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Archive - 2013

March 21st

RAW: Mono County offers finance job to former Inyo official

March 21, 2013

Mono County is pleased to announce that a conditional offer of employment has been extended to Leslie L. Chapman for the position of Director of Finance.

March 19th

What's Up, Up Here? Mar. 15-21

March 19, 2013

 

Just when we thought everyone knew about us, more or less, here comes National Geographic, which named Mammoth among the Top 10 “emerging ski towns.” We’re not sure it that is a compliment or not. Reno’s on the list, too, although for us, it’s hard to think of Biggest Little Cityas a ski town. …

Garbage woes persist

March 19, 2013

 

Town, county can’t agree how to solve long-term problem

Not long ago, Mono County taxpayers were sending a decent chunk of their hard-earned cash to a garbage disposal enterprise fund that was draining the county coffers to the tune of thousands of dollars a week, every week, when the recession hit the region.

Inyo National Forest wants input on new forest plan revision from public

March 19, 2013

 

Next meeting scheduled April 4 in Bishop

Almost everything people see in almost every direction on the Eastside is part of the huge Inyo National Forest—about two million acres of granite peaks, forest, sagebrush meadows and fast-dropping creeks that water an otherwise desert landscape.

The forest stretches from the Conway Summit area south to Lone Pine, then west until it hits the crest of the Sierra.

‘Obamacare’ could double number of people eligible for Medi-Cal in county

March 19, 2013

 

The Affordable Health Care Act goes into full effect in January 2014 and that means big changes in Mono County

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act last year, it put the county’s counties and states on notice.

Play, or figure out another way to cover the uninsured.

The State of California decided to play—one of the first and largest states to wholeheartedly embrace “Obamacare.”

The digital future

March 19, 2013

 

We can’t wait to meet Mammoth’s new director of community development, whoever that is.

Judging by the job description, he or she will, ideally, possess superhuman powers, with an ability to juggle a minimum of 19 specific job duties and about a dozen peripheral duties.

He or she also must leap tall buildings in a single bound, and demonstrate superhuman strength, speed, stamina, invulnerability, freezing breath, super hearing, multiple extrasensory and vision powers, longevity, flight, intelligence, and regeneration.

Comments on the Mammoth Trails website

March 19, 2013

 

I have two comments on last week’s article titled “Mammoth Trails website springs to life.”

The Mammoth Lakes Trails System Coordinating Committee June 28, 2012, minutes note the total cost of the trails website as “approximately $225,000.”

Measure R funds and Town General Funds were the major contributor, along with some private funds. 

That amount, plus the approximately $30,000 budgeted for first year maintenance totals more than one quarter of a million dollars.    

March 18th

Community gardners, others across county invited to Mammoth forum today, Monday, March 18

March 18, 2013

Community Garden & Food System Networking meeting: Mammoth Lakes

Date: March 18, 2013

Time: 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Location: Mammoth Lakes Town Council Chambers, Suite Z

Contact: Ilene Mandelbaum (760) 647-6644 monogreens@aol

Sponsor: Ilene Mandelbaum- Lee Vining Community Garden

OPEN INVITATION TO: COMMUNITY GARDEN COORDINATORS AND LOCAL FOOD SYSTEM ADVOCATES

WHAT: A Networking Meeting for Representatives from all the Community Gardens in Mono County and Inyo Counties, as well as Supporting Agencies, local growers and local food system advocates.

March 17th

County closing in on finance director

March 17, 2013

 

Still pending: County Administrative Officer, human resources director, risk manager

The exodus of top-level managers from Mono County government appears to have stopped and at least one vacant position is close to being filled soon.

According to Byng Hunt, the chair of the Mono County Board of Supervisors, “an offer is being negotiated as we speak” for a new finance director.

Town lays out new ‘adult business’ rules

March 17, 2013

 

Current ordinance outdated, officials say

There are no adult businesses in Mammoth, but if and when they come, their owners have to be heads up to some new rules.

Those rules are contained in a 19-page report that was delivered to the Planning and Economic Development Commission on Wednesday, March 13.

March 15th

Shorthanded MLPD to use more video surveillance

March 15, 2013

 

Cameras at Village are fixed; next in line is Skate Park

For those who may have a fantasy about becoming a television or film star, the Village at Mammoth or the Volcom Brothers Skate Park are offering auditions.

The only thing an aspiring actor has to do is stir up a heap of trouble at either or both venues, and the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will give him a thumbs-up or thumbs down.

The search for the future is on

March 15, 2013

 

Mammoth opens new $150k economic development slot

Mammoth is on the hunt for a director of economic development, in what town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez calls a “very critical” hire.

“Economic development is one of the highest priorities in the town,” she said on Thursday, March 14, one day after the town’s Planning and Economic Development Commission weighed in on the job description and responsibilities of the position.

Ski race seasons ebb to a close; athletes eye Olympic Games

March 15, 2013

 

Teller, Cook, and Mammoth High School racers end on high notes

The ski and snowboard racing seasons began drawing to a close last week, with Mammoth athletes turning in one of their finest seasons ever.

March 13th

RAW: Hearings set for big solar energy project near Death Valley

March 13, 2013

The California Energy Commission committee reviewing the proposed 500-megawatt (MW) Hidden Hills Solar Electric Generating System will hold two additional days of evidentiary hearings.

When: Monday, March 18, 2013 and Tuesday, March 19, 2013 beginning at 9 a.m. (March 19 will only be held if necessary)

Where: California Energy Commission, Hearing Room A, 1516 Ninth Street, Sacramento, California

Arrangements have been made for people unable to attend the meetings to participate by telephone and/or by computer. For details, click the link and scroll to page 4:

RAW: Have your say Wed., March 13, in Mammoth as the Inyo National Forest gears up for massive changes to forest plan

March 13, 2013

In February 2012, USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell selected the Inyo National Forest (INF) as one of the first national forests to revise its Forest Plan using the 2012 Forest Service planning rule. The INF’s existing Forest Plan was completed in 1988 and has been amended multiple times since then. The Forest Plan provides direction and zoning for the management of a range of resources and activities such as water, wildlife, ecosystems, and recreation for the 2 million acre Inyo National Forest.

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