Archive - Jan 6, 2012 - News Article
Two Mammoth men, one of them a member of the Mammoth Unified School District school board, were arrested Wednesday in connection with their sexual involvement with a 14-year-old Santa Barbara girl.
Dr. Andrew C. Bourne, 46, a recent chief of staff at Mammoth Hospital and head of vascular surgery, and Joseph T. Walker, 48, are being held on $1 million bail each.
It might just be the first time in history that itâ€™s been possible to patch asphalt cracks in the middle of January.
Normally a job for the short summer months, roadwork in Mono County comes to a screeching halt every winter.
Except this one
Not only is there no snow, itâ€™s been in the 50s and 60s during the dayâ€”warm enough to set finicky tar asphalt patches.
The funky and cracked road to the Mammoth Yosemite Airport will be getting a facelift in the next week or so, despite a bit of tug-o-war between the county supervisors Tuesday.
The crabs are gone. All of Mammoth mourns.
Merchants, hoteliers, restaurants and the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area all scrambled this week in the face of a steep dive in visitor occupancy.
In its weekly occupancy projection, Mammoth Tourism said the town is expected to fill to just 38 percent this weekend and 21 percent for the midweek.
Last year at this time, with an overabundance of snow and Mammoth the talk of the ski world, the town filled to 65 percent on the weekend and 35 percent in the midweek.
Many hotels and condo complexes are offering deep discounts, particularly at midweek.
Good news from Skip Harvey, owner of the Base Camp CafĂ© and town councilman, who says two cancerous tumors in his throat have â€śshrunk 50 percent.â€ť He says he is taking one FDA-approved drug and another â€śhighly experimentalâ€ť drug to control the cancer. â€¦
Mammoth Mountain sailed through the holidays just fine, according to ski area CEO Rusty Gregory.
In a carefully-worded memorandum to employees, dated Jan. 1, Gregory said this holiday period the ski area â€ścompleted its most successful and New Year holiday period in my 34 years on the mountain.â€ť
Um, well, sort of.
Gregory said in an interview this week that the ski areaâ€™s â€śsuccessâ€ť is in context with other dry holiday periods in the ski areaâ€™s historyâ€”not an all-inclusive, year-by-year breakdown.