Every Year in Review issue, The Sheet “celebrates,” or rather “roasts,” the dubious accomplishments of a person or persons who bungle their way into small-town notoriety. One thing we do know about the Eastern Sierra. It is a magnet for embezzlers and poor spellers.
On Wednesday, May 4, Dave Turner and Tawny Thomas attempted to rescue a deer that had fallen into the Snowcreek reclamation ponds (treated wastewater). After they pulled the deer to shore with the help of MLFD Fire Capt. Brent Salzmann, Turner attempted to revive the deer using mouth-to-snout resuscitation. As Salzmann said later, “Obviously, the last thing I wanted to do was go in that water … because I know what that water is.”
What about it, Bob?
Mono County Clerk Bob Musil had a tough year this year.
In March, his office sent out almost 2,000 misleading voter registration cards (he tried to recycle old cards with dated information to save money. All it served to do was alarm and perplex voters).
He followed this up in May by sending out ballots to voters which indicated there were three open seats for the Mammoth Lakes Town Council when in fact there were just two seats, forcing the County to create special ballots for the Council election.
Musil resigned his position a few weeks ago.
Truax, Posey thwarted by paperwork
Two of five announced candidates for Mammoth Lakes Town Council (Jeff Posey and Brent Truax) were disqualified from being on the June ballot because they did not collect enough valid voter signatures on their campaign petitions.
Posey decided to drop out of the race. Truax ran as a write-in candidate but finished last.