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Bishop author brings play to Mammoth, Ridgecrest

May 15, 2014

Four years ago Bishop writer and teacher Eva Poole-Gilson set out to write something different than her usual repertoire of poetry and journalism. Her play “Who’s Lying Down In Your Heart?” was recently given a grant to tour funded by the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

When she began writing, Poole-Gilson had recently joined Playhouse 395, taking a plunge back into the world of theatre by acting in several productions and even writing a one-woman show.

Let nature have its way, scientist says

May 15, 2014

When the Rim Fire blackened about 400 square miles of rugged, wild county at the west entrance to Yosemite National Park last year—including some of the park itself—the predictions for the aftermath were mostly dire.

The fire was one of the largest in recorded California history and pundits and the media predicted massive erosion, a loss of animal habitat, and fouled rivers and streams.

Not so fast, said ecologist Dr. Chad Hanson, who spoke Tuesday at the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory’s Green Church before a packed house.

Mammoth Times wins in newspaper contest

May 15, 2014

The Mammoth Times won five first-place awards in the 2013 “Better Newspapers Contest,” the California Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) announced earlier this month.

The Times also won two second-place awards, and two Blue Ribbon Finalist awards.

It was the largest haul for the newspaper in its 26-year history. The awards ranged from reporting and sportswriting to editorial writing and photography.

Mono voter turnout historically high

May 15, 2014

Predicting voter turnout in off-year statewide elections is notoriously risky, but if recent history teaches anything, it’s that Mono County will pack the polls in the June 3 primary elections.

In the last off-year statewide election, in 2010, a full 70.7 percent of Mono County’s registered voters turned out to vote. It was the fourth-largest percentage showing among counties in California, state election records show.

Statewide, only 33 percent of registered voters cast ballots in 2010.

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