In an effort to promote tourism and community events, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved the distribution of $115,000 in grants last week to local organizations.
The countyâ€™s Grants-in-Support Program aims to promote social, cultural, recreational and performing arts organizations as well as area service agencies that contribute to the local quality of life.
Historically, the GIS program has provided financial support to the California Indian Legal Services, Child Care Connection, the Inyo Council for the Arts, Wild Iris, Laws Railroad Museum and Ombudsman.
Community members are eager to hear what the U.S. Senate has to say on a local effort to obtain a federal designation for the popular Alabama Hills.
Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group met with a new staff member of Senator Dianne Feinsteinâ€™s office yesterday to acquaint themselves with the new pointman and keep the lines of communication of open.