Archive - 2012 - News Article
Local fire departments are taking to social media websites and cable television this spring in their ongoing efforts to recruit additional volunteer manpower.
Residents responding to the sidebar ads on their Facebook pages or the commercials appearing in between âLaw and Orderâ reruns may be pleasantly surprised.
As of August 2011, all six volunteer fire departments in Inyo County have been drawing from a pot of federal grant funding that provides firefighters, EMTs and engineers with benefits above and beyond the traditional, $10-$25 per-call stipend.
The Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Trustees took the first step in slicing more than $678,256 from its 2012-13 budget at Wednesdayâs board meeting.
Given the âdownward spiral in school funding over the last years,â as Superintendent Larry Todd described it at the districtâs Town Meeting, Monday, the board also approved the effort to continue paring away in the hopes of cutting an additional $30,000-$60,000 before the final budget is passed.
The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves a little farther north in Southern Inyo and the race for District 4 Inyo County Supervisor.
District 4 covers an area of the county that stretches just south of Bishop and continues to just north of Lone Pine, encompassing the communities of Independence, Aberdeen, Big Pine, Keough’s and Wilkerson.
Incumbent Marty Fortney and challengers Chris Dangwillo, Mark Tillemans and Nina Weisman have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the Northern Inyo Hospital construction project nearing its completion, residents were recently offered sneak peeks of the brand-new facility and services to be offered there.
Hospital staffers have been giving tours to residents interested in seeing first-hand the fruits of the multi-year, multi-million dollar project paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Funded through a 2005, voter-approved bond, the project included the construction of up-to-date support, imaging and main hospital buildings at a cost of $62 million.
The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves to Southern Inyo and the race for District 5 Inyo County Supervisor.
Richard Cervantes, Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, the Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and positions.
Inyo County is prepared to handle an expected influx of prisoners and probationers that will result from Californiaâs Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.
In an effort to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons, California will be realigning low-level, non-violent felony offenders from the state correctional system to locally-run, community-based jails.
Decisions faced at the school board workshop held in Independence last Wednesday are being played out across the state. State budget cuts, possible tax initiatives and a complex new funding formula have created a moving target for school districts.
A big-rig collision south of Division Creek on U.S. 395 early Thursday morning resulted in a hazardous materials spill and fire that burned through much of the day, resulting in the closure of U.S. 395.
The wild fire that resulted from the collision was initially doused by fire crews shortly after the crash, but reignited later in the afternoon and began to grow at a high rate of speed due to severe winds.
Fire crews feared for the safety of the community of Aberdeen, between Independence and Division Creek.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, voters are being encouraged to study up on the issues and the candidates in order to make informed decisions on June 5.
In the interest of helping voters in their decision-making, The Inyo Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and their positions.
Lone Pine, home to one of the worldâs 25 top film festivals, is welcoming a ânew kidâ to town.
The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History will premier its first-ever competitive short film festival on Wednesday, April 25, with screenings lasting five days in the museum theater.
Tickets for the film showings are now on sale.
According to Museum Executive Director Chris Langley, the festival will feature short films (30 minutes or less) in five categories: narrative, documentary, animated, foreign and student.