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October 17th, 2014
With the change in the seasons, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District this week reminded all users of wood burning appliances to make sure their heating system is ready for the upcoming winter.
There are numerous activities that one needs to perform on the system to give you heat and a winter free of problems. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a third of the people using wood type heating have never cleaned or inspected their chimneys or stovepipes, or knew that they needed to.
The hazardous chemicals and diesel fuel that leaked into Virginia Creek late last week after the driver of a big rig fell asleep and allowed the truck to drift off the road into the creek have been cleaned up, according to the California Highway Patrol.
In response to popular demand, Mono County and Mammoth Lakes officials announced this past week the return of the Woodstove Replacement Program for property owners who want to upgrade from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to cleaner and more efficient heating systems.
By the end of the month, the nascent Mammoth Lakes Recreation will have funding, a budget, and a board of directors.
Mammoth man hurts woman, child, woman arrested on child endangerment
Lee Vining residents and others gathered together Monday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the 100th birthday of, and a book signing by longtime Mono Basin resident August (Auggie) Hess.
A 31-year-old Mammoth resident was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter after the passenger on his motorcycle died in a crash on Meridian Blvd. Sunday evening.
Emergency responders airlifted Edgar Lee Weaver, Jr., to Renown Medical Center in Reno, where he was admitted in critical condition.
A swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes, including a 3.9 temblor and a 3.8 shaker, shook an area six miles east of Mammoth beginning Thursday, Sept. 25, and has continued at lesser magnitudes and frequency through this week, according to authorities.
As of Thursday afternoon, the quakes numbered at about 1,200. They were triggered by gas and water moving deep within the earthâ€™s crust and are not considered to be a sign of danger at this time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
During the June Fire, several residents and visitors were contacted by the Mono County Sheriff's Office reverse-911 system, also known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System a country-wide alert system that triggers a phone call to subscribers when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county.
However, if residents do not sign up for the free service, they will not be contacted, sheriffâ€™s department authorities said, since the system requires the user to subscribe to the alerts.
The enterovirus that has sickened hundreds of people in the countryâ€”mostly childrenâ€”this summer and that has now occurred in California may turn out to be potentially more dangerous in some cases than previously thought, according to local health authorities.
A swarm of small earthquakes, including a 3.9 temblor and a 3.8 shaker, shook an area six miles east of Mammoth Thursday, Sept. 25, and continued into Friday at lesser magnitudes and frequency, according to authorities.
The quakes were triggered by gas and water moving deep within the earthâ€™s crust and are not considered to be a sign of danger at this time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The strongest quake occurred Thursday evening at about 8:30 p.m. and registered at 3.9 on the Richter scale.
An 81-year-old deer hunter, exausted and alone in a wilderness area near Poison Creek, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, was rescued by a a combination of law enforcemnnt officers and Search and Rescue specialists, the Mono County Sheriff's Department said in a news relese.
The man, who was not identified in the news release, began his adventure Monday evening, when he left the side of a companion, then disappeared.
He told his friend that he wanted to do some scouting and would be away for about 20 minutes to return to camp by nightfall.
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.