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Week of Monday, January 26, 2015

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU & YOUR FAMILY FROM TIM & THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS!


QUICK NOTES FROM TIM

BOARD OF SUPERVISORS NEWSLETTER
Please click on the link below, to read the entire Newsletter from the Mono County Board of Supervisors.
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JANUARY 26, 2015 NEWSLETTER >

2015 BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA DEADLINE SCHEDULE

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SCHEDULE >



ARTICLES OF INTEREST


Brooks on Beer: Breweries of Mariposa and Yosemite

January 10, 2015, Jay R. Brooks, San Jose Murcury News
The grandeur of Yosemite deserves a suitably grand craft beer. So it only makes sense that the national park's Ahwahnee Hotel would have its own.

Mammoth Brewing bottles Ahwahnee Amber exclusively for the lodge. It's a particularly tasty beer -- and if you want to take some home, you can pick up bottles at the market in Yosemite Village.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >


Not everyone pleased with Gorge settlement
January, 22, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
News of a settlement agreement that requires the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to permanently provide the Owens River Gorge with water to restore lost natural resources, including the historic fish population, might read like a victory for Mono and Inyo Counties. But one Crowley Lake resident has a bone to pick with the agreement, which requires greater water flows to replicate the historic seasonal water patterns on a 10-mile stretch of the river.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Inyo votes for Adventure
January, 22, 2015, Katie Vane, The Sheet
The Adventure Trails System pilot project has generated its share of controversy in Inyo County. Since the project’s proposal in 2012, Inyo residents have expressed concerns about the Trails System’s impact on properties adjacent to the proposed routes, given noise, air quality, and safety issues, as well as the System’s impact on public lands.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Cook comes to Inyo
January 21, 2015, Darcy Ellis, Inyo Register
Congressman Paul Cook has been to Death Valley before, but last weekend’s Inyo Associates gathering was the first time he was able to see the landscape – and the communities surviving there – through the eyes of Inyo County residents. Cook made a special trip to Furnace Creek last Friday from D.C. to attend the annual caucus of local leaders, business owners and agency representatives as a guest of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Who’s who of Inyo off to Death Valley
January 21, 2015, Darcy Ellis, Inyo Register
Inyo County heavyweights are headed to Death Valley this weekend for an annual gathering that brings decision-makers and movers and shakers together over a not-inexpensive three-day period.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Better looking Bishop businesses
January 19, 2015, Darcy Ellis, Inyo Register
Business owners along U.S. Highway 395 literally have minutes to make an impression on motorists as they drive through on their way to Mammoth, Reno or Los Angeles. Bishop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tawni Thomson believes that impression should, obviously, be a good one, ultimately convincing travelers to stop, get out of their cars and patronize local shops.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Arcularius honored at Bishop council meeting
January 18, 2015, Charles James Sierra Wave
With three of the five current members of the Bishop City Council being women, it seems only fitting that they honored Linda Arcularius at their first Council meeting of 2015. Arcularius retired from public service at the end of December.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Ellis back on Bishop City Council
January 14, 2015, Justin Hoover, Inyo Register
The empty seat on Bishop City Council, vacated by newly elected Inyo County Auditor Dave Stottlemyre, has been filled.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Braun names new undersheriff; veteran LAPD officer awaits Supes approval
January 16, 2015, George Shirk, Mammoth Times
In her first major move as Mono County Sheriff, Ingrid Braun has tapped a veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer as her undersheriff.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Child sex abuser located in Mexico after 11 years on the run, extradited Jan. 6
January 12, 2015, Mammoth Times
On January 6, 2014, an Investigator from the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, assisted by the Sacramento branch of the FBI traveled to Mexico City to transport a fugitive back to Mono County to face charges for repeatedly and forcibly raping a child while she was between the ages of five and twelve, according to the Mono County District Attorney's office.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Have you heard about the Mammoth Lakes Beard Growing Contest?

January 22, 2015, Mammoth Times
Video ...
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

New recreation group gears up for 2015; meets Wednesday, Jan. 14

January 12, 2015, Mammoth Times
The Eastern Sierra Recreation Collaborative (ESRC) is pleased to remind everybody that we will be picking up where we left off in 2014 with a special ESRC meeting next week to finalize work on the draft Recreation Strategy.
WHAT: ESRC Meeting: "Finalizing a Recreation Strategy"
WHEN: Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Special Orientation Session 5PM - 5:30 PM. Meeting starts at 5:30 PM and will wrap up by 8:30 PM
WHERE: Cerro Coso Community College, Bishop.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

Page 2: Let’s play Monopoly
January 22, 2015, Jack Lunch, The Sheet
Newsflash: $4 to $6 million dollars is not considered Monopoly money.
At Mammoth’s regular Town Council meeting Wednesday, Councilman Colin Fernie implied that previous Councils had approached public finances as if they were playing with Monopoly money.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >

