When it comes to putting on an event as large as the 24th Mammoth Lakes Jazz Jubilee, it takes many, many hours of preparation. What most people see and hear is the finished result of over a whole yearâ€™s worth of work by a small army of very dedicated volunteers.
The tents that go up and come down very quickly, the variety of music played that fills the air all hours of the day and night during the event, the amount of increased foot traffic in several locations around town, and the many smiling faces were all part of this July event.
At the wonderful memorial service for Skip Harvey this past Saturday, the attendees were given a four page memorial statement with some great photos and reminiscences about the high points of Skipâ€™s life. One of the things mentioned was how Skip was a driving force behind creating the Main Street Farmerâ€™s Market.
The High School Senior Breakfast and the awarding of thousands of dollars in scholarships has become a tradition that students, parents and the community look forward to every year. This year was no exception.
Disabled Sports of the Eastern Sierra recognized and awarded five graduating seniors on June 15th at Mammoth High School. As an afterthought as she was leaving the podium, Kathy Copeland gave a shout out to the gracious community members of Mammoth Lakes in attendance, asking for some help.
For three years the June Lake Loop Womenâ€™s Club has organized prizes for the kids winners at the June
Lake Triathlon. We would like to thank the generous people and businesses of June Lake for donating these prizes.
At the onset of this most difficult time for June Lake, these donors deserve a special recognition for stepping up and showing what June Lake is made of. Thank you for making this â€śToughest Race in the Most Beautiful Placeâ€ť a reality:
On July 11, there was a special meeting held in Suite Z to discuss options for the funding of air subsidy to Alaska Airlines. I stood up and openly challenged one of Mammothâ€™s Supervisors, Mr. Byng Hunt, after his comments on the podium to our Town Council and the people of Mammoth.
I want to say that I am sorry to everyone in Mammoth and Mono County for not saying more!
I am continually amazed by our elected officials in Bridgeport; did Mr. Hunt not learn from other supervisors that have recently been replaced? Does Mr. Hunt not realize that the economic engine begins in Mammoth?
The Town should ask Rusty Gregory to pay the judgment
These days, our national institutions are out of our control. We should at least be at peace with the idea that we control our local government. But when the record available to us shows our local government is no longer under our control, we are compelled to raise questions and address those individuals who have brought us to financial crisis. So, after a review of public records available to us, I would like to know â€śwho is in charge at city hallâ€ť and has as anyone asked Gregory and/or Long to pay the judgment?
The Mammoth Food & Wine Experience, that just concluded this past weekend, could not be accomplished without the assistance of a huge roster of volunteers. Most were local, some were visitors, some were students, some second-home owners and their families, but they all came together to make the event a success.
I want to thank all the people who participated in this yearâ€™s Fourth of July parade and all the folks who helped put it on.
It takes a lot of people working together, communicating and cooperating to pull off this kind of event: the police, Cal Trans, CERT, the Fire Department.
So many people make this parade a success. In particular Iâ€™d like to thank Stuart Brown from the Town of Mammoth Lakes for all of his help with permitting and interagency coordination. Stu did a great job and made the process painless for everyone.
Was there ever a better week than this one? What a stew of stuff! If you could clip-and-save a week, this might be the one.
Weâ€™re not really sure how to digest this multi-course meal. Set upon a mise en place of Mammothâ€™s municipal bankruptcy, airport subsidies and the closure of June Mountain Ski Area, we might have thought this could have been a poisonous week.
But it wasnâ€™t. We had a fine time at our French, Eastside, multi-course feast.
From time to time, we use our idle moments around here for a little daydreaming. This week, it was all about business plans. Donâ€™t even ask how it started.
Itâ€™s rough to make business plans in a town headed for bankruptcy, in a state that has no money, and a country with an economy as stable as an aspen log over a creek in May, but we soldiered on with a couple of nifty ideas: