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December 19th

RAW: Drunk man arrested for burglary, arson, at Jalapeño's restaurant

December 19, 2012

Police arrested an 18-year-old Mammoth man during the early morning hours of Wednesday, Dec. 19, after responding to a call of an intoxicated man who had just left a local hotel.

While searching for the person in sub-zero temperatures, the two officers were called away to handle a domestic violence in progress, police said in a news release. After handling that, they returned to the area of South Frontage Road to continue their search.

RAW: Another loss for DWP in fight with local air pollution control district

December 19, 2012

On Dec. 17, in another setback for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the Kern County Superior Court ruled that LADWP must pay more than one million dollars in fees that itdeliberately withheld related to air pollution control measures for the dried Owens Lake bed.

December 16th

Chief Watson: "This was their 9/11."

December 16, 2012

It felt just like any other morning to Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson.

Chief Watson, Supt. Boccia: Joint Statement on the Newtown massacre

December 16, 2012

 

Like all of you, we are shocked and saddened by the horrific school shootings that occurred in Newtown, Conn. on Friday and the tragic loss of life. 

One cannot begin to wonder what goes through a person’s mind that pushes them to the edge to take such violent action on innocent people and in this case, teachers and kindergarten students.  We share in the grief that all our community has for the victims, their families, and the people of Newton.

December 14th

Times promotes Shirk, Tyree, Hoxie, Garcia

December 14, 2012

 

Four changes to the Mammoth Times staff were announced this week by publisher and editor-in-chief Aleksandra Gajewski.

George Shirk, currently news editor of the Times and Managing Editor of Mammoth Sierra Magazine, was named Managing Editor across the suite of the newspaper company’s publications.

Concurrently, Tiffany Tyree was named business manager, while Lesley-Anne Hoxie was named business assistant/classified sales representative. Finally, Alex Garcia assumes the duties of editorial assistant.

What A Dickens!

December 14, 2012

As soon as the Thanksgiving leftovers have been put away, a parade of Christmastime entertainment steps into center stage. 

Twirling the golden baton are the holiday-themed movies more heartwarming than hot cocoa, and Christmas carols endlessly streaming on the radio. Oh, and that’s just the beginning!

A majority of yuletide stories are based on Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The protagonist doesn’t believe in the Christmas spirit until he is confronted with his own cynicism, and has to inspire Christmas joy in others.

‘No shooting’ ordinance for Conway Ranch removed

December 14, 2012

 

A “no shooting” ordinance covering the Conway Ranch property has been amended and shooting, camping, snowmobiling and night time use will soon be allowed on the property after raising little resistance at a Tuesday Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Mono County owns the Conway Ranch, a scenic swathe of open space at the base of Conway Summit, and had put in place rules prohibiting these activities when it bought the property more than a decade ago.

Dog Sled Adventures fate again in limbo

December 14, 2012

 

The fate of Dog Sled Adventures is still in limbo after an emotional exchange between the county supervisors Tuesday that ended—once again and after years of waffling—in no action.

Aussie Stuart Brown leaves AYSO, passes ball to Kiwi Stuart Reed

December 14, 2012

 

Stuart Brown, the affable Aussie who for four years has served as the regional commissioner of AYSO youth soccer, announced this week he is leaving his post.

“Hopefully, you’re leaving something in better shape than when you started,” he said.

Brown, 46, served two terms and earned respect and kudos from the players as well as the AYSO Board of Directors.

Fish rearing group claims millions in damages against county

December 14, 2012

 

 

A private aquaculture group that had hoped to create a commercial fish hatchery on Mono County property on the Conway Ranch has filed a claim for more than $4 million in past and future damages against the county, according to the county.

Inland Aquaculture Group, headed by John Frederickson, has been trying to make a viable fishery at the site, with the county’s blessing, for the past several years.

But in the past few years, the relationship between the county and IAG has soured.

June Lake to light its tree

December 14, 2012

 

Holidays, Santa arrive Saturday

June Lake joins the holiday festivities tomorrow (Saturday) with its annual “Tree & Village Lighting Celebration.”

The tree lighting is at 5 p.m in the Village, but holiday partyers can come early for appetizers at Sierra Crest Realty, beginning at 3 p.m., and stay late for music and dancing at the Sierra Inn, along with a bit of Christmas caroling, too.

Coulters reveive Rotary recognition

December 14, 2012

 

Ken and Flossie ‘surprised and very honored

The Mammoth Lakes Rotary Club this week named Ken and Flossie Coulter as the first-ever recipients of the  “Service Above Self” award.

The award is presented to an individual or couple who model the motto through their actions in providing outstanding service to our community, said Rick Phelps, president of the noon Rotary.

It's COLD! Ice rink opens today, at last

December 14, 2012

 

The Mammoth Ice Rink is scheduled to open today (Friday) at 11:30 a.m., the town’s recreation department announced.

An outdoor facility located at 416 Sierra Park Road adjacent to the Mammoth Lakes Library, the rink once again will offer public skating sessions, hockey clinics, pick-up hockey, Friday night lessons, and is available for rental. 

A “Skate with Santa” goes off on Thursday, Dec. 20, between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

What's Up, Up Here? Dec. 14-20

December 14, 2012

 

Yes, Virginia Lakes, there is a Santa Claus. That would be Greg Newbry. Not that you’d know it, but that was Newbry out there in the beard and the red suit in the cold night at the Town Christmas Tree Lightinglast week, for the 37th straight year. …

Planners sidestep home rental issue

December 14, 2012

Faced with few hot-button issues more searing than single-family home rentals, the Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission on Wednesday took a giant leap … sideways.

Splitting their votes in a rare display of discord, the commission voted, 3-2, to push the issue directly to the Town Council, but only after the overburdened town staff can complete more research into the ages-old issue.

In addition, the five-member commission decided that any work on the issue should not begin until after the current winter ski and snowboard season.

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