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Archive - 2014

September 16th

Bridgeport man injured when motorcycle collides with deer

September 16, 2014

A Bridgeport man riding a motorcycle on Sept. 10 near the Sonora/U.S. 395 junction was injured when a deer leaped into his path, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The accident occurred at 6:48 a.m. when Moises Cornejo, 43 was traveling northbound U.S. 395 north of S.R.108 when a deer leaped into his path colliding into his motorcycle. The deer collision caused Cornejo to lose control of his orange 2009, Kawasaki, Vulcan 900, which overturned, ejecting Cornejo was ejected from his motorcycle.

RAW: Unusual children's respiratory illness stalks some West Coast areas, California still untouched

September 16, 2014

An unusually robust respiratory illness stalking parts of the Midwest and the West Coast has not yet shown up in California, but Mono County's public health officer, Dr. Rick Johnson, wants parents and caretakers of young children, especially, to be aware of the symptoms and risks.

Called the EV-D68 virus, from mid-August to September 12, a total of 97 people in six states have been confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by this virus, he said in a news release.

September 15th

Lone Pine man interrupts birthday party to slash patrons with machete, choke woman

September 15, 2014

A Lone Pine man who swung a machete at several people and tried to choke a woman at a birthday party has been arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to Inyo County Sheriff's officials.

The incident occurred on Sept. 14 at about 1:30, a.m. when Inyo County dispatch was notified of a fight in progress at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.

Mammoth Volleyball team takes third in Invitational

September 15, 2014

The Mammoth Huskies girls volleyball team began their season in fine fashion over the weekend, taking third place in the Mammoth Volleyball Invitational Tournament. 

Bishop buries Mammoth, 50-0

September 15, 2014

With a week off to prepare for their annual showdown with Bishop, the Mammoth Huskies on Friday, Sept., 12,  opened by winning the coin toss.

Joe Sample, a Mammoth friend and renowned jazz keyboardist, is dead at 75

September 15, 2014

Joe Sample, whose lifelong love affair with cutting-edge jazz funk and fusion music was matched by his love for Mammoth and skiing, died Saturday in his hometown of Houston, Texas.

September 13th

Local road, campground conditions, fall color update

September 13, 2014

The Inyo National Forest just released a good summary on road and trail conditions, along with tips on fall colors. Take a look!

Mono Lake Ranger District
All roads are open: Bodie (Highway 270), Lundy Canyon, June Lake Loop (Hwy 158), Monitor Pass, Panum Crater, Parker Lake, Sonora Pass (Hwy 108), Saddlebag Rd., South Tufa, Hwy 120 E, Tioga Pass (Hwy 120 W).

September 12th

Conway Fire at 50 ares, 25 percent contained, U.S. 395 open

September 12, 2014

The Conway Fire is now mapped at 50 acres as of Saturday morning, Sept. 13 and is burning in sagebrush with some scattered pinyon pine and juniper trees, according to Inyo National Forest officials. Fire crews were able to walk the fire perimeter of the fire last night to accurately map it; this reflects the reduced acreage. The fire is 25 percent contained.

Night crews made excellent progress last night. There is initial fireline around the Conway Fire at this time. Fire crews will continue to strengthen and improve these lines today and are mopping up to cool the fire’s edge.

Man dies in S.R. 108 motorcycle accident

September 12, 2014

A motorcylist traveling on S.R. 108 died on Thursday, Sept. 11, from injuries he suffered when his three-wheeled vehicle veered off the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Mammoth man drowns in Grant Lake

September 12, 2014

A 27-year old Mammoth man died in a swimming accident at Grant Lake on Thursday, Sept. 11, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.

September 11th

'All The Great Books (Abridged)' opens at Edison Theatre

September 11, 2014

If you were among those who liked last year’s production of “Every Christmas Stories Ever Told (And then some),” directed by Los Angeles-based Drina Durazo last season, then the Edison Theatre has another treat this month.

Obamas, Americans Remember Victims of 9/11 Attacks

September 11, 2014

Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and Lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.

September 10th

Recreation

September 11, 2014

We would like to take time out this week to welcome all the athletes and their friends and family who will be at the Kamikaze Bike Games this coming weekend.

 

Happy hounds, contented kitties

September 11, 2014

BRIDGEPORT—Angelle Nolan doesn’t like a budget crisis any more than anybody else, but Mono County’s director of Animal Control says she knows a good workaround, at least in her own sphere.

 

Dr. Karch to leave Mammoth; will continue work with Mammoth Medical Missions

September 11, 2014

Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch has made a big impact in Mammoth since he moved to the Eastern Sierra more than a decade ago.

 

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