May 18th, 2012
The body of an unidentified man has been found in Haiwee Reservoir in Inyo County, according to law enforcement officials.
On May 17, Department of Water and Power officials, who monitor the reservoir, notified the Inyo County Sheriffâs Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the reservoir.
Sheriffâs deputies and investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.
The subject is male, and believed to be in his 30âs to 40âs; there was no identification on the body.
A low-pressure system will send a cold front through Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra Thursday evening, producing high winds and causing a “critical” fire danger, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.
Every May 15, in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day, law enforcement agencies nationwide join hands to honor those brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving their life in the line of duty.
The Mono Lake Committee, U.S. Forest Service, Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, California State Parks and the Bodie Foundation are teaming up to sponsor the ninth season of a volunteer program at Mono Lake this summer.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and share their knowledge of the Eastern Sierra. Participants may staff information desks and/or rove and answer questions at the lakeshore.
Another major step has been achieved in the Digital 395 Broadband Project. On Monday, May 7, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the lead environmental agency for the project, issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) under the National Environmental Policy Act, completing one of the key steps for the 583-mile long fiber project through the Eastern Sierra.
A 15-year-old Mammoth Lakes High School student was arrested last Friday (May 11) following an investigation into alleged hacking of the school’s computer system for the purpose of changing student grades.
Officer Andy Lehr, the School Resource Officer, became aware of the crime approximately one week ago and after interviewing several students, identified the subject and determined that he was changing the grades for other students for money.
A group of fifth-grade students from Mammoth Elementary School went to Washington, D.C. during their vacation.
Everyone knows the financial footing of Mammoth is bleak, and that itâs been bleak for three years or more.
But on Tuesday night at a special Town Council meeting, citizens learned that the town is merely at the start of a hard road ahead.
âOur future is even bleaker,â said assistant town manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez, who said the various cuts in a new budget reduction plan equals about 14 percent of the budget.
âThere are studies that show nationwide that cities and towns face significant challenges in the future, and weâre no exception.â
“Love Letters,” a two-character play by A.R. Gurney, will open an extensive Eastern Sierra run next Friday, beginning at Edison Theatre in Mammoth.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra held its annual Springtacular for all the “Stars” (participants) with cognitive and developmental disabilities from April 23 - 26.
“I’m Dog Armstrong! Pass the Hammer Gel!”
The Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission on Wednesday approved firearms sales in the townâs commercial zones.
The vote was 4-1, with only Elizabeth Tenney voting no.
âI support firearms in the Industrial Zone,â she said, âbut I canât support firearms in the commercial/lodging zones.
âWe decided a long time ago that this is a special place. Itâs four square miles. We decided not to permit big-box stores, for example.
âThis (a gun store) would change the character of our community. So based on considerable thought on this, I canât support it in commercial zones.â
The director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism went before the Town Council Tuesday night with one basic message regarding the townâs fiscal crisis.
The message went something along the lines of, âDamn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.â
Citing tourism fiascos in Colorado, Wisconsin and Washington State, John Urdi warned the council that any cuts in tourism spending would be imprudent.