Archive - Aug 2012
Our relationship with the unique environment of the Eastern Sierra is right up there with politics and religion: best not discussed in polite society. Opinions differ on the extent to which our lands should be cared for; residents disagree on which areas and animals need protection; neighbors debate the priority given
Ask and ye shall receive.
The truth to this bit of ancient wisdom was readily apparent this past summer to organizers of the Inyo County Amateur Photo Contest, which, in its third year, drew a record 130 entries from all over the world.
According to Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathleen New, who conceived of the contest in 2010 to help fill promotional materials, she and fellow organizers were not only impressed with the numbers of photographs received, but also the quality.
Elizabeth Louise Slee
A body found on Norman Clyde Peak this week is believed to belong to the man at the center of the second massive search effort in the Sierra backcountry in as many weeks.
Officials are currently working to identify the body located by search crews Wednesday night in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, but the remains are believed to be those of Gary Dankworth, 60, a physician from Carson City.
Dankworth was reported missing Sunday, and dozens of search and rescue personnel from various local and state agencies had been scouring the mountains for him for four days.
Residents on the fence about pursuing their political aspirations or serving their communities on local governing boards have less than a week to make their bids for various open seats official.
The Paiute Palace Casino/Stewartâ€™s Construction Jokers had the last laugh Tuesday night, taking Red Thunder out of the A/B Coed Division playoffs with an 11-6 win.
The two teams were sitting in the cellar of the Bishop Adult Softball League division with the strong possibility that the winner would have to face off against the undefeated M&Ms. The Jokers face a steep climb if the players hope to vie for the championship in the highly competitive division.
Have your fishing skills plateaued? Are you sinking into the been-there-done-that rut? Need to spice up your fishing life?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, the solution may be the Fly Fishing Faire in Mammoth, Sept. 13-16.
Attendees will get a wealth of information at a startlingly cheap price: $10 for all four days; anglers under 16 are free.
The admission fee includes free raffle tickets and a chance at rods, reels, flies and other tackle gear.
Nice cool breezes, a bit of rain, hail, lightning and thunder-booms were experienced by the many anglers at the Lake over the week. Those cool breezes were needed over the first of the week as it was darn warm up here when the clouds werenâ€™t around. We had almost a half an inch of rain in less than a half hour Saturday night â€“ sure love watching the lightning!
Golden Eagle Volleyball
Lone Pine Lady Eagle Volleyball begins the 2012-13 season Monday, Aug. 20 with coach Mel Josephâ€™s traditional â€śMel Week.â€ť
The morning session runs from 5:30- 6:45 a.m. with the afternoon session from 4-6 p.m.
Players must have their sports physical completed prior to the morning session on Aug. 20. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity will practice together during the first week.
Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser for the volleyball team will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.