Archive - Aug 2012
The calendar doesnâ€™t lie.
If it is Labor Day Weekend in Mammoth, that means it is Gaye Muellerâ€™s turn to take over Samâ€™s Woodsite with another Labor Day Arts Festival.
It is the 43rd festival, making it new wine in an old bottle, but just a short walk away, the first-ever Mammoth Bluegrass Festival takes over the Village.
No one knows how that will work, given this is the first-ever dual event for the weekend, but Mueller said sheâ€™s fired up and ready to go.
The Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center celebrates its grand opening on Sept. 1, following a fire that completely destroyed the popular visitor center several years ago.
The following locations will be stocked with Alpers Trophy Trout from Conway Ranch courtesy of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce:
• Intake II
Mammoth’s softball teams finish their seasons this week with dizzying rounds of multiple playoffs.
Monday, Aug. 27, is the start of the single-elimination playoffs, with Greyhawk, Originales, Grumpy’s Holy Rollers, Austria Hof-Thunderstruck, Guerreros and Los Mayas in the hunt.
For those who have ever harbored a fantasy of getting down and dirty in public, with knowns and unknowns, Saturday, Aug. 25, is the day for you and Mammoth Mountain is the place.
It is the Mammoth Mud Runâ€”six kilometers of downright down-and-dirty, commencing on the hill in the morning and ending only when the last contestant gulps down his or her last throatful of pumice-laced mountain juice.
It is actually no joke. It is an endurance athletic event, as hyped by, among others, Deena Kastor, on her social media musings.
The â€śrace,â€ť as it were, is split into different levels.
A totally random sampling of what Mammothites are reading, culled from here and there, appearing every now and then.
â€śToday weâ€™re going to do some weather stripping,â€ť I said to Fido.
â€śHey hey hey hey! I LOVE weather stripping,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s only just about my favorite thing in the whole wide world.â€ť
â€śWhatâ€™s weather stripping?â€ť
â€śItâ€™s when you have an opening in a door or a window that you want to block. You see that small little sliver at the bottom of our door? Iâ€™m going to fix that, and Iâ€™m not going to buy a new door. Iâ€™m going to fetch some weather stripping from the hardware store, install it, and things will be hunky-dory for the winter. No drafts this year, no siree.â€ť
It is one of those odd summer rites that only the most local of locals acknowledges.
The Old-Timersâ€™ Barbeque at The Hayden Cabin Historical Museum has been going on since the Old Timers were Young Timersâ€”way, way back in the day.
Therefore, itâ€™s a perfect venue for New Timers and visitors. Not only can they chat with the Old Timers, they also can see the new wonders of the cabin and museum.
Tallus was invited to be one of six vendors in the gifting lounge at the ESPYs on July 10 and 11â€”ESPNâ€™s annual sports awards show, held this summer in Los Angeles, according to a recent press release.
At the two-day event, athletes, business agents and corporate clients, such as Microsoft and executives from ESPN, got acquainted with Mammoth, some having never been to the mountain resort town before.
â€śIt was great exposure for the town,â€ť said Tallus General Manager Craig Copeland in the press release.
On my bike ride home Friday afternoon, I needed to find a wine tasting partner for the weekend.
The Mammoth Lakes Swim Team is finishing up another successful summer swim season, according to summer coaches Lindsay Barksdale and Teryn Falkingham.
The Sharks began practice at Whitmore Pool on May 22 and will finish up with a meet in Morgan Hill over Labor Day weekend. The team had just over 90 swimmers, ranging from 5 to 17 years old.
While working on my biography last night late, I discovered a long lost list of movies I had produced over a period of 55 years.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday reached a settlement agreement with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition over the town’s $43 million judgment, according to Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
The saga of Southern California developer Terry Ballas and the Mammoth Yosemite Airport goes back through several Mammoth Lakes Town Councils and Town Managers to 1997.
That year, the Town Council signed a development agreement with Ballas allowing him to build condominiums and retail facilities at the airport.
The Mammoth Huskies open their football season this evening at Gault/McClure Stadium, but the rah-rah has been taken out of them.
Their best player, their hardest worker, and the lifeblood of their defenseâ€”Matt Graefâ€”has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for cancer at a UC Davis hospital. As they fight to make themselves a football team, Graef is fighting for his life.