Archive - Aug 12, 2013 - News Article
Not far from the eternal news spotlight on sports and recreation and small-town politics, Mono County’s children are often invisible, making news only when the schools they go to do something meritorious—or the opposite.
That invisibility is especially true when it comes to children that have been the victims of child abuse—even the perpetrator rarely gets a public outing.
But child abuse is a real and pervasive problem in the county, like it is in the rest of the country.
Three tiny high-altitude amphibians are at the heart of a county and state-wide controversy that could affect some of Mono County’s most popular recreation areas and agricultural areas, including Rock Creek, Convict Lake, the June Lake Loop, Saddlebag Lakes and more. The request for an extension was recently granted and the comment period now closes on Nov. 18.
The Mountain yellow-legged frog, the Yosemite toad, and the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog are all native species that inhabit some high country wetlands, lakes, and creeks.
In its effort to come up with a definitive study on the state of Mammoth’s event venues, a Chicago consulting firm this past week took a somewhat surprising approach.
In listing comparable resorts, the HVS Convention, Sports & Entertainment Facilities Consulting Group chose to ignore Mammoth’s closest neighbor to the North, Lake Tahoe.
That surprised Recreation Commissioner Sean Turner, who used some of his time at the commission meeting on Aug. 6 to question Thomas Hazinski, the managing director of the firm.