September 25th, 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. Â§ 2422(b), United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The month of September 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
On Sept. 17, at about 6:20 a.m., Inyo County Sheriffâ€™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.
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.
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.
There is a new fire on June Mountain within the ski area and it very active and growing, according to the Inyo National Forest.
"A new fire has been discovered on June Mountain," according to a Sept. 16 5:20 p.m. news release from the forest. "The June Fire is estimated to be five acres and is showing torching and running behavior.
"The fire is on the June Mountain Ski Resort and structures are threatened. The Reversed Creek Campground is being evacuated.
"The cause of the fire is under investigation."
The Times will update asap. â€”WG