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Mt. Andrea Lawrence is a 12,240-foot mountain peak in Mono County on the northern border of the Ansel Adams Wilderness and east of Yosemite National Park.

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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Congress approves bill for MMSA

In a bi-partisan vote of 376 to 2, House Resolution 2157 passed in Congress Tuesday to formalize an agreement between the Forest Service and  Mammoth Mountain Ski Area toward a land exchange that involves close to 21 acres at the Main Lodge.  Congressman Buck McKeon carried the bill to Congress. McKeon spoke on the floor […]

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Special favors for congressmen?

The Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday that Congressional investigators allege that Inyo-Mono Congressman Buck McKeon and another congressman got “cut-rate home loans under a Countrywide VIP program….” The Times reported that the Congressman received a $315,000 mortgage refinance in 1998 as his family-owned business, Howard & Phil’s Western Wear, was going through a Chapter […]

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New congressman for Inyo-Mono?

California voters approved measures that created a citizens redistricting committee.  Members of the public, not elected officials, have come up with new political lines, including congressional districts.  The new District 8 includes Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties.  Now the big question is who will represent us? There was speculation that Congressman Jerry Lewis might […]

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Mammoth Town Council: debt, bears, economy

As Town officials continued to meet with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition officials Monday and Tuesday, it was decided to call for a closed session with the Town Council on Tuesday to brief the full Town Council, according to Mammoth Financial Advisor Marianna Marysheva-Martinez. Martinez and Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht still plan to speak to the […]

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current Mono Congressional District

Mono congressional district

For the first time, an independent panel will review and come up with district lines for state assembly and senate and congressional districts in California. Voters took that job out of the hands of legislators to avoid districts drawn for personal and political advantage. What does this mean to Inyo and Mono? In terms of […]

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