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Week of Monday, November 25, 2013


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.
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LETTER SENT TO MS. JAN KNIGHT, ACTING FIELD SUPERVISOR, U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE,
REGARDING FROG & TOAD DESIGNATION

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MAP SHOWING PROPOSED CRITICAL HABITAT FOR GREATER SAGE GROUSE, YOSEMITE TOAD & SIERRA NEVADA YELLOW LEGGED FROG
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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

MAKING MONO GREEN
November 14, 2013, George Shirk. The Mammoth Times
In an effort toward making Mono County more environmentally respectable, the Mono County Board of Supervisors this past week moved forward in its bid toward purchasing more efficient vehicles for its fleet, while also examining building code modifications to help “green” construction projects.
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RAW: INYO NATIONAL FOREST RELEASES FIRST DRAFT OF UPDATED FOREST PLAN
November 19, 2013, The Mammoth Times
The Inyo National Forest has released the forest’s first Draft Assessment Report of its first update to the forest's master planning document in more than 20 years for public review this week, according to a news release from the forest. A public meeting on the document will be held in Bishop on Dec. 5 and comments on the plan are invited.
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IAG PARTNER EXPLAINS REASONS BEHIND CONWAY RANCH LAWSUIT
November 15, 2013, Lara kirkner, The Sheet News
Even the most patient businessperson can tire of a never-ending money pit, which is why the Inland Aquaculture Group, LLC (IAG) has taken Mono County to court.
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MAMMOTH TOWN COUNCIL: MONEY TO SPARE, ON-LINE TAX PAYMENT, AND TOURISM AGREEMENT
November 19, 2013, benett Kessler, Sierra Wave
According to the Town Council agenda packet, the pre-audit actual financial results for last fiscal year for Town government show a fund balance left over of more than $1.9 million. Surprising news after years of budget hand-wringing.
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'GRANITE CURTAIN' FALLS; TIOGA, SONORA, MONITOR PASSES ALL CLOSED ]DUE TO] SNOW
November 21, 2013, The Mammoth Times
On Thursday, Nov. 21, the last of the three passes that was open—S.R. 89 over Monitor Pass—closed because of snow.
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USFS DRAFT REPORT
November 18, 2013, The Sierra Wave

The Inyo National Forest has released the forest’s Draft Assessment Report for public review. The assessment is the first phase of the process to revise the 1988 Inyo National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan or plan).
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SNOW HEADING TO EASTERN SIERRA THIS WEEK>
November 18, 2013, The Mammoth Times
Snow is on the way this week, possibly beginning Tuesday and lasting into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
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HOW SOLAR POWER AND DESERT ECOSYSTEMS MIGHT GET ALONG
November 19, 2013, Charles James, The Sierra Wave
Last week’s Tuesday evening public meeting hosted in Independence by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors demonstrated the keen interest that the public has in renewable energy, an interest shared in a recent Gallop poll which showed Americans overwhelmingly supporting solar energy.
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MAMMOTH LAKES RECREATION STEERING COMMITTEE LOOKS FOR SOLUTIONS OUTSIDE OF THE CURRENT MUNICIPAL STRUCTURE
November 15, 2013, Katie Vane, The Sheet News
In May of this year, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council voted to approve the formation of the Mammoth Lakes Recreation (MLR) Steering Committee. Five months and three Steering Committee meetings later, Council approved the continuation of the group’s work to determine the future of a private MLR entity that could outsource some of the current functions of municipal recreation.
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GREG BISSONETTE JPINS MAMMOTH LAKES FOUNDATION AS NEW DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
November 18, 2013, The Mammoth Times
Evan Russell, CEO and President of Mammoth Lakes Foundation, announced the hiring of long-time resident Greg Bissonette as its new Director of Developmen[t] this week.
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CAST OFF GROUP WILL DONATE NEXT THREE SATURDAY PROCEEDS TO MAMMOTH MEDICAL MISSIONS
November 15, 2013, The Mammoth Times
Mammoth Hospital Auxiliary President, Judy Bornfeld, announced that the Auxiliary has pledged all Cast Off proceeds for the next three Saturdays, Nov. 16, 23 and 30, to go to Mammoth Medical Missions to assist with their Philippine relief effort.
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LOCAL DOCS IN TYPHOON DISASTER ZONE
November 14, 2013, Wendilyn Grasseschi, The Mammoth Times
Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and a group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers are cold, wet and running out of supplies, but still managing to perform as many as 50 surgeries a day in the Philippine disaster zone.
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GOOD NEWS CALIFORNIA: SURPLUS IS $2.4 BILLION
November 20, 2013, Melody Gutierrez, SF Gate
For the first time in nearly a decade, California is collecting more revenue than it is spending and will finish the fiscal year with an extra $2.4 billion, according to a report released Wednesday by the Legislature's nonpartisan budget analyst.
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ATTEMPTED MURDER IN BRIDGEPORT
November 20, 2013, The Sheet News
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Dispatch was contacted by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) hotline reporting a male parked outside the Bridgeport CHP Office that needed paramedics for an unknown medical issue.
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RUDDER DEFENDS STEERING
November 11, 2013, The Sheet News
Letter To The Editor ...
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MAMMOTH WATER DISTRICT RESPONSE TO SNOWCREEK ATHLETIC CLUB FLOODING
November 14, 2013, Sierra Wave
In the early morning hours of November 6th, MCWD’s emergency on-call staff received a call from the Mono County Sheriff Dispatch Operator requesting the Water District provide assistance to the Mammoth Lakes Fire Department regarding a pipe rupture in the basement of the Snowcreek Athletic Club.
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NEW LAW REQUIRES ALL PUBLIC AGENCIES IN CALIFORNIA TO NOTIFY RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY A SECURITY BREACH
November 14, 2013, Paula C. P. de Sousa & Marco A. Verdugo, PubicCEO.com
Cities, counties, water agencies and school districts have some of our most personal information, including our date of birth, Social Security number, driver's license number and medical information. This is the type of personal information that identity thieves thrive upon. Several bills that will take effect Jan. 1 extend the requirements of California's information privacy breach notice law to all public agencies and expand the scope of personal information that prompts a disclosure of a security breach.
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NEWSLETTERS & OTHER COUNTY INFO

ANTELOPE VALLEY NEWSLETTER NOVEMBER 2013
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RURAL COUNTY REPRESENTATIVES 'THE BARBED WIRE' NEWSLETTER
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WALKER COMMUNITY CENTER CALENDAR NOVEMBER 2013
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MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERING MEDI-CAL SIGN-UP ASSISTANCE FOR FREE
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CHOOSE CIVILITY NOV 2013 NEWSLETTER
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NORTHERN MONO COUNTY FOOD BANK INFO
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MONO COUNTY FOOD ASSISTANCE FROM IMACA INFO
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YOSEMITE GATEWAY PARTNERS WINTER MEETING SCHEDULE
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CALL FOR ARTICLES FOR THE YOSEMITE GATEWAY NEWSLETTER
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