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April 30th

Man offers ride to Mammoth girl; police seeking more info

April 30, 2014

An eleven-year-old Mammoth girl was offered a ride by an unknown male suspect on Tuesday, April 29 while she was walking home from the public library on Meridian Boulevard. She declined the ride and the man drove away without getting out of the car or touching the girl. Police are looking for any information about the incident.

April 29th

RAW: Couple survives 1,000-foot fall on Split Mountain

April 29, 2014

On Saturday, April 26, at about 3:40 p.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch received a cellular 911 call from a female subject stating she was on a mountain and had a broken leg. CHP dispatch informed Inyo County Sheriff's dispatch of the call. Due to the poor reception of the female subject’s cellular telephone, Inyo County dispatch was able to communicate through text messages. The female subject said she and her friend were above Red Lake on Split Mountain; she provided coordinates and an elevation of 12,435 feet.

April 28th

Missing man found after leaving family near Mammoth, hitchhiking to Lone Pine

April 28, 2014

A man who walked into the forest just north and west of the S.R. 203 and U.S. 395 junction and left his family behind was found Thursday, April 24, after a brief search and after he called family members to tell them he had hitchhiked to Lone Pine.

The age and residence city of the missing man, who had a "medical condition" according to the sheriff's department, was not disclosed by the Mono County Sheriff's office or the Mono County Search and Rescue Team.

RAW: Feds says three frogs need protection to avoid extinction

April 28, 2014

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced last last week in a news release that three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada will be given protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), after many months and years of local and Sierra-wide debate.

Three local frogs to be listed as federally threatened or endangered April 29

April 28, 2014

After months of examining public input, federal officials this week designated the local mountain yellow-legged frog and northern distinct population of the mountain yellow legged frog as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species.

The status goes into effect at the end of June and will be posted on Monday, April 29, in the Federal Register. Critical habitat for the three amphibians, proposed on more than 1.8 million acres of Sierra lands, will not be considered for approval until early next year.

April 27th

Firefighters respond to Knolls house fire

April 27, 2014

A house fire in the Knolls neighborhood gutted the entire second floor on Saturday morning, April 26, but fire officials said no one was home at the time.

April 25th

Mammoth man held after separate attacks on Steve Searles and a Mammoth woman

April 25, 2014

A Mammoth man is in custody in the Mono County Jail on multiple charges in connection with an assault on a Mammoth woman, and a separate attack on Wildlife Specialist Setve Searles, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department said Friday in a news release.

Bridgeport man held on child pornography charges

April 25, 2014

Mono County Sheriff's deputies and U.S. Postal Inspectors this past week arrested a Bridgeport man on child pornography charges.

April 24th

Big storm forecast for weekend

April 24, 2014

A winter storm that could bring between 12 to 18 inches of snow to the higher elevations of the Sierra is forecast to hit the Eastern Sierra this weekend, with the first storm coming in Friday and into Saturday and another, lighter storm forecast for Saturday evening and into Sunday.

The two storms will bring an abrupt and cold change to the warm spring weather that has so far characterized April, as a cold front drops down from the Gulf of Alaska and combines with a strong moisture plume coming in from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California near Paso Robles.

Searles asks town to bear down, warns fines are option

April 24, 2014

Mammoth’s bears are up and about early—too early for the grasses and greens they usually rely on for much needed calories in the spring.

The bears also bedded down late due to the late snows. Some of them did not fully bed down at all since the snow did not seal in their dens all winter.

This combination means they are unusually hungry right now and Mammoth’s wildlife specialist Steve Searles said it is time to ramp up efforts to keep the hungry bears out of dumpsters, or face fines.

April 23rd

Who is Kirk Stapp?

April 24, 2014

 

A native of Huntington Beach, Stapp, 69, came to Mammoth as a teacher in 1974.

 

Who is Stacy Corless?

April 24, 2014

Stacy Corless, 43, is the former director of the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and, before that, director of the Friends of the Inyo.

 

Who is Greg Eckert?

April 24, 2014

Greg Eckert, 57, has been a Mammoth resident “since dirt was rock, pretty much.”

 

Three distinct flavors in District 5 Supes race among Corless, Eckert, Stapp

April 24, 2014

Of all the races in Mammoth and Mono County in the June 3 primary election, the one campaign that might not be settled is in the Mono County District 5 race.

 

Three distinct flavors in District 5 Supes race among Corless, Eckert, Stapp

April 24, 2014

 

Of all the races in Mammoth and Mono County in the June 3 primary election, the one campaign that might not be settled is in the Mono County District 5 race.

 

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