May 9th, 2012
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.
There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.
Fishing entrepreneur Ronnie Kovach, who last weekend led seminars for anglers in the Village, got a surprise phone call at the otherworldly time of 8 a.m. last Saturday.
The Tioga Pass Gate on S.R. 120 was closed to vehicles last weekend, but not to cyclists, and members of Mammoth’s Eastside Velo Club took full advantage. Sadly, that beautiful ride is about to come to an end. Cars, RVs, pickups and the other motorists start heading into the park on Monday. …