Archive - Mar 8, 2012
Paul Leonard Fath
Paul Leonard Fath of Lone Pine went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2012, after an extended illness. “Lenny” was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Ridgecrest.
Inspirational adventurer and author Aron Ralston joined Inyo Countyâ€™s Community Reads project Tuesday to share his story of hope and survival.
This yearâ€™s Community Readâ€™s book, Ralstonâ€™s â€śBetween a Rock and a Hard Placeâ€ť and the subsequent movie â€ś127 Hoursâ€ť starring James Franco, tell the tale of Ralstonâ€™s fateful trip into the remote Utah wilderness in 2003.
While hiking solo down Blue John Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Ralston dislodged a boulder that came crashing down on top of him, crushing Ralstonâ€™s hand against the walls of the narrow canyon.
The 10th annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Week seeks to raise public awareness of the tragic effects of compulsive gambling while drawing attention to the widespread recovery services available.
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week is observed March 4-10 to â€śeducate the public about signs of problem and pathological gambling behavior,â€ť said Karen Kong of Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ€™ Prevention arm.
In another sign of the depressed economic and increased environmental awareness times, the Clean Air Projects Program recently announced that it received 49 proposals requesting $16.5 million in funding for â€śclean air projectsâ€ť throughout the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, with includes Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties.
With a budget of $5 million, it was noted that CAPP administration and the Air Districtâ€™s proposal review committee â€śundeniably have their work cut outâ€ť as they cull a majority of the requests and select the best of the proposal crop.