The Mammoth Lakes Town Council talks a good game when it comes to making good on transient occupancy taxes.
But when push comes to shove, the majority of the council showed this past week that it can roll over like so many submissive puppies.
Faced with its first high-profile, public TOT case, council members Rick Wood, Jo Bacon, and John Eastman voted to let property owners Kevin and Carolynn Cozen get away with no penalties or fines for illegally renting their single-family home on Hillside Drive.
Two weekends ago, the community of June Lake proved that it is the Little Town that Could.
Faced with an economically challenging winter, the June Lake Revitalization Committee set off to develop some animation-generating events and activities. These have required collaboration and cooperation from many community members. The June Lake Winter Festival and Triple Threat Triathlon, held Feb. 1 to 3, really proved how great things can happen if we all work together.
Wild Iris would like to say thank you to the communities of Inyo and Mono counties for your generosity and support.
Whether you’ve been a long-time supporter, or you’re relatively new to the Wild Iris family, your monetary gifts, as well as those of time and talent, have made a tremendous difference in the lives of those we serve.
June Lake’s Winter Festival and Triple Threat Winter Triathlon event was a great example of a community coming together and being proactive in response to the loss of its biggest business booster.
When Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced (unexpectedly) its decision to close June Mountain Ski Area for the 2012-13 season, we imagined every June Lake citizen’s hearts dropped to the bottom of his or her stomach. Ours did.
We are pleased to hear that Mammoth Dog Teams owner Jim Ouimet finally got word this week that he will soon be able to move his dog sleds and gear into a covered indoor space instead of storing the irreplaceable and historical items in sheds and outdoors in the snows of winter and heat of summer.
I am writing on behalf of the MHS Boosters Club to thank some of our sponsors for their help with new electronic message board on the corner of Sierra Park Road and Meridian Blvd.
This project has been a huge undertaking requiring quite a bit of collaboration. We would like to thank: Mammoth Lakes Welding, Mammoth Unified School District, Mr. Rich Boccia, Mr. Robin Davis, VP Construction, Digital 395 and Praxis.
Without the continued support of our sponsors, none of this would have been possible.
As a grandfather still grieving over the devastating loss of 80 peoples’ grandkids, I have spent a lot of time in the recent weeks, processing what can really be done to stop these catastrophes. As with all the major problems facing our country, to really be effective, we need an “all of the above” approach.