June 8th, 2012
When Skip Harvey joined the Town council eight years ago, Mammoth Lakes was in good shape, the snow came in bucket loads and the future was as bright as the sun.
But on Wednesday evening, when Harvey stepped down, everything was upside down, including the $40 million MLLA judgment against the town at the same time that Mammoth endured its worst snow year in decades.
"If you never want to go hiking with me again, I completely understand."
It was supposed to be easy.
With one spot open for another medical marijuana dispensary, the cost of a mere application took a leap on Wednesday.
It’s always a big deal when the Sierra Summer Festival, in cooperation with Mammoth Gallery, opens its annual poster competition, and it’s open now.
The Town Council Wednesday evening gave the go-ahead to the Whitmore Track project, five years after Elaine Smith and her High Sierra Striders floated the idea.
CARMA, the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy facility east of Big Pine, will be holding its annual and much-anticipated Open House on Saturday, June 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Golly, Fido, I thought you were going to come unglued there for a while.”
Mammoth developer and businessman Paul Rudder, along with real estate investor Drew Hild, pulled a rabbit out of their hats this week.
Mono County voted in two new supervisors Tuesday night, with a third race that will also eventually bring another new supervisor to the table stuck in runoff mode.
Fred Stump, running for elected office for the first time, will replace two-term District 2 incumbent Duane â€śHapâ€ť Hazard. Tim Alpers, a two-time former Mono County supervisor, will replace two-term District 3 incumbent Vikki Bauer.
Two weeks ago, many of us in the Western United States got the opportunity to see a full or partial annular eclipse of the sun. To those a little further north of the Owens Valley, seeing the ring of fire as the moon went in front of the sun was a marvelâ€” but the partial eclipse seen from our own homes was spectacular as well.
Did this leave you wonderingâ€”"What's the next special event in the cosmic dance of our solar system?" Well, wonder no more, for that event is upon us.
Lee Vining High School has made the Washington Postâ€™s High School Challenge Index for the first time this year, according to the school's principal, Roger Yost. The small rural school was ranked 707th in the nation out of approximately 22,000 high schools, placing it in the top 3% of all high schools. It also was placed 90th of the over 1,800 high schools in California.
The Challenge index, created in 1998 by Washington Post columnist Jay Matthews, is the simple calculation of Advanced Placement tests given at a school last year divided by the number of graduates.
â€śHey Fido, why the long face?â€ť
Fido lay sprawled at my feet under my desk in the office.
â€śWhat in the world are you talking about?â€ť I said.
â€śEvery time I fall in love, Iâ€™m in it, then Iâ€™m out of it.â€ť
â€śDog breath, maybe?â€ť
â€śWell, yeah, I guess I can tell that. Let me riff through these press releases first, then weâ€™ll have a chat.â€ť
â€śI donâ€™t want to chat.â€ť
â€śSomethingâ€™s got you way down in the hole, Fido. Lemme finish these up.â€ť