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July 24th

Power Play

July 24, 2014

We’d like to congratulate Mono County Supervisor Fred Stump and the Wilderness Society’s Sally Miller for keeping us up to date on what could be another head-on collision between the federal government and Mono County.

 

July 17th

Unleashed humans

July 17, 2014

One of the best things about Mammoth is that this town (and its people) love dogs. We often refer to Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra as the biggest dog park since dogs are welcomed in town and on our National Forest Service land (unlike national parks like Yosemite).

It seems as if everyone has a dog in Mammoth, as if it is a prerequisite to reside here.

Visitors also love Mammoth because they can bring their four footed friends with them. We have dog friendly hotels and businesses with doggie treats at check out counters.

July 10th

Political Science

July 10, 2014

We love a good contradiction in terms, particularly of the false dichotomy stripe.

The term “Political Science” is a real knee-slapper, given our relationships to both politics and science around here.

The politics speaks for itself. Nothing short of the Fourth of July Fireworks could match Mammoth and the Eastside this past political season.

That is not a complaint, by the way.

And the science speaks for itself as well.

July 2nd

Our Backward Fourth

July 3, 2014

The Fourth of July is upon us. 

June 26th

Dan Watson

June 26, 2014

Five years ago, the Mammoth Lakes Police Department and its chief, Randy Schienle, were taking heavy fire.

After two years of controversy, including investigations into four separate incidents and allegations, the chief read an eight-page letter to the Town Council in his own defense, and then resigned shortly thereafter.

May 29th

The Mammoth Times Endorses | Fernie, Richardson and Wentworth for Town Council; Johnston, Corless for Board of Supervisors; Braun for Sheriff; Beck for Assessor

May 29, 2014

The editorial staff at the Mammoth Times has gone to great lengths to aggressively cover the campaigns leading up to the election on June 3.

 

May 22nd

A tip of our hat

May 22, 2014

It’s been a long, exhausting, and—at times—stressful campaign season (so far) for those running, working behind the scenes, and covering it all.

 

A tip of our hat

May 22, 2014

It’s been a long, exhausting, and—at times—stressful campaign season (so far) for those running, working behind the scenes, and covering it all.

We have less than two weeks left until Election Day, and this causes us to reflect on the past several months.

Amid our reflection, we couldn’t help but refer to the various businesses and community members who have engaged forcefully in the campaigns—some before the season even started.

May 7th

Naiveté

May 8, 2014

We hate to throw a wet blanket on the election campaign, but we’ve just about had enough with some of the earnest handwringing by some the candidates.

 

April 30th

How Not To Vote

May 1, 2014

We’ve heard a lot of chatter recently over the upcoming June 3 election.

 

April 17th

The Candidates

April 17, 2014

It’s great that the voters of Mammoth have eight candidates for Town Council.

It’s not so great that hardly any of them know what they’re talking about.

In their first public forum of the campaign season this past week, many of the candidates offered solid vision-type of answers to tough questions that were offered by the Chamber of Commerce and the moderator, Brent Truax.

Mostly, though, the candidates came up short on detailed explanations as to how these visions are to be put in place.

It is not entirely their fault.

April 9th

Priorities Revisited

April 10, 2014

In our editorial published in the June 27, 2013, issue, we highlighted our list of priorities for the Town of Mammoth Lakes.

April 3rd

Don’t like-don’t like-don’t-like!

April 3, 2014

I really miss the Fido & Me article. It was the first thing I read in every issue and I even have a few cut out and hanging on the refrigerator. Miss all the adventures of “Mr. Beeg” and “Chief-the-Cat”, and especially miss his point of view. Please tell me you are going to bring it back!!

Linda Roth

A Fan from the East Coast

Eight years in the making

April 3, 2014

Eight years ago Drs. Mike Karch and Kim Escudero set out to create a grass roots movement to generate excitement about Nordic sports and thought that biathlon was the perfect sport considering its popularity in Europe and its combination of challenging skills. 

The biathlon movement that they started has grown into one of the annual premier events in our area.  This year, even with a late announcement due to lack of early snow, 236 athletes participated, including 70+ youth, disabled and Wounded Warriors, beginner adults, Masters, elite and Olympian racers. 

Rest in peace Uncle Robert

April 3, 2014

My name is Scott Stewart. I no longer live in Mammoth, but it was a place I grew up and called home frequently. 

My uncle, Robert Baillie, saw the biathlon competitions during the last Olympics and knew it was something he had to try.

Robert appeared to be in supreme health. He was definitely the adventurous type. From skiing to motocross, he certainly left nothing behind. Go big or go home, if you know what I mean.

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