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February 17th, 2012

Mammoth one step away from bankruptcy

February 17, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes is seemingly on a collision course with mediation in its $42 million judgment by the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition. 

With settlement talks at a standstill, mediation is its last chance before the Town is forced into its final option—municipal bankruptcy.

Punk Rock legends Agent Orange rock Mammoth

February 17, 2012

DJ Rodneyo got things moving with a varied selection of hip-hop, electronic, and club classics, and kept the music going between bands.

The hip-hop group Smear Tactics, of Bishop, opened the show followed by Reno based punk band, 10 Cent Mistake. Agent Orange took the stage last.

Smear Tactics consisted of three emcees with DJ Rodneyo playing the beats they supplied. They put on a high energy performance in an original and somewhat old-school style, bouncing rhymes off one another and rhyming in unison.

Fishing advocates frustrated, want Conway Ranch fish rearing facility up and running

February 17, 2012

For the past seven years, local businessman John Frederickson and a group of intrepid fish-lovers have been trying to raise fish in the ponds and canals of the historic Conway Ranch, hoping to fill the gap left by a state fish hatchery program in rapid decline.

February 13th

Joe Walker's hearing continued to March 9

February 13, 2012

Joe Walker's Feb. 10 hearing in Santa Barbara court was continued to March 9, according to the Santa Barbara District Attorney's office. "The Walker case was continued until March 9 for preliminary hearing setting," Paula Waldman Senior Deputy District Attorney, said on Monday. "There will not be a hearing on this date, simply a court appearance to schedule a later hearing."

Pick up sticks ... the really huge ones

February 13, 2012

The tangle of thousands of downed trees in the Middle Fork San Joaquin River watershed of the Inyo National Forest is hard to overstate.


Another candidate joins District 4 supervisor race

February 13, 2012

Mono County's District 4 race up in the north end of the county is getting crowded. 

The Mono County Elections office confirmed a third candidate, Bridgeport resident Jan Huggans, pulled papers Feb. 7 for signatures in lieu of the filing fee, joining candidates Bob Peters and Tim Fesko in the race. 

February 10th

Dr. Bourne's medical mission work to continue

February 10, 2012


'A Celebration of Life' for Dr. Andrew Bourne

February 10, 2012

Wayne Anderson shares some words about the late Andrew Bourne with family, friends, and community members on top of Mammoth Mountain on Sunday afternoon, right before the group participated in “Andy’s Last Ski Run.”

Broadband internet services no longer available to new customers

February 10, 2012

There is no longer any more broadband Internet cable service available for new customers in Mono County, although there are a few options for some customers.
Suddenlink and Verizon confirmed that they are “at capacity” as of late December.

Parties agree to $263 million value for Mammoth Mountain

February 10, 2012

After seven years of negotiations, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and Mono County have agreed to an assessed value for the ski area—$263 million.
“After days of intense deliberation, the parties agreed to $263 million,” Mono County Assessor Jody Henning told the board Tuesday. 

To grow air service, Mono County subsidies may have to continue

February 10, 2012


Rec Commission wants fireworks at Crowley

February 10, 2012


Lawsuit moves onto public battleground

February 10, 2012

After months of closed sessions and behind-the-scenes brinksmanship, the battle between the Town of Mammoth and the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition moved into the open this week.
Lawyers for MLAA said: “The Town has completely failed to follow through on (its) representations. Its conduct smacks of bad faith.”

'Mammoth View' hotel in limbo

February 10, 2012


Lee Vining High goes to state for mock trial competition

February 10, 2012

Lee Vining High School’s Mock Trial team defeated Coleville’s team of high school attorneys in a hard fought competition at Bridgeport’s historic courthouse last week. 
The two teams squared off in a fictional murder trial where the prosecution tried to convict a college student accused of murdering a classmate to cover up a cheating scandal. 
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