It was the smoke alarm shrieking into the deepest hours of the night that woke eight-year-old Hana MacLean of Mammoth Lakes and probably saved her life.
It was Hana, though, who likely saved her parents lives shortly thereafter.
It was sometime around midnight on Jan. 10 and Mammoth was fast asleep, including Hana.
Call it want you want: Shooting the Moon, Going for Broke, whatever.
For Elizabeth Tenney, itâ€™s all of that, with an extra measure of audacity thrown in.
Tenney, whose volunteer projects in Mammoth have made her a key behind-the-scenes player, on Tuesday floored the townâ€™s Recreation Commission with a request for $250,000 in Measure R (taxpayer) funding for her Mammoth Gateway Community Project, up from a previous request of $25,000.
â€śIâ€™m highly skeptical that we could get that much,â€ť she said to the commissioners, who answered her with their own skepticism.