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October 5th, 2012

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness month

October 5, 2012

 

Why do they stay?

 

By Susi Bains

For the Mammoth Times

 

When the going gets tough, the tough can’t always leave. Thus the question: Why doesn’t she just leave?

Thank you to local businesses and organizations

October 5, 2012

 

On behalf of the many community volunteers who donate their time and expertise each year to ensure the continuing success of the Sierra Summer Festival in Mammoth Lakes, I want to express our heartfelt appreciation and thanks for your donation of your gifts to the silent auction in support of the Sierra Summer Festival 2012. 

The following businesses are Ben and Jerry’s and Lingerie Lounge in the Village, Aveda In Touch Spa near Schat’s and Patti Millison of Hang on Massage and Yoga in Bishop.

Team Shinsetsu Ten sends its thanks

October 5, 2012

 

Team Shinsetsu Ten would like to thank everyone with a big bow who believed and still supports us.

On Oct. 13, TS10 is traveling to Murrieta, Calif., to represent Mammoth Lakes, fighting in Grappling X’s prestigious Pankration Tournament.  Pankration is the oldest form of mixed martial arts.

Mr. Gregory

October 5, 2012

 

Editor’s note: The following is a letter that was originally sent by part time June Lake resident Michael Bogash to Rusty Gregory via snail mail several weeks ago, via certified mail, according to Bogash. On Thursday, Bogash said he sent the letter to Gregory’s office via email. This time, Bogash received an email stating that Gregory had not received the original letter and that he would contact Bogash “within the next few days.”

Mr. Gregory,

Thank you for taking the time to read this letter.

To those in District 4

October 5, 2012

 

We all know that Mammoth is facing a steep uphill climb in order to overcome the economic recession of the last few years and the depressed property values that resulted.

And now we need to deal with a staggering debt.

Bullying awareness movie a success

October 5, 2012

 

I wanted to thank Wendilyn Grasseschi and the Mammoth Times for the article on my bullying awareness movie in last week’s issue.

I would like to make a clarification on what Peace Project is or was: it was only one small but important facet of the Caring and Courageous Kids program.

What I noticed over time was that many of the relational bullying problems occurred during recess time.

It was my way of “walking the talk” and offering pro-social activities for students.

Long overdue thank you!

October 5, 2012

 

This letter of thanks goes out to Paul and Kathleen Rudder.

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Rudder,

Thank you so much for honoring my daughter Danielle (Dani) Stanton with the JRR Memorial Scholarship.

Dani was flattered and surprised to be interviewed for a scholarship, then very proud and happy to have been awarded this scholarship.

Dani is attending Cerro Coso now, so this scholarship will help with her expenses.

History repeats itself

October 5, 2012

 

After the “Great Debacle,” the “Settlement That Ate Mammoth,” whatever you want to call it, both George Shirk, news editor of the Mammoth Times and Jack Lunch, editor of the Sheet News, wrote articles about that settlement.

George, a thoughtful individual and nice guy, opined that now the litigation was settled, we should put it behind us, and move on. An end to the finger pointing is a good thing, he said, the blame game and negative thinking. It’s counterproductive and won’t get us anywhere.

Greed, Terry Ballas, and MLLA

October 5, 2012

 

We’ve been so busy pointing fingers at the people who caused the MLLA crisis here in Mammoth that we have hardly touched a couple of central questions.

What would it feel like to put a town of 7,000 people at risk? How does a person sleep comfortably, knowing that a little, small town in the mountains would have to reduce its resources to below bare-bones levels?

September 28th

Rediscovering Mammoth Lakes

September 28, 2012

Sadly, before my recent trip, I hadn’t visited the Mammoth Lakes area for a long time, having been a regular winter visitor when I lived in Southern California. Back then I saw the mountain, the condo, the restaurants and the clubs. It had never occurred to me that this was also a wonderful summer recreation area. Boy, was I surprised.

If you stand on top of Mammoth Mountain and are not obsessed with skiing down in one piece, you can take the time to look around, and what you see is the 10-by-20 mile Long Valley Caldera.

Paying the devil his due

September 28, 2012

With the settlement of the MLLA lawsuit all but done, Mammoth enters into a new phase.

Now we all get to see who walks the walk.

Since 1997, the year Terry Ballas proposed his idiotic airport condo project, our people have talked and talked. Then they talked some more. Along with all that talk-the-talk there were extended periods of finger pointing and blame gaming.

All that comes to an end right now, and over the course of the next three months.

September 21st

Mammoth spinners say 'Thank you' to Fall Century

September 21, 2012

We wanted to say thank you to the Fall Century Organizing Committee for providing another fantastic cycling event this year!

Please accept our sincere thanks for selecting The Multiple Sclerosis Society as a beneficiary of the 18th Annual High Sierra Fall Century.

Your commitment piled up $1,700 that will help 2.1 million people worldwide and over 400,000 people in the U.S. alone.

Thank you so much for all you do to make Mammoth a great place to live!

Twelve participants walk during first Mammoth Moves event

September 21, 2012

Thank you to all who participated in Wednesday’s first session of Mammoth Moves! We had a total of 12 participants, representing the following agencies, organizations, and businesses: CERT, Environmental Health, Mammoth Hospital, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, Mammoth Village Properties, Mono County Behavioral Health, Mono County Health Department, Nutrition & Physical Activity Taskforce, Recreation Commission, The Westin, Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program, among other community members.

September 14th

Mark Wardlaw and Community Development

September 14, 2012

Mark Wardlaw is leaving town for San Diego County, and that’s a bad deal for Mammoth Lakes.

September 7th

Watch for that fire bill in your mailboxes

September 7, 2012

 

You may very soon get a bill from the State for fire protection. A bill was passed in July 2011 that establishes a new fee for anyone living in a State Responsibility Area (SRA). To see if you live in a SRA, visit www. firepreventionfee.org/ sraviewer.php.

 

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