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Big fish for Lower Owens

May 30, 2013

Blackrock Fish Hatchery broodstock, those big trout used for spawning to propagate future generations, are being released in the Lower Owens River.
This week marked the second large-scale release of the hatchery’s broodstock in as many months, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife said there is going to be at least one more release in the coming month.
DFW Environmental Biologist James Erdman said he and other DFW biologists wanted to let all anglers know that the big broodstock fish from the ponds at the Black Rock Hatchery are now up for grabs.

Mule Days documentary gaining traction

May 30, 2013

MAY 23, 2013 –– Joe Peeler was 4 or 5 when he started coming to the Eastern Sierra with his father for early-summer fishing trips every Memorial Day weekend.
The pair stopped in Bishop to take in the sights and sounds (and smells) of Mule Days: the tall animals with the long ears and longer tails; men and women in cowboy hats and boots and spurs; a fine layer of dust and announcers’ echoes from the fairgrounds arena hovering overhead.

Scotty's Castle reopens after fire in Death Valley National Park

May 30, 2013

DEATH VALLEY — Historic Scotty’s Castle reopened today, Thursday, May 30, after a fire burned 15 acres of vegetation north of the Castle last week. Scotty’s Castle is a Spanish style mansion built in the 1930s that hosts daily living history tours. Tours were scheduled to resume this morning for on-site visitors and reservation holders.

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