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May 9th, 2012

Asking the questions that matter

May 9, 2012

Author Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell, asks perhaps the most elementally human question of all—and comes up with a surprising answer

Most of us have wondered how we would react in the event of a terrible disaster or tragedy.
Would I run, would I stay, would I lead, would I fight? Would I die for what I believe in, would I die to save someone I love, or, even, someone I don’t love?
The most elemental human question: What am I made of?

May 7th

Missing skier found dead on Mt. Dana

May 7, 2012

The body of a backcountry skier missing since April 19 was found late last week after a several-day search of the Mt. Dana area.

Boris Adveev, 31, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found dead at about 3: 30 p.m. last Thursday at Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry ski descent on Mt. Dana, which is located west of Lee Vining and near the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. His body was recovered last Friday afternoon, May 4, by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.

May 4th

The bears are all right; humans too

May 4, 2012

Steve Searles says the town’s wildlife is doing just fine.

Crowley woman busted for embezzlement

May 4, 2012

A Crowley Lake bookkeeper was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzlement and grand theft, after a client reported that large sums of money were missing from various business and personal accounts.

Billy Anderson leaves fire department

May 4, 2012

 

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department lost one of its finest this past week when Billy Anderson, 65, announced his retirement.

Big public meeting on finances set for Tuesday

May 4, 2012

The Town Council on Wednesday evening got to the down-and-dirty, but apparently the general public had better things to do than discuss town finances.

New Sign on 203 draws controversy

May 4, 2012

It was supposed to be a done deal.

How many cooks in Mammoth's kitchen?

May 4, 2012

There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for May 4-10

May 4, 2012

The Tioga Pass Gate on S.R. 120 was closed to vehicles last weekend, but not to cyclists, and members of Mammoth’s Eastside Velo Club took full advantage. Sadly, that beautiful ride is about to come to an end. Cars, RVs, pickups and the other motorists start heading into the park on Monday. …

Forest Service describes economic impact of Red's treefall

May 4, 2012

The massive November treefall in Reds Meadow might not be the total disaster some might think it is.

May 1st

Council to reach out to residents on budget, MLLA situations; first of two open discussions set for Wednesday

May 1, 2012

The best of Wednesday’s 6 p.m. Town Council meeting is the last item on its agenda.

That’s just one indicator of the interest the public may have in the town’s ongoing fiscal situation, from its projected budget shortfalls to the impact of the $42 million Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition judgment.

Mono County District Attorney George Booth announces retirement at end of June

May 1, 2012

Mono County District Attorney George Booth announced he will retire at the end of June in a letter addressed to the five county supervisors dated April 19.

Booth has served the county as either a Mono County Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney or District Attorney, for 27 years.

April 30th

Council to take hard look at town's government structure

April 30, 2012

There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.

These are not those years.

Marysheva-Martinez gets another year

April 30, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes on Thursday said that Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will be working with the Town for an additional year. 

High speed chase through Mammoth results in seizure of half pound of meth

April 30, 2012

Local undercover narcotics agents seized a half pound of methamphetamine from an Ontario man, after a high speed chase that started on residential streets in Mammoth and ended just outside of Bishop Saturday. During the chase, a Mono County Sheriff's vehicle was struck, as the perpetrator tried to avoid arrest.

Here are the details.

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