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January 18th

Free tax aide in Mammoth

January 18, 2013


The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library is offering free tax help, preparation, and e-filing.  The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year and are qualified to assist with most all of the tax issues you face.

This service is being provided in the Mammoth Lakes Library on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. throughout tax season, from Feb. 4 through April 15. Spanish speaking volunteers are available.

Rock Creek Road to get big facelift

January 18, 2013


Rock Creek Road is scheduled for some major rehabilitation and redesign work in the next few years, including a four-foot-wide bike climbing lane, according to Mono County officials. The project will likely start sometime in either 2014 or 2015, it will be mostly funded by the federal government and it will take two summer seasons to complete, according to the county.  Pullouts and interpretive signs are also planned for the project.

Tuolumne Meadows hits 22 below

January 18, 2013


The Tuolumne Meadows area of Yosemite National Park hit 22 degrees below zero last Friday, Jan. 11, a record for the park, according to a Jan. 17 article by the Los Angeles Times. Rangers also recorded a low of 17 degrees below zero on Jan. 10, and 21 degrees below zero on Jan. 12.

Tuolumne, Merced River plans ready for comment

January 18, 2013


Yosemite National Park announced the release of two Wild and Scenic River Management Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statements; one for the Merced River (MRP) and one for the Tuolumne River (TRP) for public review and comment. 

The public comment period for the MRP is open now through Thursday, April 18. The public comment period for the TRP is open now through Monday, March 18. 

Supervisors to continue to meet in Mammoth once a month

January 18, 2013


Mono County supervisors will continue to meet in Mammoth Lakes one Tuesday out of their regular three meetings every month. The policy to meet once a month in Mammoth—which has most of the county’s population—has been in place for several years, after decades of meetings only in Bridgeport, which is the county seat.

Parking restriction near the Village removed during this holiday weekend

January 18, 2013


In an effort to provide additional parking for Village patrons this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend, the town will temporarily remove parking restrictions on Hillside Drive and Berner Street, town officials said. From Jan. 17-21, the existing “no parking” signs will be covered or bagged, with new signs placed allowing two-hour parking from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. 

Local high school poets complete competition

January 18, 2013


Mammoth’s Kate Wilson wins; Taylor Sanders second

There might not have been a lot of reason to it, but there sure was a lot of rhyme when eight competitors in the Mono County “Poetry Out Loud” contest took to the Edison Theatre stage on Jan. 5.

The students, representing Coleville, Lee Vining, and Mammoth high schools, presented two poems each.

According to the rules, they memorized the poems from the selection of published poems eligible for this year’s contest.

New geothermal plant would bring benefits, risks

January 18, 2013


Public comment period extends to Jan. 30

Residents now have more time to weigh in on what could be one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Mono County’s history.

A brand new geothermal plant that will generate as much power as all three existing Ormat Technologies power plants east of Mammoth Lake is in the works. Last week, the Bishop Bureau of Land Management (BLM) extended the time to comment on the project to Jan. 30.

‘Sheriff O.B.’ to the rescue

January 18, 2013


Stranded motorists in June Lake surprised by helping hand

When a pair of urban-dwelling visitors found themselves stranded on a June Lake road in the dark in the middle of a storm last weekend, they knew they were in trouble.

What the two women did not know, though, was that a helping hand was on the way in the form of new Mono County Sheriff Ralph Obenberger—“O.B.” to his pals and colleagues.

Andie's Flying Circus stretches lead in Village Championships

January 18, 2013


Andie’s Flying Circus grabbed hold of the lead in the Mammoth Mountain Village Championships on Tuesday, amassing 32 points to stay in front of the Miramar Dinosaurs.


What's Up, Up Here? Jan. 18-24 | News snippets from here and there

January 18, 2013


These skiers are 'pretty in pink' | British airmen support breast cancer research on Mammoth Mountain

January 18, 2013


These were not ordinary blokes, even by Mammoth standards.


TRANSIT BEAT: Red Line goes high tech with 'NextBus'

January 18, 2013


The Red Line bus route in Mammoth just became a bit easier to use.


January 16th

Teller stomps the field, wins World Cup gold in France

January 16, 2013

The first thing Marlene Fiebiger did on Wednesday morning, Jan. 16, was to find a big American flag, then hang it at the front of the Alpine Garage in Mammoth.

January 14th

Transit meeting set for Tuesday, Jan. 15

January 14, 2013


Even though the Mammoth Lakes Town Council eliminated the Mobility Commission, there is still unfinished business on the table, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Members of the public and business community are encouraged to attend the Mobility Commission Transit Workshop in Suite Z of the town offices, beginning at 4 p.m. This workshop will provide the opportunity for the public to respond to the reduction in transit services as a result of the Town’s recently adopted restructuring plan. 

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