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September 8th

Supes poised to OK final budget

September 8, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider approval today of a final 2014-15 budget with funding restored for two popular grant programs designed help the county’s community sponsors promote Inyo County.
From Sept. 1-8, the board met in open session to discuss amendments to the County Administrative Officer’s recommended budget, which was released Friday, Aug. 29.

Good Ole Days are here again

September 8, 2014

Residents and visitors have an opportunity to return to the Good Ole Days this weekend during a fun, family-friendly museum fundraiser.
Laws Railroad Museum will be celebrating the Good Ole Days this weekend with an afternoon of live music, activities and demonstrations of the trades and talents that made life possible before the modern era.

Sharing the bounty

September 8, 2014

This weekend, United Methodist Social Services will be hosting its first-ever Celebrating the Abundance of the Owens Valley dinner.
The concept of the celebration is “people sharing their surplus with people who need a meal,” event founder and key organizer Reverend Caddy Jackson said. He is asking community members to donate food items to fatten the potluck-style dinner menu. Although the event invite list includes all Soup Kitchen guests, it is free to the general public as well.

September 5th

Native plant sale coming to WMRS

September 5, 2014

In the midst of the ongoing drought, the California Native Plant Society is offering low-water, low-maintenance landscaping possibilities for local homes and businesses.
The offerings will be available at the Bristlecone Chapter of CNPS at its annual native plant sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., just two miles east of Main Street.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Filmmaker hooked on Lone Pine and its characters

September 5, 2014

The community of Lone Pine has left such an impression on British filmmaker John Jessup that he’s returning next month to film a documentary on the Lone Pine Film Festival, local community members and the area’s relationship with Hollywood over the years.
Jessup released a trailer for his Lone Pine documentary, entitled “Showdown at Lone Pine” last month. The short clip is available at the Lone Pine Film Museum’s website:, and on Jessup’s website:

Donate blood next week to save a life

September 5, 2014

As the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. approaches, United Blood Services and a team of local nonprofit groups are preparing for the annual fall blood drive in Bishop.
United Blood Services will host the blood drive from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10, and from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
According to UBS Donor Recruitment Representative Monika Wiegers, the goal is to collect 200 units during this three-day drive.

The history of Aspendell’s ‘avalanche house’

September 5, 2014

The owners of a home in Aspendell known as the “Avalanche House” are hoping to attract a buyer soon, even though the property has a nickname that could curb enthusiasm for the place.

September 3rd

County’s airport study points out pros, cons

September 3, 2014

Just as the City of Bishop is in the middle of planning for future economic development, Inyo County is in the process of getting public as well as professional input on its planned improvements of the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport – seen as a potential money-maker for the region.

Non-profit gears up for 13th annual poker run

September 3, 2014

United We Ride will be gathering next Saturday, Sept. 14, for its annual 9/11 Memorial Poker Run and barbecue to raise money for three local charities.
The 13th annual poker run will kick off with registration from 9-11 a.m. at Elks Park on West Line Street in Bishop. From there, riders head out on the Run, which will take them to Tom’s Place, Convict Lake and June Lake for cards, then back to the Elks Park for music, a barbecue, games and fun.

August 29th

Community comes together for film crew

August 29, 2014

Community members from throughout the Owens Valley teamed up over the last couple weeks to help a group of out-of-the-area filmmakers turn a dream into a reality.
According to Production Manager James Parker, the team of filmmakers, including Director Diego Contreras and Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb, had plans to shoot a full week in Inyo County, with stops on Movie Road in Lone Pine and at Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.

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