Gaye Mueller has a bee in her bonnet over bears in her booths.
The president of the Mono Council for the Arts and producer of Mammothâ€™s Labor Day Festival of the Arts, has had it up to here with the critters. One of them, a small, 150-pounder, last Friday night chomped a vendor on the arm. According to the victim, potter Donald Jower, 64, of El Cerrito (Contra Costa County) the bear and he ran into each other at an adjacent food vendorâ€™s booth.
Everyone knows the financial footing of Mammoth is bleak, and that it’s been bleak for three years or more.
But on Tuesday night at a special Town Council meeting, citizens learned that the town is merely at the start of a hard road ahead.