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Rim Fire cause and Hwy 120 status

UPDATE: 9-6, 4PM State Route 120 from Groveland to Yosemite will reopen today at noon.  However, Tioga Road remains closed from Crane Flat to White Wolf and visitors traveling from Mono County will not be able to continue into Yosemite Valley. The YARTS September weekend service from Mono County into Yosemite Valley will be suspended […]

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MCWD and LADWP once more on settlement path

A year and a half ago, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power filed two suits against Mammoth Community Water District. LADWP claimed they own the rights to Mammoth Creek water, not the Water District. In January, it looked like the two sides had reached a settlement. Then, in February something happened, and it […]

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No comment on MCWD/LADWP meeting

Officials from Mammoth Community Water District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power sat down in a private negotiation session last Friday in Sacramento. The issue – LADWP’s lawsuits that attack Mammoth’s water rights. The two sides are still operating under a confidentiality agreement and declined comment. Water District Attorney Steve Kronick said […]

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“Healing power of snow”

The headline in the Los Angeles Times said it all for Mammoth Lakes – “Healing Power of Snow.” And, it sure doesn’t hurt to capture the cover story on the Sunday Times Travel section. Writer Christopher Reynolds spelled it all out for Mammoth. His story lead says, “Before we get to the early snow, the […]

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LA looks at tax hikes, what about Mammoth?

While the Town of Mammoth Lakes struggles over a kind of surgical reduction of its government structure, the city of most of Mammoth’s customers – Los Angeles – prepares four possible tax hike measures for the March ballot. After Town of Mammoth officials called for severe cuts in the police department and other employee and […]

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LA Times profiles APCD’s Ted Schade

The Los Angeles Times focused on one man in the Owens Valley in the Sunday edition. Reporter Louis Sahagun compared Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade to Gary Cooper in the classic film, “High Noon.” Schade’s battle, not with old west villains, but with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The article […]

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More money down the gas tank

In an unusual twist, news of higher gas prices started this week in Los Angeles. Generally, our prices top LA’s first.  On Saturday, the Los Angeles Times reported that prices had reach nearly $4.00 a gallon just in time for President’s Day.  Later in the week, the $4.00 gallon reached the Eastern Sierra. The LA […]

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SCE blocks solar power at federal parks

On the front page of the Los Angeles Times Monday, a story revealed that Southern California Edison has blocked the use of solar power at facilities in Death Valley and Mono Lake. Edison officials declined to comment on the story that says the national park service and national forests have been negotiating with Edison for […]

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Mono County Senator will meet with citizens in Mammoth Lakes

According to the Los Angeles Times, California State government faces an estimated debt this year and next that will total something like $28 billion.  Officials now consider how to balance the budget – more spending cuts and new taxes are up for consideration.  How do you feel about that?  You can talk to Mono County’s […]

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