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August 17th, 2012

News Brief: Verueck returns from "MINI" Tour

August 17, 2012

The iconoclastic John Vereuck, seen here and there in his MINI Cooper, is back in town after a 25-day, 32-city tour of the U.S.

He joined other MINI mavens in New Jersey for a trip back home.

Highlights? Nashville, he said, followed by a trip to the track at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.

News Brief: More complaints on tent sales

August 17, 2012

Town rules regulators say they’ve received a number of complaints about tent sales in Mammoth—an old tune in a new bottle.

Specifically, Mammoth community development director Mark Wardlaw said most of the complaints were directed toward Mammoth Sporting Goods on Old Mammoth Road and at the new Value Sports zone in the Mammoth Luxury Outlet shopping mall.

Wardlaw made his remarks at Wednesday’s Town Council meeting.

“They do have permits,” he said, “but they are outside compliance” rules.

The council took no action on the matter.

News Brief: Boy missing, another boy dead, at Vernal Fall

August 17, 2012

A 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead and a 6-year-old boy remained missing following an incident near the Vernal Fall Footbridge in Yosemite National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 15, according to park officials.

A family group, from Southern California, was in the Merced River near the Vernal Fall Footbridge Wednesday afternoon around 3 p.m. They had begun their hike at the Happy Isles Trailhead and hiked about one mile, where they stopped at the footbridge.

News Brief:New Bristlecone Visitors Center to re-open Sept. 1

August 17, 2012

 

News Brief: "Hold" on Measure R, Measure U funding

August 17, 2012

The Town Council put a firm “hold” on Measure R (recreation) and Measure U (recreation, arts and culture) funds until the town discovers where it is at in terms of its ongoing application for municipal bankruptcy protection.

The move by the council was at the behest of Councilmember Jo Bacon. It passed unanimously.

News Brief: Bear resistant trashcans for restaurants to be mandated

August 17, 2012

While town ordinances are in place for residential units, there is no such ordinance covering bear-proof trash bins for restaurants, Town Councilmember Jo Bacon said.

She said she would propose such an ordinance change at a future meeting.

News Brief: Mammoth Lakes Housing to go smoke free

August 17, 2012

Mammoth Lakes Housing, the public arm of providing affordable housing in town, should be posted as smoke free, said Town Councilmember Rick Wood.

It is not a done deal yet, but MLH is headed that way, he said.

June Lake receives $100,000 in "bridge" money to help survive winter

August 17, 2012

The window of opportunity for opening June Mountain this winter is closed, and June residents now must decide how they will use  $100,000 in “bridge” money that the county supervisors agreed to give to help the town weather the coming winter.

Marketing campaign comes true

August 17, 2012

It is not just a marketing campaign slogan. This summer so far has been shaping up to truly be the “best summer ever,” according to Mammoth Tourism director John Urdi.

Don't let the bears die

August 17, 2012

To let the bears die this horrible death is cruel and unnecessary.

We live in a time of extremely radical transformation

August 17, 2012

It may be a good idea to take that leap of faith and leave our little provincial stories behind and grab the new experience as it comes along and interpret it.

Golf Tournament raised over $125K

August 17, 2012

The Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team (SAR) held its 5th annual Golf Tournament on Aug. 12 at the Snowcreek Golf Course and a good time was had by all!  

The comparison is utter nonsense

August 17, 2012

Beginning Aug. 1, a new rule went into effect that as part of the Affordable Health Care Act passed over two years ago by Congress that requires organizations/employers who provide health insurance to their employees to include access to family planning services.

Thanks for a successful tennis tournament

August 17, 2012

On behalf of the Snowcreek Athletic Club and the 2012 Mammoth Open Tennis Tournament, I would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who contributed to its success.

The gorilla in the room

August 17, 2012

When the Mammoth do-gooders last spring adopted the phrase “Best Summer Ever” for this year’s promotion, it had the scent of wishful thinking to it.

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