Archive - May 2012 - News Article
Hospitality doesn’t just happen.
Covering all the bases takes effort and long-range planning. For decades now, a large number of community service, school athletic and religious organizations have formed the behind-the-scenes army of volunteer workers that help make Mule Days happen. They line lots, muck stalls, meet and greet and provide other indispensable visitor- and participant-services for the event’s four-legged and two-legged guests.
Agriculture, the number-one industry in the Eastern Sierra, saw a boon this past year in Inyo County.
According to Agricultural Commissioner George Milovich, the combined agricultural production for 2011 saw an increase of 26 percent over 2010 totals, making it the best financial year for agriculture on record.
Milovich said the agricultural industry brought in $79,412,962 to the economies of Inyo and Mono counties.
County leaders learned last week that an effort is under way to transfer ownership of the historic Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery from the California Department of Fish and Game to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Currently, the SNC is looking into the legal requirements and development of an action plan and future use plan for the property, should it decide to take over management of the facility.
More than 100 residents showed up at Lone Pine’s Statham Hall last week to hear the Fifth District Supervisor candidates’ take on issues ranging from potential conflicts of interest to the equitable distribution of county tax dollars.
After sitting through the responses of incumbent Richard Cervantes and challengers Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley to five questions posed by the forum host, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, audience members were given the chance to query the contenders as well.
Packers have reason to celebrate this Mule Days.
The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Backcountry Access Act Thursday afternoon.
Yesterday morning the House of Representatives approved the changes made by the Senate to its original H.R. 4849.
The bill requires the National Park Service to issue permits to commercial pack stock operations.
With the June 5 Primary less than a month away, The Inyo Register continues its look at where local and state candidates stand on specific issues.
The 27 candidates appearing on local ballots in about 30 days were invited to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running for office.
The Register’s series of these questions and responses continues today with the candidates for Inyo County Board of Education Trustee Area 2: incumbent Lynn Cooper and challenger Kenny Lloyd.
In addition to providing previously published “candidate statements,” the 27 men and women whose names will be appearing on local ballots on June 5 were asked to let voters know where they stand on specific issues.
Specifically, The Inyo Register invited the candidates for Inyo County Supervisor Districts 2, 4 and 5, Board of Education Trustee Area 2, U.S. Congressional District 8 and State Assembly District 26 to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running office.
With the June 5 Primary fast approaching, The Inyo Register is now offering voters the opportunity to see where local and state candidates stand on specific issues.
In addition to providing previously published “candidate statements,” the various political hopefuls were also invited to respond to a set of questions dealing with matters on a countywide or state level and specific to the districts where they are running for office.
Five weeks from now, voters from Bishop to Death Valley will be asked to decide the fate of three seats up for election on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors.
Over the past several weeks, the candidates for Inyo County Supervisor in Districts 2, 4 and 5 have provided voters – via statements published in The Inyo Register – information about themselves and their history in the Owens Valley, as well as their reasons for seeking public office and goals and plans for the future if elected.
Tribal leaders, members and environmental officials were joined by state and local environmental and other government officials gathered Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act portion of the Bishop-Paiute Native Fish Refuge, which is on the Bishop reservation.