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Skip Harvey, Mammoth councilman, restaurateur and ski instructor, dies at 60

July 17, 2012

Skip Harvey, a two-term Mammoth Lakes town councilman and mayor, ski instructor at Mammoth Mountain and restaurateur, died early Monday, according to town public information officer Stuart Brown.

"Mayor Harvey had been battling cancer for several years," Brown wrote in a press release Monday evening.

"Family members and close friends were with Skip at the time of his passing."

Police Chief Dan Watson delivered the news to members of the Town Council, and others.

RAW: Hiker with chest pains flown out of Shadow Lake area

July 17, 2012

On Thursday, July 12, 2012, the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team responded to aid a 74 year old man from Markleeville, California, who was hiking the John Muir Trail west of Shadow Lake. He had begun experiencing chest pains.

Other backpackers used a cell phone to call 911. The Team requested the assistance of the Yosemite National Park helicopter to extract the man from the backcountry. The helicopter was able to land near him and transported him to a waiting ambulance at the Mammoth Lakes Forest Service helipad.

He was taken to Mammoth Hospital for treatment.

RAW: Father, son, reunited after backcountry adventure

July 17, 2012

On Saturday, July 14, the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team responded in aid of two backpackers from Excelsior Springs, MO, who had become separated.

The Sheriff's Office received a call just after midnight on July 14, indicating that a father, 57, and son, 36, who were hiking the John Muir Trail south from Yosemite, had become separated at 8:30 the previous evening.

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