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Politicking on the job for elected officials

After a lot of debate, a vote by Mono Supervisors allows elected officials to keep conducting political activity on the job while rank and file employees can not. Supervisor Chairman Larry Johnston brought up this issue and wanted to create a fair rule that applies to all. Johnston said, “If we’re restricting employees, we should […]

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June Lake people get tough with Mammoth Mountain

Citizens of June Lake, devastated by the closure of June Mountain last summer, have grabbed for what might seem like their only piece of leverage – Mammoth Mountain’s land trade at the Main Lodge, in the works for a number of years. Residents have sent strong letters to the Forest Service that essentially call for […]

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Governor signs SB 1148

At the end of August the California Legislature passed Senate Bill 1148. Governor Brown has now signed that bill which trout hatchery supporters say will hurt the planted trout programs and boost wild trout issues. According to former Mono County State Senator Dave Cogdill, the Governor signed the bill and line item vetoed the $1 […]

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Work to help June Lake expands

Citizens and officials of June Lake continue to work on ideas to keep the economy afloat in the face of June Mountain Ski Area’s closure. A new group called June Lake Revitalization Committee has expanded the effort from a way to keep the Mountain open to many ways to expand recreation and the economy in […]

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Special Mono board meeting on June Mountain

The outlook to keep June Mountain open for next winter seems bleak to most citizens, but many continue to look for a way. The Mono Supervisors scheduled a special meeting for Tuesday  at which they have scheduled discussion on June Mountain. The special meeting is scheduled for Tuesday at 10am at the June Lake Community […]

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June Lake reels under news of Mountain closure

“We are all kind of devastated.”  Connie Black, owner of Double Eagle Resort in June Lake, expressed the blow to all community members when news came out Thursday that Mammoth Mountain would immediately close June Mountain for the summer and next winter season. CEO Rusty Gregory named ongoing money losses as the problem.  He did […]

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Local election re-cap

A re-cap of last week’s election shows two new supervisors in Mono County and one run-off election.  In Inyo, one new supervisor and two run-off elections to come.  Incumbents mostly got the boot. The final results in Inyo County show Jeff Griffiths as the new supervisor in Bishop’s District 2.  Griffiths gained 434 votes and […]

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Election Day

Seats on the Inyo and Mono Boards of Supervisors are up for election Tuesday.   Several incumbent supervisors in both counties are trying to retain their seats but are challenged by a number of candidates. Competing in Inyo District 2 – incumbent Supervisor Susan Cash; Jeff Griffiths, Bishop City Councilman; Russ Aldridge, small business owner. In […]

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Mammoth Town Council meeting: more comments

The dozen or so citizens who stood up to speak to the Mammoth Town Council Tuesday night all supported no budget cuts for Mammoth Lakes Tourism and the marketing of the Town.  No citizen directly addressed the ominous $43 million debt during the budget discussions. The Assistant Town Manager revealed a long-term budget plan that […]

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Tim Alpers will run for Mono County supervisor

Long famous for his unique brand of trout, Tim Alpers has now turned back to an earlier pursuit – public service. Alpers has announced that he will run for Mono County Supervisor in District 3 in the June election. Here is his statement released Thursday: “I am announcing my candidacy for the Mono County District […]

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