California and Eastern Sierra face record-breaking dry conditions
The wildfire near Mono City Tuesday was a wake-up call to what the rest of the summer is likely to hold for the Eastern Sierra and the state of California, according to fire officials.
Southern California state and federal fire officials warned that the state should take caution during a brutal fire season that projections suggest could be the worst to hit the region in a century, according to an NBC story that ran on June 17.
We were sorry to hear of the death of Tom Johnson, aka T.J.,who was the longtime photographer at Mammoth Mountain. His iconic black-and-white photographs are on view and for sale at Mammoth Galleryat 501 Old Mammoth Road, in “The Plaza” strip mall. …
Money bolsters depleted force
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department this past week asked for $7,160 to start its volunteer program.
The request came to the Town Council on Wednesday, June 19—the same night the council voted on the 2013-14 fiscal year budget.
According to Police Chief Dan Watson, most of the money in the first year, $4,000, would go toward repainting a black and white Ford Ranger truck all white, changing the light bar and installing new graphics.