Archive - Sep 22, 2011 - News Article
High-speed broadband capability is coming to Inyo County and local contractors and vendors are being asked to help speed it along.
According to Dan Stone, president of the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association, the California Broadband Cooperative, Inc., which is funding the Digital 395 project, is working with the OVCVA to ensure local businesses are on board and have first dibs on economy-boosting contracts the project will bring.
What started as an effort to educate those on the front-lines of Inyoâ€™s tourist-based economy about local attractions, has blossomed into a series of tours open to anyone and everyone interested in some of the areaâ€™s more overlooked destinations.
Based on the success of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerceâ€™s â€śFrontline Tourist Providers Toursâ€ť in August, which saw hotel, visitors center and other service industry employees taking advantage of the opportunity to better assist tourists, the Chamber has launched a similar program for the public at large.
An inter-tribal gathering, a sharing of different tribal cultures, a dance, social party, spiritual event and for some a way of life â€“ a pow wow is a combination of all these things, according to Wanda Summers, one of the organizers of this yearâ€™s 31st Annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow to be held on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation this weekend.