Archive - May 8, 2014 - News Article
Forget the roses; it’s the war of the grouse.
It might be hard to understand how a small, chicken-sized bird called the Bi-State sage grouse could trigger so much local and Western states-wide controversy and angst for the past decade—until the whole thing is laid bare in a few words at the local board of supervisors meeting.
The Town Council on Wednesday night, May 7, was set to consider new timelines for replacing woodstove inserts, after the town’s Board of Realtors raised objections.
Under a new ordinance passed last year, old woodstove inserts are to be replaced with code compliant stoves, or replaced with pellet stoves, within 60 days of a real estate transaction.
In 10 years, all non-compliant woodstoves in Mammoth are to be replaced, according to the ordinance.
An Oregon native who grew up in Washington, D.C., Wentworth, 55, is a graduate of Brown University and a skilled project manager, much of it in the film industry, in which he worked with, among others, David Lynch (“Twin Peaks,” “Mulholland Drive”) before moving to Mammoth in 2000.
Sibert, 51 and the mother of three daughters and a son, grew up in a U.S. Navy family, mostly in Pacific Grove (Monterey Peninsula) and in Connecticut.
A motor sports advocate, road cyclist and climber, Blomgren, 45, began visiting Mammoth as a young girl, staying with her uncle on ski trips.
At the latest Town Council Candidates Forum this past week, Byng Hunt sat alone, time traveling over the past 20 years.
As the Town Council campaign for three open seats evolves, the eight candidates have tried hard to hone their core platform planks in advance of the June 3 primary election.