Archive - Feb 26, 2011
The Mammoth Lakes Town Council and legal staff went looking for a major leaguer to fill the Town Managerâ€™s job, and they may have found one in Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
Sheâ€™s dynamic, and has big-city smarts, as the town staff will discover Wednesday, when she takes over as Interim Town Manager.
Gov. Jerry Brown, then the mayor of chaotic Oakland, turned to Marysheva-Martinez to be his budget director for five years. She then served for five years as an assistant city administrator in Oaklandâ€™s Ron Dellums Administration.
Gary Fultz has left the fold, and the Mammoth Lakes Post Office will not be the same.
The convivial postmaster served his last day in Mammoth this week. Next, he and his wife Kristin will tow their sports trailer back to Ludington, Mich., which they left five years ago for a life in the Sierra Nevada.
â€śWeâ€™d never even heard of Mammoth Lakes until the job came up,â€ť Fultz said. â€śIn fact, all the people in Ludington were kind of upset I took it, because I was the one in line for the postmasterâ€™s job there.â€ť
Fultz will turn 55 on Monday, the retirement age for postal workers.
Mammothâ€™s Deena Kastor, the Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half marathon, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday night, tweeted her Mammoth Track Club teammate, Josh Cox.
â€śHUGE CONGRATS to Andrew & Deena Kastor on the birth of a healthy baby girl! Piper Bloom Kastor, 6-lbs 5-oz. 19in! WOW!â€ť Cox tweeted just after 9 p.m. PST on Monday. This is the first child for Kastor and her husband Andrew. Kastor, who turned 38 last week, will be aiming to make her fourth Olympic team in 2012. ...
One look at the course map for the 2011 Mammoth Winter Biathlon and you know this is serious business.
It resembles an Olympic course.
It has a stadium built into the hill that looks out to the shooting lanes and across the lanes where competitors will pass three times during the course of the race.
Thus, spectators will be able to keep up on whoâ€™s in the lead, how often the lead changes, who is shooting when and whoâ€™s taking their penalty laps.
â€śBiathlon is changing and becoming much more spectator friendly,â€ť said Race Director Mike Karch.