Burned Area Emergency Response Team Assembled for Round Fire
A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team for the Round Fire has been formed. The team is working to complete its assessment and recommendations to lessen immediate hazards to public resources and downstream private land from effects of the fire.
Former Long Valley Fire Chief Fred Stump saw too many homes burn
By Wendilyn Grasseschi
Times Staff Writer
“Some fires are like a rodeo,” said Long Valley Firefighter and Mono County Supervisor Fred Stump Feb. 9 while still on duty during the attermath of last weekend’s Round Fire.
Paradise resident might be able to return Monday, Feb. 9, authorities said
By Wendilyn Grassechi
Times Staff Writer
Swall Meadows residents are probably going to have to wait at least a few more days to get back to their homes and property to assess the damage and take care of their property and possibly, pets left behind, due to a fire that is still burning and due to venting propane lines and other hazards, according to Mono County emergency shelter workers stationed at the Crowley Lake Community Center, tonight Feb. 8.
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BRIDGEPORT—Death and taxes, two staple items in the American comedy
pantry, last week turned political in the chambers of the Mono County Board of Supervisors.
It was about death—changing the county’s Cemetery Ordinance—and how to pay for the upkeep of the county’s three public cemeteries.
The Mono County Sheriff's office has sent out some handy tips and information you might need during the incoming storm forecast for the next few days.
Just in case we forgot some of it during the last few years!
Here you go:
The Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest are planning to continue several prescribed fire projects for habitat improvement and hazardous fuels reduction. Fire crews are taking advantage of recent precipitation that has provided safe and favorable burning conditions.
The Aqueduct Prescribed Fire is planned to begin either Thursday, Feb. 5 or Friday, Feb. 6; conditions permitting.
It should take two days to complete.
This 120-acre project in the Jeffrey pine forest is east of U.S. 395 near Bald Mountain (northeast of Deadman Summit).
Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee
TOWN HALL MEETING, Thursday March 19 at 5 p.m. at the Grand Sierra Lodge
The Mammoth Lakes Police-Community Hispanic Advisory Committee (MLPCHAC) has scheduled its ninth Town Hall meeting for Thursday, March 19 at 5 pm in the Emerald Room at the Grand Sierra Lodge, 1111 Forest Trail.
Refreshments, childcare, and interpreters will be provided.
Speakers at the Town Hall will include representatives from the following:
â€¢ Members of the Mexican Consulate
â€¢ Immigration Attorney Lazaro Salazar
As expected, Yosemite National Park announced last week that entrance fees and campground fees will increase beginning March 1.
The new fee structure includes modifications to the October 2014 draft proposal based on public input.
During the civic engagement period, the park received 2,430 e-mails in response to the proposal, 1,222 comments on the park’s Facebook page, and 16 mailed letters, park officials said.
Michael Moriarty was sworn-in as the new Mono County undersheriff after taking an official oath of office performed by Sheriff Ingrid Braun.
Mammoth Mountain women snowboarders STOMPED the X Games last weekend in Aspen.
As many of you know our dear friend the “Lovely Linda” has spent most of the past year in the hospital including 20-plus operations and battling a multitude of other health problems.
In her first major move as Mono County Sheriff, Ingrid Braun has tapped a veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer as her undersheriff.
He is Michael Moriarty, who will join Braun from his current position as Chief of Investigators at the Riverside County District Attorney's Office. Previously, he logged 31 years as a member of the LAPD.
He, Braun and County Administrative Officer Jim Leddy agreed to a three-year deal, starting Feb. 1.
Demand on Internet broadband service during the 2014-15 Christmas-New Year holiday period jumped an astonishing 1,700 percent from the same period in 2013-14, according to the town’s Information Technology director.
That is not a misprint.
Nate Greenberg, who oversees IT for both the town of Mammoth Lakes and Mono County, told the Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week that the increased demand took just about everybody by surprise.