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September 10th, 2014

Happy hounds, contented kitties

September 10, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Angelle Nolan doesn’t like a budget crisis any more than anybody else, but Mono County’s director of Animal Control says she knows a good workaround, at least in her own sphere.

 

Dr. Karch to leave Mammoth; will continue work with Mammoth Medical Missions

September 10, 2014

Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch has made a big impact in Mammoth since he moved to the Eastern Sierra more than a decade ago.

 

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 10, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

September 8th

Yosemite wildfire grows to 2, 582 acres, carpets North County in afternoon smoke

September 8, 2014

The wildfire that exploded Sunday afternoon Sept. 7 in Yosemite National Park that cast a thick pall of smoke over northern Mono County and forced the rapid evacuation of hundreds of hikers and Half Dome climbers by helicopter by Sunday evening has increased to 2,582 acres and is continuing to burn toward the upper elevations of the park, park officials said Monday morning, Sept. 8.

The fire is burning in the wilderness of the park near and/or in the Clouds Rest outcropping and Little Yosemite Valley, on both sides of the Merced River.

September 4th

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

The 81-year-old comedy icon has died.

September 3rd

Plastic bag ban hits weird snag

September 3, 2014

On the verge of making good on its first major environmental policy priority, the Mammoth Town Council on Wednesday found itself unexpectedly stopped in its tracks.

BLM weighs in on geothermal plant dispute

September 3, 2014

About the only voice in the Ormat Technologies/Mammoth Community Water District dispute that is almost never heard from these days might be the most important player—the Bishop field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management.

September 1st

Reno man found dead behind Pinecrest residence, cause of death unknown pending autopsy

September 1, 2014

The body that was found behind a Mammoth home early Monday morning, Sept. 1, has been identified as 29-year-old Robert Scott Barsan of Reno, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police.

The identification of the body, found by a Mammoth resident behind a home on Pinecrest Avenue, was released at about noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, after Barsan’s next of kin were notified, said Police Chief Dan Watson.

Lotsa cyclists; lotsa road closures Sept. 6

September 1, 2014

The 2014 Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo cycling event expects approximately 1,200 cyclists in Mammoth Lakes Saturday, Sept. 6, and as a result, traffic patterns on a number of roads will change to accommodate the riders.

Cyclists will ride on highways S.R. 203, U.S. 395, S.R. 120, and Benton Crossing Road throughout the day.

August 25th

VIDEO: Monday Morning Team Coverage: Napa Valley Quake Aftermath

August 25, 2014

August 18th

Japanese climber falls 125 feet, flown out of backcountry

August 18, 2014

A Japanese climber who fell 125 feet when he slipped while trying to climb Sawtooth Ridge area above Bridgeport was flow out of the backcountry with serious injuries on Aug. 15.

According to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred on Friday, Aug. 15 at approximately 12:55 p.m. when sheriff’s dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a ridge in the Sawtooth Ridge area.

Two climbers were attempting to climb the ridge and during their ascent, they were climbing up a 45-degree ice field with ice axes, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

County offer help for those with depression: 'You are not alone'

August 18, 2014

The news of Robin Williams’ death this week serves as a stark reminder that deep despair and hopelessness have no boundaries. When depression takes hold, it can feel impossible to face another day for those with depression.

In response to this news, Mono County Behavioral Health is available for anyone in need.

If someone you know is struggling, please reach out and let Mono County Behavioral Health connect you with needed services. Mono County Behavioral Health - 760.924.1740 or via web at http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

August 15th

Swimmer breaks leg at Arrowhead, carried out

August 15, 2014

A 32-year-old swimmer at Arrowhead Lake found out the hard way that rope swings can be dangerous.

Incline Village bear pays Mammoth a visit

August 15, 2014

 

A bear that went on a breaking and entering spree on Saturday, Aug. 9 and was mentioned in a Mammoth Times print edition story on Aug. 14 (p. 4) is not a local Mammoth bear, according to Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles. 

August 12th

VIDEO: Robin Williams dies at 63 of apparent suicide

August 12, 2014

Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.

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