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In bureaucratic document, Mammoth spells out community impacts

(Link to agenda bill – http://mammothlakes.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?meta_id=25162&view=&showpdf=1    and see Police Chief’s report below and in agenda bill) In a thick agenda bill document of 67 pages, Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez has spelled out details of impacts from proposed government cuts. With just a day or so to absorb all of that, citizens faced a tough […]

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Medical marijuana dispensary permit not yet granted

Headlines in the LA Times Wednesday say “L.A. repeals its ban on pot stores.” So, once again LA has no law regulating dispensaries. The Town of Mammoth Lakes does have an ordinance on the books and has moved forward to grant a permit for the second of two dispensaries allowed in the town in spite […]

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POST and Mammoth’s Chief lay out policing needs, service cuts

Mammoth’s Police Chief and POST, the state commission known as Police Officers Standards and Training have now issued analyses of Town officials’ proposal to cut 7 officers and minimum needs for the town protection. These reports were just going on to the Town website at about 4pm before Wednesday night’s Council meeting. Few citizens would […]

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Two apply for medical marijuana dispensary permit

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department has received two applications for a permit to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in the Town of Mammoth. Voters had approved an ordinance that allows two dispensaries in Town with guidelines on where they can be located.  Initially, the Planning Commission did grant permits to Steve Klassen and to Robert […]

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Bear conundrum

With bear season in Mammoth Lakes comes the same old issue.  Wildlife Specialist Steve Searles still can’t use non-lethal weapons to manage problem bears on Forest Service land.  Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson said he has tried to get Forest Service permission for Searles’ specialized work, but things, he said, “are at a stalemate.” Chief […]

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Mammoth Police Department will accept dispensary permit applications

In April, the Mammoth Town Council decided not to impose a moratorium on permits for medical marijuana cooperatives in Town.  Officials reasoned that the voters of Mammoth had approved establishment of two dispensaries and that the Council should not alter that vote.  Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson had suggested the moratorium until the controversial medical […]

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Medical marijuana in Mammoth: temporary permit moratorium

In 2010, Mammoth Lakes voters said yes to medical marijuana co-operatives in town.  In 2012, a federal crackdown led to the closure of one of Mammoth’s two co-ops.  Now, the police chief reports that the status of medical marijuana has turned into a temporary moratorium. Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson stood up at Wednesday night’s […]

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Walker and Bourne set for Tuesday hearing

At last report, Joe Walker, 48, and Dr. Andrew Bourne, 46, of Mammoth Lakes remained in the Santa Barbara County Jail, pending a hearing on Tuesday with a request for bail reduction, according to news reports. The two men face charges that allege sex crimes with a 14-year-old Santa Barbara girl. According to the Mercury […]

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Santa Barbara Police arrest two Mammoth men

(Updated with Santa Barbara Police press release Thursday 2pm, Updated with school district statement, Friday 10am) Santa Barbara Police have arrested two men in Mammoth Lakes on allegations of illegal sexual activities with a 14-year-old Santa Barbara area girl. Santa Barbara Police Sergeant Lorenzo Duarte confirmed to Sierra Wave that detectives from his department were  […]

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