Archive - Oct 3, 2013 - News Article
Campgrounds closed, Yosemite and Death Valley National Park shut down, federal websites went dark, calls to visitor centers went unanswered and campers were given 48 hours to leave their campsites, after the U.S. government shut down at midnight Monday.
By Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, signs were on the doors of most federal facilities indicating they were closed, including the California Welcome Center in Mammoth, the Mono Lake Visitor Center, and all local and national forest offices from San Diego to Canada.
Daniel C. Holler began his first day in Mammoth by getting plenty of lowdown from the top down.
What the town’s new interim town manager does with the information is open to speculation.
Holler, 52, the former city administrator of Grass Valley, Nevada County, officially took office on Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, when the Town Council voted to approve his open-ended contract of $158,000 a year.
The cold reality of policing Mammoth’s streets hit Officer Jack Loera right off the bat.
Almost as soon as Loera, 52, arrived from the Banning Police Department this past week, members of the MLPD were busy trying on new winter gear.
Gloves, insulated jacket, snow pants, and boots, were about as familiar to Loera as an encounter with a bear, which is to say, not very.