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Mammoth follows national crime trend

Visitor numbers were up in Mammoth Lakes last year, and crime went down. After police issued crime and traffic statistics for 2013, we talked to Police Chief Dan Watson who is not taking credit for the crime reduction. The Chief said that any police chief who takes credit would make a mistake. The crime rate, […]

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Mono Supervisors: help for pets in emergencies

In weather, fire or earthquake disasters that sometimes hit Mono County towns, many services come into play. However, the needs of animals during such stressful times have been left up to owners, who themselves may need protection. Now, the Mono Supervisors and Town of Mammoth Lakes will consider a free-of-charge contract with a non-profit group […]

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New officer joins MLPD

** NEWS  RELEASE ** Mammoth Lakes Police Department Adds a New Police Officer For the first time in more than 5 years, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department (MLPD) has hired a new, full-time police officer.  Jack Loera was sworn in by Town Clerk Jamie Gray and presented with his police badge by Police Chief Dan […]

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MLPD volunteer program gets underway

When the Town Council cut nearly half of the staff at the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, officials said they wanted a volunteer program. Police Chief Dan Watson had agreed he would do that but advised that volunteers can not perform all of the duties of sworn officers. Now, Watson does have a volunteer program in […]

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Town Council accepts manager’s resignation

(News Release – Town of Mammoth Lakes) On Thursday, September 5, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council accepted the resignation of Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.  Ms. Marysheva-Martinez served the Town for 2 ½ years as Interim Town Manager, Assistant Town Manager, and Town Manager.  She was instrumental in guiding the Town Council through the bankruptcy filing […]

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Mayor responds to questions on manager

In the wake of surprise news that the Town Manager is out and someone else will lead Town government organization, Sierra Wave Media talked to Mammoth Mayor Rick Wood. Mayor Wood said that the Town Council “is at a turning point.” He said in moving forward the question always is “who does the Town Council […]

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MLPD cite drivers in pedestrian safety operation

** NEWS  RELEASE ** PEDESTRIAN SAFETY OPERATION IN MAMMOTH On Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30 the Mammoth Lakes Police Department conducted a pedestrian safety operation on Main Street as a result of numerous complaints received from the public about drivers not stopping for pedestrians in crosswalks.  Plain clothes employees and volunteers entered the […]

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Police Chief works on report on impacts

As the storm of opinion swirls around Mammoth Lakes and the Town Council proposes to cut seven police officers, Police Chief Dan Watson has made his beliefs known but has not said too much.  He has prepared a report which may come up at Thursday night’s Town Council meeting. At the beginning of October, Chief […]

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Concerns grow over Mammoth police cuts

From the Los Angeles Times to the Mono County Sheriff, more than a few seriously question the severe police cuts proposed by the Mammoth Town Council. The Times, in Mammoth’s major market, reported on fears for safety without police. Mono’s Sheriff said he can’t understand why the Town Council “is not engaging law enforcement to […]

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Mammoth public says keep the police and Whitmore pool

Unsure what to say over the past many months of secret negotiations, the people of Mammoth Lakes found their voice at Wednesday night’s meeting. Citizens stood up and clearly spoke out against the cuts of Whitmore Park and Pool and cuts of Mammoth Police Officers. Some also objected to more rentals of single family homes. […]

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Mammoth Town Council rejects medical marijuana moratorium

In the face of legal confusion, crackdowns by US attorneys, pending lawsuits and legislation and maybe a ballot measure to legalize pot, the Mammoth Town Council did not approve a medical marijuana dispensary moratorium. Police Chief Dan Watson presented all of the pending issues circling medical marijuana right now.  He recommended a moratorium on any […]

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