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Mammoth Fire Dept. warns CFL bulb users

May 11, 2012

 

We have all seen and are probably using compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs.  In many states, these will be the only light bulbs that will be available as the incandescent bulbs are phased out.  

Mammoth Brewing earns gold, bronze

May 11, 2012

 

Competing in the Brewers Association 2012 Ninth Bi-annual World Beer Cup competition last weekend, Mammoth Brewing Company won a gold medal for its Double Nut Brown Porter in the Brown Porter Category, and a bronze for its Real McCoy Amber Ale in German Style Brown/Dusseldorf-Style Altbier Category.

District 4 Supervisor—a chance to bridge the gap

May 11, 2012

The Mono County District 4 supervisor race has mostly been ignored by Mammoth in the past.
After all, the district was way up at the north end of the county, with a good part of its shopping, jobs, and services allegiance to a whole different state—Nevada.

The end result was North County didn’t talk much to Mammoth and Mammoth didn’t talk much to North County.

But that changed last year, when a good chunk of Mammoth was redistricted into District 4—the whole eastern chunk of the town north of U.S. 395, in fact.

Bauer, Alpers differ over county salaries

May 11, 2012

Mono County’s District 3 is made up of parts of Mammoth, June Lake, Lee Vining (after redistricting last year) and the Mono Basin. It ends at the Conway Summit line, where District 4 takes off.

It’s a district made mostly of people with links to Mammoth—for jobs, hospitals, shopping. When Mammoth suffers, District 3 suffers.

Vikki Bauer has been the district’s supervisor for the past seven years and five months. Candidate Tim Alpers was a county supervisor two times before—once as a District 2 supervisor from 1983 to 1989 and then as a District 3 supervisor from 1993 to 1997.

Skip Harvey apologizes, places blame on airport, proposes new tax

May 11, 2012

Town Councilmember Skip Harvey may be running out of time but he’s not running out of punches.
At Tuesday’s special Town Council meeting that dealt entirely with the town’s fiscal crisis, the outgoing, two-term councilman went off.

“What a mess! What a total mess!” he said to people who squeezed into a crowded Suite Z. He then issued a public apology for the actions of the current Town Council as well as for Town Councils past.
“I’m sorry. I am truly sorry for what is going on here,” Harvey said.

Asking the questions that matter

May 9, 2012

Author Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell, asks perhaps the most elementally human question of all—and comes up with a surprising answer

Most of us have wondered how we would react in the event of a terrible disaster or tragedy.
Would I run, would I stay, would I lead, would I fight? Would I die for what I believe in, would I die to save someone I love, or, even, someone I don’t love?
The most elemental human question: What am I made of?

Missing skier found dead on Mt. Dana

May 7, 2012

The body of a backcountry skier missing since April 19 was found late last week after a several-day search of the Mt. Dana area.

Boris Adveev, 31, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found dead at about 3: 30 p.m. last Thursday at Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry ski descent on Mt. Dana, which is located west of Lee Vining and near the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. His body was recovered last Friday afternoon, May 4, by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.

The bears are all right; humans too

May 4, 2012

Steve Searles says the town’s wildlife is doing just fine.

Crowley woman busted for embezzlement

May 4, 2012

A Crowley Lake bookkeeper was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzlement and grand theft, after a client reported that large sums of money were missing from various business and personal accounts.

Billy Anderson leaves fire department

May 4, 2012

 

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department lost one of its finest this past week when Billy Anderson, 65, announced his retirement.

Big public meeting on finances set for Tuesday

May 4, 2012

The Town Council on Wednesday evening got to the down-and-dirty, but apparently the general public had better things to do than discuss town finances.

New Sign on 203 draws controversy

May 4, 2012

It was supposed to be a done deal.

How many cooks in Mammoth's kitchen?

May 4, 2012

There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for May 4-10

May 4, 2012

The Tioga Pass Gate on S.R. 120 was closed to vehicles last weekend, but not to cyclists, and members of Mammoth’s Eastside Velo Club took full advantage. Sadly, that beautiful ride is about to come to an end. Cars, RVs, pickups and the other motorists start heading into the park on Monday. …

Forest Service describes economic impact of Red's treefall

May 4, 2012

The massive November treefall in Reds Meadow might not be the total disaster some might think it is.

Council to reach out to residents on budget, MLLA situations; first of two open discussions set for Wednesday

May 1, 2012

The best of Wednesday’s 6 p.m. Town Council meeting is the last item on its agenda.

That’s just one indicator of the interest the public may have in the town’s ongoing fiscal situation, from its projected budget shortfalls to the impact of the $42 million Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition judgment.

Mono County District Attorney George Booth announces retirement at end of June

May 1, 2012

Mono County District Attorney George Booth announced he will retire at the end of June in a letter addressed to the five county supervisors dated April 19.

Booth has served the county as either a Mono County Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney or District Attorney, for 27 years.

Council to take hard look at town's government structure

April 30, 2012

There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.

These are not those years.

Marysheva-Martinez gets another year

April 30, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes on Thursday said that Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez will be working with the Town for an additional year. 

High speed chase through Mammoth results in seizure of half pound of meth

April 30, 2012

Local undercover narcotics agents seized a half pound of methamphetamine from an Ontario man, after a high speed chase that started on residential streets in Mammoth and ended just outside of Bishop Saturday. During the chase, a Mono County Sheriff's vehicle was struck, as the perpetrator tried to avoid arrest.

Here are the details.

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