Archive - May 24, 2011
Eastern Sierra residents are going digital, thereâ€™s no doubt about it, but how and where a new fiber-optic cable will be utilized is up to local residents.
Digital 395, a project that will provide a new 583-mile, fiber-optic network following U.S. 395 from Barstow to the Nevada border, will bring high-speed Internet and broadband capabilities to remote areas of Inyo County that donâ€™t currently have service.
Itâ€™s â€śLights! Cameras! Action!â€ť at the Lone Pine Film Festival as the 22nd edition of the world-famous event rolls into the little Eastern Sierra, high desert town Oct. 7-9.
The themes of this yearâ€™s action-packed celebration of films made in Lone Pine, Death Valley and the Eastern Sierra include Roy Rogersâ€™ 100th birthday, the excitement of live stunts and plenty of interactive activities, music and even live performances.
For Festival veterans, there are many new events.
Klondike Lake will be opening to the public this Friday and will remain open seven days a week through Labor Day, Sept. 5.
Access to the lake will be limited and those planning to take boats or jet skis onto the water will still be required to have their vessels inspected for invasive quagga mussels.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began instituting mandatory quagga mussel inspections on every body of water they own three years ago to ensure that the quagga mussels do not hitchhike their way into Eastern Sierra waters.