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June 1st, 2012

Lee Vining students give back, plant a tree—make that lots of trees

June 1, 2012

A teacher, a friend, a parent, a computer, a nursery, a principal, three special volunteers, and a group of motivated students: Do you think this combination could end in five new trees planted at a school? If your answer was yes, you were right.

It all started a few months ago when a Lee Vining Elementary school teacher, Ms. Silliker, assigned the fifth- and sixth-grade class a persuasive writing challenge. Ms. Silliker told us to brainstorm ideas for things we could change at our school and then we would write persuasive essays about the ideas to our principal, Mr. Yost.

May 31st

Local survivor of child sex abuse fundraising to help other victims

May 31, 2012

Local Mammoth resident and day care provider Monique Foster was an adult woman before she realized that she had been sexually abused as a child.

Today, she’s become a fierce advocate for children, who like her, have been to hell—but are not yet back.
“I was working with these kids, they felt lost, they had no hope, there was no hope,” she said. “I could understand, because I realized that that’s how it was for me, that this was me.”

Forest road closures, updated status, focus of tonight's public meeting in Bishop

May 31, 2012

The controversial process of closing some of the roads in the Inyo National Forest in entering its second year this summer, and the forest will hold another meeting this week to answer questions and update the public about the plan.

The meeting is Thursday, May 31 in Bishop (see below for more details).

May 30th

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patroller Todd Adamson dies in motorcycle crash

May 30, 2012

A 47-year-old, six-year veteran ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain died Sunday when the off-road motorcycle he was driving crashed on a racecourse near Ridgecrest.

Domestic violence attack at Snowcreek Condo leaves female victim battered, man in jail

May 30, 2012

A violent encounter with a domestic violence suspect forced Mammoth Lakes Police officers to Taser the suspect, 43-year-old Stephen Anthony Mellor, and left the victim of Mellor's attack bruised and bleeding.

Mellor was subsequently arrested an booked at the Mono County Jail on $50,000 bail.

According to the police, on Saturday, May 26, at about 10:30 p.m., Mammoth Lakes Police officers responded to a domestic violence incident at Snowcreek Condos.

May 29th

Green Church talk on dragonflies tonight, 7 p.m.

May 29, 2012

The Green Church talks continue tonight, with a talk on the "Dragonflies of the Eastern Sierra"
by Ronald A Oriti, outdoor photographer and retired astronomer, at 7 p.m. at the Green Church.

Oriti's photos will be available for purchase.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please arrive before 7:00 so as not to interrupt the speaker.

Below are the dates and topics for the rest of the talks. They are sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, or SNARL, and are every Tuesday in May until June 12, at 7 p.m.

May 25th

Mammoth fired up, ready to go for Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2012

 

Mammoth is fired up and ready to go.

Letters to the editor for May 25-31, 2012

May 25, 2012

SUPPORT FOR TIME ALPERS
Mono County’s District 3 cannot go wrong by electing Tim Alpers to represent them as their supervisor. Tim is decisive, fair and determined to do his best at serving the public interest.

A funny thing happened on the way to the eclipse

May 25, 2012

It was supposed to be a quick run up to the White Mountains to watch last Sunday’s eclipse, then another quick run down the mountains and home to Mammoth in time for Monday morning’s work deadline.

I wasn’t expecting much—just a few hours away from home, a good campfire and meal, and a glimpse of the eclipse.

Of ski boots and cactus spines

May 25, 2012

Local author David Page’s award-winning guidebook packs a surprise on every page

David Page is one of those true Mammoth iconoclasts. He’s a big-name writer and world traveler—living deep and quiet right here in our backyard. He’s written for national publications and media, including the Discovery Channel, Men's Journal, Skiing, Backcountry, The New York Times, Hemispheres—and for locally produced media, such as Eastside magazine.

Mammoth Unified seeks self sufficiency

May 25, 2012

Staring down a looming 25 percent budget cut is enough to rock any company CEO—or maybe instead, it’s enough to demand change.

It is the latter that Mammoth Unified School District Superintendent Rich Boccia bet on Monday, when he called together about 52 locals to plot the future of the district as it confronts the worst school budget cuts in anyone’s memory.

School hacking incident could have wider implications

May 25, 2012

One juvenile boy from Mammoth High School was arrested in early May on suspicion of hacking into the school’s database to change their grades and the grades of at least some additional students, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.

Just Life: Bad breeders and stupid parents

May 25, 2012

 

 Why is it that people have to take a tst to drive a car and absolutely anyone can become a parent? Teachers spend hours and hours learning the best ways to teach our kids how make a positive difference in our world yet some of the parents of the kids they teach have no right to be raising children in the first place. 

Bridgeport former utilities district manager arrested

May 25, 2012

 

The former general manager of the Bridgeport Public Utilities District has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. According to the Mono County District Attorney’s office, in early April, the DA’s office was alerted to an allegation of misappropriation of funds from the Bridgeport PUD. 

Lest we forget

May 25, 2012

We're hoping everybodyhas a great Memorial Day Weekend, here and throughout the country.

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