Archive - Apr 5, 2013
Chip White, Mammoth’s longtime contribution to the U.S. Ski Team coaching ranks, last week stepped to the top of the heap.
The United States Ski Association announced that the former Mammoth Mountain Ski Team coach and head coach of the women’s alpine speed team, has been selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee as finalist for National Coach of Year—the organization’s most prestigious coaching honor.
Sierra at about half its historic average
Monday, April 1, marked the day the state’s water managers say the snowpack is considered to be as deep as it gets—but not this year.
Instead, the snowpack has shrunk since January, dropping from 133 percent of normal to 52 percent of normal for April 1.
One-time-only budget surplus could add to force
After watching his force shrink to the bone, Mammoth Police Chief Dan Watson got some welcome news this past week.
The town, with a projected one-time-only budget surplus of about $1 million, might be able to afford to add an entry-level police officer as early as July 1.
Name change would cost at least $8,000
Mammoth Town Council member Michael Raimondo this past week began a push to re-name Minaret Road “to honor the (Dave) McCoy family.”
It was the second push by the council in the last five years to change one or more street names to reflect the influence the McCoy family has had on the town.
While the sentiment might be beyond argument, the cost for such a move is not.
Two dozen cited or warned for ignoring pedestrians
After years of fielding complaints from pedestrians on Main Street, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and the California Highway Patrol last weekend brought down the hammer.
Sixteen drivers were cited for posing a danger to pedestrians in street, while 13 more received warnings.
‘Getting a jump’ on weekends
The Mammoth Times will begin appearing on Thursdays instead of Fridays, beginning April 18, according to publisher and editor Aleksandra Gajewski.
“We’ve made the decision to switch for several reasons, all of them resulting in what we believe to be a win-win-win for the newspaper’s readers, advertisers, and subscribers,” Gajewski said.
‘We need a new app,” Rec Commissioner Sauser says
Having already dipped its toe in the untested waters of Measure U tax distribution, the Mammoth Lakes Recreation Commission this past week ventured into even murkier depths.
In a workshop on Tuesday morning, April 2, the five-member commission invited representatives of Mammoth’s various special events to a special conclave at the town offices.