Author Archive | Benett Kessler

Interviews for new Chief

Mammoth’s popular Police Chief Dan Watson will retire at the end of the year and leave the area. The process to replace the Chief currently goes on. Town Office officials said it’s unknown exactly when replacement will take place. We hope to speak with Town Manager Dan Holler for a more specific idea on timing. […]

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MCWD and Ormat agree to official negotiations

After months of accusations and fears of water contamination, officials from Mammoth Community Water District and Ormat Geothermal have agreed to enter formal negotiations to reach a mutually acceptable monitoring and mitigation program while Ormat’s expansion project goes forward. The bitter dispute between the two entities did not reach agreement over past months. The Water […]

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MMSA and GoPro partner

MMSA and GoPro Announce New Resort Partnership GoPro Signs on as Official Camera of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and June Mountain Mammoth Lakes, Calif. – Mammoth Mountain announced today that it has joined forces with GoPro, making it the Official Camera of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The partnership, which begins immediately, aligns two of action […]

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Inyo hires new attorney for Dawndee Rossy

In September, attorney Michael Berger was granted a motion to be released as legal counsel for Dawndee Rossy in the case of embezzlement of $1.5 million in welfare funds which allegedly took place by her and her husband Ken Rossy. She now has a new attorney. Mr. David Evans will now represent Ms. Rossy. The […]

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LADWP pipe breaks hit national news

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power water main breaks that happen weekly have now made national news. CBS Sunday Morning News interviewed DWP’s Marty Adams, head of water operations, about 5200 water pipe leaks in Los Angeles since 2010. The CBS reporter, Carter Evans, said LA’s pipes are getting some “very poor grades.” […]

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Inyo-Mono election results

INYO COUNTY CANDIDATES AND ISSUES: Bishop City Council Race  (2 seats available)- Absentee ballot results followed by final results: Karen K. Schwartz –  164   –  295 Joe Pecsi – 160   –  277 Keith Glidewell – 117 –   218 Jim Ellis – 142   –   247 Howard J. Wu – 62   […]

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Confusion over Air Board membership

After they talked for about an hour, it still wasn’t exactly clear why Supervisors Linda Arcularius and Matt Kingsley wanted to get more seats for Inyo County on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board and why now. The agenda said The two board members were requesting the Air Pollution Control Board to recommend […]

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Two Inyo Supervisors want more power on APCD Board

  Two Inyo County Supervisors appear to want to take seats away from Mono County, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and/ or Alpine County Supervisors who sit on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board. Why would any of those agencies give up representation on that board? Tuesday, Supervisors Linda Arcularius and Matt Kingsley […]

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Ted Schade takes a new turn

Two years ago, Los Angeles Times reporter Louis Sahagun compared Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade to Gary Cooper in the classic film, “High Noon.” Schade’s battle was not with the old west villains but with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. For roughly 10 years, Schade has stood […]

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