Archive - Oct 8, 2010
Tourism in Mammoth was off the charts, but that didnâ€™t necessarily translate into booming business, say the townâ€™s business people.
â€śI donâ€™t know that weâ€™ve seen the bottom,â€ť said Dawn Vereuck of Elegant Bath & Kitchen. â€śThereâ€™s still a sense of fear.â€ť
Tony Colasardo of Footloose Sports sensed largely the same thing.
â€śPeople are just a little more cautiousâ€ť he said. Theyâ€™re watching their pennies.â€ť
Mammoth Lakes Police Chief Dan Watson got his back up this week when he learned an Orange County man had dropped off a document to the Mammoth Times claiming the town has deliberately set up â€śSeat Belt Traps.â€ť
â€śA law enforcement official parks his police car facing the stop sign waiting for a tourist coming from the L.A. area,â€ť wrote Barry H. Buckser, of Lake Forest.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area made a big push to land a spot at Mayâ€™s Amgen Tour of California, but was outpaced by the Tahoe resorts. The cyclists will start at South Lake to Tahoe-Northstar, North Lake to Squaw Valley, then into the central valley, finishing in Thousand Oaks after eight stages. We is bummed but appreciate the effort put in by MMSA. ...
The Mammoth Huskies go on the road tonight in their first serious road game of the season.
The opponent, Boron (4-1), is one thing. But the biggest adjustment the Huskies (2-2) might face is the bus.
â€śYou canâ€™t put a kid on a bus and expect him to ride for five hours,â€ť said Coach Tom Gault after a mid-week practice this week. â€śItâ€™s especially hard for the junior varsity,â€ť he said. â€śThey have to ride the bus, jump off and be ready to play (at 4 oâ€™clock).â€ť
So how much is the â€śbus advantage?â€ť
There was always a certain kind of charm to the old house trailer/rental hut at Mammothâ€™s Tamarack Cross Country Ski Center. Wasnâ€™t there?
Um, no, actually, there wasnâ€™t.
It was cramped for space, the stairs somehow always seemed whopperjawed in ice and snow, and not even the enduring charm of cross-country ski director Ueli Luthi could mitigate the scene.
This season, the house trailer is history except as a storage space. In its place is the old cabin from Samâ€™s Woods, and a new tent structure that is similar to the one at Little Eagle Lodge at Chair 15/Eagle Express.
The Mammoth and Mono Lake Ranger Districts of the Inyo National Forest and the North Zone for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) - Bishop Field Office are planning to implement several prescribed fire projects for habitat improvement and hazardous fuels reduction in the upcoming fall and winter months, the forest service announced this week.
Smoke may be visible at times from Highways 395, 120 and 203 as well as from the communities of Mono City, Lee Vining, June Lake, Mammoth Lakes and Topaz.
The Mammoth Ambassador Program is designed to improve the level of hospitality toward visitors to Mammoth.
It offers a community-wide hospitality training program consisting of one six-hour day presented in two modules: Spirit of Hospitality and Host training for the town. Spirit of Hospitality focuses on the culture of guest service, the kind of â€śactive friendlinessâ€ť that differentiates the best resorts in the United States from the rest.
There are some people living in Lee Vining and June Lake who need assistance. This food often supplements the government food program and is distributed in Food Baskets for Thanksgiving and Easter. Non-perishable food containers are in the Lee Vining and June Lake post offices.
Check donations can be made payable to: Community Presbyterian Church. P.O. Box 267 Lee Vining, CA 93541.
Please mark checks with the notation â€śFood Bank.â€ť For more information call Cathy Lytle (760) 647-6157 or Linda Dore (760) 647-1055.