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SAAM 2012 focuses on prevention

April 3, 2012

In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Bishop teen flying the friendly skies

April 3, 2012

Getting a driver’s license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is “not a priority.”
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilot’s license by passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isn’t exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he “watched (the movie) ‘Top Gun’ every single day as a kid.”

A new normal: life a year after the Center Fire

April 3, 2012

The scarred landscape was the first to recover after the Center Fire blew through Big Pine just over a year ago.
Mert Stewart’s pasture, blackened from fence line to fence line, sprouted green shoots within weeks. The skeletal trees above grazing land south of Baker Creek Road are shrouded in a pale green haze after lying dormant for the past year. Nature has a way of healing itself and so, to an extent, do the people who spent the night of March 18, 2011 wondering what they would come back to the next morning.

First-ever celebration of Alabama Hills coming soon

April 3, 2012

Lone Pine is inviting the community to save the date of April 14 for the community’s first annual Alabama Hills Day, hosted by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group.
The Stewardship Group has planned a full day worth of tours in the Hills, lectures on local history at the Lone Pine Museum of Film History and information sharing between different user groups who love the Hills.
Alabama Hills Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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