Archive - Jun 14, 2013 - News Article
Administrative officer started June 10
Mono County’s new top administrator is a man in a hurry to get to work.
Jim Leddy, the county’s new administrative officer (CAO), started his new job on Monday, June 10, and said in a recent interview that his worst habit is probably that he doesn’t know when to stop working.
About 3,000 expected in annual event
The vroom-vroom set bombs into Mammoth next week for the annual Mammoth Motocross, but this year the 10-day spectacle brings some added street cred.
“This is the first year with the AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sanctioning the event, which means bigger, more legit talent,” said Mike Colbert, the race director.
New law aimed at restaurants
In spite of years of work in developing a strategy for co-existence with its bear population, Mammoth’s humans have no laws that require the use of bear boxes or bear-resistant trashcans.
In addition, the town does not have enforcement tools that such a law might allow.
In light of the absence of such laws, the Town Council began discussions on creating new measures that amend Mammoth’s current trash and garbage ordinance.
Veteran cop Worcester from Irvine
Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Dan Watson swore in the police department’s second reserve officer on June 10. Dick Worcester will join Karen Smart as a part-time Level One reserve officer, he said.
Reserve Officer Worcester began his law enforcement career in 1976 with the City of Irvine.
In addition to patrol duties, Worcester also worked as a traffic enforcement motorcycle officer, detective, traffic investigator, and DARE instructor.