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April 6th

Digital 395 April groundbreaking unlikely

April 6, 2012

Digital 395 will finally break ground this month—but probably not in California, according to Praxis Associate CEO Michael Ort, the private-side developer for the project.

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for April 6-12

April 6, 2012

Former Bridgeport bank manager arrested on suspicion of felony embezzlement

April 6, 2012

A former Bridgeport Eastern Sierra Bank manager, Roxanna Foley, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of felony embezzlement.

On Thursday, April 5, Mono County Sheriff’s Department Investigators, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), served several warrants in the Bridgeport area in regards to possible embezzlement from the Eastern Sierra Community Bank in Bridgeport. 

Roxanna Foley, 51, of Bridgeport, former bank branch manager of Eastern Sierra Community Bank, was arrested for felony embezzlement.

April 5th

Bodie Road opens today

April 5, 2012

The Bodie Road, or S.R. 270, is scheduled to re-open at noon today. As is often the case this time of year, the opening is dependent on favorable weather. If the area is impacted by inclement weather, Caltrans may have to re-close the highway. Please check local highway conditions by calling 511 before you begin your travel.

April 4th

RAW: Forest Service considering proposal to expand reservation system to all Mammoth Area campsites

April 4, 2012

 

The U.S. Forest Service is considering a proposal from “Inyo Recreation," the concessionaire that manages Forest Service campgrounds in the Mammoth area that would increase the availability and quality of reservation services at these sites.

April 3rd

RAW: Spring extended: Mammoth Mountain to stay open daily through Memorial Day for skiing and snowboarding

April 3, 2012

Well known as one of the world’s top destinations for spring skiing/riding, Mammoth Mountain will again be open daily through Memorial Day. The mountain enjoyed over 70 inches of snow in March, and with more expected in April, the stage is set for another fantastic spring in the Eastern Sierra.

RAW: LADWP seeks change of court venue from Mono County to Fresno, after suing Mammoth's water district

April 3, 2012

After suing Mammoth Community Water District for access to water rights on Mammoth Creek, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is now trying to change the court venue from Mono County to Fresno, according to district manager Greg Norby. A change of venue hearing will be held in Mammoth at the courthouse on April 12. It is open to the public. Below is Norby's letter regarding this issue:

Mammoth Lakes and Owens Valley Community Leaders,

Coleville man found dead after several day search

April 3, 2012

An elderly Coleville man who had left his home for a short hike was found dead in the hills near his home after a several day search.

On the afternoon of Thursday, March 22, Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding an overdue hiker around the hills of Coleville.

April 2nd

Inyo National Forest officials release campground schedules, updates

April 2, 2012

The days are getting longer, the snow is melting away and camping season is just around the corner.

The U.S. Forest Service has been working to make needed repairs and replace worn infrastructure in several campgrounds on the Inyo National Forest and would like to provide the following updates to visitors starting to plan their camping trips.

March 30th

Mammoth borrows against ... itself

March 30, 2012

How broke can a broke town go?

Mammoth weighs MLLA settlement offer of $2 million down, $2.8 million a year for 30 years

March 30, 2012

Mammoth Lakes officials this week scrambled to find a response to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, which last Friday offered terms of a 30-year settlement of its $42.7 million against the town.

Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said that by mid-morning Monday, neither he nor town financial consultant Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had spoken with MLLA attorneys, nor their own.

Drama teacher Kevin Worden may lose his job

March 30, 2012

Mammoth Unified School District’s longtime, popular drama teacher was recently given one of the district’s dreaded “pink slips,” which notify employees that they might not have a job next year.

County prepares to hold broadband providers accountable

March 30, 2012

It doesn’t have to be this way. No broadband for new customers, slow and choppy service for those that have it; the current broadband situation for much of Mono County has been getting worse every month now for half a year.

Mammoth students get big smiles out of visiting dental program

March 30, 2012

 

 


 

Eleven-year-old Mammoth Elementary School student Giovanni Cruz was all smiles, even though he was sitting in a dentist’s chair getting his teeth examined.

A Vegas go-getter at the Mammoth Creek Inn

March 30, 2012

It’s been a long and winding road from the Golan Heights to Mammoth, particularly when you throw in Los Angeles and Las Vegas along the way.

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