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May 18th

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.

May 16th

‘Critical’ fire conditions Thursday for Mammoth, Eastside

May 16, 2012

 

A low-pressure system will send a cold front through Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra Thursday evening, producing high winds and causing a “critical” fire danger, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

RAW: May 15 was National Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 16, 2012

Every May 15, in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, law enforcement agencies nationwide join hands to honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life in the line of duty.

May 15th

Mono Lake volunteer training begins May 23

May 15, 2012

The Mono Lake Committee, U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, California State Parks and the Bodie Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the ninth season of a volunteer program at Mono Lake this summer.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share their knowledge of the Eastern Sierra. Participants may staff information desks and/or rove and answer questions at the lakeshore.

RAW: Digital 395 crosses another hurdle

May 15, 2012

Another major step has been achieved in the Digital 395 Broadband Project. On Monday, May 7, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the lead environmental agency for the project, issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act, completing one of the key steps for the 583-mile long fiber project through the Eastern Sierra.

May 13th

RAW: Mammoth High School student charged with hacking school computers, changing grades

May 13, 2012

 

A 15-year-old Mammoth Lakes High School student was arrested last Friday (May 11) following an investigation into alleged hacking of the school’s computer system for the purpose of changing student grades.  

Officer Andy Lehr, the School Resource Officer, became aware of the crime approximately one week ago and after interviewing several students, identified the subject and determined that he was changing the grades for other students for money. 

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