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January 22nd, 2015

Have you heard about the Mammoth Lakes Beard Growing Contest?

January 22, 2015

January 16th

Braun names new undersheriff; veteran LAPD officer awaits Supes approval

January 16, 2015

In her first major move as Mono County Sheriff, Ingrid Braun has tapped a veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer as her undersheriff.

He is Michael Moriarty, who will join Braun from his current position as Chief of Investigators at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Previously, he logged 31 years as a member of the LAPD.

He, Braun and County Administrative Officer Jim Leddy agreed to a three-year deal, starting Feb. 1.

January 12th

Child sex abuser located in Mexico after 11 years on the run, extradited Jan. 6

January 12, 2015

On January 6, 2014, an Investigator from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, assisted by the Sacramento branch of the FBI traveled to Mexico City to transport a fugitive back to Mono County to face charges for repeatedly and forcibly raping a child while she was between the ages of five and twelve, according to the Mono County District Attorney's office.

New recreation group gears up for 2015; meets Wednesday, Jan. 14

January 12, 2015

The Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative (ESRC) is pleased to remind everybody that we will be picking up where we left off in 2014 with a special ESRC meeting next week to finalize work on the draft Recreation Strategy.
What: ESRC Meeting: "Finalizing a Recreation Strategy"

When: Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Special Orientation Session 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM.
Meeting starts at 5:30 PM and will wrap up by 8:30 PM

Where: Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop.

FOR MORE INFO, GO TO: http://mltpa.org/advocacy/esrc-public-meeting-information/

January 9th

Bridgeport woman dies in single car accident Jan. 8

January 9, 2015

A Bridgeport woman, Stephanie Migliore, 51, died on the evening of Thursday, Jan. 8, after the vehicle she was driving westbound on Twin Lakes Road drifted off the roadway (for unknown reasons) and overturned, fatally injuring her. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at about 5:27 p.m. It is still being investigated.

Here are more details from the CHP:

January 8th

Sonora Pass truck limits lands on Supes' desk

January 8, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—Trucks get stuck on Sonora Pass. 

Cars crash there, too, as drivers attempt to negotiate the asphalt switchbacks that make the pass a thrilling—sometimes chilling— drop into the Eastern Sierra near Bridgeport.

That’s not exactly earth-shattering news to troopers of the California Highway Patrol, who spend a disproportionate amount of time helping trucks and cars out of gnarly jams on the twisty-turny curves high above Pickel Meadow.

Mono County shifts to new ground

January 8, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—It was more crowded than a gangster’s funeral.

At 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, newly elected and re-elected officials took the oath of office in the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

It was a good idea to be on time.

And the Darwin Awards this week go to ...

January 8, 2015

It was a weird, wild end to one year and just as weird and wild a beginning to another when it came to homegrown crimes this week.

A manager of a local business mailed a packaged filled with a sock filled with pinto beans filled with tar heroin to his business address—except the business owners opened the package. Oops.

January 7th

Mono County shifts to new ground

January 8, 2015

BRIDGEPORT—It was more crowded than a gangster’s funeral.

At 9 a.m. sharp on Tuesday, newly elected and re-elected officials took the oath of office in the Board of Supervisors Chambers.

December 29th, 2014

Braun takes oath as Mono Sheriff

December 29, 2014

Ingrid Braun, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department reserve officer and a veteran LAPD officer, was sworn in as Mono County Sheriff on Monday, Dec. 29.

The ceremony, conducted in Bridgeport included Shannon Kendall, the deuty clerk of court, who administered the oath of office.

Braun fills the position left by Sehriff Ralph Obenberger, whom she defeated in a landslide election victory last June 3..

More details on Braun and the Sheriff's office will appear in the Mammoth Times street edition on Thursday, Jan. 1.

December 15th

Tioga, Glacier Point roads closed for season

December 15, 2014

Tioga and Glacier Point Roads closed for the season as of today, Dec. 15, according to the National Park Service. Here's what they said"

December 12th

New snow allows more lifts to operate this weekend; Canyon, Eagle set for Dec. 17

December 12, 2014

 Mammoth Mountain Ski Area on Friday claimed 12-16 inches of new snow at mid-day Friday, Dec. 12.

Wind and weather permitting, a ski area spoksperson said the resort expected to expand its terrain this weekend to include Rollercoaster Express, High Five Express, Chair 13, Chair 14, and Chair 23.

Canyon and Eagle lodges are expected to open on Wednesday, Dec 17, the ski area announced.

 

 

December 8th

Distance runner Lauren Kleppin: Moving fast, moving up

December 8, 2014

Friday morning. 8:05 a.m. Mid-July. My sports watch stares back at me with its familiar gray face.

Weather Service: 'Significant Storm' on its way

December 8, 2014

A developing storm in the Gulf of Alaska is on track to tap into a plume of deep moisture lifting north toward the West Coast starting late Wednesday, the National Weather Service reported.

December 4th

Kids, families still need help during the holidays; here is how

December 4, 2014

The holiday season is in full swing and there are some really good ways to help others living right here in Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra during it. Here is a list we have compiled of some of them; if anyone has more information, please, share it with us, or email us at news@mammothtimes.com or wendilyn@mammothtimes.com so we can spread the information around. Thank you! WG

 

Mammoth Tree Lighting and community food, toy drive, Dec. 5

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