Mary Ann Manriquez
Independence residents rallied to the cry of a chainsaw last week when crews hired by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began cutting down several trees in their community.
Residents said the LADWP had no right to remove the trees because they are located on county property adjacent to a City of Los Angeles parcel in Independence.
“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.”
– Neil Armstrong
Crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are beginning the second phase of a habitat improvement project east of Bishop.
The LADWP has drained and will be burning Rawson Pond No. 1, just south of Buckley Pond, this week to remove an excess growth of tules. With the pond burned, a group of community volunteers will meet early next month to dredge and rebuild the pond beds, making it an ideal fishery for anglers and a comfortable habitat for trout, bass, catfish and blue gills.
Gregory K. MacDonald
Lewis W. Hallenbeck
Inyo Countyâ€™s hometown newspaper is entering the holiday season, and looking to the future, with a new publisher at its helm.
Dion Agee of Crowley Lake was selected in mid-November by Horizon Publications to take over day-to-day operations of The Inyo Register, one of two newspapers owned in California by the corporation.
Agee replaced Carol Ross, who resigned as publisher in September in order to relocate out of state.
And while Agee may be new to the Register team, he is by no means a stranger to Inyo or Mono counties.
As Bishopâ€™s newest ambassadors, Kristina Blum and Indica Morgenstein will spend the next year representing the local community as Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop, respectively.
Of the field of six contestants, judges said they selected Blum and Morgenstein as Bishopâ€™s queens because they most embodied the qualities pageant organizers were looking for â€“ good role-models and motivated young women with a drive to serve their community.
Both girls were crowned Friday, Nov. 30, at the first ever Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek in Bishop.
Inyo County residents have an opportunity to make local youngstersâ€™ Christmas wishes come true by participating in the annual Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
For the 17th year, IMACA is partnering with The Inyo Register and dozens of other local businesses and community organizations to ensure that less-fortunate youth throughout the county donâ€™t have to go without this holiday season.
Independence is taking its famed holiday celebration theme south of the border this year.
The county seatâ€™s annual ode to a questionable Yuletide treat and the people who love it is returning to the spotlight in 2012 as the Fiesta de Fruitcake Independence Fruitcake Festival. The soiree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the American Legion Hall on Edwards Street (U.S. 395).
Everyone is invited to come out to the eighth and possibly final installment of the Independence Fruitcake Festival.