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April 22nd, 2014

Bernadette Lovato named new Manzanar superintendent

April 22, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO – Bernadette Lovato has been selected as the new superintendent for Manzanar National Historic Site in California. Lovato is currently the district manager for the Bureau of Land Management Carson City District Office, overseeing 4.8 million acres in northwestern Nevada.

Lovato will begin her new position in June, replacing former superintendent Les Inafuku, who retired.

April 21st

Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon; former Mammoth Track Club athlete, first American man to win since 1983

April 21, 2014

UPDATED: Meb Keflezighi, formerly a member of the Mammoth Track Club and a fixture in Mammoth distance running, won the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 21.

Dust from China blankets the Eastern Sierra ... again

April 21, 2014

Dust from China’s Gobi Desert has once again made it to the Eastern Sierra, most notably on Sunday, April 20, when the white haze could be seen pouring over Mammoth Pass in the late afternoon and evening.

At first, local air pollution control district authorities thought the haze was smoke or agricultural dust, but then something about it didn’t seem right.

April 17th

Tioga Pass Road likely to open early May

April 17, 2014

The Tioga Pass Road could open as early as the first or second week of May and officials began plowing the road this week, according to authorities.

“I heard they started plowing today (Tuesday, April 15) and that the work should go quickly, unless there is a large spring season storm,” said Mono County’s Interim Public Works Director Jeff Walters. “The water content in the snow up there is very low; I’m sure Olmsted Point is mostly exposed granite at this time.”

‘Crime of the Century’ in campaign

April 17, 2014

In the labyrinthine halls of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, they’re calling it “the crime of the century.”

OK, so maybe it was in name only.

Literally.

The name is “Braun” and the case involved a curious case of a missing campaign yard sign supporting MLPD Reserve Officer Ingrid Braun for Mono County Sheriff.

Braun is locked into a (a-hem) brawny race for sheriff against the current office-holder, Sheriff Ralph Obenberger.

April 16th

Council candidates play dodgeball at forum

April 17, 2014

The eight candidates for Town Council gathered in one spot at the same time this past week in the first forum of the campaign season.

 

Who is Larry Johnston?

April 17, 2014

Larry Johnson, 63, first came to Mammoth in 1988 and founded his own business, L.K. Johnston Associates, and has been involved in strategic planning in both the private and public sectors.

 

Who is Bill Sauser?

April 17, 2014

Sauser, 61, operates a locksmith service and first came to Mammoth Lakes with his parents when he was 6 years old, in 1958.

 

Johnston. Sauser in District 1 rematch

April 17, 2014

The last time Bill Sauser and Larry Johnston ran for the Mono County Board of Supervisors, the result was a razor-thin, five-vote victory for Johnston.

 

'Crime of the Century' in campaign | Sign stealer nabbed

April 17, 2014

In the labyrinthine halls of the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, they’re calling it “the crime of the century.”

 

April 15th

RAW: Mammoth Mountain's Pam Murphy retires

April 15, 2014

Longtime Mammoth Mountain Ski Area executive Pam Murphy, a fixture at the ski resort since 1973, announced today, April 15 that she is retiring.

April 14th

Hantavirus season arrives with spring cleaning

April 14, 2014

Mice carry the hantavirus all year, but spring marks the start of the season when the risk of exposure rises, according to a press release from the Mono County Health Department.

Buildings that have been closed and unused all winter often provide habitats for deer mice, and when they are opened in the spring for cleaning, human exposure to the hantavirus is possible.

Although hantavirus infections are relatively rare, it is not unusual to have several cases per year in the Eastern Sierra, and the risk of death is significant, according to the release.

Watch the lunar eclipse late Monday night

April 14, 2014

Late Monday night, April 14, there will be a total lunar eclipse, said astronomers from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory said.

High school senior Edgar Moreno takes home scholarship

April 14, 2014

Mammoth High School senior Edgar Moreno has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Caldwell Flores Winters, Inc. Foundation, school officials said late last week.

The CFW Foundation provides scholarships to graduating California public high school seniors and Edgar Moreno was nominated by the high school for his academic accomplishments, athletic leadership, work ethic, and desire to continue his education upon high school graduation, according to school superintendent Lois Klein.

Crowley man arrested after driving with four times legal limit blood alcohol

April 14, 2014

A Crowley Lake man driving a Toyota Tundra was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk on Sunday, April 13 after he was found stopped in the middle of the road on Willow Brook Road in Crowley Lake, according to the California Highway Patrol.

When the 52-year-old man was contacted by law enforcement at about 6:44 p.m., a sobriety test revealed he had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit.

The man was arrested, his driver license was suspended and he was booked at the Mono County Jail.

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