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Some Suddenlink customers to have faster service this week

August 22, 2013

Mammoth is inching closer to faster broadband service, with some customers expected to have the service this week, according to Pete Abel, the vice president of corporate communications for Suddenlink.

“Digital 395 completed its work on Aug. 13 and we connected to their circuit the same day,” Abel said.

“Our engineering team tested that circuit, and per the positive results of those tests, we are in the process (Tuesday, Aug. 20) of moving local customers to the Digital 395 circuit.

Swall Meadows man missing after Tuesday day hike near Round Valley Peak

August 22, 2013

Search and rescue officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a Swall Meadows man, Matthew Mooney, who is overdue from a day hike that he started on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Mooney, 47, is an experienced backcountry hiker and former member of the Inyo County Search and Rescue team, according to a news release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s department.

Outsourcing plan moves forward

August 22, 2013

Mammoth Lakes would create a government entity to help manage its myriad recreation components under a proposal that a special, 32-member super-committee sent to the Town Council this past week.

The committee, known as the Mammoth Lakes Recreation Steering Committee, made the recommendation Monday evening, Aug. 19, after nine hours of discussion over three separate meetings.

The choke’s on us

August 22, 2013

After two decades of rigorous attention to air quality in Mammoth, town officials have quietly gone lax in the last seven years, leaving the town seriously out of compliance with state air quality standards.

By abandoning the enforcement of woodstove change-out regulations adopted a quarter of a century ago, the town suffered 19 days last winter during which air quality standards were above state regulations, said Ted Schade, the air pollution control officer for the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.

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