Archive - Mar 12, 2013
Teams sought to renew their snow and ice rescue skills
The bitter wind bites and lifts snow and ice crystals, flinging them against the black rock and white ground, hitting the Search and Rescue team in the face as they struggle up the steep mountainside.
They have been climbing for precious minutes now, trying to reach an avalanche victim. A steady avalanche beacon sound—“beep, beep, beep”—is the only lifeline they have to the unknown victim.
“Beep, beep, beep. Beep, beep, beep.”
Town resident Lou Stewart replaces Boccia
The Mammoth Unified School District on Tuesday named an interim superintendent in the wake of the now-you-see-him, now-you-don’t resignation of Rich Boccia.
Lou Stewart takes over the position on Monday, March 11, bringing with her three decades of experience in education.
According to school officials, Stewart has been an elementary school principal, high school co-principal, and Director of Special Education, and began her career as a special education teacher.
A little bird could hold the fate of Mono County in its sharp talons
It is hard to imagine that the fate of Mono County might rest not in its mountains, not in its ski hills, or bike trails or world renown trails, but in something far more innocuous.
A little bird, no bigger than a chicken.
Business Improvement District fee on fast track
The push for a Business Improvement District fee on tourism-based businesses in Mammoth is so radically different from other California models that tourism chief John Urdi said the town stands alone.
“We’re an anomaly here,” Urdi said on Wednesday March 6, in a short presentation to the Town Council.
Residents vent their frustrations as Rusty Gregory asks for political support for a land trade
One of the Mono County Board of Supervisors agenda items for its Tuesday, March 5, meeting was to hear Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory’s presentation for political support for a federal land swap.