Tag Archives | Tom Cage


MCWD holds surprise special meeting

Members of the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Board were surprised when three Mammoth Community Water District Board members showed up at a recent APCD meeting in Alpine County and said they were holding a special meeting of their own right then and there. The Water Board members made their unhappiness clear during public […]

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MCWD to sue APCD over geothermal project

The Mammoth Community Water District Board will not sit still for ORMAT geothermal to move ahead with expansion plans which the Board feels could jeopardize Mammoth’s very water supply. The Board has voted to sue the Air Pollution Control District which certified ORMAT’s EIR and EIS and to hire a public relations firm to handle […]

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MCWD Board member, Tom Cage

Mammoth Town Council supports MCWD over ORMAT plans

The powers-that-be in Washington reportedly want the project done. The Forest Service and BLM signed off on ORMAT geothermal’s environmental document in a record 7 days. In the face of an apparent fast track, plans for geothermal expansion and up to 16 new groundwater wells have caused grave concerns about impacts on Mammoth’s town water […]

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Wood will not run, Cage considering it

With five people who have pulled papers to possibly run for Mammoth Town Council, talk continues of still more potential candidates, and another  long time council member has decided not to run again. Mayor Rick Wood had earlier said he would take time to consider a run for re-election and that it was an important […]

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Mammoth Town Councilman Rick Wood

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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Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez

Mammoth Town Manager will resign

This morning, word from within Mammoth Lakes Town government said that Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez had decided to resign and did not like the way her position was handled in recent days. Councilman Matthew Lehman said Martinez does intend to resign, but it’s not yet official. In recent weeks, during Manager Martinez’s month-long vacation, the […]

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Town Council makes no change

After meeting for more than two hours in closed session on Friday, the Mammoth Town Council came out with nothing to report. Their agenda said that they would consider the discipline/dismisal/or release of a public employee and consider appointment of a Town Manager. They apparently did neither. The off-the-record reports from reliable sources said the […]

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Town Manager on the rocks?

The Town of Mammoth Lakes has a history of come and go town managers. Usually reliable sources say it’s about to happen again. The public view of potential change depends on a citizen’s take on town government operations. Sources say the Town Council is considering ending their contract with Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez and hiring […]

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Business Improvement District proposal hung up on retail

As the old year ends, business owners in Mammoth Lakes still debate formation of a Business Improvement District. The biggest challenge, according to Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director John Urdi is which retail stores to include in the new district and how much to tax them. Lodging and restaurants will definitely go into the district. It’s […]

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MCWD/LADWP sit down for more talks

At Los Angeles Department of Water and Power headquarters Monday, officials from Mammoth Community Water District and LADWP planned to sit down for another negotiation session. It all started at the end of last year when DWP filed lawsuits that claimed LA, not Mammoth, owns the water rights to Mammoth Creek. Water District officials and […]

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