead, itâ€™s enough to demand change.
It is the latter that Mammoth Unified School District Superintendent Rich Boccia bet on Monday, when he called together about 52 locals to plot the future of the district as it confronts the worst school budget cuts in anyoneâ€™s memory.
One juvenile boy from Mammoth High School was arrested in early May on suspicion of hacking into the schoolâ€™s database to change their grades and the grades of at least some additional students, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.
The former general manager of the Bridgeport Public Utilities District has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. According to the Mono County District Attorney’s office, in early April, the DA’s office was alerted to an allegation of misappropriation of funds from the Bridgeport PUD.
Mammoth has somewhat of a shortage in commissioners in the planning, recreation and transportation areas, and time is running out for candidates.
By now you’ve seem them—the Corix installers in the yellow vests, driving Corix vehicles this way and that, and wearing Corix ID badges representing them as Southern California Edison contractors.
At this time next year, a roof will span the ice rink.
The Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) on proposed projects at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA), which would be carried out this fall. The proposed projects would enhance developed winter recreation at MMSA and at Woollyâ€™s Adventure Summit (WAS), the winter snow play area adjacent to the ski area.
The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is soliciting comments on a Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Trail Construction Project proposal. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA), a permittee on the Inyo National Forest, has proposed to construct 2.5 miles of mountain bike trails in the vicinity of, and in conjunction with the operation of the Discovery Chair (Chair 11.) All proposed trail construction is within the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area permit boundaries.