April 9th, 2012
The Mammoth Lakes Foundation’s mission is to support higher education and the arts in the Eastern Sierra and has done so vigorously since its birth in 1989 under the guidance of Dave McCoy and a small group who shared his vision.
UPDATE LADWP and Mammoth Community Water District agreed today to hold future court hearings over DWP's claims to Mammoth Creek water in Mono County instead of Fresno, as requested recently by DWP.
(The issue is the two lawsuits against the water district wherein DWP claims that the department owns the water rights to Mammoth Creek that Mammoth uses).
It has been four years since The Big Idea floated down from Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.
Outgoing Councilman Skip Harvey says the Town Council is doing Mammoth’s citizens wrong by insisting on closed meetings that deal with the impending settlement of the $42 million MLLA judgment.
Digital 395 will finally break ground this month—but probably not in California, according to Praxis Associate CEO Michael Ort, the private-side developer for the project.
If you didn’t know what was happening, skiers on Mammoth Mountain last Tuesday might have thought it was 1976 all over again.
I am counting the toes on Fido's hind legs.
"One-two-three-four," I said. "One-two-three."
A former Bridgeport Eastern Sierra Bank manager, Roxanna Foley, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony embezzlement.
On Thursday, April 5, Mono County Sheriff’s Department Investigators, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), served several warrants in the Bridgeport area in regards to possible embezzlement from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank in Bridgeport.
Roxanna Foley, 51, of Bridgeport, former bank branch manager of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, was arrested for felony embezzlement.
The Bodie Road, or S.R. 270, is scheduled to re-open at noon today. As is often the case this time of year, the opening is dependent on favorable weather. If the area is impacted by inclement weather, Caltrans may have to re-close the highway. Please check local highway conditions by calling 511 before you begin your travel.
The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal from “Inyo Recreation," the concessionaire that manages Forest Service campgrounds in the Mammoth area that would increase the availability and quality of reservation services at these sites.
Well known as one of the world’s top destinations for spring skiing/riding, Mammoth Mountain will again be open daily through Memorial Day. The mountain enjoyed over 70 inches of snow in March, and with more expected in April, the stage is set for another fantastic spring in the Eastern Sierra.
After suing Mammoth Community Water District for access to water rights on Mammoth Creek, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is now trying to change the court venue from Mono County to Fresno, according to district manager Greg Norby. A change of venue hearing will be held in Mammoth at the courthouse on April 12. It is open to the public. Below is Norby's letter regarding this issue:
Mammoth Lakes and Owens Valley Community Leaders,
An elderly Coleville man who had left his home for a short hike was found dead in the hills near his home after a several day search.
On the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an overdue hiker around the hills of Coleville.