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Whooping cough cases increase, dozens being treated or investigated

April 13, 2012

Several new cases of whooping cough cases in young children in the Mammoth/Crowley Lake area has been confirmed as of this morning, and the Mono County Health Department is also investigating and/or treating several dozen people who are suspected to have the disease, according to county health officials.
A total of about 100 people in the area have so far been affected by the disease in some fashion, whether they are caregivers, victims or included in the investigation.

Here's the latest details from the health department:

Mammoth Creek fight will stay in Mono County

April 13, 2012

The fight over Mammoth Creek’s water will stay in Mono County and the Mammoth Community Water District will get some help from the county and the Town of Mammoth Lakes in that fight.

At a court hearing Thursday in Mammoth, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the water district agreed to keep the argument in Mono County, with the caveat, proposed by DWP, that a “neutral” judge was assigned to the cases from now on.

L.A. heavyweight Austin Beutner drives the Mammoth Invitational

April 13, 2012

The driving force behind the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and the Mammoth Invitational is someone most Mammothites wouldn’t recognize even if they knocked him over on the slopes.

Citizen 'Police Academy' opens next week

April 13, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will host its third Community Police Academy starting April 19 and lasting for six weeks.

Emergency alert system available for all Mono County residents

April 13, 2012

Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations. 

Winter season ends, construction begins

April 13, 2012

The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) will be replacing sub-standard sewer pipeline with 2,540 feet of larger, standard PVC pipes throughout sections of Mammoth beginning this May. The project will affect two streets tin Mammoth; Meridian Boulevard and Center Street, according to the district. 

Owens Valley groups sue DWP over groundwater pumping issues—again

April 13, 2012

Three environmental groups have filed suit in Inyo County Superior Court to overturn the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s decision to approve the project and to order LADWP to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR).  

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for April 13-19

April 13, 2012

The Mono Basin Visitor Center reopened for the year last week, and if that isn’t a harbinger of spring, nothing is. It’s open Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …

An old idea made new again

April 13, 2012

An arts center situated on Old Mammoth Road, an idea that has been floating around town for years, reassumed front-burner status this week.

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