Looking back at 2010, we can see that our problems are as big as ever.
We have diverse seasons, major issues, inundations of visitors, yet one mantra has been ringing out for much of the year: preparation for renewal.
Our attitude toward solving those problems may have undergone a kind of tectonic shift.
The Planning Commission, the Town Council, the Recreation Commission, Mammoth Mountain Ski Area and individual businesses have all endorsed the notion of being ready when reinvestment comes to town.
We have high hopes for the Mammoth Ambassadors Program.
Our service personnel are critical to our image and to our collective well being, but sometimes enough is enough.
Case in point. At a recent meal in a local restaurant, the waiters were overly friendly and solicitous to the point of intrusiveness on the customers’ conversation. One diner made a specific request, but when the meal came, that request was unfulfilled, ignored.
Science of apparently astronomical proportions happened last week, with the announcement that Mono Lake harbors arsenic-munching critters in its waters hit the news.
Maybe. Maybe not.
â€śNASAâ€™s Mono Lake Arsenic Microbes Not Quite as Advertised,â€ť headlined the Tucson Citizen on Dec. 9.
â€śSerious concerns have been raised about the conclusions,â€ť said Discover Magazine, linking to Guardian.co.uk, an ocean away.