January 11th, 2013
Mammoth Mountaineering’s Third annual Mammoth Adventure Slideshow Series begins Tuesday, Jan. 15, with tales and photos from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge by extreme telemarker and North Face athlete Kasha Rigby.
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library is offering free tax help, preparation, and e-filing.
The program assists low and middle-income taxpayers. The volunteer counselors are trained and certified through the IRS/AARP training program each year and are qualified to assist with most all of the tax issues you face.
Hot off the press, Mono County Public Health Officer Rick Johnson warns that the current flu season is imminent and shaping up to be the worst in a long time.
"Itâ€™s been a little over a month since our last Mono-Gram discussed the probability of an early and bad flu season. Well, it is now happening.
Mono County Administrator Jim Arkens accepted a job as the Sutter County Administrator on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
He sent the Times a letter of resignation (directed toward the Mono County Board of Supervisors members) on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 9.
Arkens did not attend the Jan. 8 Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting, where three new supervisors, Tim Alpers, Fred Stump and Tim Fesko were sworn in.
Action film star, snowboard entrepreneur, in Mammoth this weekend
Jeremy Jones says he has a good idea what the worst job in the mountains might be.
“I think what the ski patrols do in places like Mammoth, Squaw, Jackson Hole, Aspen, you know, avalanche prone areas, first, I would not want the avalanche forecast job, nor the Ski Patrol.”
Mountaineer is back from the Eastern Karakoram
Back from perhaps his most important expedition yet, Andy Selters has produced what’s likely to become his most memorable show.
With three Canadians and four Indian-Nepalese climbers, Selters ventured to a restricted and barely-explored area at the northern tip of India, the Eastern Karakoram.
“Happy New Year, Fido!”
“It’s a new beginning, Big Boy. Out with the old and in with the new!”
I reached into the closet for Fido’s New Year’s hat. It’s a silver, pointy, cardboard thing with an elastic chinstrap, and on the front it says “Happy New Year.” Actually, Fido’s goofy New Year’s cap looks just like mine.
“I don’t get it.”
‘We can’t patrol the town 24 hours a day, seven days a week’
Got a noisy party going on next door? Calling the cops won’t get you very far.
Looking for that school resource officer in the hallways of Mammoth’s schools? He may be there, maybe not.
Have a late-night problem with stuff that isn’t directly related to public safety, such as vandalism or a low-level misdemeanor? It will have to wait.
Council cites spotty attendance, lack of issues
Having trimmed the town staff to the bone, the Mammoth Town Council Wednesday brought the axe down on two of its citizen commissions.
Gone is the Mobility Commission, whose main task over the past two years was to help shape short- and long-range plans for such things as transit routes, pedestrian routes or, as chair Sandy Hogan once put it, “anything to do with mobility.”
Watson happy with crowd behavior
The crowds in Mammoth over the New Year’s holiday were as big as they’ve ever been, said Police Chief Dan Watson, but on the whole the alcohol-marinated visitors behaved themselves.
“There was a lot of revelry, a lot of partying in town,” he told the Town Council Wednesday evening.