Archive | February, 2012

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MMSA employees report layoff of 75

As snow finally fell heavily on Mammoth Lakes, so did the axe at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.  The serious drop in skier numbers and in revenue this season led to a reported layoff of as many as 75 permanent employees. Word began circulating this morning that the lay-offs were underway.  Employees who heard the bitter […]

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Economic value of Devils Postpile

The Department of Interior has just released a report that shows the National Park System contributed more than $31 billion to local economies and supported 258,000 jobs in 2010.  Locally, the report on Devils Postpile National Monument shows a large financial and job contribution to our communities. These reports came out as part of President […]

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Schade responds to LADWP

In recent days, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power issued a press release to complain about having to clean up the Owens Dry Lake dust, the worst pollution source of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.  LA water diversions created the dusty lake bed.  Although LADWP agreed to a systematic plan to clean […]

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Flu season arrives but remains mild

(Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson issued the following release.) Now that we are officially into the “flu season”, everyone asks if the fact that it is mild is related to our weather. Well, maybe – but like everything else, there is never a simple answer. The flu season arrived late and officially began […]

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