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May 13th, 2012

Fifth Graders visit Washington, D.C.

May 13, 2012

 

A group of fifth-grade students from Mammoth Elementary School went to Washington, D.C. during their vacation.

May 11th

Citizens howl in special Town Council budget meeting

May 11, 2012

Everyone knows the financial footing of Mammoth is bleak, and that it’s been bleak for three years or more.

But on Tuesday night at a special Town Council meeting, citizens learned that the town is merely at the start of a hard road ahead.

“Our future is even bleaker,” said assistant town manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez, who said the various cuts in a new budget reduction plan equals about 14 percent of the budget.

“There are studies that show nationwide that cities and towns face significant challenges in the future, and we’re no exception.”

Gurney's 'Love Letters' to open in Mammoth

May 11, 2012

 

“Love Letters,” a two-character play by A.R. Gurney, will open an extensive Eastern Sierra run next Friday, beginning at Edison Theatre in Mammoth.

A spectacular 'Springtacular'

May 11, 2012


Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra held its annual Springtacular for all the “Stars” (participants) with cognitive and developmental disabilities from April 23 - 26.

Government's role

May 11, 2012

 

Amid the many voices at last Tuesday’s special (and fascinating) Town Council meeting, there was a proposal to initiate a kind of philosophical, ongoing debate around here. 

Fido and Me – We're cycling!

May 11, 2012

 

“I’m Dog Armstrong! Pass the Hammer Gel!”

Planning Commission OKs firearms sales

May 11, 2012

The Mammoth Lakes Planning Commission on Wednesday approved firearms sales in the town’s commercial zones.

The vote was 4-1, with only Elizabeth Tenney voting no.

“I support firearms in the Industrial Zone,” she said, “but I can’t support firearms in the commercial/lodging zones.

“We decided a long time ago that this is a special place. It’s four square miles. We decided not to permit big-box stores, for example.

“This (a gun store) would change the character of our community. So based on considerable thought on this, I can’t support it in commercial zones.”

Urdi warns council about tourism cuts

May 11, 2012

The director of Mammoth Lakes Tourism went before the Town Council Tuesday night with one basic message regarding the town’s fiscal crisis.

The message went something along the lines of, “Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.”
Citing tourism fiascos in Colorado, Wisconsin and Washington State, John Urdi warned the council that any cuts in tourism spending would be imprudent.

What's Up, Up Here? The news and gossip for May 11-17

May 11, 2012

 

First, to all the mothers out there: THANK YOU! ..

District 2 needs a juggler

May 11, 2012

 South of Mammoth to Paradise, east to the Tri-Valley and Benton, big sprawling District 2 is a distinctly nonhomogenous district that will require its county supervisor to be something of an acrobat to be eff ective.

It has Crowley Lake, essentially a bedroom community to Mammoth.

It has Swall Meadows and Paradise just down the hill, but whose kids go to Round Valley or Bishop schools and whose residents do most of their shopping in Bishop. Swall and Paradise never saw a development project they loved, or a deer or coyote they didn’t. 

U.S. Ski and Snowboard teams in town

May 11, 2012

 

For veteran downhiller Steven Nyman, Mammoth is a re-start.

Government's role

May 11, 2012

Amid the many voices at last Tuesday’s special (and fascinating) Town Council meeting, there was a proposal to initiate a kind of philosophical, ongoing debate around here.

Councilman Rick Wood raised the question, and as esoteric as it was, it nevertheless struck us as being somehow important in the long run.

Wood, an attorney who is no stranger to the dais, acknowledged the many people who showed up to emphasize their support of tourism.

Yet when it came his turn to speak directly to the issue, Wood veered.

Mammoth Fire Dept. warns CFL bulb users

May 11, 2012

 

We have all seen and are probably using compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs.  In many states, these will be the only light bulbs that will be available as the incandescent bulbs are phased out.  

Mammoth Brewing earns gold, bronze

May 11, 2012

 

Competing in the Brewers Association 2012 Ninth Bi-annual World Beer Cup competition last weekend, Mammoth Brewing Company won a gold medal for its Double Nut Brown Porter in the Brown Porter Category, and a bronze for its Real McCoy Amber Ale in German Style Brown/Dusseldorf-Style Altbier Category.

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