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Tragedy and triumph: Author Aron Ralston cut off his arm to save his life

March 9, 2012

You think you’re having a bad day?

Bishop woman arrested after juvenile found seriously ill from alcohol poisoning

March 9, 2012

A Bishop woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a juvenile was found at a local party spot unconscious, barely breathing, and suffering from hypothermia after consuming a vast quantity of alcohol that the woman bought.

Mammoth Mountain lays off 75: ‘Black Wednesday’ also included two VPs, plus long tenured middle executives

March 6, 2012

No matter what you may have heard about the layoffs at Mammoth Mountain this week, it was worse than that.

Chalfant boy calls 911 when man breaks into house

March 6, 2012

A nine-year-old Chalfant boy called 911 to alert law enforcement that a man had broken into his home and was threatening his mother, according to Mono County Sheriff’s officials.

Local juvenile found unconscious, barely alive, Bishop woman arrested for possible child endangerment

March 5, 2012

A Bishop woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a juvenile was found at a local party spot unconscious, barely breathing, and suffering from hypothermia, after consuming a vast quantity of alcohol that the woman bought.

Tourism Bureau in tough shape: A shortfall in TOT, rising fuel costs force probable air service changes

March 2, 2012

Having just completed his second year as executive director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism, John Urdi suddenly is facing a perfect storm.

Fight over Mammoth Creek could determine town's future: Mammoth needs the water. DWP wants it. Now what?

March 2, 2012

It wouldn’t be a stretch to say Mammoth Creek is the reason that the town of Mammoth Lakes exists. 

Take away that water and there is no town.

Consultants to Airport Commission: Think Big: 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'

March 2, 2012

As dichotomies go, the Mammoth Lakes Airport Commission faced a big one this past week.

John Stavlo appointed to school board position: Former aerospace industry manager is advocate for math, science education

March 2, 2012

Mammoth resident John Stavlo was appointed to a Mammoth Unified School District vacancy on Feb. 23. The vacancy was left after former board member Dr. Andrew Bourne resigned from the position in January.

Inyo asks for comments on dead tree removal

March 2, 2012

The Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Ranger District, is soliciting comments on a proposed project to remove wind-fallen trees from Reds Meadow Valley.

Mono County officials respond to IAG’s letter: Both groups to meet face-to-face in near future

March 2, 2012

Mono County officials said this week their partner at the Conway Ranch, the Inland Aquaculture Group, is mistaken in its claims that the county is getting in the way of a successful fishery on the county-owned property.

What's Up, Up Here March 2 2012

March 2, 2012

June Mountain’s volunteer patrolman, Luke Penrod, proposed to the love of his life, Usha Wilbur, at the top of Chair 7 a couple of weeks ago. ... 

Briefly March 2 2012

March 2, 2012

Hetch Hetchy update
The Yosemite Restoration Campaign (YRC), sponsored by Restore Hetch Hetchy (RHH), filed papers Wednesday with the San Francisco Department of Elections, beginning the process of qualifying an initiative for the November 2012 San Francisco ballot.

John Stavlo appointed to fill vacancy on Mammoth Unified School District board

February 27, 2012

Mammoth resident John Stavlo was appointed to a Mammoth Unified School District vacancy on Feb. 23. The vacancy was left after former board member Dr. Andrew Bourne resigned from the position in January. 

Mediation last hope for lawsuit settlement: Process a required step in town’s aim for relief

February 25, 2012

Before the Town of Mammoth Lakes can be forced into municipal bankruptcy, there is one more step to go.
 
That step would be mediation.
 
Anyone who has been through a nasty, contentious divorce knows what this is about. A professional mediator—a third party—steps in between the two sides and tries to bring them together into a settlement.

Bringing two worlds together: Wangdowa Sherpa starts nonprofit to bring school, clinic to his mountain home

February 24, 2012

Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.

More faces join the county election race: Locals vote in June

February 24, 2012

Mono County’s three open county supervisor district seats are getting crowded as potential candidates add their names to the list. 

Briefly February 24

February 24, 2012

Free Tax Aide
The AARP Tax-Aide Foundation, partnered with the Mammoth Lakes Library and Cerro Coso Community College 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. 

Feeling the gas price blues: ‘The same thing happened last year,’ Urdi says

February 24, 2012

It’s not just Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra that are feeling the hurt of retail gasoline prices.

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