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December 30th

New laws for the new year

December 30, 2014

More than 900 new laws were approved last year in California, running the gamut from health, employment and medical benefits to criminal penalties, law enforcement procedures and motor vehicle rules, to education, pet care and children’s welfare.
Many of the new laws become enforceable today, Thursday, Jan. 1.

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Bishop resident leads on-air house hunt

December 30, 2014

Mammoth Lakes business owner and Bishop resident Maggie Larson will be featured in a new reality show, “Sharing Paradise,” debuting on HGTV at 2 p.m. today.
According to Larson, the show, which follows various groups of home hunters who are interested in purchasing property together, will kick off with an episode in Mammoth Lakes.
For the second episode, Larson works with two couples – a brother and sister and their spouses – to find the perfect mountain retreat with all the features and amenities each of the four buyers are looking for.

Big Pine eatery a local success story

December 30, 2014

Under new management since late 2013, Country Kitchen in Big Pine has undergone a number of improvements that have many locals and visitors to the Eastern Sierra talking about the restaurant’s new menu and great service. Located just off U.S. Highway 395 in the center of Big Pine, Country Kitchen offers travelers a welcome break.

December 29th

Avoid a DUI or worse this NYE

December 29, 2014

The New Year’s holiday is known as a time for reflection on the past year, with celebrations in honor of the year to come.
As the year comes to a close, local authorities are reminding residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly and ensure that they don’t end up reflecting on the mistake and consequences of drinking and driving.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

A win-win for NIH and FFA

December 29, 2014

One organization’s food waste is another’s gain, at least in the case of Northern Inyo Hospital and the Bishop Future Farmers of America.
As of this winter, the Bishop FFA has begun daily pickups of food waste from the hospital’s kitchen. These pickups will provide food for FFA’s farm, while helping NIH with its costs for trash pickup.

Caltrans provides $10 million for local projects

December 29, 2014

Communities in the Eastern Sierra have received more than $10 million in Caltrans funding to complete various road and transportation improvement projects.
The funds have been used from as far north as Lee Vining, all the way down to south Bishop, where crews are working to improve safety for bicyclists.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Tips and Tricks for Christmas Leftovers

December 29, 2014

When the holiday celebration is over you don't have to let the good taste go to waste! There are a few creative ways to recreate new tasty dishes with remaining food. Here are some tips and tricks to makeover holiday leftovers.

December 24th

Veterans helping veterans

December 24, 2014

Organizers of the recent veterans outreach in Bishop are calling the event a success, indicating the meeting between local vets and officials with the VA was long overdue.
“With the help of Yvette Mason, our counties’ Veteran Service representative, as well as many hours of walking through the businesses of our communities, our veterans in need are finally being given the attention and care they deserve,” said Steve Canter, spokesperson for Veterans for Helping Veterans.

No going back to drawing board for Adventure Trails

December 24, 2014

With a little less than a month to go before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors considers approving an environmental analysis of the Adventure Trails program, residents and visitors are tossing around ideas to improve the polarizing project.
One proposal that has come out in recent weeks is a do-over for the Adventure Trails planning process, which would allow the county and project proponents to wipe the slate clean and re-start planning efforts.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Mr. Cervantes goes to Sacramento

December 24, 2014

It may surprise many citizens that there is a parallel legislature that exists in the state called the California Senior Legislature.
“It plays a key role in Sacramento,” said Richard Cervantes of Lone Pine, “in protecting senior citizens in the state.”
Cervantes represents Public Service Area 16, which includes Inyo and Mono counties, as a senior state senator. Combined, the two counties’ population is 38,000, of which 20 percent (or 8,000) are seniors.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Dec. 27, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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