As the community of Mammoth Lakes tries to deal with the tragic events surrounding the life and death of Dr. Andrew Bourne over the last month, friends and family work to accommodate a growing number who will publicly remember Bourne on Saturday. Dr. Michael Karch emailed word of yet another change of location for this event. He said:
“We will be at Canyon Lodge due to its capacity of 1000.
Rusty Gregory and Mammoth Mountain have graciously donated Canyon Lodge and will provide ALL FOOD. Please note: DO NOT BRING FOOD.
NO VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SETUP. STAFF DONATED BY MMSA.
A cash bar will be available. Here is the sequence of events:
1. “Andy’s Last Ski Run”. Meet on top of Gondola at 3:30
2. Doors open at Canyon Lodge Upstairs auditorium at 5pm
3. Music by Eastern Sierra Chamber Orchestra at 5:15
4. Eulogy and speakers to follow beginning at 5:30
5. Slide show to follow
6. Food and Beverage to follow
7. Event close at 8:30″
Meanwhile, Mammoth school officials re-scheduled a special board meeting for February 7th for official acceptance of Bourne’s resignation from the school board on January 13th. The school board is expected to call for a provisional appointment to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the elected term of Andrew Bourne. That meeting will take place at noon on Tuesday, February 7th.
The school board resignation and termination of his surgical contract at Mammoth Hospital came on the heels of Bourne’s arrest January 4th by Santa Barbara Police on allegations of unlawful contact with a child with the intent to commit a sex crime.