Archive - Mar 22, 2013
Home Street Middle School eighth-graders had a chance to get a birdâ€™s eye view of college life that may impact the way they look at their high school career.
During a four-day tour of several Southern California universities, HSMS teacher Tiffany Randallâ€™s eighth-grade AVID class broadened its academic horizons, went sightseeing and was inspired by a renowned educator, Randall said.
Inyo County is poised to lose two longtime public officials while gaining an experienced public servant from the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
In a bit of shuffling between the two counties, Auditor-Controller Leslie Chapman will be leaving the elected post sheâ€™s held since 2003 to take a similar position with Mono County. Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. Executive Director Pam Hennarty is resigning from her post, meanwhile, to serve as Inyo Countyâ€™s deputy administrator, effective April 12 and Inyo County Counsel Randy Keller will be retiring this summer.
Federal officials are working out the details of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs that were to be implemented as part of the March 1 federal sequester.
Those cuts would be the start of $1 trillion in reductions over the next decade designed to stop government overspending. The largest hit will be a 14 percent cut to the U.S. Defense Department. But smaller cuts to agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Agriculture could impact residents and visitors in the Eastern Sierra.
Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka once said, â€śThe ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.â€ť
Lone Pine High Schoolâ€™s Future Farmers of America program has been cultivating fine young adults for the past 19 years.
In a continuing show of support for the efforts of both the program and its students, dozens of community members turned out for the March 8 FFA Blue & Gold Fundraiser at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.