Archive - Jul 5, 2012
George H. Truwe
Rusty Gregory knows people are not happy with him for closing June Mountain.
In the end, facing a loss of an average of $1.5 million a year, that wasnât enough to stop him.
âPersonally, Iâm incredibly disappointed as well,â he said. âI realize that the people in June are shocked and very disappointed, and angry with me. But the idea of subsidizing June without a view of an end result is not sustainable.â
He also said skier visits have gone from an average of 80,000 per season to 45,000 last season.
There is no shortage of gloom in June Lake.
When Mammoth Mountain Ski Area announced last week (June 21) that it would close down the June Mountain ski area at least until the end of the 2012-13 ski season, the reaction was swift and tense.
âI think itâs been pretty clear the entire eight years since I was elected that this is exactly what I have been working to avoid,â said June Lakeâs county supervisor, Vikki Bauer.
Ceremonial speeches, bilingual blessings and cutting of a custom-made cake ushered in a new era for Northern Inyo Hospital at the grand opening of its recently completed medical facility Sunday, July 1. The community surged throughout the facility, taking photos, asking questions of the myriad NIH staff present, and oohing and aahing at the latest in medical technology.