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May 18th, 2012
A rare and stunning type of solar eclipse will be clearly visible this Sunday night when the moon casts a shadow on the sun, resulting in a flaming ring of fire surrounding a darkened sun.
Called an âannularâ, or âringâ, eclipse, it will be visible from the Mammoth and northern Eastern Sierra area beginning at about 5:15 Sunday night until 7:40 p.m., with the maximum coverage of the sun at about 6:30 p.m.
Itâs the first and last time such an annular eclipse will occur in 18 years, with the last similar eclipse occurring in 1994 and the next projected for 2039.
The protests against Mammoth’s proposed budget reduction plan began Wednesday evening before the Town Council.
It is rare for a group of candidates to elicit a Kumbaya moment, but at least some of the candidates at Monday’s Mono County Supervisor Forum might have done it—at least a little bit.
The Mono County Board of Supervisors Tuesday appointed Assistant District Attorney Tim Kendall to fill the remainder of retiring District Attorney George Booth’s term, which ends in 2014.
The Annual Book Fair at Mammoth Elementary School will be held May 30 from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A resident of Mammoth Lakes is in critical but stable condition today, after being flown to Reno last Monday, with word that tests performed at the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory are positive on Thursday.
California ReLeaf unveiled its new grants program Friday, providing more than $250,000 to community-based groups and other organizations throughout California for urban forestry projects.
The Mammoth Lakes Police Community Hispanic Advisory Committee this week finalized plans for the next Town Hall meeting.
Town Cleanup Day is tomorrow (Saturday) in Mammoth, but it isn’t going to look the same.
Yes, it’s true: Stacy Corless will leave the Friends of the Inyo in July to be executive director of the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation. She’ll work closely with MMCF pres Mark Brownlie to strengthen and build K-12 programs. Not to be confused with Evan Russell’s Mammoth Lakes Foundation. …
The body of an unidentified man has been found in Haiwee Reservoir in Inyo County, according to law enforcement officials.
On May 17, Department of Water and Power officials, who monitor the reservoir, notified the Inyo County Sheriffâs Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the reservoir.
Sheriffâs deputies and investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.
The subject is male, and believed to be in his 30âs to 40âs; there was no identification on the body.
A low-pressure system will send a cold front through Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra Thursday evening, producing high winds and causing a “critical” fire danger, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Every May 15, in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, law enforcement agencies nationwide join hands to honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life in the line of duty.
The Mono Lake Committee, U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, California State Parks and the Bodie Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the ninth season of a volunteer program at Mono Lake this summer.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share their knowledge of the Eastern Sierra. Participants may staff information desks and/or rove and answer questions at the lakeshore.
Another major step has been achieved in the Digital 395 Broadband Project. On Monday, May 7, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the lead environmental agency for the project, issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act, completing one of the key steps for the 583-mile long fiber project through the Eastern Sierra.