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March 9th, 2012

Mammoth's culture

March 9, 2012

It’s not like we take it for granted, but sometimes we just forget how cool Mammoth is.

March 6th

Just Life: Dreaming of escaping

March 6, 2012

I had dream after dream the other night of escaping and disappearing. Escape comes from the Latin word “excappare” which has something to do with hiding under a cloak. The definitions in the dictionary read, “To get away” and “to get free of or break away from something” and “to get and stay out of the way of something.” 

Just Life: The human jukebox

March 6, 2012

My husband told me that I remind him of a jukebox. 

March 2nd

Special thank you to some friendly people!

March 2, 2012

I would like to publically express my appreciation to Tim Bue and Leslie Yen, both employees of the Inyo National Forest Service and administrators for special use permits on INFS land.

The Mammoth Lakes Foundation is to be applauded

March 2, 2012

“It’s evident to those of us who love Mammoth, that though ski slopes and mountain air may have brought us here, our community also needs facilities that exhilarate the mind,” says Dave McCoy, Founder of Mammoth Lakes Foundation and Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Kudos to Mammoth Hospital

March 2, 2012

When a medical accident occurs, it is so reassuring to know that our hospital is always ready to serve. 

Our View: Rough Day

March 2, 2012

We’re getting used to bad news by now.

Just Life: Keeping it even with the kids

March 2, 2012

When we adults decide to become parents and have more than one kid, the consistency of splitting things evenly among the kids is in the top-10 list of what makes a decent parent. I’m not sure when the if-he-has-that-then-I-get-one-too syndrome starts and I’m sure it’s different for every gang of siblings. 

February 24th

Regarding Mammoth Lakes Public Arts Commission

February 24, 2012

I am one of the Public Arts Commission (PAC) members. I have been on the PAC since its inception. I am resigning, not out of a sense of pique over the Town Council’s decision last Wednesday to give the gateway monument project $250,000 of PAC funds, but out of a recognition of the realities of the situation.

We want to help in picking up sticks!

February 24, 2012

Regarding “Pick up sticks … the really huge ones,” (Jan. 13, 2012), the Student Conservation Association is sharpening its crosscut saws and hoping to do our part to help open hiking and riding trails on the Inyo National Forest, specifically within the Mammoth Ranger District.
 

Many questions, not many answers for town and MLLA

February 24, 2012

Like just about everybody else in town, we have a few questions regarding the dispute between Mammoth and the Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition settlement.

February 20th

Thank you, anonymous person

February 20, 2012

On Jan. 7, a very nice person found my ATM card and driver license at the Sierra Center Mall and returned them to the police station. 

This person did not leave his or her name. I just want to thank him or her for being so kind!
 
Marlo Preis
Mammoth Lakes

Fireworks at Crowley Lake need to stay

February 20, 2012

I would hope that the Town finds the funds to continue the long and cherished tradition of the Crowley Lake fireworks on the 4th of July. 

Our View: The Fourth of July

February 20, 2012

It always seems a little bit weird to be thinking about the Fourth of July in February, but that’s the way it goes.

February 10th

The winter of our discontent

February 10, 2012

It’s hard for us to remember a more dreary winter than this one.
 
One event morphs into another incident; one ugly phenomenon touches another.
 

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