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May 11th, 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 stateâ€”Nevada.
The end result was North County didnâ€™t talk much to Mammoth and Mammoth didnâ€™t talk much to North County.
But that changed last year, when a good chunk of Mammoth was redistricted into District 4â€”the whole eastern chunk of the town north of U.S. 395, in fact.
Mono Countyâ€™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.
Itâ€™s a district made mostly of people with links to Mammothâ€”for jobs, hospitals, shopping. When Mammoth suffers, District 3 suffers.
Vikki Bauer has been the districtâ€™s supervisor for the past seven years and five months. Candidate Tim Alpers was a county supervisor two times beforeâ€”once as a District 2 supervisor from 1983 to 1989 and then as a District 3 supervisor from 1993 to 1997.
Town Councilmember Skip Harvey may be running out of time but heâ€™s not running out of punches.
At Tuesdayâ€™s special Town Council meeting that dealt entirely with the townâ€™s fiscal crisis, the outgoing, two-term councilman went off.
â€śWhat a mess! What a total mess!â€ť 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.
â€śIâ€™m sorry. I am truly sorry for what is going on here,â€ť Harvey said.
Author Rebecca Solnitâ€™s book, A Paradise Built in Hell, asks perhaps the most elementally human question of allâ€”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 donâ€™t love?
The most elemental human question: What am I made of?
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.
Steve Searles says the town’s wildlife is doing just fine.
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.
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Department lost one of its finest this past week when Billy Anderson, 65, announced his retirement.
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.
It was supposed to be a done deal.
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.
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. …
The massive November treefall in Reds Meadow might not be the total disaster some might think it is.
The best of Wednesday’s 6 p.m. Town Council meeting is the last item on its agenda.
That’s just one indicator of the interest the public may have in the town’s ongoing fiscal situation, from its projected budget shortfalls to the impact of the $42 million Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition judgment.
Mono County District Attorney George Booth announced he will retire at the end of June in a letter addressed to the five county supervisors dated April 19.
Booth has served the county as either a Mono County Deputy District Attorney, Assistant District Attorney or District Attorney, for 27 years.