Archive - Feb 18, 2011 - News Article
A gold mining exploration company with ties to Sarah Palin, the George W. Bush Administration and claims in the Bodie Hills Wilderness Study Area, came to town this week asking for support for a possible gold mine in the hills.
The mining executives got a mixed welcome at the two meetings they attended, depending on the audience of the hour.
â€˘ American businessman, former diplomat and lawyer who has served in a variety of government, political and private sector posts.
â€˘ He is the President of Tigris Financial Group Ltd. (Tigris) and President of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI).
â€˘ He served in several positions during the administration of George W. Bush, including as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for UN Management and Reform.
Chance encounters can be groovy and special, or they can be downright icy. Yep, that was Mammoth Greenâ€™s Steve Klassen and D.A. George Booth sharing the waters together at Keoughâ€™s Hot Springs last weekend. Rumors to the contrary, no fists â€“ or even gestures were thrown. ...
We were talking to Public Works Director Ray Jarvis the other day about the deterioration of lane stripes along Old Mammoth Road. He said the town canâ€™t do anything about it until it gets warm enough for new paint to stick. Thatâ€™ll be in the late spring. ...
Mammoth Lakes Mayor Skip Harvey has a few ideas about how government works â€“ or doesnâ€™t â€“ in this town.
Make that a lot of ideas, some of which he tossed out to the town council on Wednesday night.
One of them was easy enough â€“ a proposal to change the structure of town council meetings.
The second one got most of the attention â€“ changing the very structure of the government.
When Mammoth councilman Rick Wood gets angry, he does not pull many punches.
Wood is angry.
At Wednesdayâ€™s town council meeting he jumped all over the Eastern Sierra Community Bank, and urged its current customers to â€śuse your best judgment as whether you ought to continue.â€ť
At the heart of his rant was the bankâ€™s policy toward seven unsold condominium units at Aspen Village â€“ the condo project on Old Mammoth Road built with the assistance by Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH).