May 11th, 2012
The Mono County District 4 supervisor race has mostly been ignored by Mammoth in the past.
After all, the district was way up at the north end of the county, with a good part of its shopping, jobs, and services allegiance to a whole different stateâ€”Nevada.
The end result was North County didnâ€™t talk much to Mammoth and Mammoth didnâ€™t talk much to North County.
But that changed last year, when a good chunk of Mammoth was redistricted into District 4â€”the whole eastern chunk of the town north of U.S. 395, in fact.
Mono Countyâ€™s District 3 is made up of parts of Mammoth, June Lake, Lee Vining (after redistricting last year) and the Mono Basin. It ends at the Conway Summit line, where District 4 takes off.
Itâ€™s a district made mostly of people with links to Mammothâ€”for jobs, hospitals, shopping. When Mammoth suffers, District 3 suffers.
Vikki Bauer has been the districtâ€™s supervisor for the past seven years and five months. Candidate Tim Alpers was a county supervisor two times beforeâ€”once as a District 2 supervisor from 1983 to 1989 and then as a District 3 supervisor from 1993 to 1997.
Town Councilmember Skip Harvey may be running out of time but heâ€™s not running out of punches.
At Tuesdayâ€™s special Town Council meeting that dealt entirely with the townâ€™s fiscal crisis, the outgoing, two-term councilman went off.
â€śWhat a mess! What a total mess!â€ť he said to people who squeezed into a crowded Suite Z. He then issued a public apology for the actions of the current Town Council as well as for Town Councils past.
â€śIâ€™m sorry. I am truly sorry for what is going on here,â€ť Harvey said.
Author Rebecca Solnitâ€™s book, A Paradise Built in Hell, asks perhaps the most elementally human question of allâ€”and comes up with a surprising answer
Most of us have wondered how we would react in the event of a terrible disaster or tragedy.
Would I run, would I stay, would I lead, would I fight? Would I die for what I believe in, would I die to save someone I love, or, even, someone I donâ€™t love?
The most elemental human question: What am I made of?
The body of a backcountry skier missing since April 19 was found late last week after a several-day search of the Mt. Dana area.
Boris Adveev, 31, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found dead at about 3: 30 p.m. last Thursday at Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry ski descent on Mt. Dana, which is located west of Lee Vining and near the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. His body was recovered last Friday afternoon, May 4, by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.
Steve Searles says the town’s wildlife is doing just fine.
A Crowley Lake bookkeeper was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzlement and grand theft, after a client reported that large sums of money were missing from various business and personal accounts.
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department lost one of its finest this past week when Billy Anderson, 65, announced his retirement.
The Town Council on Wednesday evening got to the down-and-dirty, but apparently the general public had better things to do than discuss town finances.
The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, in conjunction with the Inyo National Forest, will be conducting an art competition as part of the Grand Opening Celebration for new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center.
The Sierra Summer Festival (a nonprofit 501(c3) organization) is currently seeking donations of housing for its orchestra.
Shira Dubrovner, artistic director of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation, this week was accepted into the well-respected Directors Lab West.
Fido doesn't know from wildlife.
"What the heck?!?" Fido said.
It was supposed to be a done deal.