Archive - Jun 2011
BUT STILL, KEEP YOUR DOG CLOSE,
SAYS STEVE SEARLES
Everyone already knows to be careful of bears and mountain lions around Mammoth, but coyotes?
News that a coyote recently killed a very large dog right in front of its ownerâs eyes recently in Colorado prompted the Times to talk to Mammothâs wildlife expert, Steve Searles.
Searles was once employed by the Town of Mammoth Lakes as an animal control specialist when the townâs coyote population was several times what it is today.
âIâve never heard of a coyote attacking a grown adult, but dogs, yes,â he said.
Imagine a Mammoth deep in debt and unable to collect its fair share of the Transient Occupancy Tax.
People donât actually have to imagine that much.
Itâs the reality.
But on Wednesday night, the Mammoth Lakes Town Council took action, approving a measure that would modify the townâs current TOT ordinance and maybe â maybe â put some teeth in it.
The town canât do it alone, however, so it teamed up with the Mammoth Lakes Lodging Association, which offered its volunteer assistance in helping identify scofflaws.
But that doesnât mean the town is powerless.
ANOTHER TWO WEEKS OF COLD
POSSIBLY SNOWY WEATHER AHEAD
While the East coast swelters in record heat, the Midwest ducks for cover, and Arizona is under fire, the West has another problem.
Itâs damn cold.
In other words, no, itâs not your imagination that things out there are outright weird, weather wise, for this time of year.
Deena is back.
One hundred days after giving birth (by Caesarian section, no less), Mammothâs star marathoner is back on the roads, training for the June 11 New York Mini 10K.
âI feel great,â she said after a brisk run Thursday under the coaching of Mammoth Track Clubâs Terrence Mahon.
âIâm surprised, actually,â she said. âBut I know Iâm just starting to come back.â
The stakes are big for Kastor, 38, who won a bronze medal in the 2004 Athens Olympics.