Archive - 2013
The Lone Pine Lady Golden Eagles volleyball team kept Friday night exciting on home court. Faced with the CIF number nine Vasquez Mustangs, the Eagles swept in three close games.
âWe put together a solid team effort,â said coach Mel Joseph. âWe found our rhythm early and took advantage of Vasquez miscues.â
Lone Pine used an aggressive attacking game that kept the Mustangs scrambling. âWe made our share of mistakes,â said Joseph, âbut the girls never gave in to them.â
Friday, Oct. 11 at Desert, 50-34 loss
details in Thursdayâs sports page
Friday, Oct. 18 at Cal City, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11 at Desert, 50-19 win
Friday, Oct. 18 at Cal City, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 10 at Cal City, 3-0 win
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at home against Frazier
Thursday, Oct. 17 at home against Kern Valley
Thursday, Oct. 10 at Cal City, 2-0 win
Tuesday, Oct. 15 at home against Frazier, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 17 at home against Kern Valley
Residents in the Eastern Sierra may experience a warmer-than-average winter this coming season. But predictions arenât all bad, as there is a chance this winter could bring above-average precipitation.
Early winter weather predictions suggest that it may be a weak to moderate El NiĂ±o year. For the Eastern Sierra, El NiĂ±o, a warming trend in the Pacific, means warmer weather with increased chances of rain and, in the higher elevations, snow.
October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Home Street Middle School is going full-bore in its efforts to raise awareness while fostering the anti-bullying antidote â kindness.
âGood things are happening at Home Street Middle School,â Administrative Assistant Kristin Carr said. âStaff and students are aware and concerned about bullying in their community and on surrounding campusesâ and are involved in HSMSâ multi-pronged anti-bullying campaign.
The federal employees prohibited from going to work and the businesses losing money generated by tourists drawn to Yosemite, Death Valley and Manzanar arenât the only local victims of the nationwide government shutdown, now in its 10th day.
The mandatory closure of National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service offices, and the suspension of services that have been deemed ânon-essential,â have had what Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley called âa rather devastating effectâ on local filming.
With the Jan. 1 deadline to sign up for healthcare looming over the nation, Toiyabe Indian Health Project staff is providing help and getting training to help Native American community members understand where they fit into the Affordable Care Act.
Chief Executive Officer David Lent said that his Contract Healthcare Department staff is now providing tribal members with ACA information as well as helping them understand how the Covered California program can benefit them and their clinic.
Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-11, with a series of open houses.
Sunday kicked off National Fire Prevention Week and local fire departments are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms, be fire conscious and to drop by their communityâs fire station for helpful tips or just to say hello.
Local Internet providers are testing connections with Digital 395 and hope to be providing more bandwidth to residents by Thanksgiving at the latest.
According to Praxis Associates President Mike Ort, only small portions on the fiber-optic backbone still need to be built. Those sections are located on National Forest land. Ort said construction crews need the go-ahead from the Forest Service to proceed, and the government shutdown has severed communication with those officials.
He said he hopes the problem will be resolved soon.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America. It is responsible for more injuries to women than car accidents and rape combined.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Wild Iris, the Inyo and Mono domestic violence prevention group, is asking that residents educate themselves on the warning signs of domestic abuse and the aid that is available for those suffering from abuse.
Throughout the month, Wild Iris will be out and about in local communities to help spread the word.
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.