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County moves toward solar energy

April 9, 2013


Bridgeport building could be first pilot project

It seems a shame, with more than 300 days of sunshine, that Mono County buildings don’t take advantage of solar power more often, according to at least one county supervisor.

That supervisor, Larry Johnston, has been trying to change this over the past two years of his term, bringing solar energy to meetings again and again.

Finally, his efforts may pay off.

Emergency services report continues to draw fire

April 9, 2013


Consultants neglect to talk to critical groups, county supervisor says

A controversial report on the county’s emergency medical system was still causing consternation at the Mono County Board of Supervisors dais this week, even though the report is long done.

County eyes its own solution to garbage woes

April 9, 2013


A breakdown in communication with Town of Mammoth still problematic

Mono County and the Town of Mammoth Lakes have been dancing around each other over the issue of garbage for many years.

On Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors, for the first time, indicated it might be willing to “take out the trash” alone, if need be—even if it means raising parcel fee rates.

County sends list of concerns to Yosemite

April 9, 2013


Proposals to limit horseback rides, roadside parking on Tioga Pass Road alarm county

When Yosemite National Park decided to do a new management plan for the Tuolumne River region, Mono County residents took notice.

About 25 percent of the millions of annual visitors to Yosemite National Park arrive there via the Tioga Pass Road, making the road, which begins near Lee Vining, one of the county’s most critical roadways.

‘Kamikaze Bike Games’ rounding into shape

April 9, 2013


Four-day event will feature ‘Gran Fondos’ on roads, mountain

The band-new Kamikaze Bike Games, a five-day event scheduled for the first week of September, will add several new features to some familiar events.

Apart from bringing back mountain bike racing on Mammoth Mountain for the third time since 2005, the Sept. 4-8 festival this year folds in the stalwart Sept. 7 High Sierra Fall Century road bike ride, with a “Gran Fondo” twist.

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