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.
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.
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.
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.
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.