The Angel Giving Tree would like to thank the town of Mammoth Lakes and all of the people who selected names from the tree at Vons and bought presents for those children.
Special thanks also to those organizations who donated money to help us with certificates and presents for the children, especially Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Sudden Link, Suresave-Self-Storage and the Mammoth and Bridgeport offices of Mono County Office of Education.
Flying home to Mammoth from our vacation, we over-nighted in Dallas. The next morning, Dec. 19 , we got up at 2:30 a.m. to catch the early flight to LAX in order to make the morning flight on Alaska/Horizon Air to Mammoth. We purposely had booked that flight so we could get back to work that afternoon during this busy holiday period.
I want thank all of those who made last Saturday’s Mono County Finals of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest possible.
It was an inspiring evening of poetry recitation that was moving and thought provoking. Thank you to the judges: Jo Bacon, Malcolm Clark, Stacey Coreless, Noelle Deinken, Bartshe Miller; the accuracy judge Blaire Lee; the prompter and County coach—poet Eva Poole Gilson; the tabulator—Tabby Mannetter; the sound and lighting tech Tim Casey.
We went looking for the face of Mono County this week, but we didn’t find it.
We tried straining our ears for the voice of Mono County, but it was so quiet in Bridgeport that all we heard was the breeze fanning the fog over the Mono Basin and the occasional—and distant—roar of a snowmobile.
The curious vacuum in the county’s halls of politics has taken nearly everyone by surprise.