Archive - Oct 2013
With more than 800,000 federal employees out of work and national parks closed due to the government shutdown, impacts are being felt locally even as some federal services are being maintained.
As the nation heads into its fifth day of the government shutdown meanwhile, officials in Washington are beginning to voice concerns that the country could reach its debt ceiling â€“ legislative restriction on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the Treasury â€“ by Oct. 17.
After nearly two decades of keeping their fan following delighted and raising funds for local charities at the same time, For the Love of Swing will play its last concert this month.
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is honoring cancer patients and survivors by hosting its 13th annual walk/fun run event and launching new programs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On behalf of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones, ESBCA is inviting the entire community to join in the organizationâ€™s largest fundraiser, a 5K walk and 10K fun run, Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said.
Fast cars, fine art, antiques and collectibles â€“ as well as bargains on just about anything else â€“ will be on tap at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend.
More than wagons got hitched up this weekend as pack station wranglers drove their livestock to southern pastures for the winter.
AndrĂ© Desjardins, 53, and Marie-Janik Dubreuil, 45, of Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec, Canada got married under a canopy of tree limbs at the Laws Railroad Museum gazebo, surrounded by family and friends, new and old, from as close as the Eastern Sierra and as far as Quebec. It was a brilliantly sunny fall afternoon on Oct. 1 as the Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit horse drive guests became husband and wife.
Yosemite National Parkâ€™s 123rd anniversary is today, but the parkâ€™s famous sights and attractions are off limits due to a nationwide government shutdown that took effect at midnight Monday.
Federal government operations shut down and national treasures were closed to the public after House representatives refused to budge on their effort to link the passage of the 2014 federal budget to a delay in the implementation of health care reform.