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Spring Equinox marked by four-planet show

March 23, 2012

The planets might seem like they aren't aligned for Mammoth what with all the bad news recently, but they are.

Harvey says 'Enough is Enough'

March 23, 2012

There was a moment, about three weeks ago, when Town Councilmember Skip Harvey had an epiphany.

What's Up, Up Here? All the news and gossip for March 23-29

March 23, 2012

Big-big-big party in Mammoth a coupla weekends ago when the TOMS people showed up for a retreat in Mammoth. All the company’s big shots were there, as were the little shots. It was a high old time, all right, put together by Sandra Di Domizio and her Green Fox Events crew. …

County donates land for Gateway project

March 23, 2012

The land for the so-called Gateway project at the entrance of Mammoth Lakes will be donated to the Town of Mammoth Lakes by Mono County, the county’s five supervisors agreed Tuesday.

Cyclist missing in Death Valley found dead

March 21, 2012

A 67-year-old San Francisco man, George Kohler, was found dead in Death Valley Tuesday, after a weeklong search. His body was found between the Mesquite Spring campground, here he was last seen, and the Scotty’s Castle Road in Death Valley National Park. 

New details on Chalfant boy who called 911 on intruder

March 20, 2012

New details have emerged about the 9-year-old Chalfant boy who called 911 March 1 when his mother’s husband broke into the boy’s house and threatened her.

County might get involved in mediation regarding airport lawsuit

March 20, 2012

Mono County has been invited to join in a possible mediation process between the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, according to county staff.

The county’s sheriff department, the GIS department, and the animal control department got the invitation from the Town’s attorneys earlier this month because these departments are considered to be creditors of the Town (they provide services to the Town including dispatch services through the sheriff’s department), county counsel Marshall Rudolph said.

Walker pleads guilty to five of 21 child sex charges

March 16, 2012

Mammoth Lakes resident Joseph Walker pleaded guilty to five felony counts of illegal sexual activity with a minor on  Friday, March 9 in a Santa Barbara court, waiving his right to a trial and almost ensuring he serves time in state prison.

Town Council election headed nowhere

March 16, 2012

Residents of Mammoth Lakes won't have much of a municipal election on June 5.

Got (decent) broadband? Nope, and it won't get better for another year

March 16, 2012

We live in the Bermuda Triangle.

Of communications, that is.

Mountain uses RFID for advertising, marketing

March 16, 2012

Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory, along with the rest of the marketing staff, this season have been fielding calls from Southern Californians who are wondering where the heck the billboards went.

Local landfill lease expires in 2023, could take that long to get another

March 16, 2012

Out of sight, out of mind.

'Dream Team' chefs joining the 2012 Mammoth Food & Wine Experience

March 16, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Foundation this week announced the initial list of world-class chefs who have agreed to participate in the 2012 Mammoth Food & Wine Experience on July 6 and 7.

Briefly March 16

March 13, 2012

Support Mammoth Lakes eighth graders

The community is invited to support Mammoth Middle School’s eighth-grade class to go to its annual Museum of Tolerance trip.

Topaz man dies after reportedly driving car into lake

March 12, 2012

A 74-year-old Topaz man died after he drove his car into Topaz Lake for unexplained reasons, then drowned before rescuers could get to him.

Rusty delivers a public mea culpa on layoffs: ‘We’ve made the cuts that I think were necessary. Those were my responsibilities’

March 9, 2012

Rusty Gregory, the CEO of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, visited the Town Council Wednesday to clarify his decision to lay off 75 year-round workers last week.

A winter without end followed by a winter that never started: No snow, warm weather could trigger early fire season

March 9, 2012

The year that winter never ended turned into the year with no winter at all.

Community shout-outs

March 9, 2012

Mammoth High School graduate receives praise
Ryan Davis, a 2006 Mammoth High School graduate, was deployed to Afghanistan in September 2011 as a Navy corpsman stationed with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines from 29 Palms, Calif. 

Chalfant boy calls 911 when man breaks into house: Nine-year-old escapes with mother, another infant child

March 9, 2012

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

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