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March 30th, 2012
It’s been a long and winding road from the Golan Heights to Mammoth, particularly when you throw in Los Angeles and Las Vegas along the way.
It has been a long journey for the Town of Mammoth Lakes, from the 1997 development agreement with Terry Ballas, to now, with the hammer of a $42 million judgment against the town by the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition company.
The mountain community of Mammoth Lakes, California, once again showed its true spirit for the winter sport of Biathlon this weekend at the 5th Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon. The event continues to be the largest biathlon in the United States, and runs neck and neck with Canmore, Alberta, for the title of largest biathlon in North America.
Fireworks erupted at Tuesday’s Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting, revealing long-simmering tensions between board members that ended with a 4-1 vote that showed a deep difference on how some county employees should be paid.
Mammoth’s bears will have their toughest season in years this spring and summer, Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles said this week.
The family of the minor girl involved in the Dr. Andrew Bourne and Joe Walker case has filed a civil suit against Bourne's estate and Walker, according to Santa Barbara attorney Chris Kroes, who represents the minor’s family.
The complaint was filed on March 14, he said Tuesday, and is expected to be served to "at any time", he said.
The planets might seem like they aren't aligned for Mammoth what with all the bad news recently, but they are.
There was a moment, about three weeks ago, when Town Councilmember Skip Harvey had an epiphany.
Big-big-big party in Mammoth a coupla weekends ago when the TOMS people showed up for a retreat in Mammoth. All the company’s big shots were there, as were the little shots. It was a high old time, all right, put together by Sandra Di Domizio and her Green Fox Events crew. …
The land for the so-called Gateway project at the entrance of Mammoth Lakes will be donated to the Town of Mammoth Lakes by Mono County, the county’s five supervisors agreed Tuesday.
A 67-year-old San Francisco man, George Kohler, was found dead in Death Valley Tuesday, after a weeklong search. His body was found between the Mesquite Spring campground, here he was last seen, and the Scotty’s Castle Road in Death Valley National Park.
New details have emerged about the 9-year-old Chalfant boy who called 911 March 1 when his mother’s husband broke into the boy’s house and threatened her.
Mono County has been invited to join in a possible mediation process between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, according to county staff.
The county’s sheriff department, the GIS department, and the animal control department got the invitation from the Town’s attorneys earlier this month because these departments are considered to be creditors of the Town (they provide services to the Town including dispatch services through the sheriff’s department), county counsel Marshall Rudolph said.
Mammoth Lakes resident Joseph Walker pleaded guilty to five felony counts of illegal sexual activity with a minor on Friday, March 9 in a Santa Barbara court, waiving his right to a trial and almost ensuring he serves time in state prison.