Thanks to recent changes in programs and administration, Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer told the Board of Supervisors that Inyo Countyâ€™s schools are in good shape despite financial challenges and declining enrollment that is threatening one school.
Owens Valley High School, with only 11 students this year, may be facing closure due to a lack of enrollment.
â€śWe all have declining enrollment, but the Owens Valley High School is nearing lapsation. If it goes into lapsation, it will face disposal of school territory and property,â€ť McAteer said.
From the ashes of a devastating fire comes a new visitors center to welcome people from all over the world into the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest â€“ home to some of the oldest living things on Earth.
It has been two years since an alleged arsonist burnt the log cabin structure to the ground, but now funding has been secured and a contractor has been chosen to begin the re-building process.