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Alcohol, tobacco use down among Inyo teens

December 6, 2013

Alcohol and tobacco use has dropped by more than half in some age groups among Inyo County teenagers, according to statistics presented to the county Board of Supervisors Nov. 26 by Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner.

Who needs solar or wind energy when you’ve got fruitcake?

December 6, 2013

(With solar energy being a major topic of discussion in Southern Inyo, and in advance of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, the following offers a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on why the unfairly reviled holiday dessert could be a lot more important than we ever thought. –Ed.)

In a surprise twist, members of the Independence Civic Club have discovered that they have been promoting a renewable energy source, fruitcake, for nine years without being aware of its potential.

Eastern Sierra Transit fleet grows

December 6, 2013

A fleet of new vehicles for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is expected to translate to maintenance savings for the agency, and more comfort for riders.
ESTA recently accepted delivery of seven new transit vehicles, consisting of one mini-van, four Starcraft cut-a-way style buses, one Eldorado and one EZ-Rider transit vehicle.
The new vehicles will be used in a variety of services, ranging from Dial-a-Ride to inter-county routes to Southern California.

Exploring desert canyons by 4WD

December 6, 2013

The weekend of Nov. 9-10, members of the Eastern Sierra 4x4 Club joined in the festivities at the 28th Annual Panamint Valley Days.
This statewide event is sponsored by the California Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc. and held each year in a remote area of southern Inyo County, approximately 30 miles north of Trona and located in Panamint Valley. Participants come from all over California for this annual event with a variety of four-wheel-drive Jeeps, Toyotas, Broncos, etc.

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