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October 22nd

Mono Supes approve Conway Ranch plan

October 22, 2014

The Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week approved a Conway Ranch plan, ending 20 years of wrangling over the fate of the lush area nestled at the southern base of Conway Summit and above Mono Lake.

“This is a point in county history that we can be proud of,” said Supervisor Byng Hunt after the board approved creating a “conservation easement” to protect the land “in perpetuity.”

Yosemite eyes 'hikes' in gate, entrance fees for 2015

October 22, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday, Oct. 20, in a news release.

Yosemite National Park is proposing a new fee structure that would single vehicle entrance fees from $20 to $30 for a seven-day pass. 

The park’s annual pass would increase from $40 to $60. 

What's up, up here? Oct. 16-23

October 22, 2014

Make way forDeanna Campbell as a new member of the Mammoth United School District Board. With her experience at Cerro Coso, there is obvious room for collaboration/understanding among the Learned Ones. …

October 20th

Yosemite proposes fee increases for 2015

October 20, 2014

It’s not the “hike” that most visitors have in mind when they pay a visit to Yosemite National Park.

In this case, it’s a “fee hike” that could go into effect early next year, park officials announced Monday in a news release.

Mammoth names Chip White as alpine ski coach

October 20, 2014

Chip White is back, not that he ever really left, exactly.

The former U.S. Olympic Team ski coach, who has lived in Mammoth for 36 years, this past week signed on as the head Alpine coach of the Mammoth Mountain Ski and Snowboard Team (MMST).

October 17th

Mammoth Fire Dept.: It's that time to check wood burning appliances

October 17, 2014

With the change in the seasons, the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District this week reminded all users of wood burning appliances to make sure their heating system is ready for the upcoming winter.

There are numerous activities that one needs to perform on the system to give you heat and a winter free of problems. The National Fire Protection Association reports that a third of the people using wood type heating have never cleaned or inspected their chimneys or stovepipes, or knew that they needed to.

October 13th

VIDEO: Ebola - Everything You Need to Know in 94 Seconds

October 13, 2014

October 10th

Hazmat team at big-rig crash scene on U.S. 395 near Bodie Road

October 10, 2014

The hazardous chemicals and diesel fuel that leaked into Virginia Creek late last week after the driver of a big rig fell asleep and allowed the truck to drift off the road into the creek have been cleaned up, according to the California Highway Patrol.

October 8th

Wood stove replacement program opens again in Mono County

October 8, 2014

In response to popular demand, Mono County and Mammoth Lakes officials announced this past week the return of the Woodstove Replacement Program for property owners who want to upgrade from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces to cleaner and more efficient heating systems. 

MLR set for Oct. 27 liftoff

October 8, 2014

By the end of the month, the nascent Mammoth Lakes Recreation will have funding, a budget, and a board of directors.

 

What's up? News snippets Oct .2-9

October 8, 2014

Police Blotter: Oct. 2-9

October 8, 2014

Mammoth man hurts woman, child, woman arrested on child endangerment

Happy 100th, Auggie Hess

October 8, 2014

Lee Vining residents and others gathered together Monday, Oct. 6, to celebrate the 100th birthday of, and a book signing by longtime Mono Basin resident August (Auggie) Hess.

October 6th

Mammoth man arrested for 'vehicular manslaughter' in Meridian Blvd. motorcycle crash

October 6, 2014

A 31-year-old Mammoth resident was arrested on charges of vehicular manslaughter after the passenger on his motorcycle died in a crash on Meridian Blvd. Sunday evening.

Emergency responders airlifted Edgar Lee Weaver, Jr., to Renown Medical Center in Reno, where he was admitted in critical condition.

October 2nd

More than 1,000 earthquakes in recent "swarm"; USGS says Mammoth not in danger

October 2, 2014

A swarm of more than 1,000 small earthquakes, including a 3.9 temblor and a 3.8 shaker, shook an area six miles east of Mammoth beginning Thursday, Sept. 25, and has continued at lesser magnitudes and frequency through this week, according to authorities.

As of Thursday afternoon, the quakes numbered at about 1,200. They were triggered by gas and water moving deep within the earth’s crust and are not considered to be a sign of danger at this time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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