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October 4th

Fortney and Tillemans answer constituent questions

October 4, 2012

 

(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.)

 

Local small schools are thinking big

October 4, 2012

School districts with larger enrollments talk about the economies of scale: more course offerings, a larger athletic program, more bargaining/purchasing power. But, Owens Valley’s two smallest K-12 districts, Independence’s Owens Valley Unified and Big Pine Unified, are turning their lack of size into an advantage.

Celebrating 100 years of film history

October 4, 2012

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 year’s theme, “Celebrating Centennials,” is an ode to Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, which are both celebrating their 100th birthdays.

October 2nd

Walk to School Day

October 2, 2012

The Bishop Police Department is sponsoring the Bishop School District’s annual “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, to promote healthier habits for the community.
“The 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,” a press release from the PD states.

Candidates discuss 4th District issues

October 2, 2012

 

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.

Parents Club at OV School gets support

October 2, 2012

 

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” 

– Henry Beecher

No bullying at Home St. Middle School

October 2, 2012

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 school’s anti-bullying campaign, he said, “‘Absolutely, that fits in beautifully’ (and) we jumped at the chance” to collaborate.
“Coudek has pushed the anti-bullying campaign in the community and Happy-Hoods is the face of that effort,” added Twomey. In fact, Happy-Hoods sweatshirts are now the official Home Street Middle School shirt.

October 1st

Register to vote: the Nov. ballot is set

October 1, 2012

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.

Hospitals recruiting staff to serve residents’ needs

October 1, 2012

 

Northern and Southern Inyo Hospitals are currently recruiting additional medical staff for their Rural Health Clinics and making other plans to better serve their expanding patient populations.

NORTHERN

Muscle cars and the fall colors

October 1, 2012

More than 250 restored classics, street rods and every other form of rolling artwork will be heading to Bishop the first weekend in October for the Owens Valley Cruisers’ annual Fall Colors Car Show.
For these out-of-town auto enthusiasts, the show is more than a chance to pick up a trophy acknowledging the work put into the cars. It’s a chance to log miles through some impressive scenery, to check out the mountain views of aspen groves ablaze in colors nearly as bright and varied as the cars themselves.

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