October 5th, 2012
A bill that might have put more money into the state’s fish hatchery program passed late last month and Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a provision allowing $1 million to go toward the hatchery program infrastructure.
“I hope and pray this bill turns out to be the panacea that (CalTrout) would like us to believe, but I sincerely doubt it,” said local aquaculturist Tim Alpers.
There will be an Eastern Sierra Unified School Board candidate forum Oct. 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lee Vining Elementary School
Candidates Arya Degenhardt, Jimmy Little, Pamela Haas-Durhart and John Peters are vying for two seats, and will be given three questions with a Q&A session following. The event will be moderated.
For more information, call Anna Strathman at Lee Vining Elementary at 760-647-6460.
Mono County is homing in on rules to protect both broadband users and broadband providers as Digital 395 heads toward completion 10 months from now. The county has been hammering out a series of regulations and guidelines to guide the county in deciding when to allow providers to put cables above ground (providers will be guided to do above ground work only when an underground option is not possible), and other issues.
If you are a property owner in many parts of Mono County, you may get a $150 bill from the state this month, a bill that is due at the end of the month. Called the “State Responsibility Area” (SRA) fees, the fees are supposed to help the state pay for fire protection for certain state lands. The fees became law last year and went into effect Oct. 1. The law will also affect mobile homes with DMV registration.
Sometimes the complicated mathematics of choosing what to write about in my weekly column bogs me down, and I have trouble getting started.
Life changes even as I look out my window at Pole Pass, and watch the occasional southbound boat that cruised an extra week, or two hundred more miles north. The weather has been as close to perfect as possible for almost two months straight, and the fortunate retired people who aren’t worried about mowing the lawn in front of their condominium have really been enjoying the extra time on their boats this summer.
It wasnâ€™t exactly a â€śbest friends foreverâ€ť moment Tuesday at the Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting as June Lake residents tried to heal a split over how to spend some county moneyâ€”but it was a start.
At the center of the storm was Supervisor Vikki Bauer. A few weeks ago she told the supervisors that she and others had experienced a â€śhostile takeoverâ€ť at a June Lake Chamber of Commerce meeting over how to spend a portion of the $100,000 in â€śbridgeâ€ť money the county gave June Lake to survive a winter without June Mountain Ski Area.
We all know the place.
Driving south on U.S. 395 heading toward Crowley Lake, talking away on the (hands free) cell phone, climbing up the little rise past the Green Church, counting the minutes you have left to talkâ€”and sure enough.
Right after the turnoff to the little Mt. Morrison cemetery, dead spot.
If youâ€™re lucky, you can pick up the conversation somewhere near Tomâ€™s Placeâ€”but not before.
And forget cell service if you actually live anywhere near Crowley, McGee Creek, Aspen Springsâ€”all of them are in the same dead zone.
But thatâ€™s about to change.