Archive - Sep 23, 2013
The Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce has taken a firm stand on raising the minimum wage by $2 over the next two years.
It doesnâ€™t like it.
In a strongly worded statement that went to its members on Monday, Sept. 23, the Mammoth Chamber urged opposition to a law that, if signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown, would raise the minimum wage from $8 an hour to $10 an hour over the next 18 months.
â€śThe Mammoth Lakes Chamber of Commerce supports a fair wage in California and supports incremental increases related to the Consumer Price Index (CPI),â€ť the Chamber said in a news release.
The Mammoth Huskies learned a thing or two about the art of a quick turnaround Friday night against the Desert Scorpions at Edwards Air Force Base.
Cruising along comfortably after two quarters and with a possible road victory within sight, the Huskies came out of the locker room at halftime and were stung so quickly it was hard for them to know what bit them.
The final was 55-27, but in the third quarter, Desert overwhelmed Mammoth repeatedly, putting up 30 points in less than 12 minutes and putting the game out of reach.
It was a hot, still morning and the smell of summer was adrift on the hazy golden air—pine sap; sage; the deep green scents of manzanita and ceanothus; the lavender aroma of lupine gone to seed.
Even the bees, spiraling through the waning fireweed along the trail, seemed lazy: somnolent, barely able to keep their heavy, furred bodies alight.
When the hot, dry summer winds that sweep through the Mono Basin with great regularity encounter a spark of fire, a wildfire can spread across dozens of acres of sagebrush and bitterbrush in a few minutes.
That’s exactly what Mono City residents have worried about for years, a worry made more pronounced by the fact that there is only one good road going in and out of the community.
Mammoth’s mountain bikers, fresh on the heels of a long season, already are preparing for 2014.
On Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at Giovanni’s, Fat Bike Mammoth will conduct a meeting to discuss mountain biking opportunities in Mono and Inyo Counties.
Specifically, according to Fat Bike leader Alan Jacoby, the group will discuss “becoming a more formal group” and working with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management “to increase and improve our opportunities.
Eastern Sierra fire restrictions put into place June 28 by the Inyo National Forest and Bishop Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management will be rescinded Monday, Sept. 23.
People who want to have a campfire outside of developed campgrounds are still required to get a campfire permit, which can be obtained at visitor centers or online at www.PreventWildfireCA.org.