Archive - Jul 8, 2013 - News Article
The Mono County Board of Supervisors is holding a series of meetings that will allow the public to get a look at the county’s preliminary budget, give input, and ask questions, with the first meeting Monday, July 8, in Crowley Lake.
The meetings will be held in most of the county’s communities this summer, according to county officials.
Prior to the town hall meetings, county budget information will be posted at www.monocounty.ca.gov.
The single engine plane that was reported missing over Yosemite National Park on Monday, December 17, 2012, has been located.
The plane, which was largely intact, was spotted by a park visitor near Vogelsang High Sierra Camp on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The Vogelsang area is in the rugged high country of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park Rangers hiked to the location of the plane on Sunday, July 7, 2013. Nicol Wilson, the pilot of the plane, was found deceased at the location. He has been positively identified.
Ray Jarvis, the affable Public Works director who for two years has held Mammoth together with baling wire and chewing gum, announced his resignation on Friday.
Jarvis will assume new duties as the public works director in South Lake Tahoe after Aug 2.
The 55-year-old Jarvis, who because of budget cuts also was manager of Mammoth-Yosemite Airport, is the second key employee to announce his resignation this past week. Earlier, building inspector Johnny Goetz announced he would leave for a similar position in Truckee.
Amphibians may impact private property owners, recreation
Three of Mono County’s amphibians could be headed for the federal Endangered Species list and while that might not sound exciting, protecting the Yosemite toad, the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog and the Mountain yellow-legged frog could create several changes to Eastern Sierra communities.
‘Training Academy’ begins this month
The Mammoth Police Department’s Volunteer Program, designed to supplement the beleaguered force, is off the ground.
Police Chief Dan Watson said the department is taking applications effective immediately.
The volunteers, he said, are needed to perform administrative duties such as greeting and assisting visitors at the front counter, providing translation services, and data entry.
‘A huge loss,’ Jarvis says
Johnny Goetz, Mammoth’s main building inspector and go-to man for everything from lighting ordinances and code compliances to fire prevention measures, announced his resignation this past week.
Goetz, 42, is to move to Truckee on Aug. 2 to take over as Chief Building Official. He takes with him his wife, lifelong Mammoth resident Heidi (Hartman), and their two children, Calvin, 5, and Casey, 2.