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July 20th, 2012

June Mountain fate still unclear, group forms to save it

July 20, 2012

June Lake community members met with both Mammoth Mountain Ski Area CEO/June Mountain Ski Area owner Rusty Gregory and Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta individually in the past week, but there is still no concrete answer as to June Mountain’s fate.

The spectre of a shuttered June Mountain ski area has spurred the June Lake community, but Connie Black, owner of the Double Eagle Resort and Spa—and now a member of the newly formed “Keep June Mountain Open Coalition”—said it’s still too soon to conclude what will happen.

Services set for Skip Harvey

July 20, 2012

Services for Skip Harvey have been set for tomorrow (Saturday) at Canyon Lodge.

The service will begin at 3 p.m.

Harvey, who left an indelible mark on Mammoth as a restaurateur, ski instructor and, most recently, a town council member, died early Monday, according to town public information officer Stuart Brown.

“Mayor Harvey had been battling cancer for several years,” Brown wrote in a press release Monday evening.

“Family members and close friends were with Skip at the time of his passing.”

Johnny Winter finds his roots

July 20, 2012

Veteran bluesman Johnny Winter says he never wanted to be a rocker.

In spite of his 1970 best-selling rock album “Johnny Winter … And,” featuring his brother, Edgar, Winter said he always was and always will be true to his first love: the blues.

“I wasn’t really happy crossing over to rock ‘n’ roll,” he said in a telephone interview from Charlotte, N.C., where he was to perform that night.

“That was my manager’s idea. I’d rather not be doing it. At the time, the blues was kind of fading out, and he thought I should do more rock.

Barcroft Station open house cancelled this year, gate to White Mountain still to open

July 20, 2012

The annual White Mountain Research Station (now called White Mountain Research Center) Barcroft station open house held at the 12,500-feet high altitude research site on the flanks of White Mountain has been cancelled. However, the gate about two miles below the station will be open, cutting a few miles off the hike to the third highest peak in California, White Mountain peak, for that day (Mt. Whitney and Mt. Williamson are both higher).

Our View: Skip Harvey

July 20, 2012

For the 52 years before he entered public life, people probably knew Skip Harvey as “that guy with the smile on his face.”

“Here comes that guy with the smile on his face again,” people would say, and we’d notice they walked with a little more bounce to their steps just for having him pass by.

Matthew Lehman got to know Skip on the night that guy with a smile on his face rode his motorcycle cross-country to a party. “What a cool guy,” Lehman says he remembered thinking.

Preliminary graffiti ordinance in place

July 20, 2012

Mono County now has a graffiti ordinance in the preliminary stages, after an incident near Crowley Lake sparked the area’s county supervisor, Hap Hazard, to push for one.

The ordinance still has to pass through a second and third reading to become law. A few changes were made to an original ordinance proposed by county staff, mostly to protect property owners from too much liability and to protect minors that might be using or carrying a spray paint can for non-graffiti uses.

Digital 395 groundbreaking on schedule for July

July 20, 2012

The final hurdles for the Digital 395 project have been nearly cleared, with one last appeal deadline and some last minute negotiations with Native American tribes still remaining, according to Michael Ort, the CEO for the private developer for the 563-mile long digital cable project that wills stretch from Mojave to Carson City.

“Groundbreaking on the Digital 395 project in Mono County is on schedule for the end of July, if I have to bring a pickaxe and start digging myself,” he said.

Fido & Me —Organic Fido

July 20, 2012

“Forgive me, Fido, but I really never thought about what you were doing back in there. I know it’s a spot you like, but I’ve never really followed you, except to holler at you for digging around in someone’s yard.”

Fido made that “pulled-a-fast-one” grin on his puss.

“Hey hey hey hey! Just look!”

Fido had dug some semi-straight furrows in the dirt. Not really dirt, actually, but Mammoth dirt. That is, some dirt, mostly pumice.

“What is this, Fido?”

“It is my ‘Field of Dreams.’”

County will soon have new bilingual mental health worker, new psychiatric nurse

July 20, 2012

Mono County Mental Health will be hiring a bilingual case manager and a full-time psychiatric nurse in a move that mental health officials said will increase the amount of mental health care the county can provide—and save as much as $20,000 a year, beginning next year.

Many thanks

July 20, 2012

For three years the June Lake Loop Women’s Club has organized prizes for the kids winners at the June
Lake Triathlon. We would like to thank the generous people and businesses of June Lake for donating these prizes.

At the onset of this most difficult time for June Lake, these donors deserve a special recognition for stepping up and showing what June Lake is made of. Thank you for making this “Toughest Race in the Most Beautiful Place” a reality:

We'll miss you, Skip

July 20, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes lost a true and genuine public servant today.

Skip Harvey was candid, concerned and cared deeply for our Village in the trees.

Stress kills but Skip stayed the course and served our town as long as humanly possible. We miss you, Skip.

Sharon R. Clark
Mammoth Lakes

The air service issues

July 20, 2012

Air service subsidies to major airlines may or may not be a reasonable and rational approach to air service. It remains, in my mind, an open book for discussion.

An open apology

July 20, 2012

On July 11, there was a special meeting held in Suite Z to discuss options for the funding of air subsidy to Alaska Airlines. I stood up and openly challenged one of Mammoth’s Supervisors, Mr. Byng Hunt, after his comments on the podium to our Town Council and the people of Mammoth.

I want to say that I am sorry to everyone in Mammoth and Mono County for not saying more!
I am continually amazed by our elected officials in Bridgeport; did Mr. Hunt not learn from other supervisors that have recently been replaced? Does Mr. Hunt not realize that the economic engine begins in Mammoth?

Boccia calls for Olympic Training Site status

July 20, 2012

Mammoth schools superintendent Rich Boccia said this week he is pushing to make the town a designated training site for U.S. Olympic athletes.

Boccia, who has Olympic organizing experience in Colorado Springs and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, made his pitch to the town’s Recreation Commission on Tuesday.

“It would appear to me, based on the conversations here in town and given the athletes we have, we should find, somehow, to build an action plan to apply to the Olympic Committee to become an Olympic training site,” Boccia said.

What's Up, Up Here? Mammoth news and gossip for July 20-16, this week starring the Usual Suspects

July 20, 2012

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