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Archive - Dec 23, 2013


Big things brewing in Bishop

December 23, 2013

California’s thriving craft brewing scene has arrived in Bishop. The opening of family-friendly, sustainability-conscious Mountain Rambler Brewery & Pub is scheduled just in time for next summer’s soaring temperatures.

Donation inspires Congressional run

December 23, 2013

Lone Pine resident and Vietnam veteran Bruce Cotton received an early Christmas gift Saturday in the form of a motorized wheelchair he was unable to get from the Veterans Administration.
Cotton was presented with the wheelchair by Southern California resident Rodney Lee Conover, who stepped in after learning of Cotton’s plight this past fall and who says he has since been inspired to run for political office.

Another Fruitcake Festival for the history books

December 23, 2013

“You may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic you’re looking for.”
– Lyrics by Billy Joel from “You May Be Right”

The results of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival are in.
Once again, the nuttiness wasn’t just relegated to the desserts.
Although some thought it all wet, the theme “20,000 Leagues under the Sea” was a great success and provided proof that, even underwater, some fruitcakes will forever be too dry.

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