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May 11th, 2012

District 2 needs a juggler

May 11, 2012

 South of Mammoth to Paradise, east to the Tri-Valley and Benton, big sprawling District 2 is a distinctly nonhomogenous district that will require its county supervisor to be something of an acrobat to be eff ective.

It has Crowley Lake, essentially a bedroom community to Mammoth.

It has Swall Meadows and Paradise just down the hill, but whose kids go to Round Valley or Bishop schools and whose residents do most of their shopping in Bishop. Swall and Paradise never saw a development project they loved, or a deer or coyote they didn’t. 

Mammoth Fire Dept. warns CFL bulb users

May 11, 2012

 

We have all seen and are probably using compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs.  In many states, these will be the only light bulbs that will be available as the incandescent bulbs are phased out.  

Mammoth Brewing earns gold, bronze

May 11, 2012

 

Competing in the Brewers Association 2012 Ninth Bi-annual World Beer Cup competition last weekend, Mammoth Brewing Company won a gold medal for its Double Nut Brown Porter in the Brown Porter Category, and a bronze for its Real McCoy Amber Ale in German Style Brown/Dusseldorf-Style Altbier Category.

District 4 Supervisor—a chance to bridge the gap

May 11, 2012

The Mono County District 4 supervisor race has mostly been ignored by Mammoth in the past.
After all, the district was way up at the north end of the county, with a good part of its shopping, jobs, and services allegiance to a whole different state—Nevada.

The end result was North County didn’t talk much to Mammoth and Mammoth didn’t talk much to North County.

But that changed last year, when a good chunk of Mammoth was redistricted into District 4—the whole eastern chunk of the town north of U.S. 395, in fact.

Bauer, Alpers differ over county salaries

May 11, 2012

Mono County’s District 3 is made up of parts of Mammoth, June Lake, Lee Vining (after redistricting last year) and the Mono Basin. It ends at the Conway Summit line, where District 4 takes off.

It’s a district made mostly of people with links to Mammoth—for jobs, hospitals, shopping. When Mammoth suffers, District 3 suffers.

Vikki Bauer has been the district’s supervisor for the past seven years and five months. Candidate Tim Alpers was a county supervisor two times before—once as a District 2 supervisor from 1983 to 1989 and then as a District 3 supervisor from 1993 to 1997.

Skip Harvey apologizes, places blame on airport, proposes new tax

May 11, 2012

Town Councilmember Skip Harvey may be running out of time but he’s not running out of punches.
At Tuesday’s special Town Council meeting that dealt entirely with the town’s fiscal crisis, the outgoing, two-term councilman went off.

“What a mess! What a total mess!” he said to people who squeezed into a crowded Suite Z. He then issued a public apology for the actions of the current Town Council as well as for Town Councils past.
“I’m sorry. I am truly sorry for what is going on here,” Harvey said.

May 9th

Asking the questions that matter

May 9, 2012

Author Rebecca Solnit’s book, A Paradise Built in Hell, asks perhaps the most elementally human question of all—and comes up with a surprising answer

Most of us have wondered how we would react in the event of a terrible disaster or tragedy.
Would I run, would I stay, would I lead, would I fight? Would I die for what I believe in, would I die to save someone I love, or, even, someone I don’t love?
The most elemental human question: What am I made of?

May 7th

Missing skier found dead on Mt. Dana

May 7, 2012

The body of a backcountry skier missing since April 19 was found late last week after a several-day search of the Mt. Dana area.

Boris Adveev, 31, Ann Arbor, Michigan, was found dead at about 3: 30 p.m. last Thursday at Cocaine Chute, a popular backcountry ski descent on Mt. Dana, which is located west of Lee Vining and near the eastern border of Yosemite National Park. His body was recovered last Friday afternoon, May 4, by Mono County Search and Rescue team members.

May 4th

The bears are all right; humans too

May 4, 2012

Steve Searles says the town’s wildlife is doing just fine.

Crowley woman busted for embezzlement

May 4, 2012

A Crowley Lake bookkeeper was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of embezzlement and grand theft, after a client reported that large sums of money were missing from various business and personal accounts.

Billy Anderson leaves fire department

May 4, 2012

 

The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department lost one of its finest this past week when Billy Anderson, 65, announced his retirement.

Big public meeting on finances set for Tuesday

May 4, 2012

The Town Council on Wednesday evening got to the down-and-dirty, but apparently the general public had better things to do than discuss town finances.

New Sign on 203 draws controversy

May 4, 2012

It was supposed to be a done deal.

How many cooks in Mammoth's kitchen?

May 4, 2012

There was a time, back in the boom years, when the Mammoth Lakes town offices were crowded with staffers sizing up every new wrinkle in town.

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for May 4-10

May 4, 2012

The Tioga Pass Gate on S.R. 120 was closed to vehicles last weekend, but not to cyclists, and members of Mammoth’s Eastside Velo Club took full advantage. Sadly, that beautiful ride is about to come to an end. Cars, RVs, pickups and the other motorists start heading into the park on Monday. …

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