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County, town spar over garbage

May 18, 2012

 

The smell of garbage has already come between the recent “Kumbaya” talks of cooperation and working together for the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County.

Rare and spectacular solar eclipse visible Sunday night

May 18, 2012

A rare and stunning type of solar eclipse will be clearly visible this Sunday night when the moon casts a shadow on the sun, resulting in a flaming ring of fire surrounding a darkened sun.

Called an “annular”, or “ring”, eclipse, it will be visible from the Mammoth and northern Eastern Sierra area beginning at about 5:15 Sunday night until 7:40 p.m., with the maximum coverage of the sun at about 6:30 p.m.

It’s the first and last time such an annular eclipse will occur in 18 years, with the last similar eclipse occurring in 1994 and the next projected for 2039.

Budget backlashes begin in Mammoth

May 18, 2012

 

The protests against Mammoth’s proposed budget reduction plan began Wednesday evening before the Town Council.

Mono candidates enter the stretch run

May 18, 2012

 

It is rare for a group of candidates to elicit a Kumbaya moment, but at least some of the candidates at Monday’s Mono County Supervisor Forum might have done it—at least a little bit.

Kendall to replace Booth as D.A.

May 18, 2012

 

The Mono County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall to fill the remainder of retiring District Attorney George Booth’s term, which ends in 2014.

Book Fair at Mammoth Elementary May 30

May 18, 2012

 

The Annual Book Fair at Mammoth Elementary School will be held May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Hantavirus strikes Mammoth resident

May 18, 2012

 

A resident of Mammoth Lakes is in critical but stable condition today, after being flown to Reno last Monday, with word that tests performed at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory are positive on Thursday. 

$250k available for tree planting, care

May 18, 2012

 

California ReLeaf unveiled its new grants program Friday, providing more than $250,000 to community-based groups and other organizations throughout California for urban forestry projects.  

Police-Hispanic Community set new meeting

May 18, 2012

 

The Mammoth Lakes Police Community Hispanic Advisory Committee this week finalized plans for the next Town Hall meeting.

New rules for Town Cleanup Day

May 18, 2012

 

Town Cleanup Day is tomorrow (Saturday) in Mammoth, but it isn’t going to look the same.

What's Up, Up Here? The news and gossip for May 18-24

May 18, 2012

 

Yes, it’s true: Stacy Corless will leave the Friends of the Inyo in July to be executive director of the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. She’ll work closely with MMCF pres Mark Brownlie to strengthen and build K-12 programs. Not to be confused with Evan Russell’s Mammoth Lakes Foundation. …

Body found in Haiwee Reservoir, no identification or cause of death yet known

May 18, 2012

The body of an unidentified man has been found in Haiwee Reservoir in Inyo County, according to law enforcement officials.

On May 17, Department of Water and Power officials, who monitor the reservoir, notified the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the reservoir.

Sheriff’s deputies and investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.

The subject is male, and believed to be in his 30’s to 40’s; there was no identification on the body.

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