Archive | January 5, 2013


Half Dome hiker limit finalized

300 hikers a day seems like a lot, but in Yosemite that’s actually the newly finalized limit on those who want to hike up the famous Half Dome. An interim plan in place since 2010 had limited the number of Half Dome hiker permits to 400 a day with the effort to limit actual hikers […]

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With $1.1 million less, Mammoth police realities

At some point, the Town of Mammoth Lakes will no longer enjoy non-stop police coverage. Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson laid out his plan in response to the Town Council demand that he cut seven officers. The Council most recently described their desire as a $1.1 million cut in the police department with service maintained. […]

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New boards, new ways?

Lots of changes on the Boards of Supervisors in Inyo and Mono. Three new members on each of the boards will start out the new year. In Inyo County, a swearing-in ceremony has been scheduled for Monday, January 7th at noon on the top floor of the historic courthouse. Jeff Griffiths will replace Second District […]

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BID meeting on tax plan

At year’s end, numbers of officers in the Mammoth Lakes Police Department continued to drop and concerns grow over public safety. So far, citizens have not demanded any new tax measures to cover cuts voted on by the Mammoth Town Council, but business owners have seriously focused on taxing themselves to pay for more marketing […]

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Mono CAO poised to leave

On the same day three new supervisors will take the oath of office in Mono County, the Sutter County Supervisors may vote to hire Mono Administrator Jim Arkens as their CAO. The potential departure of Arkens and the definite move by Finance Director Brian Muir, some say, is a “curious coincidence”, considering a new Board […]

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