October 8th, 2012
Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13 with a series of open houses.
Each department will be inviting residents into the fire house Tuesday or Wednesday to check out firefightersâ equipment, tour the station, meet the volunteer first responders and enjoy a barbecue.
(The following is the final installment of a two-part series covering the Fourth District County Supervisorial debate held last week in Independence. For Part One, see the Tuesday, Oct. 2 edition of The Inyo Register.)
School districts with larger enrollments talk about the economies of scale: more course offerings, a larger athletic program, more bargaining/purchasing power. But, Owens Valleyâs two smallest K-12 districts, Independenceâs Owens Valley Unified and Big Pine Unified, are turning their lack of size into an advantage.
From The Lone Ranger to Transformers, Lone Pine has been a part of film history for more than 100 years and will be celebrating this weekend with the annual Lone Pine Film Festival.
This yearâs theme, âCelebrating Centennials,â is an ode to Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, which are both celebrating their 100th birthdays.
The Bishop Police Department is sponsoring the Bishop School Districtâs annual âWalk to School Dayâ on Wednesday, to promote healthier habits for the community.
âThe schools are encouraging students and parents to walk or ride bicycles to school to promote healthier habits, a cleaner environment, safety, community benefits and because its fun,â a press release from the PD states.
About four dozen local residents attended the Fourth District County Supervisor candidates’ forum hosted by the Big Pine Civic Club last Monday, Sept. 24, at the Big Pine Town Hall. Civic Club President Rick Fields welcomed everyone and introduced the two candidates, current Supervisor Marty Fortney and challenger Mark Tillemans.
“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”
– Henry Beecher
The public and private sector are joining ranks to beef up local anti-bullying efforts.
Home Street Middle School Principal Patrick Twomey said that when Carri Coudek of Happy-Hoods approached him about coming on board the schoolâs anti-bullying campaign, he said, ââAbsolutely, that fits in beautifullyâ (and) we jumped at the chanceâ to collaborate.
âCoudek has pushed the anti-bullying campaign in the community and Happy-Hoods is the face of that effort,â added Twomey. In fact, Happy-Hoods sweatshirts are now the official Home Street Middle School shirt.
Nancy Ruth Kidder
Local candidates are out on the campaign trail, hoping to generate as many votes as possible and win a seat of public service in November.
In Inyo County, voters will be deciding who will serve as the Fourth and Fifth district supervisors, a three City Council members.
But before residents can participate in the election, they must be sure they are registered to vote.
According to Inyo County Clerk Kammi Foote, Monday, Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 Presidential General Election.