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Archive - Feb 2011

February 28th

Dan Haydon, longtime Mammothite, dies

February 28, 2011

Dan Haydon was among the nicest human beings you could ever meet.

This is the consensus of many people who have lived in Mammoth and eaten at his restaurant, the Mogul, since the early 1970s and who knew Haydon well.

He died on Feb. 26. The 40-plus year Mammoth resident and businessman was not only a beloved member of the community, he was also an inspirational man whom many revered.

February 25th

Mammoth looks to Oakland for new town manager

February 26, 2011

The Mammoth Lakes Town Council and legal staff went looking for a major leaguer to fill the Town Manager’s job, and they may have found one in Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.

She’s dynamic, and has big-city smarts, as the town staff will discover Wednesday, when she takes over as Interim Town Manager.

Gov. Jerry Brown, then the mayor of chaotic Oakland, turned to Marysheva-Martinez to be his budget director for five years. She then served for five years as an assistant city administrator in Oakland’s Ron Dellums Administration.

Goodbye to Postmaster Gary Fultz

February 26, 2011

Gary Fultz has left the fold, and the Mammoth Lakes Post Office will not be the same.

The convivial postmaster served his last day in Mammoth this week. Next, he and his wife Kristin will tow their sports trailer back to Ludington, Mich., which they left five years ago for a life in the Sierra Nevada.

“We’d never even heard of Mammoth Lakes until the job came up,” Fultz said. “In fact, all the people in Ludington were kind of upset I took it, because I was the one in line for the postmaster’s job there.”

Fultz will turn 55 on Monday, the retirement age for postal workers.

What's Up, Up Here? Feb. 25

February 26, 2011

Mammoth’s Deena Kastor, the Olympic Marathon bronze medalist and American record holder in the marathon and half marathon, gave birth to a baby girl on Monday night, tweeted her Mammoth Track Club teammate, Josh Cox.

“HUGE CONGRATS to Andrew & Deena Kastor on the birth of a healthy baby girl! Piper Bloom Kastor, 6-lbs 5-oz. 19in! WOW!” Cox tweeted just after 9 p.m. PST on Monday. This is the first child for Kastor and her husband Andrew. Kastor, who turned 38 last week, will be aiming to make her fourth Olympic team in 2012. ...

Mammoth Winter Biathlon: Effort of blood, sweat, joy

February 25, 2011

One look at the course map for the 2011 Mammoth Winter Biathlon and you know this is serious business.

It resembles an Olympic course.

It has a stadium built into the hill that looks out to the shooting lanes and across the lanes where competitors will pass three times during the course of the race.

Thus, spectators will be able to keep up on who’s in the lead, how often the lead changes, who is shooting when and who’s taking their penalty laps.

“Biathlon is changing and becoming much more spectator friendly,” said Race Director Mike Karch.

How Mammoth Lakes saved the world

February 25, 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.

February 24th

Bishop man found safe after search called in Reds Meadow area

February 24, 2011

A Bishop man was found safe, after a search was called in the Reds Meadow area yesterday.

On the morning of Feb. 23 the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue (SAR) Team was called out to check on the welfare of an overdue snowshoer.

Michael Gaffney, 47, of Bishop, began a snowshoeing trip on Tuesday, Feb. 22, from the Mammoth Lakes Basin to Reds Meadow to Mammoth Mountain Main Lodge. He intended his trip to be relatively non-stop, without a planned camp.

Nevadans arrested near Bridgeport for drug violations

February 24, 2011

On Wednesday, Feb. 23 at approximately 7:30 a.m., Mono County Sheriff’s Department deputies stopped a vehicle with no license plates and no displayed temporary registration paperwork traveling northbound on U.S. 395 north of Bridgeport.

The deputy made contact with the two individuals inside of the vehicle, identified as Rae Dean Anderson, 42, of Sun Valley, Nev., and Dennis Shay,34, of Winnemucca, Nev. They stated they were traveling from Mexico to the Reno area.

February 23rd

Interim Town manager appointed

February 24, 2011

The Mammoth Lakes Town Council reconvened from closed session on Wednesday, Feb. 23 and announced that they had appointed Marianna Marysheva-Martinez as the Interim Town manager for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

Ms. Marysheva-Martinez begins her employment with the Town of Mammoth Lakes on March 2, 2011 pending the execution of the employment contract by Mayor Skip Harvey and review by the Town attorney.

February 18th

Mammoth Winter Biathlon: Effort of blood, sweat, joy

February 19, 2011

One look at the course map for the 2011 Mammoth Winter Biathlon and you know this is serious business.

It resembles an Olympic course.

It has a stadium built into the hill that looks out to the shooting lanes and across the lanes where competitors will pass three times during the course of the race.

Thus, spectators will be able to keep up on who’s in the lead, how often
the lead changes, who is shooting when and who’s taking their penalty laps.

“Biathlon is changing and becoming much more spectator friendly,” said Race Director Mike Karch.

Cougar Gold seeks support for more exploratory drilling in Bodie Hills

February 18, 2011

A gold mining exploration company with ties to Sarah Palin, the George W. Bush Administration and claims in the Bodie Hills Wilderness Study Area, came to town this week asking for support for a possible gold mine in the hills.

The mining executives got a mixed welcome at the two meetings they attended, depending on the audience of the hour.

Profile: Cougar Gold's Mark D. Wallace, a Sarah Palin pal with ties to Bush Administration

February 18, 2011

• American businessman, former diplomat and lawyer who has served in a variety of government, political and private sector posts.

• He is the President of Tigris Financial Group Ltd. (Tigris) and President of United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI).
• He served in several positions during the administration of George W. Bush, including as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Representative for UN Management and Reform.

What's Up, Up Here? Feb. 18

February 18, 2011

Chance encounters can be groovy and special, or they can be downright icy. Yep, that was Mammoth Green’s Steve Klassen and D.A. George Booth sharing the waters together at Keough’s Hot Springs last weekend. Rumors to the contrary, no fists – or even gestures were thrown. ...

We were talking to Public Works Director Ray Jarvis the other day about the deterioration of lane stripes along Old Mammoth Road. He said the town can’t do anything about it until it gets warm enough for new paint to stick. That’ll be in the late spring. ...

Mayor Skip Harvey wantz t change the town govt.

February 18, 2011

Mammoth Lakes Mayor Skip Harvey has a few ideas about how government works – or doesn’t – in this town.

Make that a lot of ideas, some of which he tossed out to the town council on Wednesday night.

One of them was easy enough – a proposal to change the structure of town council meetings.

The second one got most of the attention – changing the very structure of the government.

Councilman Rick Wood hopping mad at E. Sierra Community Bank

February 18, 2011

When Mammoth councilman Rick Wood gets angry, he does not pull many punches.

Wood is angry.

At Wednesday’s town council meeting he jumped all over the Eastern Sierra Community Bank, and urged its current customers to “use your best judgment as whether you ought to continue.”

At the heart of his rant was the bank’s policy toward seven unsold condominium units at Aspen Village – the condo project on Old Mammoth Road built with the assistance by Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH).

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