In a move that ought to make local food growers egg-static, Mammoth is forging ahead with creating a policy for raising and keeping chickens.
“The existing zoning code provides no guidance with regard to the raising of chickens for egg-laying purposes within the town limits,” wrote associate planner Jessica Morriss of the town staff.
The first dusting of snow for the Eastern Sierra came right on schedule last weekend, heralding the arrival of the Autumnal Equinox.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area took on a few inches of snow, golden aspens turned a deeper gold, flowers shriveled on their stalks and gardeners across the county rushed to cover their cucumbers and late-ripening squash as temperatures dipped into the mid-twenties by Thursday morning.
It is, however, probably a good idea not to get too excited about it all.
The new Mammoth Lakes interim town manager is Dan Holler, formerly city administrator for Grass Valley, Calif., a Gold Country Sierra community near Nevada City.