Archive | December, 2009

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Independence Mired in Sewer and Water Issues

This week, Independence citizens try to wrap up a protest effort to stave off a 600% sewer rate increase for homes, businesses, the courthouse, jail and school. DWP officials say they have to raise rates to pay costs of the sewer system, but another motive seems an effort to pass off the system to someone […]

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Mammoth School Board Will Meet Over Superintendent

A special meeting of Mammoth School Board will go into closed session and stay there Tuesday night. Officials will evaluate Superintendent Frank Romero, according to the agenda and consider discipline, dismissal or release of an employee, presumably the Superintendent. The Board will also consider appointment of interim superintendent and elementary principal. This meeting comes on […]

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Inyo and Mono Sheriffs Will Seek Re-Election

After the new year hits local officials will start the run for election. Both Inyo and Mono Sheriff’s have already announced that they will seek re-election. Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze announced his candidacy Wednesday. Lutze listed some examples of accomplishments: * Flexible schedules that provide 24-hour coverage throughout Inyo* A Work Alternative Program to help […]

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Fireplace Insert Starts Fire in Mammoth Creek Condo

The quick action of a young man staying with family and friends in a Mammoth Creek Condo unit drew attention to a fire and brought help just after midnight. (Photos: Cleland Hoff) Mammoth Fire Marshall Thom Heller said that the occupants of the condo had started a fire in the fireplace earlier in the evening. […]

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Casting Call for Commercial Shoot in Mammoth

A production company wants to hire real families in the Mammoth Lakes area to star in an upcoming national commercial. Cleland Hoff of Mammoth will organize auditions. Hoff said that the company is looking for boys and girls, 6 to 13-years-old, who participate in Olympic-type sports – hockey, skiing, snowboarding. Their families are also wanted […]

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Mammoth School Superintendent Departure Still Puzzles

The strange and unexplained departure of Mammoth’s School Superintendent Frank Romero has left puzzling questions but a smoothly functioning district, including the new Independent Study Program. As we had reported, the Mammoth School Board issued a news release to say that Romero would not return to Mammoth Unified after the holiday break. We have placed […]

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Auld Dubliner Arrest, Investigation

Mammoth Police have arrested a suspect in a grand theft case earlier this month at the Auld Dubliner Restaurant and Bar. Officers said that Rafael Roderiguez, an employee, was arrested. Officers said that police and the restaurant general manager reviewed surveillance video of the incident. Police said that the video showed a suspect, identified as […]

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Bandwidth Good News

On the business scene, 2010 promises to continue to identify itself as the year of bandwidth. The big Digital 395 project with state and federal funds seemed on track. Plus, NPG Cable of Mammoth and June Lake shared bandwidth information. General Manager Maggie Thompson noted that NPG made the decision to increase available bandwidth this […]

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Bishop Tribe Faces Alcohol/ Drug Problems

With two murder cases in fewer than six months on the Bishop Indian reservation, tribal members and officials have expressed concerns. Tribal Chairman Bill Vega has now written a letter to members and scheduled a community meeting. Scene of Thanksgiving Murder on Bishop Indian Reservation Vega’s letter to Bishop Paiute Tribal members says that the […]

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