Mammoth plays at Bishop tonight in football. Thatâ€™s about as big as it gets around here. Weâ€™re fired up.
The Mammoth/Bishop rivalry has been going on for more than 50 years. Bea Beyer tells us that when she moved from the Bishop schools to Mammoth, she and some students would sleep in the gym to protect their turf from the vandalism that had been going on for years.
There have been effigies hung from freeway overpasses, Clorox poured on a field, toilet papering, etc. Itâ€™s been your basic cross-town rivalry, up and down U.S. 395 and we think itâ€™s actually pretty great.
We were extremely disappointed to learn that we do not have an Animal Control Officer in Mammoth Lakes due to budget cuts. It was suggested that we call the Police Department if there is a problem as if this department does not have enough on their plates.