September 3rd, 2014
Just when you think there couldn’t be a whole lot more tweaking left for Mammoth’s signature road cycling event, along comes Bill Cockroft and the Eastside Velo Club to add more features.
The body that was found behind a Mammoth home early Monday morning, Sept. 1, has been identified as 29-year-old Robert Scott Barsan of Reno, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police.
The identification of the body, found by a Mammoth resident behind a home on Pinecrest Avenue, was released at about noon on Tuesday, Sept. 2, after Barsanâ€™s next of kin were notified, said Police Chief Dan Watson.
The 2014 Mammoth Fall Century and Gran Fondo cycling event expects approximately 1,200 cyclists in Mammoth Lakes Saturday, Sept. 6, and as a result, traffic patterns on a number of roads will change to accommodate the riders.
Cyclists will ride on highways S.R. 203, U.S. 395, S.R. 120, and Benton Crossing Road throughout the day.
A Japanese climber who fell 125 feet when he slipped while trying to climb Sawtooth Ridge area above Bridgeport was flow out of the backcountry with serious injuries on Aug. 15.
According to the Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Department, the incident occurred on Friday, Aug. 15 at approximately 12:55 p.m. when sheriffâ€™s dispatch received a call regarding an injured climber on a ridge in the Sawtooth Ridge area.
Two climbers were attempting to climb the ridge and during their ascent, they were climbing up a 45-degree ice field with ice axes, according to a sheriffâ€™s department news release.
The news of Robin Williamsâ€™ death this week serves as a stark reminder that deep despair and hopelessness have no boundaries. When depression takes hold, it can feel impossible to face another day for those with depression.
In response to this news, Mono County Behavioral Health is available for anyone in need.
If someone you know is struggling, please reach out and let Mono County Behavioral Health connect you with needed services. Mono County Behavioral Health - 760.924.1740 or via web at http://www.suicideispreventable.org/
Softball results and standings through Aug. 15 are as follows:
A 32-year-old swimmer at Arrowhead Lake found out the hard way that rope swings can be dangerous.
A bear that went on a breaking and entering spree on Saturday, Aug. 9 and was mentioned in a Mammoth Times print edition story on Aug. 14 (p. 4) is not a local Mammoth bear, according to Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles.
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Office confirmed. This special report aired on KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2014.