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December 27th

Addition to travel plaza helps showcase tribal heritage

December 27, 2013

In an effort to reclaim some of its cultural heritage, and strengthen the ties to its past, the Fort Independence Tribe has embarked on an effort to showcase its history to the public.
Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Inyo County Eastern California Museum and the Fort Independence Paiute community, members of the tribe as well as the public can enjoy beautiful examples of the Fort’s cultural heritage, right in their own backyard.

December 26th

Thinking of running for office?

December 26, 2013

Residents interested in running for local public office this June can begin testing the waters as soon as tomorrow.
The official filing period for prospective candidates for the 16 available offices runs Friday, Dec. 27 through Feb. 20 and is the first step in securing a spot on the June 3 ballot.
Positions up for election in the Direct Primary include two seats on the Board of Supervisors; the offices of District Attorney, Sheriff and Superintendent of Schools; and one of Inyo County’s two Superior Court Judge positions.

Year in review: County leaders look back at 2013

December 26, 2013

Last week, county managers met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to update the elected officials on achievements and accomplishments over the past year.
The board provided each of its department heads about five minutes “to showcase the scope and breadth of services.”
To kick off the Year in Review for the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio pointed out that, in 2013, three new members joined the Board of Supervisors: Second District Supervisor Jeff Griffiths, Fourth District Supervisor Mark Tillemans and Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley.

December 23rd

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.

December 20th

Community Christmas dinner a true team effort

December 20, 2013

The holly’s hung, the guitars are strung, the tables are set, the turkey is cooked, no one’s overlooked. That’s the bright scene that awaits everyone when the Bishop Community Christmas Dinner arrives.

Death Valley suspends sporting events in park

December 20, 2013

Inyo residents are expressing fear and outrage in the wake of Death Valley National Park’s “moratorium” on permits for sporting events within the park.
The National Park Service said it is implementing the suspension to allow staff to evaluate the events and safety concerns, due to extreme conditions in the nation’s largest national park.

Comments sought on OHV staging area in Mammoth

December 20, 2013

Mammoth District Ranger Jon Regelbrugge has released the Environmental Assessment and draft Decision Notice for the Shady Rest Staging Area project kicking off a 45-day comment period.
The project proposes to build an over-snow vehicle and off-highway vehicle staging area along the Sawmill Cutoff Road near Mammoth Lakes. The staging area would include parking facilities for about 25 vehicles, a loading ramp and restroom facilities.

Comments sought on OHV staging area in Mammoth

December 20, 2013

Mammoth District Ranger Jon Regelbrugge has released the Environmental Assessment and draft Decision Notice for the Shady Rest Staging Area project kicking off a 45-day comment period.
The project proposes to build an over-snow vehicle and off-highway vehicle staging area along the Sawmill Cutoff Road near Mammoth Lakes. The staging area would include parking facilities for about 25 vehicles, a loading ramp and restroom facilities.

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