October 19th, 2012
In the early 1970s, I was producing a movie for my old friend Bob Maynard, the President of Keystone, Colo., at the time. I had met Bob in 1944 when I was skiing at Badger Pass in Yosemite.
I was in the Navy and stationed in San Francisco at the time. I had hitch-hiked to Yosemite for the weekend and paid my $3 to rent skis and boots for the day. Bob Maynard handed me my rental ski boots of soft leather with turned up box toes.
It’s a little different this week because there are two athletes of the week instead of just one. But then playing tennis as a team is like that.
They are seniors Maren Hauter and Presley Mekvold On Tuesday, Oct. 16, they won all three of their sets in the team’s last league match at the Snowcreek courts, against Kern Valley High School.
They won 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Presley hit some impressive shots at the net, while Maren got to a number of very difficult balls in the backcourt court. Nice season, ladies!
“Do you think I’m getting a bit too chunky?”
Fido was in front of the mirror after his weekend brushfest, and he was not amused with what he saw.
“On the other hand,” he said, “I’m looking at some pretty chunky football players, and they seem to be doing all right, throwing each other around the field and generally creating mayhem.”
“Is mayhem what you want, Fido?”
Would help wayward visitors find their way
The scene was just about as familiar as you can get around here.
A couple arrived in a rented car in the parking lot at The Plaza strip mall along Old Mammoth Road.
“Where is the Visitors Center?” the man asked, in a thick (German?) accent.
“Gosh,” said the Local, “nowhere close to here.”
Says move is “to provide political cover”
Former councilmember Kirk Stapp this week locked horns with the town staff over the publication of an online “residents survey.”
The survey, published last week on the town’s website, is designed to take the pulse of Mammothites over its proposed austerity cuts.
Raises $2,400 for Matt Graef in Susanville race
Almost within reach of making good on an impossible dream, Emily Underkoffler discovered a nasty obstacle in her path: The Wall.
Every marathoner and distance athlete knows The Wall. It appears out of nowhere and causes a shutdown of both brain and strength.
But Underkoffler, a Mammoth Elementary School teacher, a triathlete, and an accomplished skier from Crowley Lake, had something extra.
Mammoth Lakes Town Council also looks at other savings
The Town Council on Thursday was scheduled to continue its headlong dash toward finding $2 million to pay for the first round of the MLLA settlement, this time focusing on the economic development structure, public works, and transit.
It is deep in the heart of winter; there is powder and great athletes everywhere; and most of all, there is wall-to-wall ski and snowboard action.
All right, so it’s not like that yet in Mammoth, but the ski and snowboard crowd will get a taste of it Saturday evening (Oct. 20) at The Village when Warren Miller’s newest ski film gets a screening.
Maybe it was the vice presidential debate. Maybe it was that snow was falling for the first time in six months in Mammoth.
Whatever it was, Thursday night’s school board and county supervisor candidate’s forum was sparsely attended, even as the candidates themselves threw their considerable energy into it.
At the table sat Mono County District 4 Supervisor candidates Tim Fesko and Bob Peters, who have been locked in a runoff fight since June, and an election fight since almost the beginning of the year.
U.S. Geological Survey volcanologists and geophysicists plan to conduct the first comprehensive, high-resolution airborne magnetic survey of the rock layers under Mono Basin and Long Valley next week.
When the analysis of the data is complete, the resulting state-of-the-art 3D subsurface geologic map will improve assessment of both volcanic and earthquake hazards in the Mono Basin-Long Valley region. The map will be published by the USGS and made available to the public via the USGS California Volcano Observatory website.
The first snow of the season brushed Mammoth Thursday, dumping a few inches on the high country and leaving the ground in town white for the first time since June.
It was a welcome sight to snow-starved Mammothitesâ€”and they were the â€ślucky onesâ€ť in this storm, receiving the brunt of the moisture compared to other parts of the stateâ€”but itâ€™s not likely to last, according to the National Weather Service.