Archive - Jun 2011
BUT STILL, KEEP YOUR DOG CLOSE,
SAYS STEVE SEARLES
Everyone already knows to be careful of bears and mountain lions around Mammoth, but coyotes?
News that a coyote recently killed a very large dog right in front of its ownerâ€™s eyes recently in Colorado prompted the Times to talk to Mammothâ€™s wildlife expert, Steve Searles.
Searles was once employed by the Town of Mammoth Lakes as an animal control specialist when the townâ€™s coyote population was several times what it is today.
â€śIâ€™ve never heard of a coyote attacking a grown adult, but dogs, yes,â€ť he said.
Imagine a Mammoth deep in debt and unable to collect its fair share of the Transient Occupancy Tax.
People donâ€™t actually have to imagine that much.
Itâ€™s the reality.
But on Wednesday night, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council took action, approving a measure that would modify the townâ€™s current TOT ordinance and maybe â€“ maybe â€“ put some teeth in it.
The town canâ€™t do it alone, however, so it teamed up with the Mammoth Lakes Lodging Association, which offered its volunteer assistance in helping identify scofflaws.
But that doesnâ€™t mean the town is powerless.
ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OF COLD
POSSIBLY SNOWY WEATHER AHEAD
While the East coast swelters in record heat, the Midwest ducks for cover, and Arizona is under fire, the West has another problem.
Itâ€™s damn cold.
In other words, no, itâ€™s not your imagination that things out there are outright weird, weather wise, for this time of year.
Deena is back.
One hundred days after giving birth (by Caesarian section, no less), Mammothâ€™s star marathoner is back on the roads, training for the June 11 New York Mini 10K.
â€śI feel great,â€ť she said after a brisk run Thursday under the coaching of Mammoth Track Clubâ€™s Terrence Mahon.
â€śIâ€™m surprised, actually,â€ť she said. â€śBut I know Iâ€™m just starting to come back.â€ť
The stakes are big for Kastor, 38, who won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.