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April 20th, 2012
The signs of spring are all around and many people are eager to begin spring cleaning of their garages, sheds, and barn. It is important to know what steps can be taken to protect against a hantavirus infection.
The Mammoth Town Council Wednesday named Joyce Turner to the Measure U steering committee. She replaces John Wentworth, who recused himself from the committee because of a conflict of interest. The committee is a council-appointed group who will vet Measure U applications as they come in.
The Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park opened for the season Friday. There will be limited visitor services available at Glacier Point. Vault toilets will be available, and there will be no running water.
One of the most dangerous spots of U.S. 395 is about to be fixed, Mammoth Public Works Director Ray Jarvis said.
If things go just exactly right and the weather cooperates in September, the new Mammoth Track near the Whitmore ballfields will have an infield and a polyurethane track surface by the end of the warm months.
Yakima, Wash., is looking for a city manager, and they’re down to four candidates, one of whom is none other than Marianna Marysheva-Martinez. …
Several new cases of whooping cough cases in young children in the Mammoth/Crowley Lake area has been confirmed as of this morning, and the Mono County Health Department is also investigating and/or treating several dozen people who are suspected to have the disease, according to county health officials.
A total of about 100 people in the area have so far been affected by the disease in some fashion, whether they are caregivers, victims or included in the investigation.
Here's the latest details from the health department:
The fight over Mammoth Creekâ€™s water will stay in Mono County and the Mammoth Community Water District will get some help from the county and the Town of Mammoth Lakes in that fight.
At a court hearing Thursday in Mammoth, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the water district agreed to keep the argument in Mono County, with the caveat, proposed by DWP, that a â€śneutralâ€ť judge was assigned to the cases from now on.
The driving force behind the Mammoth Mountain Community Foundation and the Mammoth Invitational is someone most Mammothites wouldn’t recognize even if they knocked him over on the slopes.
The Mammoth Lakes Police Department will host its third Community Police Academy starting April 19 and lasting for six weeks.
Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations.
The Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD) will be replacing sub-standard sewer pipeline with 2,540 feet of larger, standard PVC pipes throughout sections of Mammoth beginning this May. The project will affect two streets tin Mammoth; Meridian Boulevard and Center Street, according to the district.
Three environmental groups have filed suit in Inyo County Superior Court to overturn the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s decision to approve the project and to order LADWP to prepare an environmental impact report (EIR).
The Mono Basin Visitor Center reopened for the year last week, and if that isn’t a harbinger of spring, nothing is. It’s open Thursday to Monday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. …
An arts center situated on Old Mammoth Road, an idea that has been floating around town for years, reassumed front-burner status this week.