Archive - Oct 2010 - News Article
With the allure of cooler temperatures and a holiday weekend coming, staff at Death Valley National Park are asking visitors to remain aware of the inherent dangers of the heat of the park and its beautiful landscapes that can be dangerous distractions.
Park officials are using one recent day in Death Valley, which saw the rescue of two different parties, as a reminder of dangers facing visitors.
Thanks to recent changes in programs and administration, Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer told the Board of Supervisors that Inyo Countyâs 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.
âWe 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 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.
Lone Pineâs annual celebration of the countyâs rich film history â and the movies, TV shows and men and women who contributed to this cinematic legacy â returns to the spotlight next weekend.
The classic Lone Pine Film Festival festival highlights, such as the parade and tours in the Alabama Hills, are back on the script this year, joining some new scenes and attractions.