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No, No & No

September 18, 2014

Nobody likes Dr. No.

Think local first!

December 14, 2012

 

Before you hit that “send” key on your computer this holiday season, please consider shopping locally. 

Your dollars spent locally benefit the entire community, not just the individual business. Statistics show that for every dollar spent in a local business, 70 cents is re-circulated within that community. 

Businesses in Mammoth need the support of tourists and residents alike. 

I urge you to get behind this idea; shop locally this holiday season and encourage your friends to do the same.

Proposed TBID is taxation without representation

December 14, 2012

 

According to recent news reports, Mammoth Lakes Tourism and an “Exploratory Committee” have been investigating the implementation of a TBID (Tourism Business Improvement District). 

As I understand it, this TBID would establish a “self assessment” on Mammoth businesses.

The proceeds of the assessment would provide funding to Mammoth Lakes Tourism for their marketing efforts. 

This “self assessment” would be a percentage of purchases, just like a sales tax. 

A mistake in the Dec. 7 editorial

December 14, 2012

 

I’d like to respond to the Dec. 7 Times Editorial regarding the Town Council’s approval of the Restructuring Plan at its Dec. 5 meeting. 

I’d like to correct a statement in the piece that indicates I’m putting out the word that if calls aren’t answered promptly, don’t blame me or the other members of the Police Department.  

I have no intention of that and at this point, there is no point in placing blame on anyone.  

Un-scrooged for the holidays!

December 14, 2012

 

I love the holidays, or at least many things about it. I love the festivities, the decorations, the music, and most of all the gathering of family and friends. However, as time has gone on I have found myself sporting a very “scroogish” attitude toward gift giving.

'Tis better to give than to take

December 7, 2012

 

Every year, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra does its biggest fundraiser in December. Its Island Extravaganza has been an extraordinary example of the Eastern Sierra community coming together for a night of music, mingling, and good food—all in the name of supporting a fabulous organization.

In addition to the many volunteers it takes to keep DSES going, it also takes an enormous amount of funding to keep the programs moving forward. One of the ways volunteers help DSES raise funds is by selling raffle tickets.

Being a veteran

November 2, 2012

 

Editor’s note: All Veterans and their friends and families are welcome at the Second annual Veterans Day Celebration at the Fire Station on Main Street, Monday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. with breakfast provided. A graduate of Mammoth High School—and a veteran—offers the following comments.

It’s a strange feeling to think of one’s self as a veteran at the age of 23.  

Enough with the silence

April 10, 2012

No one wants to talk about it.

But the number of child sexual abuse cases reported in the Eastern Sierra has gone up this year, from one to three in Mono County and from six to nine in Inyo County. That might not seem like much, but these are two very small counties and it’s an unusually sharp increase.

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.

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