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Anti-bullying art contest draws youth involvement

August 23, 2012

“Give peace a chance,” said John Lennon and that’s what the Happy Hoods art contest was all about. The contest sought kids’ input in a multi-state, youth-oriented, anti-bullying campaign.
The Happy Hoods Anti-Bullying Art Contest was held for several awareness-raising reasons, explained the program’s founder, Carri Coudek.
“I wanted to get kids involved … to have a say … Their voices need to be heard.” And, Coudek added, “their artwork encouraged me to put together presentation kits” for implementation by schools, youth groups and any other interested parties.

State cuts put local court projects on hold

August 23, 2012

Inyo Superior Court’s two Courthouse Facilities Projects have been indefinitely paused, and, according to local officials, are “in grave jeopardy of cancellation” due to state budget cuts.
These projects include the new, $33 million court facility in Bishop, and a $1.5 million facility in Independence.

‘ … with a little help from my friends’

August 23, 2012

Sunday turned out to be a much longer day than planned for a group of hikers from the Los Angeles area. Their moderately difficult ascent of 14,035-foot Mt. Langley took a serious turn when a knee injury left one of the group unable to walk.
Mark Kuckelman, 56, of Long Beach suffered a twisted knee just 30 minutes into the descent from Langley’s summit. With a 10-mile hike and 4,000 vertical feet of descent ahead of them, the group, Bill Rudnisky, 32, Jeff Logan, 26 and Brian Hay, 26, along with Kuckelman, pondered the choices.

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