The letter titled â€śFor the Nordic Record,â€ť submitted by Brian Knox and published in the Dec. 23, 2011, edition, contains factual inaccuracies that we would like to address here.
The Town of Mammoth Lakesâ€”not MLTPAâ€”has submitted a Measure R application for a multi-year funding commitment supporting a cooperative effort between the Town and the Inyo National Forest to establish and maintain the Mammoth Lakes Trail System (MLTS).
Next Tuesday, the Mono County Board of Supervisors will be asked to support a pending House bill that strips some 60 million acres of federal lands from possible wilderness designation, including more than four million acres in California.
Anyone taking in the impressive vistas of the Grand Canyon, or awed by the towering majesty of the Statue of Liberty, can attest to the natural and historic value before them. Ever wonder what our country would be like if these icons had not been preserved for public enjoyment and the benefit of future generations? Fortunately, the power of the Antiquities Act to designate these lands as National Monuments has protected these jewels for posterity.
COLDER, WETTER, LONGER WINTERS
I could not help but laugh at â€śSierra Could Be Hit Hard by Climate Change,â€ť (Mammoth Times, May 13, 2011) as I looked out my window at still bud-less trees and a snowpack almost four times normal. Science use to be based on definite observation and facts which were either true or false. Now itâ€™s â€ścould, might, maybe, if.â€ť And no wonder. Anyone who pays attention to the weather lately might think winters were getting colder around here, not warmer. And they would be correct.
GREAT SEASON FOR MAMMOTH REP
On behalf of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, Iâ€™d like to thank our guests and sponsors who made the 2010/2011 season at Edison Theatre a huge success! I am truly honored by the number of sold out nights and cannot express enough thanks to all of you.
All of our patrons were so gracious to our guest artists and made them feel at home in Mammoth. From Beau Bridges and his family to Gail Matthius and her improv group, everyone who performed at Edison Theatre is excited to return.
MAMMOTH ER ROCKS
Recently, I needed immediate medical attention. My visit to Mammoth Hospitalâ€™s emergency room, created by an abscessed tooth infection, and a touch of pneumonia, was mandatory.
After careful scrutiny, some retracted comments from myself, and an accurate diagnosis, I came to a conclusion.
The staff at Mammothâ€™s facility won my gratitude, and my heart. To see the emergency roomâ€™s pageant of â€śneedy,â€ť busted up folks I love, helped, in an organized fashion, rendered me quite appreciative. You employees â€śrock!â€ť
Michael K. Mahoney
TIME FOR MAMMOTH TO PAY UP
This lawsuit has been going on now for around 14 years. I understand that the city does not want to pay and should do what it can to not pay. I would bet that if Mr. Terry Ballas owed the city of Mammoth $30 Mil they sure would not let it go this long. This is a good example of how big government can mess with someone.
The court system has more than once told the city to pay up, but still after 14 years they have not paid the man what is due him. If the city can hold out for more years, Mr. Ballas will be broke and may not be around to get what is due him.
TO THE BIATHLON VOLUNTEERS
This week proved once again how our unique geography is reflected by the amazing people that live here. Your character, flexibility and willingness to mobilize quickly created a world class event when all odds were stacked against us.
Thank you again to all who helped with the 4th Annual Mammoth Winter Biathlon.
Mike Karch, MD
Founder, Mammoth Winter Biathlon
BODIE HILLS: BLM PROPOSING MANIPULATION ON 16,000 ACRES
TENNEY: ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY PROJECT
Contrary to Mammoth Times report (March 18, 2011), â€śTenney receives lukewarm response to Gateway Monumentâ€ť and â€ś[she] got a tepid â€“ at best â€“ response,â€ť Iâ€™ve found the response overwhelmingly positive and enthusiastic since December 15 when I volunteered to organize the Mammoth Gateway Community Project and complete it by November.
PACKING FOR MAMMOTH TROOPS
Mammoth Troops has scheduled a packing date for Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. at the Mammoth Community Center. Homebaked cookies, beef jerky, pepperoni, sundries, chapstick and sunscreen are just a few ideas of needed items. If you canâ€™t make the packing but would like to donate any items, they can be dropped off at the Mammoth Reservations office, next to Schatâ€™s Bakery, before that evening.