Archive | August, 2010

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Reports of Potential Layoffs in Town of Mammoth Persist

Sources close to Town government once more have reported that department heads and others remain on the chopping block for potential budget cuts. Other sources have indicated that the Town Council may actually eliminate several department heads positions. One thing is for sure, Town Manager Rob Clark said that he will issue a memo Wednesday […]

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Scout Helps Rescue His Father After Car Accident

A 13-year-old Boy Scout hiked for help while his seriously injured father waited with their wrecked vehicle. Mono Sheriff Officials report that at about 7:35 Sunday evening, deputies responded to a report of an overturned vehicle on a remote dirt road in the Bridgeport area. 48-year-old Chadwick Gilzean of Shingle Springs had lost control of […]

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Bishop Woman Identified as Accident Victim

Highway Patrol officials have released the name of the woman who died in an un-witnessed car accident near Bishop. 66-year-old Bishop resident Doris Smither was the victim of the single vehicle rollover on Fish Slough Road. Details on what happened remain sketchy. The vehicle, a silver Honda Accord, had been travelling southbound on Fish Slough […]

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Town Manager Will Issue Memo on Possible Layoffs

As the Mammoth Town Council gets ready to vote on the new town government budget, Town Manager Rob Clark and Finance Director Brad Koehn issued an analysis of the situation and news that the deficit has dropped from more than $1.5 million down to roughly $717,000. Although the Agenda Bill says the managers recommend Option […]

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Bishop Rancher Presses for Answers on Water

The Inyo-LA Standing Committee, minus any decision-makers from LA, met in Independence Friday. They opened the meeting at the boardroom and then promptly took off for a field trip near Black Rock. Later in the day, tribal members strongly protested the plan to turn on a well that had been off for twelve years due […]

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Mudslide Clean-Up Continues; Highway, Open

After last Thursday’s horrendous flood and mudslide across Highway 395 south of Olancha, Caltrans and others have worked constantly to clear the highway and now to free a big rig that was pushed down into a culvert by the flood. Susan Lent, PIO of Caltrans, said that the roads are open, but there is a […]

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