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A set of petroglyph panels stolen from a cultural site north of Bishop last fall have been returned to the Bureau of Land Management but authorities are still looking for those responsible for the theft and the damage at the site.
Phone calls to the BLM seeking comment on how the petroglyph panels were recovered were not returned.
The damaged petroglyph site was first reported in October, 2012, at which time authorities said six panels had been removed by rock saws and chisels.
The male victim of an apparent suicide attempt Thursday morning at the Mono Basin Visitor's Center has been flown to Reno for further treatment, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Department.
According to Jennifer Hansen, the public information officer for the sheriff's department, at about 8 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, the sheriff's department received a call regarding an unresponsive male in the parking lot of the Visitor's Center, which is located just north of Lee Vining, off of U.S. 395.
Giant blocks of snow have been delivered to 19 businesses and organizations along June Lake's Main Street for the community-wide Snow Sculpture Competition this Saturday afternoon, Feb. 2âall part of the inaugural June Lake Winter Festival & Triple Threat Triathlon, Feb. 1-3.
The Mono County Board of Supervisors appointed Lynda Salcido as âActing County Administrative Officer (CAO),â Tuesday, Jan. 29.
A long-term county employee, Salcido is also Mono Countyâs Director of Public Health, a position she has held for 13 years. She will serve in the additional capacity of Acting CAO following the last day of employment of the countyâs current CAO, James Arkens on Feb. 3, and until an âInterim CAOâ is recruited and appointed, which may take a few weeks. Arkens was recently hired as CAO for Sutter County in central California.
Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to join us as we share happy memories and celebrate the life of Jeanne Standley who passed away on December 24, 2012. It will be Wednesday, January 30, 2013, from 3:00 to 6:00 PM at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center on Forest Trail, just east of Minaret.
Exterior has not been touched in 23 years
Vons supermarket, characterized by one town official as “the center of the universe” in Mammoth, is about to undergo its first major revamping.
Starting in April and lasting through Labor Day, the supermarket would get a new exterior and move its pharmacy and Starbucks franchises to new locations, according to plans for the $4.5 million project.
Filmmaker Bumgardner completes ambitious video
Last June 26 was not a particularly unusual day in Yosemite National Park. It was a bit crowded in the Valley and along the Tioga Road features, but it was not weekend heavy.
But to filmmaker Steve Bumgardner, no day is ever a ho-hum day in the park. On June 26, 2012, he made it extraordinary.
More snow to come, but forecast models can’t seem to agree on how much
The Mammoth area might receive another foot or more of snow over the highest elevations by Monday, according to weather forecasters.
Then again, it might not.
Klassen dons boxing gloves, challenges Hertzog to fight
If they’d known what was coming, the members of the Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission might have wanted to sell tickets to their meeting Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 23.
No deaths, vaccines are still available
Flu season in Mono County has officially begun.
The number of influenza cases steadily increased this past week, according to Mono County’s Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson, and along with it, emergency room visits and hospitalizations.
One of the Mono County Sheriff’s Department deputies, Wesley Hoskins, recently graduated at the top of his Riverside County Sheriffs Academy class and is now beginning a rigorous field-training program, according to the sheriff’s department.
Deputy Hoskins was hired and promoted through the ranks of the Mono County Sheriff’s Department.
After beginning his work at the department as a Public Safety Officer in 2009, which included the duties of jailer and dispatcher, Hoskins was promoted to deputy sheriff in July.
Current ordinances conflict with state law
When Mammoth became a town, the town founders were adamant in their opposition to having mobile food trucks in town.
Since Mammoth incorporated in the mid-1980s, both the nature of mobile food trucks—the infamous “roach coaches” of the day—and California state law have come a long way.
‘We are back at square one,’ says Supervisor Byng Hunt
Mono County is facing more upheaval this week after another top county official announced she would leave Feb. 5 and an interim County Administrative Officer (CAO) candidate pulled out at the last minute.
Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary members invite the community to join them as they share happy memories and celebrate the life of Jeanne Standley who passed away on Dec. 24.
It will be Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Community Center on Forest Trail. Standley was a charter and founding member of the Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary and served on the Board until 2012.