Archive | September, 2007

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Rental Troubles at Bishop Workforce Housing

As the willow street workforce housing project nears completion in Bishop, the property manager in charge of renting out the two and three bedroom apartments reports that so far he cant find enough qualified applicants. The problem: the majority of the applicants make too much money to qualify for the low income housing. The City […]

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False Alarms on Fossett

Time and again, teams in search of Steve Fossett have received reports of plane wreck sitings. So far, each time, the tip has turned into a false alarm. Most search efforts have faded down to parked planes that wait for hopeful information that Fossett is still alive. One report said that a siting was made […]

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Church Collides with Parking Perspectives

Members of the Neighborhood Church in Bishop want to build a fellowship hall and gym. They point to tough times for kids and the need for guidance, but Bishop Planning Commissioners pointed to parking riddles as their reason to say no to the church. About 50 people filled the seats in the Council Chambers while […]

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TALK TO US!

  We need to know what's on your mind. So, we created a special email just for you. When you want to comment on a TV news story email away and we will talk about it on the TV news. Same goes for radio news. Email your views to [email protected] Benett will share your views […]

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Homeland Security at Home

When extreme weather hits, or worse, Mammoth Lakes and its thousands of visitors need to know what to do. In the past, communication has fallen short of helpful, but now, Town officials say they are ready. Just in time for Homeland Security’s National Preparedness month. Stuart Brown, Community Relations Manager, said that “systems are in […]

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Town Invites Local Talk

Do you care about the looks and feel of the Old Mammoth Road area? Town officials say they will listen at a second neighborhood meeting, Wednesday at 6pm in Suite Z. Saturday offers another chance to be heard over General Plan matters. The extensive Clearwater project prompted the close look at the northern area of […]

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Pumping: The Beat Goes On

More than 25 years have gone by since Inyo County and DWP started to work on scientific ways to keep the Owens Valley environment safe from groundwater pumps. They still have no solid method in place, but both sides remain at work on the details. This according to Inyo County Water Director, Tom Brooks. Staff […]

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Mammoth Water Board on Water Savings

For those who used to call us with exasperation that the Town of Mammoth Lakes was wasting water by sprinkling the pavement on Main St., good news. At the last meeting of the Mammoth Community Water District, Town representatives revealed that the Town installed an underground drip system at the Community Center and Library site. […]

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Mono Assessor Recall Effort Underway

The heated rift between the Mono Supervisors and Mono Assessor Jim Lovett has boiled over as the threatened recall effort is now underway. Officials report that the County Finance Department has calculated that taxing agencies in Mono County stand to lose over $6 million in property taxes if reassessments are not diligently pursued. Officials say […]

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Gas Leak in Mammoth

The Mammoth Fire Department was called out Friday afternoon after a backhoe nicked a two inch gas line at the Manzanita workforce housing project, causing a brief evacuation of some of the neighbors. Mammoth Fire Captain Thom Heller reports that some residents on Mono Street, downwind of the gas leak, were evacuated after the incident. […]

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