Archive - Jul 25, 2013 - News Article
A Los Angeles man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery at the Pearsonville Shell gas station located on U.S. 395 between Ridgecrest and Lone Pine, and, a few days later, a stabbing at the popular Kennedy Meadows recreation area.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff's department, on Sunday, July 21, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Dispatch was contacted regarding an armed robbery and stabbing that occurred at the Pearsonville Shell gas station.
Wood, Bacon vote ‘no’ in split vote
With a potential infusion of $4.7 million a year into the town’s tourism quiver for the next five years, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council this past week approved the creation of a Tourism Business Improvement District.
The vote, taken at the end of a long council meeting on Wednesday, July 24, was 3-2, with both Mayor Rick Wood and council member Jo Bacon voting against.
Voting in favor of the TBID were council members John Eastman, Matthew Lehman, and Michael Raimondo.
Officials predict blaze to grow to 6,000 acres
The smoke above Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra that began on Tuesday, July 23, is not going to dissipate for at least a few days, according to the local air pollution control district.
The smoke is due to a 2,000-3,000-acre fire (at press time on Wednesday night, July 24) on the west side of the Sierra crest, north and west of Huntington Lake, near a reservoir called Mammoth Pool Reservoir.
Two generations of bears learn bad habits
Bears are relatively rare in Crowley Lake compared to Mammoth Lakes, but in the past few weeks, local residents have said at least one bear—and perhaps two—seem to be getting bolder.
“I get a lot of calls, a lot of concerns,” said Steve Searles, the Town of Mammoth Lakes’ wildlife specialist and known throughout the country as the “Bear Whisperer.” Most calls are about seeing a bear or about the bear getting into trash.