Archive - Jun 17, 2011
For more than three decades, the â€śMotocross Momâ€ť had a dual love affair.
It is now broken in half. Gale Webb, whom Mammoth Motocross organizer Laurey Carlson characterized as â€śthe face of the Motocross,â€ť lost her beloved husband Jim just three weeks ago.
But Webb is here for this yearâ€™s event because her love affair with Mammoth still goes on.
â€śSomeday I will join Jim and we will be up here together.
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
Itâ€™s a blue sky day.
In Mammoth that means mountains in clear relief against a cobalt sky, lakes and rivers that sparkle and rush.
And itâ€™s Saturday: Day 2 of the Blue Sky Fest, spread out around and adjacent to the grounds of Cerro Coso College.
The newest facet of this festival is the Blue Sky Experience â€“ a cooking competition; seminars on wine and food pairings, complete with demonstrations; 20 wineries pouring exquisite tastings; and a live auction â€“ all wrapped up in music by City Folk, Strunz and Farah, Vance Gilbert and the Tito Puente, Jr. Orchestra.
Grim work on Town
finances cuts, and cuts, and cuts
There may as well have been blood in the streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Town Council, facing a shortfall budget of more than $2 million and a deadline of June 22 for a reckoning, took out its machetes on Wednesday night and got to work on the finances.
Three police officers will have to go. Any improvements to the townâ€™s dilapidated police station are a ha-ha-ha.
At least one staffer â€“ maybe more â€“ will have to leave Public Works.
Ready to have 50,000 people land on your front porch?
Under plans announced this week, Mammothâ€™s airport next winter will handle four flights a day, seven days a week. It will also handle seven flights a day on the busy Friday-Saturday-Sunday-Monday weekends.
Moreover, the airport will serve travelers from San Diego and Orange County for the first time, fulfilling the wishes of Mammoth-loving SoCals who found the trip to Los Angeles International as irritating as the six-eight-hour drive up here.