Archive | June, 2009

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IOU Time in Sacramento?

With one cliff hanger after another, state officials maintained high anxiety over the state budget until the last minute. Previews of what might come left many with a sick feeling. The Governor and legislators had issued many threats over recent weeks grim threats of cuts in firefighting, law enforcement, education, social services. Plus, the threat […]

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Mammoth Hospital Employees Brace for Terminations

In a series of three meetings, Mammoth Hospital officials have laid out the fact that 20 staff members will either leave voluntarily or face lay-off in July. Monday’s meeting also revealed that the hospital has lost as much as $3.3 million a year for “several years.” On Monday, Chief Operations Officer Joe Bottom spoke to […]

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Narcotics Agents Arrest June Lake Man

Mono Narcotics Agents arrested a June Lake resident on drug-related charges earlier this month. MONET agents and members of the Mono County Sheriff’s Department served a search warrant at the June Lake Pine Cottages for narcotics. Agents said they recovered crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, instruments used for marijuana cultivation, paraphernalia, a digital scale, U.S. currency and […]

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Caltrans: New Projects and More on the Old

$3.6 million more in highway projects and finally paving in the community of Independence. Caltrans issued new information on these things. First, the new projects. Caltrans awarded a $2.3 million highway project to International Surfacing Systems from Modesto, California. The project includes pavement rehabilitation on Highway 168, east from Owens River Bridge to White Mountain […]

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Bishop Council Asks for Voluntary Firework Limits

With the approach of the holiday weekend, keep in mind that the Bishop City Council has asked that residents only light off fireworks on the Fourth of July in order to spare local pets. With people lighting piccolo petes and other screeching fireworks in the days leading up to the Fourth, not to mention the […]

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Crowley Fireworks Continue as Planned

Despite a rumor making the rounds in Mammoth, the firework show at Crowley Lake is still scheduled to go off on the Fourth of July as planned. We had heard several reports that the firework show had been cancelled for the Fourth due to troubled town finances, but Stuart Brown, the spokesman for the Town […]

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West Nile Virus Season Arrives

Inyo Mono Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson asks residents to be aware that West Nile Virus season has arrived. After a rainy late spring, Dr. Johnson reports that mosquitoes are hatching with a vengeance. With the mosquitoes, comes the increased risk for this virus. Mosquitoes spread the virus, but Dr. Johnson reports that West Nile […]

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Fatal Gun Shot in Bishop Ruled Self-Inflicted

On Sunday, Bishop Police and Symons Ambulance responded to a mobile home community on Sierra Street in Bishop after a 66 year old man shot himself. Neighbors heard the sad news today that the man had died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound to the stomach. The 911 call reportedly came in at about 2:00 Sunday […]

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Deal on the Village Very Close

Close to being finalized. That’s how Mammoth Mountain CEO Rusty Gregory described top level negotiations among all parties at the Village at Mammoth. This statement follows a meeting that included all the players – CNL, Intrawest, tenants and attorney Rick Wood, Gregory and Mountain Finance man – Jim Smith. For the Ski Area’s part, Gregory […]

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Governor’s Proposal Endangers Pets

Now it seems our pets will take a hit from the state budget deficit. Governor Schwarzenegger proposed suspension of funds to animals shelters and to help them deal with the money loss, the Governor also lifted the requirement that shelters hold pets four to six days. That means pets may die sooner. Lisa Schade of […]

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