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April 17th, 2014

‘Crime of the Century’ in campaign

April 17, 2014

In the labyrinthine halls of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, they’re calling it “the crime of the century.”

OK, so maybe it was in name only.

Literally.

The name is “Braun” and the case involved a curious case of a missing campaign yard sign supporting MLPD Reserve Officer Ingrid Braun for Mono County Sheriff.

Braun is locked into a (a-hem) brawny race for sheriff against the current office-holder, Sheriff Ralph Obenberger.

The Candidates

April 17, 2014

It’s great that the voters of Mammoth have eight candidates for Town Council.

It’s not so great that hardly any of them know what they’re talking about.

In their first public forum of the campaign season this past week, many of the candidates offered solid vision-type of answers to tough questions that were offered by the Chamber of Commerce and the moderator, Brent Truax.

Mostly, though, the candidates came up short on detailed explanations as to how these visions are to be put in place.

It is not entirely their fault.

April 16th

Council candidates play dodgeball at forum

April 17, 2014

The eight candidates for Town Council gathered in one spot at the same time this past week in the first forum of the campaign season.

 

Who is Larry Johnston?

April 17, 2014

Larry Johnson, 63, first came to Mammoth in 1988 and founded his own business, L.K. Johnston Associates, and has been involved in strategic planning in both the private and public sectors.

 

Who is Bill Sauser?

April 17, 2014

Sauser, 61, operates a locksmith service and first came to Mammoth Lakes with his parents when he was 6 years old, in 1958.

 

Johnston. Sauser in District 1 rematch

April 17, 2014

The last time Bill Sauser and Larry Johnston ran for the Mono County Board of Supervisors, the result was a razor-thin, five-vote victory for Johnston.

 

'Crime of the Century' in campaign | Sign stealer nabbed

April 17, 2014

In the labyrinthine halls of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, they’re calling it “the crime of the century.”

 

April 15th

RAW: Mammoth Mountain's Pam Murphy retires

April 15, 2014

Longtime Mammoth Mountain Ski Area executive Pam Murphy, a fixture at the ski resort since 1973, announced today, April 15 that she is retiring.

April 14th

Hantavirus season arrives with spring cleaning

April 14, 2014

Mice carry the hantavirus all year, but spring marks the start of the season when the risk of exposure rises, according to a press release from the Mono County Health Department.

Buildings that have been closed and unused all winter often provide habitats for deer mice, and when they are opened in the spring for cleaning, human exposure to the hantavirus is possible.

Although hantavirus infections are relatively rare, it is not unusual to have several cases per year in the Eastern Sierra, and the risk of death is significant, according to the release.

Watch the lunar eclipse late Monday night

April 14, 2014

Late Monday night, April 14, there will be a total lunar eclipse, said astronomers from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory said.

High school senior Edgar Moreno takes home scholarship

April 14, 2014

Mammoth High School senior Edgar Moreno has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Caldwell Flores Winters, Inc. Foundation, school officials said late last week.

The CFW Foundation provides scholarships to graduating California public high school seniors and Edgar Moreno was nominated by the high school for his academic accomplishments, athletic leadership, work ethic, and desire to continue his education upon high school graduation, according to school superintendent Lois Klein.

Crowley man arrested after driving with four times legal limit blood alcohol

April 14, 2014

A Crowley Lake man driving a Toyota Tundra was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk on Sunday, April 13 after he was found stopped in the middle of the road on Willow Brook Road in Crowley Lake, according to the California Highway Patrol.

When the 52-year-old man was contacted by law enforcement at about 6:44 p.m., a sobriety test revealed he had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit.

The man was arrested, his driver license was suspended and he was booked at the Mono County Jail.

April 11th

Rock Creek Road reconstruction project has begun

April 11, 2014

Rock Creek Road Reconstruction Project has begun, and will continue, weather permitting, through the 2014/2015 seasons.

This project to repair and restore the Rock Creek Road includes the development of a bike lane and these much-needed improvements mean greater accessibility to visitors and locals alike.

April 10th

Youth Hockey takes center ice

April 10, 2014

Eight youth sports organizations applied for funding this year, spreading the Recreation Commission’s already lean budget even thinner.

“Funding is small,” said Recreation Manager Stuart Brown. “It’s obviously not enough. But it keeps [the organizations] afloat.”

Two new applicants for funding emerged this year, the Eastern Sierra Nordic Ski Association and Mammoth Youth Hockey.

Last weekend for criminally good theatre

April 10, 2014

Are you ready for a little mystery?

Allison McDonnell Page masterfully directs Anthony Shaffer’s classic, Sleuth, with a modern flare. Although the play is based in 1970, quick dry wit and lots of suspenseful twists will keep the audience engaged in the Edison Theatre’s current production.

Sleuthis very different from the other shows Page has directed in the past. Instead of tense family drama like Proofor August: Osage County, she takes her turn at a comedy full of puzzles and lies.

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