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Mammoth Mountain wins land swap legislation

April 27, 2012

After 14 years of pushing and pulling, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area finally landed its Big Congressional Land Battle.

Planning Commission to hear firearms testimony

April 27, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission next month will address a bang-bang issue on how firearms may be sold in Mammoth.

Updated: Long-distance phone service cut Monday morning; Verizon scrambles to repair sliced fiber optic cable

April 24, 2012

It was not the best way to start the workweek.

Shortly after 7 a.m. on Monday, the Eastern Sierra’s phones blinked out. It left Mammoth and other Eastern Sierra customers with varying degrees of phone and Internet service or none at all.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Department said phone service might be restored by Tuesday at 5 p.m., but phone service was back online much earlier than that. By Tuesday morning, limited phone and Internet access was back

Mediation in MLLA case begins

April 22, 2012

It’s time to put up or shut up for Mammoth in its judgment battle with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, but the town isn’t exactly quite ready to shut up and surrender.

RAW: This week's cop shop/wildlife report

April 21, 2012

It was pretty much quiet around Our Little Burg in the week ending April 20.

Calls for Service/Officer Observations 

RAW: It's National Park Week, April 21-29; No entrance fees

April 21, 2012

This week, every American has something to celebrate. In fact, we have 397 things to celebrateour national parks. It is National Park Week -- a time when each of us can appreciate what we all have inherited as Americans and what many consider to be our best idea.

Fire prevention tax on its way to Mono County property owners

April 21, 2012

A little-known fee that will cost most homeowners in Mono County outside of Mammoth Lakes about $150 for every “habitable dwelling” they own will be sent out this June, if a last minute appeal to the law doesn’t work.

RAW: Mammoth Lakes Basin and Reds Meadow Road plowing to begin

April 21, 2012

Above average temperatures and a below average snowpack are allowing road plowing efforts to begin earlier than normal this spring.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes will begin plowing roads in the Mammoth Lakes Basin on Monday, April 23. Opening of the Lakes Basin to vehicles will be dependent upon snow, ice and road conditions.

Council overturns staff, police department, on pot policy

April 20, 2012

Marijuana moved to the front burner Wednesday, when the Mammoth Lakes Town Council slapped down an interim moratorium on adding a second medical marijuana dispensary.

Slow Internet issue reaches Town Council

April 20, 2012

Here’s just a sliver of what Internet Hades looks like:

Mammoth Unified could face another $887,000 cut next January

April 20, 2012

Mammoth schools are bracing for another potential round of budget cuts that could trim as much as 10 percent of the district’s incoming revenue next January, if at least one of two ballot initiatives that would funnel money to the schools are not approved by voters this November.

Mammoth mass transit looks for savings; 10 percent cut in service likely

April 20, 2012

It’s not carved in stone and it’s a long way off, but bus riders in Mammoth will see some reduction in transit service this year.

Rock Creek subdivision gets a green light

April 20, 2012

The often-contentious Rock Creek project slated for the old Paradise Lodge and Restaurant property was approved this week by the Mono County Board of Supervisors, green-lighting a project that has taken the better part of a decade to finalize.

Wind, dry, exposed ground contribute to bad air quality

April 20, 2012

Anyone out there with itchy eyes, nose, throat?

Town says 75 TOT cases are open

April 20, 2012

Mammoth town managers involved in the TOT Enforcement and Revenue Collection effort said Wednesday there are 75 open cases of owners in apparent violation of TOT laws. 

Hantavirus risk increases as spring approaches

April 20, 2012

 

The signs of spring are all around and many people are eager to begin spring cleaning of their garages, sheds, and barn. It is important to know what steps can be taken to protect against a hantavirus infection.

Joyce Turner to Measure U Committee

April 20, 2012

The Mammoth Town Council Wednesday named Joyce Turner to the Measure U steering committee. She replaces John Wentworth, who recused himself from the committee because of a conflict of interest. The committee is a council-appointed group who will vet Measure U applications as they come in.

Glacier Point Road, Monitor Pass open; no date for Tioga opening

April 20, 2012

The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park opened for the season Friday. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, and there will be no running water. 

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