On the opposite page, there is an advertisement for a community forum scheduled for next week regarding the Old Mammoth Place project.
Given that it’s scheduled for next Thursday and we probably won’t be able to get coverage into next week’s paper, I called the property owner, Jim Demetriades, to get a little preview of what he had planned.
And he promptly threw me a bit of a curveball, because the scheduled forum is not really about Old Mammoth Place per se.
Demetriades explained that he had asked one of his consultants to perform an Eastern Sierra regional airport analysis.
And the conclusion: Build out both airports, Mammoth and Bishop, full-speed ahead. That we can’t afford to wait on Bishop because it’ll be 10 years at the earliest before anything gets done.
And because the Federal Aviation Administration picks up 90% of the tab, build out the biggest, baddest airport in Mammoth that you can.