MUSD averts potential disaster
The Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District would like to thank the Mammoth Unified School District, the Board of Education and Superintendant Rich Boccia for the recent removal of the two 30,000 gallon propane tanks that were located on school property. The tanks sat less than 100 feet from the high school and adjacent to the northernmost driveway for the school.
More important, the tanks have had several leaks over the years and due to their location were a significant concern for the Fire District. In addition, the tanks sat immediately adjacent to Sierra Park Road and across the street from numerous residencies and businesses. Any number of problems could have arisen triggering an incident resulting in a threat to those around the tanks.
This is a large step forward, a constructive action that helps make our community a safer and more enjoyable place to live and work.
Fire Chief Brent Harper & Fire Marshal Thom Heller
Mammoth Lakes Fire Dept.
Not interested in mud-slinging
I just read the Rebuttal-to-the-Rebuttal written by Randy Hysell in The Sheet dated Feb. 17, 2012. While I don’t deny that there are ex-coworkers who have issues with me from our long working history at the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, the facts as stated by Hysell are simply false.
In fact, there are so many errors, misleading statements and outright lies that a rebuttal to his letter is out of the scope of this editorial column. I will make an offer to any citizen that has a concern about this incident that they may read the crime report, view the photographs and listen to the actual tape recordings of the events in question. You may then form your own opinion.
The people who remember me as a Sheriff’s Department employee will have their own opinion of my career and how I served them. The people who didn’t know me will only have the perspective of me as a County Supervisor.
Either way their opinion is the only one that matters to me. I will not return to a time nearly 17 years ago to roll in the mud.
Duane “Hap” Hazard
Mono County District 2 Supervisor