July 20th, 2012
âForgive me, Fido, but I really never thought about what you were doing back in there. I know itâs a spot you like, but Iâve never really followed you, except to holler at you for digging around in someoneâs yard.â
Fido made that âpulled-a-fast-oneâ grin on his puss.
âHey hey hey hey! Just look!â
Fido had dug some semi-straight furrows in the dirt. Not really dirt, actually, but Mammoth dirt. That is, some dirt, mostly pumice.
âWhat is this, Fido?â
âIt is my âField of Dreams.ââ
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 provideâand save as much as $20,000 a year, beginning next year.
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 townâs Recreation Commission on Tuesday.
âIt 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,â Boccia said.
A battle between five taxi/limo operators reached fever pitch Tuesday afternoon.
Sweeping panoramic vistas, evocative landscapes and cultural portraits are featured in a new guest artist exhibit at Mountain Light Gallery.
Showcasing images by Sierra photographers Vern Clevenger, Jim Stimson, Londie Padelsky, Jerry Dodrill and John Dittli, the exhibit resonates with each artist's passion for exploration and their individually distinctive dedication to living a life immersed amid natural beauty.
The players of the Sierra Classic Theatre will open s six-day run of William Shakespeareâs âThe Tempest,â beginning tonight at Samâs Woodsite in Mammoth.
It is an audacious, if not tempestuous undertaking, directed by Lesley Bruns and performed under the trees at the venue.
The players ask for a $10 donation for those wishing to attend.
Although the theatre company will offer some chairs, the players ask members of the audience to bring their own chairs if they like, and a picnic.
The final say regarding June Mountain Ski Areaâs destinyâthis coming winter and from here onâlies as much with Inyo National Forest supervisor Ed Armenta as it does with MMSA CEO Rusty Gregory.
Although Gregory was the focus of much of the publicâs ire at last weekâs meeting between the June Lake community and Gregory, Armenta was the other real power in the room. He had just returned from his first meeting with Gregory earlier that day, July 10. Armenta said it was very clear to him how critical to the community of June Lake and to Mono County it is to keep June Mountain open.
A memorial service for Skip Harvey has been set for Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. at Canyon Lodge, according to Police Chief Dan Watson.
The operators of the Mammoth Farmers Market today (Wednesday) will dedicate the day to the late Skip Harvey, who died Monday morning of complications from throat cancer.
"Skip was responsible for moving our market to a more central part of town and for growing it into a community-building event," said Kathleen and Paul Rudder in a statement.
"He loved the Mammoth Lakes Farmerâs Market. Todayâs market is dedicated to Skip. Please come out and enjoy it, enjoy your community, maybe buy a zucchini in his honor ."