Mammoth Lakes Community Update: August 12, 2022

Evacuation Exercise Conducted in the Trails Neighborhood

On August 10, the Mono County Office of Emergency Management in coordination with the Town of Mammoth Lakes conducted an evacuation exercise in the Trails Neighborhood.  The purpose of the exercise was to test both Code Red and IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert & Warning System) public safety communication platforms, respond to and manage a multi-agency incident, and to test in real-time the evacuation system. Organizers of the exercise would like to thank the residents of the Trails for their participation in the exercise, for viewing the new Zonehaven evacuation system – and finding their zone, and for signing up for Emergency Alerts – all critical steps in being prepared for the next emergency or natural disaster. Agencies that participated in the exercise included the Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District, Inyo National Forest, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mono County Sheriff, multiple departments from Mono County, and the Town of Mammoth Lakes. Please contact the Mono County Office of Emergency Management at (760) 924-4633 for additional information or visit the READY Mono Preparedness Portal.

Active Shooter/Tactical Casualty Care Training at Mammoth Elementary School

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in partnership with the Inland Training Division of the California Highway Patrol, conducted a multi-agency Active Shooter/Tactical Casualty Care training exercise on August 2-3, at Mammoth Elementary School. The exercise focused on emergency response to an active shooter incident on campus and how to best collaborate and respond to this scenario with local and state emergency responders. Agencies who participated in the exercise included the California Highway Patrol, Mono County Sheriff’s Office, Mono County District Attorney, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Long Valley Fire Department, Inyo County Probation, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, USFS Inyo National Forest Law Enforcement, Mono County Paramedics, Mammoth Hospital, MLPD/MSCO Explorers, Mammoth Unified School District Staff and many volunteer community members. A huge thank you to all involved for making this training such a success! Click here to read the Press Release. 

The Summer of Awesomeness is a Wrap! 

Parks and Recreation is ending their summer camp season on a high with the always popular Wave Rave Skate Camp and Mountain Bike Camp. The Youtheatre Camp has been hard at work for the past two weeks and are excited to present two performances of Annie – The Musical! Performances are scheduled at the Edison Theatre for Friday, August 12 at 7pm or Saturday, August 13 at 1pm. Click here for information and to purchase tickets. 

Town Council Meeting – August 17

Items for the August 17, Town Council meeting include a TOT Appeal, a Public Hearing to consider the Adoption of a Housing Impact Mitigation Fee Schedule, a policy item to consider the approval of Town Priorities for the USFS Mammoth Ranger District Annual Work Program, and a resolution to temporarily close Canyon Blvd. for the Mammoth 50k MTB Pedalpalooza on August 27 and Mammoth Gran Fondo on September 10. Click here to view the meeting agenda.

August Events

(From Town of Mammoth Lakes)

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