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Archive - Jun 2013

June 20th

Lehman passes gavel to Wood

June 20, 2013

As his first act as the Mayor of Mammoth Lakes one year ago, Matthew Lehman signed a series of documents applying for Chapter 9 municipal bankruptcy on behalf of the battered town.

Supes vote to support MMSA land trade

June 20, 2013

Fesko: ‘Rusty, all eyes are on you’

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory finally got a green light to move ahead on a proposed land trade bill he said is vital to MMSA’s future after the Mono County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to send a letter of support for the bill to Congress.

MMSA launches ‘Mammoth 3.0’

June 20, 2013

CEO Gregory names leadership team, spells out his new role

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area Chairman and CEO Rusty Gregory introduced the company’s new executive management officials on Wednesday, June 19.

With that announcement, he also launched the company’s strategic plan to move forward on what he said was “Mammoth 3.0—catching the third wave.”

Gregory said again that he will remain as the CEO of the company and the new leadership team will report to him.

Council passes bare-bones budget

June 20, 2013

2014 Crowley fireworks funds explode

The Mammoth Town Council passed a balanced 2013-14 budget on Wednesday, June 19, but what “highlighted” the measure is not what is in it, but what is not.

Council member John Eastman was the lone dissenting vote, with new Mayor Rick Wood, along with council members Jo Bacon, Matthew Lehman, and Michael Raimondo voting in favor.

To balance the budget, the council voted to slice $371,146, which included at least one iconic item—the 2014 Fourth of July Fireworks at Crowley Lake.

Julie Brown promoted to June Mountain position

June 20, 2013

Named new GM of  ‘Guest Experience’

June Mountain Ski Area began its transformation into a “family friendly” destination this past week with a new “General Manager of Guest Experience” going to veteran Mammoth Mountain employee Julie Brown.

Brown, the current Ski and Snowboard School Brand Director at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, will reposition June Mountain as a family friendly destination for winter and summer, according to a news release from Mammoth Mountain.

June 19th

Propane pipe breaks, Meridian closed for several hours

June 19, 2013

hoursDigital 395 workers accidentally cut gas line

Contractors hit a gas line on Tuesday night, June 18, near College Parkway on the south side of Meridian Boulevard, resulting in a full-scale emergency response that closed the road for several hours, according to local fire officials.

June 18th

RAW: Fire near Mono City, Lundy Canyon caused by power line fire

June 18, 2013

A small brush fire near Mono City on Tuesday morning that grew to five acres is now mostly contained, according to the county sheriff's department. There is no danger to Mono City or the surrounding area at this time.

On June 18, at approximately 7:40 a.m., Mono County Sheriff’s deputies were traveling northbound on S.R. 395 when they noticed smoke just south of Hwy 167 on the west side of Hwy 395 in the Mono City area, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.

Rising to the top

June 18, 2013

Mammoth High School graduate one of top medical students in country

When former Mammoth High School graduate Clifford Sheckter graduated summa cum laudefrom the Keck School of Medicine at USC a few weeks ago, he had every prestigious residency program in the country chasing after him.

Not only did he graduate at the top of his class, he also received the American Medical Association Education and Research Fund’s Clinical Award (one of two students of 160) and its Outstanding Student Award (the only student to get this award).

RAW: Hiker rescued from White Mountains, Boundary Peak area

June 18, 2013

RE: Search and Rescue Team Operation: Mutual Aid Search for a Missing Hiker on Boundary Peak

On the afternoon of Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at approximately 2:15pm, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a potential mutual aid search and rescue on Boundary Peak, out of Esmeralda County, NV, for a 54-year-old stranded hiker.

June 17th

'Critical Fire Conditions' through Tuesday for Mammoth, Eastern Sierra

June 17, 2013

The National Weather Service in Reno on Monday, June 17, posted a red flag warning for Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra through Tuesday evening, saying "critical fire weather conditions" will be in effect.

Southwest winds are projected to increase to 15 to 30 miles an hour, with gusts of 35 to 45 miles an hour, the weather service said.

Combined with humidity that could go as low as five to 15 percent, "will create critical fire weather conditions," the weather service said in its alert message.

Lee Vining Community Center—bare and brown no more

June 17, 2013

The Lee Vining Community Center received a facelift this past week after a group of volunteers and a visiting group of firefighters turned the bare, brown grounds around the center into a beautiful, landscaped garden.

According to organizer Ilene Mandelbaum, the new space is now “a green and inviting place to visit, with lush flowers and well-mulched shrubs and trees,” instead of the wind-blown bare spot it was just a week ago.

What's up, up here? June 13 - June 20

June 17, 2013

June 14th

Jim Leddy takes the reins as Mono County’s top manager

June 14, 2013

Administrative officer started June 10

Mono County’s new top administrator is a man in a hurry to get to work.

Jim Leddy, the county’s new administrative officer (CAO), started his new job on Monday, June 10, and said in a recent interview that his worst habit is probably that he doesn’t know when to stop working.

Motocross begins next week

June 14, 2013

About 3,000 expected in annual event

The vroom-vroom set bombs into Mammoth next week for the annual Mammoth Motocross, but this year the 10-day spectacle brings some added street cred.

“This is the first year with the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sanctioning the event, which means bigger, more legit talent,” said Mike Colbert, the race director.

Town proposes bear-resistant trash ordinance

June 14, 2013

New law aimed at restaurants

In spite of years of work in developing a strategy for co-existence with its bear population, Mammoth’s humans have no laws that require the use of bear boxes or bear-resistant trashcans.

In addition, the town does not have enforcement tools that such a law might allow.

In light of the absence of such laws, the Town Council began discussions on creating new measures that amend Mammoth’s current trash and garbage ordinance.

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