When Inyo County Art Docent Program volunteers arrive in elementary school classrooms, the students expect to have fun, but they also receive a supplemental fine arts education through what program organizer Liz McAteer called a â€śmuseum experience in the classroom.â€ť
Even if children are shy or academically-challenged, it makes no difference during art docent visits, said McAteer, also the school arts coordinator with Inyo Council for the Arts. â€śArt is the great equalizer,â€ť she said.
Local authorities are looking for residents who are interested in serving their community by donning a badge and working part-time enforcing local and state laws.
According to Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter, a number of law enforcement agencies in Inyo and Mono counties are looking for reserve peace officers to work side-by-side with full-time officers in helping to police the streets.
In an effort to save money on overtime pay, the Bishop Police Department has asked the Chamber of Commerce to consider a new route for the traditional Bishop Christmas Parade.
Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter said there are pros and cons to the suggested change and community input will be a determining factor in the decision-making process.