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Mammoth weighs MLLA settlement offer of $2 million down, $2.8 million a year for 30 years

March 30, 2012

Mammoth Lakes officials this week scrambled to find a response to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition, which last Friday offered terms of a 30-year settlement of its $42.7 million against the town.

Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht said that by mid-morning Monday, neither he nor town financial consultant Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had spoken with MLLA attorneys, nor their own.

Drama teacher Kevin Worden may lose his job

March 30, 2012

Mammoth Unified School District’s longtime, popular drama teacher was recently given one of the district’s dreaded “pink slips,” which notify employees that they might not have a job next year.

County prepares to hold broadband providers accountable

March 30, 2012

It doesn’t have to be this way. No broadband for new customers, slow and choppy service for those that have it; the current broadband situation for much of Mono County has been getting worse every month now for half a year.

Mammoth students get big smiles out of visiting dental program

March 30, 2012

 

 


 

Eleven-year-old Mammoth Elementary School student Giovanni Cruz was all smiles, even though he was sitting in a dentist’s chair getting his teeth examined.

A Vegas go-getter at the Mammoth Creek Inn

March 30, 2012

It’s been a long and winding road from the Golan Heights to Mammoth, particularly when you throw in Los Angeles and Las Vegas along the way.

RAW: Mammoth's view of the MLLA mess, how it started and what has happened since

March 28, 2012

It has been a long journey for the Town of Mammoth Lakes, from the 1997 development agreement with Terry Ballas, to now, with the hammer of a $42 million judgment against the town by the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition company.

RAW: Mammoth Biathlon a success

March 27, 2012

The mountain community of Mammoth Lakes, California, once again showed its true spirit for the winter sport of Biathlon this weekend at the 5th Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon. The event continues to be the largest biathlon in the United States, and runs neck and neck with Canmore, Alberta, for the title of largest biathlon in North America.

Vote on county contracts reveals tension between supervisors

March 23, 2012

Fireworks erupted at Tuesday’s Mono County Board of Supervisors meeting, revealing long-simmering tensions between board members that ended with a 4-1 vote that showed a deep difference on how some county employees should be paid.

Bad news for bears: no natural food, total wipeout of newborns predicted

March 23, 2012

Mammoth’s bears will have their toughest season in years this spring and summer, Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles said this week.

Parents of victim sue Walker and Bourne's estate

March 23, 2012

The family of the minor girl involved in the Dr. Andrew Bourne and Joe Walker case has filed a civil suit against Bourne's estate and Walker, according to Santa Barbara attorney Chris Kroes, who represents the minor’s family.

The complaint was filed on March 14, he said Tuesday, and is expected to be served to "at any time", he said.

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.

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