California State Fair judges have selected Inyo Countyâ€™s exhibit for honors once again based on its appeal to visitors.
This yearâ€™s exhibit theme, â€śI Wish â€¦,â€ť provides an opportunity for nine local exhibit volunteers to teach residents from all over the state that if they ever wished to be a cowboy or a movie star, an angler or an archeologist â€“ or just about anything else â€“ Inyo County is the star they can wish upon to make their dreams come true.
Inyo County is teaming up with about 25 other state and county entities to strengthen its voice in the federal arena.
County leaders met last week with Ken Brown, a representative of the Western Counties Alliance, to discuss how membership with the organization can help Inyo in its endeavors.
â€śThere is strength in numbers,â€ť Brown said. â€śWe work closely with the Farm Bureau and the Cattlemenâ€™s Association so we can go after issues in a hurry when we need to.â€ť
This summer, the Owens Valley is seeing community garden improvements, construction of year-round green houses and Wilderness Area revitalization â€“ all thanks to local teens who are weathering summerâ€™s searing rays and furnace-blast winds.