Archive - May 2013
‘Simple way to start collecting money,’ Gregory says
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will take a “strong stance” in support of single-family home rentals in Mammoth, ski area CEO Rusty Gregory said on Wednesday.
Agreement paves way to re-purchase section of ranch
Some Eastern Sierra fishing advocates who dream of stocking local waters with big fat trophy trout called “Mono Monsters” got a boost this week, when the Mono County Board of Supervisors agreed to work toward buying a piece of property on the Conway Ranch for just that purpose.
Victim of $627K budget shortfall
For the second year in a row, the Fourth of July fireworks show at Crowley Lake is facing elimination because of a Town of Mammoth Lakes budget shortfall.
The show, which is budgeted for $34,650, would be eliminated in a new set of 10 “balancing recommendations” that the town staff put before the Town Council at its meeting on Wednesday, May 15.
“I like this one,” Fido said “Let’s pee on the tires!”
“You have that all mixed up, Fido. You don’t do that when you’re looking at cars. You can kick the tires, sure, but that’s more a human thing. Dogs don’t kick really well.”
“OK, then, let’s look under the hood!”
The Mono County Sheriff's department on Tuesday, May 14, identified a man who was found dead in a Jacuzzi Sunday night, May 12.
Police closed U.S. 395 in Bridgeport early on Tuesday morning, May 14, after a tractor-trailer burst into flames at the bridge over the East Walker River at the south entrance to Bridgeport, following an accident that killed the driver.
Caltrans re-opened the highway at 3:45 p.m.
The next Green Church lecture is Tuesday, May 14, at 7 p.m. at the corner of Benton Crossing Road and U.S. 395. The subject is "40 Years of Endangered Species: Conflict and Conservation in California" by Dr. Peter Alagona, Department of History & Environmental Studies Program, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Here is a link to Alagona's forthcoming book: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520275065
Lectures are at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings (except June 6) at the Green Church (Hwy. 395 and Benton Crossing Rd.).
A former Independence resident is making good on his dream to make movies and is planning to share his latest production in Inyo and Mono counties.
Forrest Pound, a 2003 graduate of Owens Valley School in Independence, will be presenting the film â€śWatershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New Westâ€ť at the Eastern California Museum and the Mammoth Lakes Edison Theatre next week.
The free screenings will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16 at the Edison Theater in Mammoth and at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17 at the American Legion Hall in Independence.
A 29-year-old Colorado man was found unresponsive at a hot tub at a Mammoth condominium complex at about 9 p.m. Sunday night, May 12, and was declared dead after medics failed to revive him, according to the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
The location of the condominium complex was across the street/northwest of Mammoth High School, according to a Mammoth Times staff member who witnessed some of the incident, but the exact address of the complex was not available from the sheriff's department at press time.
Motherless youngster gets into Mammoth house
A young, motherless bear cub with a taste for apple pie has been getting into trouble around Old Mammoth in the past several weeks, according to Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles.
What’s more, the 15-month-old cub has learned to pull at heartstrings to get what he or she wants.
Mono County will soon have a new County Administrative Officer, according to Mono County Supervisor Byng Hunt.
Hunt said the county has identified “three to four very viable candidates” as of this week. He said he expects the board to make a decision either at the end of this week, or next week.
None of the candidates are local, he said.