May 25th, 2012
Mammoth is fired up and ready to go.
It was supposed to be a quick run up to the White Mountains to watch last Sundayâ€™s eclipse, then another quick run down the mountains and home to Mammoth in time for Monday morningâ€™s work deadline.
I wasnâ€™t expecting muchâ€”just a few hours away from home, a good campfire and meal, and a glimpse of the eclipse.
Local author David Pageâ€™s award-winning guidebook packs a surprise on every page
David Page is one of those true Mammoth iconoclasts. Heâ€™s a big-name writer and world travelerâ€”living deep and quiet right here in our backyard. Heâ€™s written for national publications and media, including the Discovery Channel, Men's Journal, Skiing, Backcountry, The New York Times, Hemispheresâ€”and for locally produced media, such as Eastside magazine.
Staring down a looming 25 percent budget cut is enough to rock any company CEOâ€”or maybe instead, itâ€™s enough to demand change.
It is the latter that Mammoth Unified School District Superintendent Rich Boccia bet on Monday, when he called together about 52 locals to plot the future of the district as it confronts the worst school budget cuts in anyoneâ€™s memory.
One juvenile boy from Mammoth High School was arrested in early May on suspicion of hacking into the schoolâ€™s database to change their grades and the grades of at least some additional students, according to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department.
The former general manager of the Bridgeport Public Utilities District has been arrested on suspicion of embezzlement. According to the Mono County District Attorney’s office, in early April, the DA’s office was alerted to an allegation of misappropriation of funds from the Bridgeport PUD.
Fido says we should have a “Fantasy Dinner Party.”
There’s a new book about the Eastern Sierra, written by someone every Mammoth Times reader already knows.
Mammoth has somewhat of a shortage in commissioners in the planning, recreation and transportation areas, and time is running out for candidates.
By now you’ve seem them—the Corix installers in the yellow vests, driving Corix vehicles this way and that, and wearing Corix ID badges representing them as Southern California Edison contractors.
At this time next year, a roof will span the ice rink.