April 6th, 2012
If you didn’t know what was happening, skiers on Mammoth Mountain last Tuesday might have thought it was 1976 all over again.
I am counting the toes on Fido's hind legs.
"One-two-three-four," I said. "One-two-three."
A former Bridgeport Eastern Sierra Bank manager, Roxanna Foley, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony embezzlement.
On Thursday, April 5, Mono County Sheriff’s Department Investigators, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), served several warrants in the Bridgeport area in regards to possible embezzlement from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank in Bridgeport.
Roxanna Foley, 51, of Bridgeport, former bank branch manager of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, was arrested for felony embezzlement.
The Bodie Road, or S.R. 270, is scheduled to re-open at noon today. As is often the case this time of year, the opening is dependent on favorable weather. If the area is impacted by inclement weather, Caltrans may have to re-close the highway. Please check local highway conditions by calling 511 before you begin your travel.
The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal from “Inyo Recreation," the concessionaire that manages Forest Service campgrounds in the Mammoth area that would increase the availability and quality of reservation services at these sites.
Well known as one of the world’s top destinations for spring skiing/riding, Mammoth Mountain will again be open daily through Memorial Day. The mountain enjoyed over 70 inches of snow in March, and with more expected in April, the stage is set for another fantastic spring in the Eastern Sierra.
After suing Mammoth Community Water District for access to water rights on Mammoth Creek, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is now trying to change the court venue from Mono County to Fresno, according to district manager Greg Norby. A change of venue hearing will be held in Mammoth at the courthouse on April 12. It is open to the public. Below is Norby's letter regarding this issue:
Mammoth Lakes and Owens Valley Community Leaders,
An elderly Coleville man who had left his home for a short hike was found dead in the hills near his home after a several day search.
On the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an overdue hiker around the hills of Coleville.
The days are getting longer, the snow is melting away and camping season is just around the corner.
The U.S. Forest Service has been working to make needed repairs and replace worn infrastructure in several campgrounds on the Inyo National Forest and would like to provide the following updates to visitors starting to plan their camping trips.
Death Valley’s Amargosa River knows nothing, and everything, about being a river
The river is gone.
A few hours ago, it was here and now it is not.
How broke can a broke town go?
Mammoth Lakes officials this week scrambled to find a response to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, which last Friday offered terms of a 30-year settlement of its $42.7 million against the town.
Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said that by mid-morning Monday, neither he nor town financial consultant Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had spoken with MLLA attorneys, nor their own.
Mammoth Unified School District’s longtime, popular drama teacher was recently given one of the district’s dreaded “pink slips,” which notify employees that they might not have a job next year.
It doesn’t have to be this way. No broadband for new customers, slow and choppy service for those that have it; the current broadband situation for much of Mono County has been getting worse every month now for half a year.