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Lone Pine man interrupts birthday party to slash patrons with machete, choke woman

September 15, 2014

A Lone Pine man who swung a machete at several people and tried to choke a woman at a birthday party has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Inyo County Sheriff's officials.

The incident occurred on Sept. 14 at about 1:30, a.m. when Inyo County dispatch was notified of a fight in progress at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.

Joe Sample, a Mammoth friend and renowned jazz keyboardist, is dead at 75

September 15, 2014

Joe Sample, whose lifelong love affair with cutting-edge jazz funk and fusion music was matched by his love for Mammoth and skiing, died Saturday in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

Local road, campground conditions, fall color update

September 13, 2014

The Inyo National Forest just released a good summary on road and trail conditions, along with tips on fall colors. Take a look!

Mono Lake Ranger District
All roads are open: Bodie (Highway 270), Lundy Canyon, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Monitor Pass, Panum Crater, Parker Lake, Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Saddlebag Rd., South Tufa, Hwy 120 E, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W).

Conway Fire at 50 ares, 25 percent contained, U.S. 395 open

September 12, 2014

The Conway Fire is now mapped at 50 acres as of Saturday morning, Sept. 13 and is burning in sagebrush with some scattered pinyon pine and juniper trees, according to Inyo National Forest officials. Fire crews were able to walk the fire perimeter of the fire last night to accurately map it; this reflects the reduced acreage. The fire is 25 percent contained.

Night crews made excellent progress last night. There is initial fireline around the Conway Fire at this time. Fire crews will continue to strengthen and improve these lines today and are mopping up to cool the fire’s edge.

Man dies in S.R. 108 motorcycle accident

September 12, 2014

A motorcylist traveling on S.R. 108 died on Thursday, Sept. 11, from injuries he suffered when his three-wheeled vehicle veered off the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Mammoth man drowns in Grant Lake

September 12, 2014

A 27-year old Mammoth man died in a swimming accident at Grant Lake on Thursday, Sept. 11, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.

Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

Happy hounds, contented kitties

September 10, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Angelle Nolan doesn’t like a budget crisis any more than anybody else, but Mono County’s director of Animal Control says she knows a good workaround, at least in her own sphere.

 

Dr. Karch to leave Mammoth; will continue work with Mammoth Medical Missions

September 10, 2014

Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch has made a big impact in Mammoth since he moved to the Eastern Sierra more than a decade ago.

 

VIDEO: Apple Announces iPhone 6

September 10, 2014

In the highly anticipated announcement, Apple unveils a bigger, better, thinner, and expensive iPhone. Jen Markham has all the details.

Yosemite wildfire grows to 2, 582 acres, carpets North County in afternoon smoke

September 8, 2014

The wildfire that exploded Sunday afternoon Sept. 7 in Yosemite National Park that cast a thick pall of smoke over northern Mono County and forced the rapid evacuation of hundreds of hikers and Half Dome climbers by helicopter by Sunday evening has increased to 2,582 acres and is continuing to burn toward the upper elevations of the park, park officials said Monday morning, Sept. 8.

The fire is burning in the wilderness of the park near and/or in the Clouds Rest outcropping and Little Yosemite Valley, on both sides of the Merced River.

VIDEO: Joan Rivers Has Passed Away

September 4, 2014

The 81-year-old comedy icon has died.

Plastic bag ban hits weird snag

September 3, 2014

On the verge of making good on its first major environmental policy priority, the Mammoth Town Council on Wednesday found itself unexpectedly stopped in its tracks.

BLM weighs in on geothermal plant dispute

September 3, 2014

About the only voice in the Ormat Technologies/Mammoth Community Water District dispute that is almost never heard from these days might be the most important player—the Bishop field office of the federal Bureau of Land Management.

Reno man found dead behind Pinecrest residence, cause of death unknown pending autopsy

September 1, 2014

The body that was found behind a Mammoth home early Monday morning, Sept. 1, has been identified as 29-year-old Robert Scott Barsan of Reno, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police.

The identification of the body, found by a Mammoth resident behind a home on Pinecrest Avenue, was released at about noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, after Barsan’s next of kin were notified, said Police Chief Dan Watson.

Lotsa cyclists; lotsa road closures Sept. 6

September 1, 2014

The 2014 Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo cycling event expects approximately 1,200 cyclists in Mammoth Lakes Saturday, Sept. 6, and as a result, traffic patterns on a number of roads will change to accommodate the riders.

Cyclists will ride on highways S.R. 203, U.S. 395, S.R. 120, and Benton Crossing Road throughout the day.

Japanese climber falls 125 feet, flown out of backcountry

August 18, 2014

A Japanese climber who fell 125 feet when he slipped while trying to climb Sawtooth Ridge area above Bridgeport was flow out of the backcountry with serious injuries on Aug. 15.

According to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, the incident occurred on Friday, Aug. 15 at approximately 12:55 p.m. when sheriff’s dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a ridge in the Sawtooth Ridge area.

Two climbers were attempting to climb the ridge and during their ascent, they were climbing up a 45-degree ice field with ice axes, according to a sheriff’s department news release.

County offer help for those with depression: 'You are not alone'

August 18, 2014

The news of Robin Williams’ death this week serves as a stark reminder that deep despair and hopelessness have no boundaries. When depression takes hold, it can feel impossible to face another day for those with depression.

In response to this news, Mono County Behavioral Health is available for anyone in need.

If someone you know is struggling, please reach out and let Mono County Behavioral Health connect you with needed services. Mono County Behavioral Health - 760.924.1740 or via web at http://www.suicideispreventable.org/

Swimmer breaks leg at Arrowhead, carried out

August 15, 2014

A 32-year-old swimmer at Arrowhead Lake found out the hard way that rope swings can be dangerous.

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