May 21st, 2013
A 63-year-old overdue hiker, a Merced man missing since May 18, was found in the Reds Meadow area Sunday, May 19, after spending the night in the valley and getting lost while trying to reach Bishop.
On Saturday, May 18, at approximately 8 p.m., Mono County Sheriffâ€™s Dispatch received a call regarding an overdue hiker in the Horseshoe Lake area, according to a sheriff's department news release.
"A 63-year-old hiker from Merced was reported overdue by his son when he didnâ€™t return after a 3-4 hour hike," the news release states.
Mono County has hired a new County Administrative Officer (CAO), according to the Mono County Board of Supervisors.
According to a news release issued by the board of supervisors on May 21, Tuesday, Jim Leddy, the current Deputy County Administrator/Community and Government Affairs Manager for Sonoma County, will begin his service in Mono County on June 4, with a salary of $160,000.
"The selection follows an extensive recruitment process begun in January and guided by the Boardâ€™s efforts to strengthen strategic planning for the county," the news release states.
County of Mono could save about $2.8 million
Mono County’s much-loved but expensive county paramedic program might get a little less expensive after the paramedics offered a series of cost-cutting measures Tuesday, May 14.
Brent Truax, erstwhile GM of the Westin-Monache Resort, is now GM of the Sierra Nevada Resorton Old Mammoth Road, with Rhonda Duggancontinuing as director of marketing and sales. …
Speaking of the Denver-based Westin, the Mammoth property is minus a general manager, an executive chef, a rooms manager, a restaurant managerand a director of sales. …
Measure R tax funds would pay for infrastructure
A community garden at Mammoth Creek Park, funded with Measure R recreation-based tax dollars, received warm support from the town’s Recreation Commission this past week.
What it did not get, however, was a full-fledged blessing in terms of actual dollars.
The cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park will be in place and open for the season on Friday, May 24, weather permitting, park officials announced this past week.
Chris Smallcomb of the National Weather Service in Reno will give a talk about "The Devils Windstorm: The Great Tree Blowdown of 2011" as part of the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory (SNARL) Lecture Series on Tuesday, May 21, 7 p.m., at the Green Church at the intersection of U.S. 395 and Benton Crossing Road.
Talks are free and open to the public. Space is limited, arrive early to insure a seat. For more information contact: Leslie Dawson: email@example.com
Itâ€™s time to renew Town of Mammoth Lakes dog licenses for the upcoming fiscal year. Join us for our annual license sale/vaccination clinic in the Police Department parking lot on Saturday, June 1 from 4 to 5:30 pm.
If your dog does not need a rabies vaccination update, you can just purchase a license for $20 if your animal is spayed/neutered or $50 if it is not. You donâ€™t need to bring your pet to the clinic unless it needs a vaccination update. Dr. Gaylon TeSlaa and the staff of Alpen Veterinary clinic will be on hand with low cost vaccinations for both dogs and cats.
The 2013 Fire Season in Yosemite National Park will begin on Monday, May 20, park officials said Friday in a news release.
Five-year capital improvements plan unveiled
The airport, town streets, and town trails would get the lion’s share of capital improvement money in the 2013-14 fiscal year, according to a draft of the town’s five-year spending program.
The program, drafted by Public Works Director Ray Jarvis, was handed up to the Town Council at its meeting on Wednesday evening, May 15.
Meeting in Mammoth on May 29, Bishop on May 20
The Inyo National Forest announced this past week a series of planned meetings to continue dialogue and receive input from the public and interested stakeholders for its forest plan revision.
‘Simple way to start collecting money,’ Gregory says
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area will take a “strong stance” in support of single-family home rentals in Mammoth, ski area CEO Rusty Gregory said on Wednesday.
Agreement paves way to re-purchase section of ranch
Some Eastern Sierra fishing advocates who dream of stocking local waters with big fat trophy trout called “Mono Monsters” got a boost this week, when the Mono County Board of Supervisors agreed to work toward buying a piece of property on the Conway Ranch for just that purpose.
Victim of $627K budget shortfall
For the second year in a row, the Fourth of July fireworks show at Crowley Lake is facing elimination because of a Town of Mammoth Lakes budget shortfall.
The show, which is budgeted for $34,650, would be eliminated in a new set of 10 “balancing recommendations” that the town staff put before the Town Council at its meeting on Wednesday, May 15.