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September 11th

Playhouse grant aims for diversity

September 11, 2012


Playhouse 395 will be seeking community input in order to diversify its repertoire, casts and crews with recently-acquired grant funding.

Sheriff’s Department looks to stop littering

September 11, 2012

Local law enforcement is reminding residents that dumping garbage and other waste anywhere but in an appropriate receptacle or local landfills is illegal.
“The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department needs your help to eliminate illegal dumping and unsightly littering on our lands,” Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Howard said in a press release last week.

September 10th

New director for Bishop Mule Days

September 10, 2012

A new leader is taking the reins of Bishop’s annual Mule Days Celebration.
Longtime Executive Kim Craft officially leaves her post on Monday, turning over year-round organization and oversight of the world-famous event to Bishop resident Monica Allen.
Craft has resigned from her long-held position so that she can relocate to Wyoming. According to Public Relations Chair Barb Laughon, Craft is moving to be closer to family.

County to start budget hearings on Monday

September 10, 2012

Inyo County is scheduled to begin its budget hearings next week to discuss how to fund county programs for the next year.
Going into budget hearings, County Administrative Officer and Budget Officer Kevin Carunchio said the county has a total of $82,424,387 in expenditures and $76,553,650 in expected revenues for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
He said the General Fund account is projected to have $3,663,101 in its balance going into this next budget year. Budgeted General Fund expenditures total $49,981,911; revenues, $46,318,803.

Blood drives return to Lone Pine, Bishop next week

September 10, 2012

Residents have the chance to observe the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by helping to save lives next week.
United Blood Services returns to the Owens Valley with two separate blood drives – one in Lone Pine at Statham Hall and the other in Bishop at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The Lone Pine blood drive will be held from noon-6 p.m. Monday and the Bishop drive will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.

September 6th

Breastfeeding is a home run

September 6, 2012

To celebrate August as World Breastfeeding Month, three local programs teamed to offer a first-ever event in Southern Inyo.
Inyo County Health and Human Services Department’s Women, Infants and Children Program partnered with the Bishop Toiyabe Indian Healthy Initiative Tribe’s WIC Program and Inyo County First 5 to hold the First Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Thursday, Aug. 16 at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.
The theme for the walk was “Be an All-Star and Hit a Home Run – Breastfeed!”

Cervantes endorses Gentry

September 6, 2012

Fifth District Supervisor Richard Cervantes said he is endorsing candidate Jim Gentry in his race for a seat on the board next month.
In the June Primary, Cervantes ran against challengers Gentry and Matt Kingsley. None of the candidates generated the required 50 percent, plus one, of the votes to avoid a run-off, and, as Cervantes received the least amount of votes, he will not be on the November Ballot.
In response to questions he said he received from constituents, Cervantes said he took a hard look at both candidates before endorsing Gentry.

Crystal Geyser plans Olancha expansion

September 6, 2012

Crystal Geyser in Olancha is looking to expand and residents have until October to comment on the proposed increase in operations.
In a Draft Environmental Impact Report, Crystal Geyser said it is proposing the construction of a spring water bottling facility on Cabin Bar Ranch near Cartago.
Cabin Bar spans U.S. 395 and is a total of 420 acres. The proposed project site includes about 34 acres in the north-central area of the ranch. About 14.59 acres would be subject to improvements.

September 4th

Discovery in Switzerland confirms work being done in Owens Valley

September 4, 2012

In late July, the national news touted the discovery of the “God particle,” the missing link in the study of particle physics.
The confirmation of the Higgs boson came with a 0.00006 percent caveat; in lay terms, a very slim chance the scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland were wrong.
The Higgs boson, as explained in a Los Angeles Times article, is “the long-sought elementary particle that gives mass to the universe.”

Celebration of pioneer-era Inyo returns this Saturday

September 4, 2012

Laws Railroad Museum will once again be wrapping up the summer with a celebration of days gone by, a simpler time when items used daily were hand-crafted and virtually everyone had a unique trade.
Laws will host its Good Ole Days celebration this Saturday with more than a dozen demonstrators practicing unique trades, local nonprofit groups such as Rotary and Girl Scouts providing food and the Idle Hands String Band performing live.
The event is open to the public and offered free of charge.

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