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.
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.
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!!
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.
Weâ€™ll be honest.
We donâ€™t know Mammothâ€™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.
Itâ€™s not about Hollerâ€™s personality, character, or management style, although those all seem fine enough.
Itâ€™s something else.