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April 28th

Fundraiser features ice cream and auction items

April 28, 2014

The legendary Bishop Christian Schools’ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kids’ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.

June Lake lunkers a nice Opening Day surprise

April 28, 2014

Those anglers who decided to head up to June Lake for the Opening Day of fishing season were in for a big surprise this year. The lake had been stocked this past October with 20,000 pounds of trout weighing from 3 to 11 pounds.
As the sun started melting away the night’s several inches of snow in the June Lake area, many fishers could be seen walking with their lines full to the limit with some good-sized fish, taking them to the marina to get weighed and cleaned.

19th annual business showcase this weekend at fairgrounds

April 28, 2014

Area residents will get the opportunity to check out what’s new in the Eastern Sierra when the Home, Garden and Recreation Show opens Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
This is the 19th year local businesses will have their wares on display, and the third year the show has been sponsored by the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association. The show is just one of the attractions at the fairgrounds this weekend, which will be bustling with the Choo Choo Swap Meet and Gem and Mineral Show as well.

April 25th

Don’t want to go fishing? Then go exploring

April 25, 2014

The truly addicted angler may have to be carted away from his mountain lake or stream in handcuffs. But in the heat of the afternoon when fish and most sane species retreat to cooler temperatures, consider exploring the some of the history of the Eastern Sierra, maybe even from the beginning.

Three views of the Hills

April 25, 2014

Kevin Mazzu, vice president of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, recently said the Alabama Hills are the best example of a multi-use landscape in the Eastern Sierra.
This was more than evident earlier this month when various users of that landscape – movie buffs, amateur geologists, bird watchers, rock climbers, miners and photographers – gathered for the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day, co-sponsored by the AHSG and Bishop Office of the Bureau of Land Management.

Feds to list frogs as ‘endangered’

April 25, 2014

After months of examining public input, federal officials have designated the mountain yellow-legged frog and northern distinct population of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species.
Critical habitat for the three amphibians, proposed on more than 1.8 million acres of Sierra lands, will not be considered for approval until early next year.

Significant Details: Not just any other ‘Day’

April 25, 2014

APRIL 19 -- Some folks might not be ready to celebrate another “Day” while still recovering from the 3,000 greasy calories that were piled up while participating in Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day last week.
Earth Day is on the horizon, and everyone needs to rally to the cause like red-blooded Americans and celebrate and participate in the “Day” set aside to honor our one-and-only Earth.
It’s as serious as a cheese-induced heart attack “Day,” in other words.

April 24th

Melba Keller

April 24, 2014

Melba Keller

Melba Keller, a lifelong resident of Owens Valley, passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
She was born June 8, 1923 at Fish Springs to Harry and Lena Watterson.
She is survived by six children, Donald Watterson (Debra), Pamela Charley (Ben), Beverly Coons (Stephen), Marcella Masten-Keller, Lester Keller (Ann) and Edward Keller (Karlinda). She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

April 23rd

Remembering Manzanar

April 23, 2014

The landscape of the Owens Valley has just as many stories to tell as its people, alternately flourishing and suffering with the seasons and symptoms of progress – witness to the doings of men and mother nature alike.

Nourishing the mind, body and soul

April 23, 2014

In today’s hi-tech, high-speed, hi-definition, fast food, instant gratification-seeking society, it is easy to see how one’s world can get out of balance and essential needs can fall by the wayside.
Qwina and Irma West believe that the ability to reach harmony and balance in our daily existence stems from a complete balancing of the body, mind and spirit.
“We look for wellness and health, collectively. That’s what we do. Hence the name, Healings, Mind, Body and Spirit,” Irma said, “and spirituality comes before everything else.”

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