Archive - 2013 - News Article
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is honoring cancer patients and survivors by hosting its 13th annual walk/fun run event and launching new programs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On behalf of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones, ESBCA is inviting the entire community to join in the organizationâs largest fundraiser, a 5K walk and 10K fun run, Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said.
Fast cars, fine art, antiques and collectibles â as well as bargains on just about anything else â will be on tap at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend.
More than wagons got hitched up this weekend as pack station wranglers drove their livestock to southern pastures for the winter.
AndrĂ© Desjardins, 53, and Marie-Janik Dubreuil, 45, of Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec, Canada got married under a canopy of tree limbs at the Laws Railroad Museum gazebo, surrounded by family and friends, new and old, from as close as the Eastern Sierra and as far as Quebec. It was a brilliantly sunny fall afternoon on Oct. 1 as the Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit horse drive guests became husband and wife.
Yosemite National Parkâs 123rd anniversary is today, but the parkâs famous sights and attractions are off limits due to a nationwide government shutdown that took effect at midnight Monday.
Federal government operations shut down and national treasures were closed to the public after House representatives refused to budge on their effort to link the passage of the 2014 federal budget to a delay in the implementation of health care reform.
The City of Bishop is planning a variety of improvements to the city using a large, recently received, Community Development Block grant.
Film historian Chris Langley and photographer Osceola Refetoff are in the process of birthing a blog about the changing face of the Mojave in an effort to inform and engage people about how that change will impact everyoneâs future.
Langley and Refetoff plan to unveil the working-titled blog, âHigh and Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rainâ this year. The title alludes to âthe desert non-fiction of author Mary Austinâs âLand of Little Rain,â which really describes our area very accurately,â Langley said.
Residents wanting to go on record with comments in response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch now have until Nov. 2 to do so.
The public comment period for LADWPâs Draft Environment Impact Report has been extended from 45 days to 60 total and, in addition to two recent meetings held in the Owens Valley, may also include a hearing in Los Angeles to gather the input of stakeholders there â specifically, members of the Japanese American community with close ties to Manzanar National Historic Site.
Residents of the Eastern Sierra gathered Monday to speak with state and federal representatives who are proposing to list more than 2,000 acres of the Sierra as critical habitat for the yellow legged frog and Yosemite toad.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Desert Area Assistant Field Supervisor Carl Benz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Environmental Scientist and Fisheries Biologist James Erdman, Jr. and California Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Supervisor Heidi Sickler attended to answer what questions they could Monday.
Bishop residents gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the proposed route maps for the pilot Adventure Trails program.
City and county officials, with the help of the ATV Adventure Trails group, have released four proposed routes within the city limits that, if approved, will be classified as âdual useâ and be open to licensed drivers of off-highway vehicles such as dirt bikes, quads and side-by-sides like the Yamaha Rhino.
The remnants of a Los Angeles Aqueduct construction camp have produced insights into how the aqueduct workforce lived and worked, what they ate, smoked and drank, and how the physical layout of the camp itself reflected âscientific management practicesâ introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity and control the diverse workforce.