Archive | October, 2010

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Bureaucrat Beat: Wordiness, Prop 23, and Hobbits

Words of the day convey some of the current meanings of things. Stephen Colbert’s word, “truthiness” has been described as sublimely idiotic. It also reflects political communiqus that are less than forthright. We also liked another word that a guest on the Bill Maher Show came up. His panel kicked around the strange candidates in […]

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Inyo Jury Finds Auburn Man Not Guilty on Two Felonies

Kevin Ruskauff, 38 In less than two hours, an Inyo County jury found 38-year-old Kevin Ruskauff of Auburn, CA, not guilty on two felony charges of assault and guilty for misdemeanor assault. Back in April, the Inyo Sheriff’s Office received calls of a dispute and a shooting in Olancha. Ruskauff was shot four times but […]

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Local Government Salaries Now Online

Ever wonder how much money those people at your courthouse or city hall take home? Now a statewide website exists with compensation reports for all California counties and towns. State Controller John Chiang launched this site. It’s a new data base as reported to the Controller’s Office by the individual cities and counties. Controller Chiang […]

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Local Elections on Candidates and One Measure

Californians continue to sweat over candidates and ballot measures for next week’s Tuesday election. Locally, some candidates and issues have captured interest too. The most high profile race in Mono County – The Superior Court Judge contest. The run-off election between Mark Magit and Randy Gephart has stirred public comment, letters to the editor and […]

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Two Handsome Mixes Need Homes

PETS of the WEEK – October 27, 2010 BOBBY is a brindle Boxer mix and is a true gentleman with excellent manners – he already knows basic obedience commands. Bobby would love daily activity to keep him physically and mentally fit. ELTON is a friendly 10-month old St. Bernard mix puppy. He looks like he’s […]

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MONET Agents Say Man Sold them Marijuana

Apparently clueless that the men asking him about drugs were law enforcement officers, a 20-year-old in Mammoth Lakes James Carlson, 20 of Mammoth Lakes readily offered to sell them marijuana. They concealed their uniforms, bought the dope and arrested James Carlson. On Tuesday, two Mono County Sheriff Deputies assigned to the Mono Narcotics Enforcement Team […]

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Northern Inyo Hospital’s New Building 44% Complete

The new building at Northern Inyo Hospital, now a familiar site to residents, sits at 44% complete on the exteriors and interior Plastic shrink-wrap will soon cover the entire structure for winter work. framing. Project Coordinator for the hospital, Scott Hooker, said that roofing materials were expected to arrive this week and be installed in […]

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Mammoth Planning Commission Approves Two Medical Marijuana Use Permits

Steve Klassen, applicant for a Medical Marijuana Cooperative in Mammoth Lakes, told the Planning Commission Mammoth Planning Commission(l-r) Elizabeth Tenney, Rhonda Duggan, Chair Tony Barrett, Vice Chair Jay Deinken and Sharon Clark Wednesday that it’s “more acceptable to be a gay man than a marijuana smoker in this town.” The lid was at least partly […]

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Planned Power Outage in Mammoth Lakes and Crowley

Southern California Edison will shut down the power in Mammoth Lakes overnight – from 1am Thursday to 4am. Dan Brady of Edison in Mammoth Lakes said that the outage is needed to do transmission maintenance at Edison’s Casa Diablo substation. Brady also said that due to the high voltage maintenance involved, circuits need to be […]

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Local DFG Spells Out New Rules

With the fear of bureaucrats barely beneath the surface, many in the tourist business and trout-related industry listen nervously to what the Department of Fish and Game might or might not do. A local Fish and Game official said a current measure under consideration by the Fish and Game Commission will not hurt Inyo or […]

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Ruskauff Goes to Jury Trial in Inyo

Originally reported as a gunshot victim, 38-year-old Kevin Ruskauff of Auburn, CA, was later arrested in April for assault with a deadly weapon. Officers alleged that Ruskauff threw a man off of a roof in Olancha. That man armed himself with a .38 revolver and reportedly fired four shots at Ruskauff in what deputies determined […]

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