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Lake Mamie/Photo by Barbara Richter

San Bernardino man drowns at Lake Mamie

Mono County Sheriff’s Department news release On August 2, 2019, at approximately 7:03 A.M., Mono County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Lake Mamie regarding a boating accident. A small boat with two men fishing capsized. As one man stood up to toss out the anchor, the boat became unstableand capsized. The vessel was described as […]

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Twin Lakes/File photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

Lakes Basin to open Monday morning

News release The USFS will be opening the gate to the Lakes Basin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 for vehicle access. The USFS is the designated authority for the Lakes Basin and made the decision to open the area to the public with the provision of complimentary transit service and the placement […]

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Council member Bill Sauser, Public Works Director Grady Dutton, Council member Cleland Hoff, Mayor Shields Richardson, Engineering Manager Haislip Hayes, Mayor Pro Tem John Wentworth, Assistant Engineer Jamie Robertson, Town Manager Dan Holler, Council member Colin Fernie and Administrative Services and Finance Director Rob Patterson.

Lake George Road Multi-Use Path officially opens

Press release On Friday, September 30, 2016 under stunning blue skies, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council officially opened the Lake George Road MUP and pedestrian bridge. This $800,000 summer project in the Lakes Basin was funded by Federal Transit Authority Paul S. Sarbanes grants and was performed by Herback General Engineering. The 1,765 feet multi-use […]

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“Uncharted territory” for bears and people

With a third drought in a row, Mammoth Wildlife Officer Steve Searles describes the current conditions as more like August than June, in terms of dryness and lack of natural food for the bears. Searles called it “uncharted territory.” He’s concerned for the bears and the community. Earlier, Searles had made it clear that he […]

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Bear walks into Vons, eats some apples and leaves

UPDATE** 10-4-13, 6:55pm FROM MAMMOTH POLICE CHIEF DAN WATSON: ** NEWS  RELEASE * *  WILDLIFE ALERT A small black bear recently went on a late night shopping trip for apples at the Mammoth Lakes Vons. While the photos of the bear inspecting the fresh fruit are entertaining, they also serve as a reminder that we […]

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Snowmelt promises high flows, possible flooding

The water outlook for the Eastern Sierra in the next two weeks – heavy snowmelt and possible flooding of rivers and streams. The National Weather Service says that flood warnings are in effect for parts of the Walker River and for Mono Lake tributaries as well as for the Upper Owens River tributaries in Mono […]

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