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Hollywood, Disneyland, Dodger Stadium, Cirque de Soleil—Whew!

June 1, 2012

As the Senior Class President, I would like to thank everyone for their help in organizing and fund-raising for the Mammoth High School class of 2012 senior trip to Los Angeles.

Over Memorial Day Weekend, 62 students and eight chaperones had an amazing time.

Lee Vining students give back, plant a tree—make that lots of trees

June 1, 2012

A teacher, a friend, a parent, a computer, a nursery, a principal, three special volunteers, and a group of motivated students: Do you think this combination could end in five new trees planted at a school? If your answer was yes, you were right.

It all started a few months ago when a Lee Vining Elementary school teacher, Ms. Silliker, assigned the fifth- and sixth-grade class a persuasive writing challenge. Ms. Silliker told us to brainstorm ideas for things we could change at our school and then we would write persuasive essays about the ideas to our principal, Mr. Yost.

Local survivor of child sex abuse fundraising to help other victims

May 31, 2012

Local Mammoth resident and day care provider Monique Foster was an adult woman before she realized that she had been sexually abused as a child.

Today, she’s become a fierce advocate for children, who like her, have been to hell—but are not yet back.
“I was working with these kids, they felt lost, they had no hope, there was no hope,” she said. “I could understand, because I realized that that’s how it was for me, that this was me.”

Forest road closures, updated status, focus of tonight's public meeting in Bishop

May 31, 2012

The controversial process of closing some of the roads in the Inyo National Forest in entering its second year this summer, and the forest will hold another meeting this week to answer questions and update the public about the plan.

The meeting is Thursday, May 31 in Bishop (see below for more details).

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patroller Todd Adamson dies in motorcycle crash

May 30, 2012

A 47-year-old, six-year veteran ski patroller at Mammoth Mountain died Sunday when the off-road motorcycle he was driving crashed on a racecourse near Ridgecrest.

Domestic violence attack at Snowcreek Condo leaves female victim battered, man in jail

May 30, 2012

A violent encounter with a domestic violence suspect forced Mammoth Lakes Police officers to Taser the suspect, 43-year-old Stephen Anthony Mellor, and left the victim of Mellor's attack bruised and bleeding.

Mellor was subsequently arrested an booked at the Mono County Jail on $50,000 bail.

According to the police, on Saturday, May 26, at about 10:30 p.m., Mammoth Lakes Police officers responded to a domestic violence incident at Snowcreek Condos.

Green Church talk on dragonflies tonight, 7 p.m.

May 29, 2012

The Green Church talks continue tonight, with a talk on the "Dragonflies of the Eastern Sierra"
by Ronald A Oriti, outdoor photographer and retired astronomer, at 7 p.m. at the Green Church.

Oriti's photos will be available for purchase.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Please arrive before 7:00 so as not to interrupt the speaker.

Below are the dates and topics for the rest of the talks. They are sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, or SNARL, and are every Tuesday in May until June 12, at 7 p.m.

Mammoth fired up, ready to go for Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2012

 

Mammoth is fired up and ready to go.

Mammoth Unified seeks self sufficiency

May 25, 2012

Staring down a looming 25 percent budget cut is enough to rock any company CEO—or maybe instead, it’s enough to demand change.

It is the latter that Mammoth Unified School District Superintendent Rich Boccia bet on Monday, when he called together about 52 locals to plot the future of the district as it confronts the worst school budget cuts in anyone’s memory.

School hacking incident could have wider implications

May 25, 2012

One juvenile boy from Mammoth High School was arrested in early May on suspicion of hacking into the school’s database to change their grades and the grades of at least some additional students, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.

Bridgeport former utilities district manager arrested

May 25, 2012

 

The former general manager of the Bridgeport Public Utilities District has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. According to the Mono County District Attorney’s office, in early April, the DA’s office was alerted to an allegation of misappropriation of funds from the Bridgeport PUD. 

Mammoth looks for new commissioners; no more stipends

May 25, 2012

Mammoth has somewhat of a shortage in commissioners in the planning, recreation and transportation areas, and time is running out for candidates.

Edison 'Smart Meters' are up and running in Mammoth

May 25, 2012

 

By now you’ve seem them—the Corix installers in the yellow vests, driving Corix vehicles this way and that, and wearing Corix ID badges representing them as Southern California Edison contractors.

Red Rover, Red Rover, a rink roof is on the way over

May 25, 2012

 

At this time next year, a roof will span the ice rink.

RAW: Comments sought on snow play and winter recreation areas of Mammoth Mountain

May 22, 2012

The Mammoth Ranger District of the Inyo National Forest is preparing an Environmental Assessment (EA) on proposed projects at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA), which would be carried out this fall. The proposed projects would enhance developed winter recreation at MMSA and at Woolly’s Adventure Summit (WAS), the winter snow play area adjacent to the ski area.

RAW: Comments sought on Mammoth Mountain bike park

May 22, 2012

The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District is soliciting comments on a Mammoth Mountain Bike Park Trail Construction Project proposal. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area (MMSA), a permittee on the Inyo National Forest, has proposed to construct 2.5 miles of mountain bike trails in the vicinity of, and in conjunction with the operation of the Discovery Chair (Chair 11.) All proposed trail construction is within the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area permit boundaries.

Mammoth, Mono Lake area get new district ranger

May 22, 2012

Sarah Tomsky has reported to duty as the new Deputy District Ranger for the Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest, according to forest officials. Most recently Tomsky has served as a program specialist in fuels management at the U.S. Forest Service’s Region 5 Regional Office in Vallejo, California.

RAW: Low cost dog vaccination, license clinic June 9

May 22, 2012

It’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 9 from 4 to 5:30 pm.

If your dog does not need a rabies vaccination update, you can just purchase a license for $13 if your animal is spayed/neutered or $30 if it is not. You don’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.

Man that sheriff's deputies pursued later found dead in Haiwee Reservoir

May 22, 2012

A man that Inyo County Sheriff's Department officers pursued during a car chase on May 10 has been identified as the same man found dead in the Haiwee Reservoir on May 17.

On May 17, the Department of Water and Power notified the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office that a possible deceased person was spotted in the Haiwee Reservoir.

Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators, as well as Olancha Volunteer Fire Department and Inyo County Coroner, responded to the location and were able to locate the victim.

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