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Archive - 2014

September 25th

USGS: Swarm of small earthquakes shake area near Mammoth, no danger at this time

September 25, 2014

A swarm of small earthquakes, including a 3.9 temblor and a 3.8 shaker, shook an area six miles east of Mammoth Thursday, Sept. 25, and continued into Friday at lesser magnitudes and frequency, according to authorities.

The quakes were triggered by gas and water moving deep within the earth’s crust and are not considered to be a sign of danger at this time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The strongest quake occurred Thursday evening at about 8:30 p.m. and registered at 3.9 on the Richter scale.

Rescue team pulls weary octogenarian deer hunter from wilderness after night alone

September 25, 2014

An 81-year-old deer hunter, exausted and alone in a wilderness area near Poison Creek, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, was rescued by a a combination of law enforcemnnt officers and Search and Rescue specialists, the Mono County Sheriff's Department said in a news relese.

The man, who was not identified in the news release, began his adventure Monday evening, when he left the side of a companion, then disappeared.

He told his friend that he wanted to do some scouting and would be away for about 20 minutes to return to camp by nightfall.

The Grand Jury

September 25, 2014

Mammoth Lakes Tourism and its boss, John Urdi, got a clean bill of health from the Mono County Grand Jury this past month.

 

RAW: Gene Harris, Mammoth man, sentenced to 15 years for "enticing a minor"

September 25, 2014

Gene Wayne Harris, 42, resident of Mammoth Lakes, was sentenced today, Sept. 25, by United States District Judge Morrison C. England, Jr. to 15 years, 8 months in prison, to be followed by a life time period of supervised release, for attempted enticement of a minor in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b), United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

September 24th

June Lake fire 'too close for comfort'

September 24, 2014

When the smoke from last week’s June Fire died down earlier this week and the immediate crisis was over, it was clear that the community of June Lake came close—very close—to a much worse disaster.

What's up? News snippets Sept. 25-Oct.1

September 24, 2014

Mammoth Mountain (finally) buys Big Bear, Snow Summit

September 24, 2014

Putting an end to more than a year of speculation by Southern California skiers and snowboarders, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area this past week announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Big Bear Mountain Resorts.

Big Bear Mountain Resorts includes both Bear Mountain and Snow Summit, the largest and most popular of Southern California’s ski and snowboard resorts, which together draw nearly 800,000 winter visits annually.

September 21st

Deena sets Master's world record in Philly half marathon

September 21, 2014

Mammoth's Deena Kastor continued her mastery of the Masters Sunday by setting a world Masters record in the Philadelphia Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon.

 

Huskies flatten Hamilton, 28-3, in home opener

September 21, 2014

The Mammoth Huskies opened their home season with a 28-3 victory over non-conference foe Hamilton High School (Anza) on Friday evening, Sept. 19.

Steven Orrick amazzed 199 total yards, Logan Deangeles, Jesse Worden and Emmitt Hugelman led a dominant defense and the Huskies erased the memory of a 50-0 loss at Bishop one week earlier.

September 19th

Sierra Nevada Conservancy celebrates 10 years

September 19, 2014

The month of September 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. 

 

September 18th

No, No & No

September 18, 2014

Nobody likes Dr. No.

RAW:Arizona man gets into fight with Coso Junction clerk, arrested driving stolen car

September 18, 2014

On Sept. 17, at about 6:20 a.m., Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the Coso Junction Chevron Station for a dispute between the store clerk and a male subject (later identified as Erik Nelson, a 38-year-old man from Lake Havasu, AZ). Nelson left the store prior to Deputies' arrival.

The responding Deputies located Nelson in a tan Ford Ranger parked on the southbound shoulder of Highway 395 approximately a half mile north of the Coso Junction Rest Area. A record check of the license plate indicated that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Bullhead City AZ.

September 17th

Local Schools challenge state truancy findings

September 17, 2014

The chief administrators of Mammoth and Mono County schools were left scratching their heads this past week after state Attorney General Kamala Harris ranked Mono County the worst in elementary school truancy.

No, No & No

September 17, 2014

Nobody likes Dr. No.

 

Grand Jury says council violated Brown Act

September 17, 2014

The Mammoth Lakes Town Council repeatedly violated the state’s law providing for public transparency, the Mono County Grand Jury alleged in its 2013-14 Final Report.

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