Archive | January 28, 2013

June Lake Winter Festival and Winter Triathlon

Make plans to attend the inaugural June Lake Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon happening Feb. 1-3, 2013. Festivities begin on Friday with registration for the Triple Threat Triathlon (for those who didn’t register online ahead of time at www.Active.com).  Also on tap will be snowman-making and snow-sculpting prep along Main Street, and a […]

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Petroglyph reward fund raffle

To increase the reward fund designed to help capture the thieves and vandals who stole and defaced ancient petroglyphs near Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Tribe has launched a fundraising raffle. The Petroglyph Reward Fund Raffle features a framed photo by Brett Wylie of the Hammill Valley Petroglyphs during a winter storm. Tickets are now available […]

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New bill would revamp DFW handling of animals

A wildlife protection group and many others are calling for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, previously the Department of Fish and Game, to change its ways. Many citizens in the Eastern Sierra have publicly and privately expressed the same thing when it comes to bears and mountain lions. State Senator Jerry Hill came up […]

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Mono Supervisors: broadband, Digital 395, interim CAO

In a special meeting Tuesday, the Mono Supervisors were expected to approve a letter to the Public Utility Commission complaining that Verizon failed to meet the deadline to provide broadband internet service to Crowley Lake and Swall Meadows. Last August the California Public Utilities Commission adopted a resolution which granted Verizon $286,398 to buy equipment […]

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Dinner fundraiser for D.C. trip

Future voters will head to Washington, D.C. this spring to learn more about what goes on there and about our nation’s history. Mammoth Lakes 5th graders who sign up will head to the capitol in April and are busy now raising the money needed. Burgers Restaurant in Mammoth will help out Tuesday evening. Parents reported […]

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A mountain for Lawrence

This month, President Obama signed the Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act into law. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Buck McKeon had introduced identical bills on this designation in honor of Lawrence who died in 2009. Family members, local officials and environmentalists supported the idea of naming a mountain peak after Lawrence. In a press release, […]

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