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February 20th, 2012

Our View: The Fourth of July

February 20, 2012

It always seems a little bit weird to be thinking about the Fourth of July in February, but that’s the way it goes.

February 10th

The winter of our discontent

February 10, 2012

It’s hard for us to remember a more dreary winter than this one.
One event morphs into another incident; one ugly phenomenon touches another.

February 3rd

You can discuss a game, but you can't change the score

February 3, 2012

By George Shirk
Times News Editor
We’re hoping for a brokered Republican National Convention in Tampa this coming August, and the signs for this happening are just about everywhere.
We take this stand not on principal, but on the pure basis of the fun of it all. Smoke-filled rooms. Political favors. Promises.

January 27th

January 20th

Run, Mammoth, Run

January 20, 2012

We see them everywhere, scampering about here and there, in the rain and snow, in hot temperatures and cold.
We see them as we drive to work in the morning, just after sun-up. They are running when we go home in the evening, just before sundown.
Mammoth’s distance runners achieved something remarkable at the U.S. 

January 13th

Wheels of Justice

January 13, 2012

The Murmur Mill in Mammoth is in full throat.
We don’t like it, but the reality is that the arrest of two of our citizens on child sex charges (P.1) is just too juicy for most of the murmurers to ignore. 

January 6th

Inaccuracies in previous letter

January 6, 2012

The letter titled “For the Nordic Record,” submitted by Brian Knox and published in the Dec. 23, 2011, edition, contains factual inaccuracies that we would like to address here.

The Town of Mammoth Lakes—not MLTPA—has submitted a Measure R application for a multi-year funding commitment supporting a cooperative effort between the Town and the Inyo National Forest to establish and maintain the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS).


January 6, 2012

You could have knocked us over with a feather.

The rumor machine was all about possible layoffs on Mammoth Mountain. People whispered about possible closures of Canyon and Eagle lodges.

Runs were going to close. This winter was a dud. A megaflop – bomb, a dead loss.

Then arrived a memorandum from Rusty Gregory, the CEO of Mammoth Mountain. It was addressed to his skittish employees.

Comparing this thin season (so far) to other dry/drought seasons, Gregory wrote:

July 30th, 2011

Save the Bodie Hills

July 30, 2011

Next Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors will be asked to support a pending House bill that strips some 60 million acres of federal lands from possible wilderness designation, including more than four million acres in California.

The Supervisors should not.

July 11th

Devils Postpile: A century of conservation

July 11, 2011

By Byng Hunt

Anyone taking in the impressive vistas of the Grand Canyon, or awed by the towering majesty of the Statue of Liberty, can attest to the natural and historic value before them. Ever wonder what our country would be like if these icons had not been preserved for public enjoyment and the benefit of future generations? Fortunately, the power of the Antiquities Act to designate these lands as National Monuments has protected these jewels for posterity.

June 6th

Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2011

June 6, 2011

I could not help but laugh at “Sierra Could Be Hit Hard by Climate Change,” (Mammoth Times, May 13, 2011) as I looked out my window at still bud-less trees and a snowpack almost four times normal. Science use to be based on definite observation and facts which were either true or false. Now it’s “could, might, maybe, if.” And no wonder. Anyone who pays attention to the weather lately might think winters were getting colder around here, not warmer. And they would be correct.

May 13th


May 13, 2011

On behalf of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, I’d like to thank our guests and sponsors who made the 2010/2011 season at Edison Theatre a huge success! I am truly honored by the number of sold out nights and cannot express enough thanks to all of you.

All of our patrons were so gracious to our guest artists and made them feel at home in Mammoth. From Beau Bridges and his family to Gail Matthius and her improv group, everyone who performed at Edison Theatre is excited to return.

April 15th


April 16, 2011

Recently, I needed immediate medical attention. My visit to Mammoth Hospital’s emergency room, created by an abscessed tooth infection, and a touch of pneumonia, was mandatory.

After careful scrutiny, some retracted comments from myself, and an accurate diagnosis, I came to a conclusion.

The staff at Mammoth’s facility won my gratitude, and my heart. To see the emergency room’s pageant of “needy,” busted up folks I love, helped, in an organized fashion, rendered me quite appreciative. You employees “rock!”
Michael K. Mahoney
Mammoth Lakes


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