I really miss the Fido & Me article. It was the first thing I read in every issue and I even have a few cut out and hanging on the refrigerator. Miss all the adventures of “Mr. Beeg” and “Chief-the-Cat”, and especially miss his point of view. Please tell me you are going to bring it back!!
Eight years ago Drs. Mike Karch and Kim Escudero set out to create a grass roots movement to generate excitement about Nordic sports and thought that biathlon was the perfect sport considering its popularity in Europe and its combination of challenging skills.
The biathlon movement that they started has grown into one of the annual premier events in our area. This year, even with a late announcement due to lack of early snow, 236 athletes participated, including 70+ youth, disabled and Wounded Warriors, beginner adults, Masters, elite and Olympian racers.
Weâ€™ll be honest.
We donâ€™t know Mammothâ€™s new town manager, Dan Holler, all that well yet.
He has only been here a few months, after all.
But there is a cool wind blowing through the town these days, a hint of welcome change, and we think it might have something, though certainly not everything, to do with Holler.
Itâ€™s not about Hollerâ€™s personality, character, or management style, although those all seem fine enough.
Itâ€™s something else.
Most Town voters are unaware of the proposal to use Measure U and Measure R funds to fund a new recreation organization known as MLR (â€śMammoth Lakes Recreationâ€ť).
At the MLR Steering Committeeâ€™s Jan. 6 meeting, SMG consultants presented a draft report proposing to use up to 25 percent of those dedicated tax funds for â€śoverheadâ€ť for the new organization.
The report offered vague â€śstrategiesâ€ť for MLR to adopt Measures U, R, Trails, Special Events and other responsibilities currently managed by our current Recreation Department.
I’d like to offer my congratulations to Mono County for being honored with a special award from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), which annually recognizes innovative, cost-effective county programs that improve service.
Mono County, specifically the behavioral health department, was honored at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting for an innovative program that started with taking the blood pressure of every behavioral health consumer who walked into the office.
One bear got out of line and went to Vons for some apples, but at least we have a Wildlife Specialist to teach them it is out of bounds.
Why don’t we have someone to step in when the town council gets out of control?
Our black bears know they can’t violate the Brown Act, but council members don’t know better than to conduct “serial meetings” individually with someone they want to launch into the town manager’s position.
We need a Council Wildlife Specialist to jump in here.