Archive - Apr 18, 2013 - News Article
Would help officers in fights, brawls, Chief says
Members of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department will get top-of-the-line TASER devices soon, according to Police Chief Dan Watson.
Citing a cut in the force because of austerity budget cuts earlier this year, Watson said the new devices would be particularly effective when just one officer is at the scene of a crime, fight or any other instance in which the officer feels threatened.
25,000 comments so far
Yosemite National Park this past week announced the extension of the public comment period for the Merced Wild and Scenic River Draft Comprehensive Management and Environmental Impact Statement (MRP) through Tuesday, April 30.
Previously, the public comment period was slated to close on Thursday, April 18.
Copeland, MLPD civilians get nod
The Mammoth Town Council this past week gave a few appreciative gestures to some of Mammoth’s citizens.
First, the council on Wednesday night, April 17, handed out a certificate of appreciation to Kathy Copeland, the founder and leader of Disabled Sports of the Eastern Sierra.
Members of a citizen’s committee continue to oppose land swap
Some June Lake residents were not charmed—or convinced—last week by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO Rusty Gregory’s assurances that he was a changed man and that MMSA would finally invest enough in June Mountain Ski Area to make it thrive.
Council plows ahead anyway
A proposal to change the name of Minaret Boulevard to McCoy Boulevard in honor of the founder of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, came to a screeching pause on Monday, April 15.
Just hours before Mammoth Lakes Tourism Chief John Urdi and others were set to meet in order to hammer out details on the proposal, Mammoth Lakes Foundation CEO Evan Russell sent an email on McCoy’s behalf to stop the effort.