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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.
 

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. 
 

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. 
 

Resiliency

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:

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.

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.

AIR SERVICE FROM BOTH SIDES

March 12, 2011

MAMMOTH TIMES EDITORIAL, MARCH 11, 2011
Mono County is wise right now not to commit to more than the $45,000 in subsidies they already are contributing toward year-round air service.

The Town of Mammoth and the Mountain are asking to divide a $650,000 to $900,000 gap in air service costs equally between all three entities and the county is balking.

How Mammoth Lakes saved the world

February 26, 2011

Feb. 11, 2111

World leaders today gathered in the tiny mountain town of Mammoth Lakes, California, in homage to the people who a century ago solved the problems of the world.

They assembled at the monument to John Wentworth, a common citizen and folk hero. It was he who commissioned the document that today is known throughout the world as Revolution Strategies, or RevStrats, but then was simply known as Recreation Strategies, or RecStrats.

RecStrats helped guide the people of Mammoth Lakes into a coherent way to think about themselves and their warring factions.

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