Archive - Oct 7, 2013
Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-11, with a series of open houses.
Sunday kicked off National Fire Prevention Week and local fire departments are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms, be fire conscious and to drop by their communityâ€™s fire station for helpful tips or just to say hello.
Local Internet providers are testing connections with Digital 395 and hope to be providing more bandwidth to residents by Thanksgiving at the latest.
According to Praxis Associates President Mike Ort, only small portions on the fiber-optic backbone still need to be built. Those sections are located on National Forest land. Ort said construction crews need the go-ahead from the Forest Service to proceed, and the government shutdown has severed communication with those officials.
He said he hopes the problem will be resolved soon.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America. It is responsible for more injuries to women than car accidents and rape combined.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Wild Iris, the Inyo and Mono domestic violence prevention group, is asking that residents educate themselves on the warning signs of domestic abuse and the aid that is available for those suffering from abuse.
Throughout the month, Wild Iris will be out and about in local communities to help spread the word.