May 5th, 2014
In the wake of the third drought spring in a row, Mammoth’s wildlife specialist and “Bear Whisperer” Steve Searles recently made it clear that the party for people who repeatedly leave dumpsters unlocked or otherwise feed Mammoth’s bears and wildlife is over.
“It’s always been voluntary but this year, if you live here, you’ve been warned. I am going to write you a ticket,” he said at a recent Mammoth Lakes Town Council meeting.
Video photographers who have turned to drone technology are no longer welcome to use their tetherless, flying rigs in Yosemite National Park.
According to Yosemite National Park, Tioga Road in Yosemite National Park will open for the season at noon tomorrow, Friday, May 2. All facilities along the road, such as rest rooms, are still closed.
Vault toilets are available in several locations along the road. Limited visitor services will be available over the next several weeks.
The May 2 date is the earliest Tioga Road opening since records were kept, beginning in 1980, according to park data.
The Bank of America branch in Mammoth closes its doors tomorrow, Friday, May 2. There are two ATM machines located in the "Vons mall" (the Minaret Village Shopping Center) between Another T-Shirt Shop and the Booky Joint.
It's May! And that means politics, crime and bears.
Of all the election races in Mono County, none has generated more debate than the contest for sheriff.
Braun was a lieutenant in the Los Angeles Police Department, where she met her husband Mike, an LAPD veteran who is an avid ski racer and outdoorsman.
A native Southern Californian, Obenberger, who turns 54 this month, said he could never imagine moving back to the bright lights of the big city.
An eleven-year-old Mammoth girl was offered a ride by an unknown male suspect on Tuesday, April 29 while she was walking home from the public library on Meridian Boulevard. She declined the ride and the man drove away without getting out of the car or touching the girl. Police are looking for any information about the incident.
On Saturday, April 26, at about 3:40 p.m., California Highway Patrol (CHP) dispatch received a cellular 911 call from a female subject stating she was on a mountain and had a broken leg. CHP dispatch informed Inyo County Sheriff's dispatch of the call. Due to the poor reception of the female subjectâ€™s cellular telephone, Inyo County dispatch was able to communicate through text messages. The female subject said she and her friend were above Red Lake on Split Mountain; she provided coordinates and an elevation of 12,435 feet.
A man who walked into the forest just north and west of the S.R. 203 and U.S. 395 junction and left his family behind was found Thursday, April 24, after a brief search and after he called family members to tell them he had hitchhiked to Lone Pine.
The age and residence city of the missing man, who had a "medical condition" according to the sheriff's department, was not disclosed by the Mono County Sheriff's office or the Mono County Search and Rescue Team.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced last last week in a news release that three amphibians native to the Sierra Nevada will be given protections under the Endangered Species Act (ESA), after many months and years of local and Sierra-wide debate.
After months of examining public input, federal officials this week designated the local mountain yellow-legged frog and northern distinct population of the mountain yellow legged frog as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species.
The status goes into effect at the end of June and will be posted on Monday, April 29, in the Federal Register. Critical habitat for the three amphibians, proposed on more than 1.8 million acres of Sierra lands, will not be considered for approval until early next year.
A house fire in the Knolls neighborhood gutted the entire second floor on Saturday morning, April 26, but fire officials said no one was home at the time.