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January 27th, 2012

January 20th

Run, Mammoth, Run

January 20, 2012

We see them everywhere, scampering about here and there, in the rain and snow, in hot temperatures and cold.
 
We see them as we drive to work in the morning, just after sun-up. They are running when we go home in the evening, just before sundown.
 
Mammoth’s distance runners achieved something remarkable at the U.S. 
 

January 13th

Wheels of Justice

January 13, 2012

The Murmur Mill in Mammoth is in full throat.
 
We don’t like it, but the reality is that the arrest of two of our citizens on child sex charges (P.1) is just too juicy for most of the murmurers to ignore. 
 

January 6th

Inaccuracies in previous letter

January 6, 2012

The letter titled “For the Nordic Record,” 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 Lakes—not MLTPA—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).

Resiliency

January 6, 2012

You could have knocked us over with a feather.

The rumor machine was all about possible layoffs on Mammoth Mountain. People whispered about possible closures of Canyon and Eagle lodges.

Runs were going to close. This winter was a dud. A megaflop – bomb, a dead loss.

Then arrived a memorandum from Rusty Gregory, the CEO of Mammoth Mountain. It was addressed to his skittish employees.

Comparing this thin season (so far) to other dry/drought seasons, Gregory wrote:

July 30th, 2011

Save the Bodie Hills

July 30, 2011

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.

The Supervisors should not.

July 11th

Devils Postpile: A century of conservation

July 11, 2011

By Byng Hunt

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.

June 6th

Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2011

June 6, 2011

COLDER, WETTER, LONGER WINTERS
I could not help but laugh at “Sierra Could Be Hit Hard by Climate Change,” (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 it’s “could, might, maybe, if.” 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.

May 13th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011

GREAT SEASON FOR MAMMOTH REP
On behalf of the Mammoth Lakes Foundation and the Mammoth Lakes Repertory Theatre, I’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.

April 15th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, April 15, 2011

April 16, 2011

MAMMOTH ER ROCKS
Recently, I needed immediate medical attention. My visit to Mammoth Hospital’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 Mammoth’s facility won my gratitude, and my heart. To see the emergency room’s pageant of “needy,” busted up folks I love, helped, in an organized fashion, rendered me quite appreciative. You employees “rock!”
Michael K. Mahoney
Mammoth Lakes

TENNIS SERVES

April 8th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, April 8, 2011

April 9, 2011

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.

April 1st

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, April 1, 2011

April 1, 2011

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

March 29th

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR, March 25, 2011

March 29, 2011

TENNEY: ENTHUSIASTIC RESPONSE FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITY PROJECT
Contrary to Mammoth Times report (March 18, 2011), “Tenney receives lukewarm response to Gateway Monument” and “[she] got a tepid – at best – response,” I’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.

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