February 11th, 2014
Owens Valley tribal members and other residents are attempting to halt work on a section of the latest Owens Lake dust mitigation project because they fear the work will destroy a culturally sensitive site.
Lone Pine Tribal Preservation Officer Kathy Bancroft said Monday that she feels one section of the current dust mitigation project (Phase 7a) should be ruled a culturally sensitive site.
The Mono County Health Department said it was notified late last week that the death of a Mono County resident is most likely related to an H1N1 2009 swine influenza infection, according to a news release from the department.
"Permission to release the following detailed information has been graciously given to us by Mrs. Cheryl McCoy." the news release states. "Our hearts go out to Mrs. McCoy and the McCoy family during this time of loss.
The second in the series of "Eastside Know-How"talks is this evening, Tuesday, Feb. 11 and a large turnout is expectedâ€”large enough that it is a good idea to make reservations for Rafters, if you intend to attend, according to event organizer Elizabeth Tenney.
"We anticipate even more people tomorrow night at Rafters, but maximum occupancy is 175," she wrote in an email. "To guarantee a spot, consider making reservations for a table."
Contact Rafters 760-934-3131 orwww.opentable.com and click on "Rafters", she said.
For the first time this season, Mammoth Mountain will be fully operational, just in time for the upcoming three-day Presidents Day Weekend.
After suffering through the driest year on recordâ€”some say the driest in 500 yearsâ€”a significant storm is on the way to the Eastern Sierra this weekend.
Although the bulk of the incoming storm will go north of Mammoth, Mono County is still on track to receive anywhere from two to four feet of snow, beginning Friday afternoon and continuing into Monday, according to the National Weather Service.
Missing Pets! Keep your eyes open for a gray and white longhaired cat named Gracie, last seen at Sierra Park Villas. There’s a $1,000 reward for her safe return. …
In this week's Mammoth Times, we examine how the "money pie" was split among the various events producers on the Eastside, as well as a breakdown of fee increases for recreation activities in Mammoth.
Although the gap between the cost and funds for the Fourth of July Fireworks Show at Crowley Lake is narrowing after a group of private businesses and individuals stepped up to the plate to help, the approximately $28,000 celebration is still in the red by $12,000, according to Mammoth Lakes officials.
Both Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes began their annual handouts to warm-weather events producers this past week, with some clear-cut winners and losers emerging from the process.
The Mono County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 4, made its final choices on $60,000 in event funding, while on Wednesday, Feb. 5, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council were to make a final decision as to how to split $181,300 in Measure U tax funding.
Kirk Stapp, who sat on the Mammoth Town Council for 22 years and currently leads Mammoth Lakes Housing, this past week formally announced his candidacy for the Mono County Board of Supervisor District 5 seat.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory this past week sent a memo to Mountain employees informing them of a reduction in hours to be in effect for the month of February in a cost-cutting move, but said he will re-assess the financial status on March 1.
It takes a lot to unnerve Mammoth Lakes Police and School Resource Officer Andy Lehr, but a brutal attack on a 6-year-old girl by a small group of elementary school-aged children last week in Mammoth did.
The little girl, who suffered a mild concussion after being knocked down and kicked in the head by three children ranging in age from six to seven years old, is recovering, but the veteran school resource officer said the episode disturbed him.
â€śIâ€™ve never seen anything like that, where the kids conspired together to knock someone to the ground,â€ť he said.
Mammoth Brewing Company owners Sean and Joyce Turner have their hands full these days, after the abrupt news last week that the Whiskey Creek restaurant building they had recently signed a lease for would be available sooner than expected.
The Turners, who bought the company from Mammothâ€™s Sam Walker in 2007 and are still using a small portion of the Whiskey Creek building for their brewing operation, have quadrupled their business and won some of the most prestigious awards in the craft brewing world in the past several years despite the sour economic climate.
The first wave of the first winter storm of 2014 has passed, leaving 12 to 18 inches of snow on Mammoth Mountain and about a foot of snow at the higher elevations of Mammoth Lakesâ€”and the storm is not done yet.
Another wave of snow is expected to come in beginning at about 4-5 p.m. Thursday, with a last impulse coming in over San Francisco early Friday, according to Mammoth amateur weather forecaster Howard Sheckter.
After seven months of planning, the citizens’ group in charge of creating a non-governmental organization to manage Mammoth’s recreation assets will hand its final report to the Town Council on Feb. 19.