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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.

Customer Service

April 3, 2014

We’re betting Mammoth Mountain Ski Area employees learned a lot this week.

It’s the same lesson a lot of people in Washington D.C. learned this year with the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

That is, when you’re going to throw a good deal someone’s way, and it’s with an online transaction, you’d better add plenty of muscle to the back end if you want to avoid a Noah Moment.

Floods, whether in fact or in technology, aren’t any fun, even if everything turns out well in the end.

March 30th

Low hanging fruit

March 30, 2014

Low hanging fruit

We’ll be honest.
We don’t know Mammoth’s new town manager, Dan Holler, all that well yet.
He has only been here a few months, after all.
But there is a cool wind blowing through the town these days, a hint of welcome change, and we think it might have something, though certainly not everything, to do with Holler.
It’s not about Holler’s personality, character, or management style, although those all seem fine enough.
It’s something else.

March 19th

The Campaign

March 20, 2014

The campaign season is officially underway, with 17 candidates lining up for contested seats, both at the town and county levels.

 

February 20th

Main Street

February 20, 2014

Main Street in Mammoth is a mess and it always has been.

February 13th

Radical Ideas

February 13, 2014

The political season is wide open now, in both Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes, but we’re not sensing much excitement about it.

January 26th

We can’t use Measure U & R for overhead costs

January 26, 2014

Most Town voters are unaware of the proposal to use Measure U and Measure R funds to fund a new recreation organization known as MLR (“Mammoth Lakes Recreation”).
At the MLR Steering Committee’s Jan. 6 meeting, SMG consultants presented a draft report proposing to use up to 25 percent of those dedicated tax funds for “overhead” for the new organization.
The report offered vague “strategies” for MLR to adopt Measures U, R, Trails, Special Events and other responsibilities currently managed by our current Recreation Department.

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