Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
Filming in Inyo County appears to have slowed down over the past 12 months, but Film Commissioner Chris Langley said Tuesday that he expects it to pick back up.
Langley said he does not have an estimate about how many films or commercials shot in Inyo County over the past year. â€śI canâ€™t recall the permits from the different agencies (that issue film permits, including the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service) because the people who issue the permits are being shifted around. But we havenâ€™t been as busy as in years past, I suspect.â€ť
Will you be at work â€“ repairing cars, patrolling local streets, preparing meals, selling supplies, landscaping yards, entering data into computers?
Will you be at home â€“ cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn, relaxing on the couch, playing in the pool, doing never-ending loads of laundry, reading in the hammock, painting the fence out back?
Will you be on the road â€“ en route to a concert, a family reunion, a mother-daughter shopping trip or father-son camping/ffishing adventure, a doctorâ€™s appointment, a rendezvous with a long-lost friend?
The multi-faceted Warren Street Improvement Project has an ongoing sidewalk art section which, if all goes according to plan, will be a continuous flow of related themes that celebrate the Eastern Sierra, past and present.
Artist Charles Milligan is working with the Warren project collaborators, Andy Holmes, owner of Triad/Holmes Associates and Matt Schober, Triadâ€™s Warren Street engineer. â€śWeâ€™re doing a narrative for the street, a flow system for all six blocks, that incorporates many themes.â€ť
Local leaders are preparing to help fund fall activities for local residents and visitors through the bi-annual Community Project Sponsorship Program grant.
Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations planning programs, projects or events taking place from mid-August to Nov. 11, 2013. Applications are due at the end of this month.
The county has $20,000 worth of grant funding available in this cycle.
The Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valleyâ€™s newly-awarded sustainable food system grant is already sprouting a demonstration garden, farmers market and seed bank as well as fortifying a tool-lending shed and community garden greenhouse.
Mono County Search and Rescue helped escort two climbers off Laurel Mountain over the weekend after the visitors lost their way.
Inyo County ambassadors Rich and Kathy White have nearly completed construction of the local exhibit for the California State Fair in Sacramento.
According to the Whites, the major construction is finished and there are just a couple TV cutouts to make and one mural to get properly anchored before the annual event kicks off July 12.
This week, the couple will be working on placing photo exhibits and installing TVs in time for the million-plus spectators to arrive.
During the season of celebrating independence, Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action is now providing a range of services to help community members facing homelessness move toward greater independence through its new Homeless Prevention Program.
Â During the season of celebrating independence, Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action is now providing a range of services to help community members facing homelessness move toward greater independence through its new Homeless Prevention Program.
From July 3-4, residents of and visitors to Inyo County were treated to three major pyrotechnics displays (at the Paiute Palace Casino, Eastern Sierra Regional Airport, above, and Independence Airport), two running events (a 5K/10K in Big Pine and 4K/10K in Independence), two community breakfasts (in Big Pine and Independence), a one-pitch softball tournament (in Bishop), loads of pie and ice cream (Bishop and Independence) and a traditional Independence Day parade (you guessed it â€“ in Independence, below).