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Young students get gift of iPads, laptops

September 27, 2012

A gift of brand new iPads and laptops for Mammoth Elementary School students last year has allowed students to jump-start their roles as technologically savvy global citizens.

Even students as young as kindergarteners can now learn how to use the digital devices, whether their families at home have them, or can afford them or not, according to former Mammoth Elementary PTO member and president Pamela Bold.

New charter school offers alternative education option

September 27, 2012

A new virtual charter school is available in the Bishop/Mammoth area and it’s free and open to most students.

The new, 501c3 nonprofit academy is called Golden State Virtual Academy. It’s a state-sponsored school and is thus free to students. It already has about 80 students, according to Principal Randy Cook.

Bullying awareness movie to be shown at Edison Theatre Saturday

September 27, 2012

It might begin with something as simple as an insult. “You’re fat.”

“You can’t do anything.”

“You are ugly.”


“Nobody likes you.”


The abuse might worsen—getting ganged up on, being hit, being beaten up.

It might get even worse—midnight texts that denigrate, insult, terrify. Emails that do the same. In a world of instant and constant communication, the end of the school day is no relief.

It all might sound like no big deal. After all, “kids will be kids,” right? They will grow out of it, right? They are just words, right?

County braces for impacts after MLLA judgement

September 27, 2012

As the Town of Mammoth Lakes comes to terms with a $29.5 million lawsuit judgment, Mono County Supervisors weighed in on the possible effects it will have on the county.

Counties and incorporated municipalities have very different functions. Cities and towns create their own wealth through property taxes and use some of that money to improve their area—by building a recreation center, a park, public art displays—but by law, a chunk of that property tax revenue also goes to the county.

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