It’s no fun getting blown off
January 22, 2015, Angela Evans, The Sheet
MMST riders tossed from Chair 6 by wind gust.
With winds gusting at approximately 50 mph on the morning of January 16, three Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Team riders were hit with a “very intense and momentary localized cyclonic wind” at approximately 9:25 a.m. while riding Chair 6 (Thunderbound Express), Mammoth Mountain said in a statement.
CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE >







NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

MONO COUNTY
STRATEGIC PLANNING: UPDATE >
STRATEGIC PLANNING: MISSION >
ANIMAL CONTROL: WINTERIZING YOUR PET >
LINDA ARCULARIUS IS RETIRING! SHE IS ALSO HAVING A RETIREMENT PARTY. CLICK TO READ THE INFO >
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES_FLYER IN SPANISH >
ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES_FLYER IN ENGLISH >
MONO COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION_SPECIAL PROJECT DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION >
FLYER REGARDING FLU SEASON >
TOML OFFERING 5SKATE PASS DISCOUNT TO MONO COUNTY EMPLOYEES >
CLICK TO READ MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VA OUTREACH DATES >
MONO COUNTY COURTHOUSE TO CLOSE ADDITIONAL DAYS FOR FURLOUGH >
MONO COUNTY & INYO COUNTY VETS CAN GET LOCAL HEALTH CARE >
TOURISM & FILM COMMISSION COMMUNITY EVENT MARKETING FUND >
MONO COUNTY CAN HELP YOUR BUSINESS FIND QUALIFIED EMPLOYEES. CLICK HERE FOR INFO >
MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT EBOLA REDINESS MEMO >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SAFE ONLINE PASSWORD HELP >
CLICK HERE TO READ MINUTES FROM A NEW MONO COUNTY FOOD BANK MEETING JULY 2014 >

FROM SENATOR BERRY HILL, 8TH DISTRICT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'BERRY HILL BULLETIN' JANUARY NEWSLETTER >

EASTERN SIERRA COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS
CLICK HERE TO READ THE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM INFO >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA
STATE OF CA OFFERING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ALL IMMIGRANTS_FLYER IN ENGLISH >
STATE OF CA OFFERING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ALL IMMIGRANTS_FLYER IN SPANISH >

FEMA
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING PEDIATRIC DISASTER RESPONSE & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS >

RED CROSS
CLICK HERE TO LEAR HOW TO BE READY FOR A NATURAL DISASTER >
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD YOUR RED CROSS EMERGENCY CARD >
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A 21 WEEK CHECKLIST TO BE PREPARED FOR A NATURAL DISASTER >

KEEP KIDS LEAD-FREE PROGRAM
CLICK HERE TO READ THE GOVERNORS LETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FLYER IN SPANISH >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FLYER IN ENGLISH >

CSAC (CALIFORNIA STATE ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE JANUARY 23TH BULLETIN >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE SUMMARY OF THE GOVERNORS BUDGET >

RCRC (RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES OF CALIFORNIA) INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER JANUARY 23, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE BARBED WIRE NEWSLETTER JANUARY 16, 2015 >
CLICK HERE TO READ PROPOSED BUDGET>

NACO COUNTY NEWS ALERT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE 'STATE OF THE UNION' PRIORITIES >

ESAA (EASTERN SIERRA AREA AGENCY ON AGING)
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING PACKET JAN 28 2015>
CLICK HERE TO READ THE ADVISORY COUNCIL AGENDA JAN 28 2015>

USFS
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SUMMER 2015 ROAD CONSTRUCTION ON CONVICT LAKE ROAD >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING REVISED FOREST PLANS OF INYO, SEQUOIA AND SIERRA FORESTS >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING PROPOSED CHANGES TO OFF-ROAD VEHICLE TRAIL ACCESS >

YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERSHIP NEWS
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING SEASONAL ROAD CLOSURES>
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING THE WINTER MEETING ON JANUARY 8TH >
CLICK HERE TO READ THE FALL NEWSLETTER >
CLICK HERE TO READ BERCHTENGADEN AND YOSEMITE SIGN FORMAL SISTER PARK ARRANGEMENT >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING $1.4 MILLIONS FOR 13 YOUTH PROGRAMS >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING THE OSTRANDER SKI HUT LOTTERY >
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING YOSEMITE BEARS BEING TRACKED IN "REAL-TIME" >

SIERRA WELLNESS CALENDAR DECEMBER 2014

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALENDAR >

WALKER WELLNESS CENTER CALENDAR DECEMBER 2014

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CALENDAR >

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER WINTER CLASSES

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF CLASSES BEING OFFERED>

MONO COUNTY PROBATION INFO
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO >

BODIE HILLS GAZETTE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE DECEMBER NEWSLETTER >

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT HISPANIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
CLICK HERE TO READ THE RECENT MEETING MINUTES >

STATE OF CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDIT
CLICK HERE TO READ THE INFO REGARDING SMALL BUSINESS TAX CREDITS >

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON
CLICK HERE TO READ INFO REGARDING STREET LIGHT OUTAGES >