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December 13th

Group fights back against LADWP

December 13, 2013

Manzanzar National Historic Site supporters are fighting back in an effort to prevent the construction of a 1,200-acre solar ranch across the highway from the former World War II internment camp.
The Manzanar Committee launched a formal letter-writing campaign Dec. 5, urging Los Angeles and Owens Valley residents to go on record in opposition to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed solar project which would be located in direct line of sight with the National Historic Site.

December 11th

Wish Trees still not bare

December 11, 2013

Plenty of bulbs – corresponding to the Christmas wishes/needs of local children from low-income families – are still hanging from Wish Trees at businesses throughout Inyo County, including the one at The Inyo Register in Bishop.
The deadline for choosing a bulb, fulfilling the wish and returning the unwrapped items to the Wish Tree businesses is at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 13. This is the 18th year that Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action has organized the effort, and estimates having about 600 children signed up for the program in 2013.

Local police play Santa for a day

December 11, 2013

Local law enforcement is getting in the holiday spirit with the Third Annual Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop event in Bishop.
The Bishop Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are teaming up with their Mono County counterparts this Saturday, Dec. 14 to ensure that local youngsters from low-income families get the full Christmas experience.

Rescheduled parade to follow decorating contest

December 11, 2013

With its annual Christmas parade back on track, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is turning its attention to another local holiday tradition – its Home and Business Decorating Contest.
Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson announced Tuesday that the parade, canceled last Saturday, Dec. 7 due to snow and slippery ice on Main Street and adjacent sidewalks, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The procession won’t be returning to Main Street, however.
The rescheduled parade will take place on Spruce Street east of (behind) Kmart and Vons.

December 10th

Broken heater during cold snap sends county employees home

December 10, 2013

PRESS RELEASE – The Inyo County Administrator closed the following County offices located in the County Annex Building in Independence Monday afternoon due to a broken heater.
The offices were expected to reopen to the public today.

Public Works
Environmental Health

For more information, contact the Administrator's Office at (760) 878-0291.

December 9th

How Lisa Schade became cats’ and dogs’ best friend

December 9, 2013

Before Lisa Schade, the old dairy-farm-now-animal-shelter south of Big Pine in Inyo County was euthanizing about 1,800 animals every year.
Today, that number has dropped to about 50.
Before Schade, the shelter adopted out about 80 animals a year.
Today, that number has climbed to about 250.
Just as critically, since Schade began her animal rescue work in 1996, Inyo/Mono Animal Resources and Education has helped to spay or neuter 10,000 cats and dogs, preventing tens of thousands more unwanted puppies and kittens from being born.

See Tuesday's edition for the full story.

Resident sending important message

December 9, 2013

Bishop resident Scott Peterson, who lives on West Elm Street, is broadcasting an important message in his neighborhood in an effort to prevent senseless tragedy caused by speeding motorists.

For more, see Tuesday's edition of The Inyo Register.

Santa Claus is coming to Lone Pine

December 9, 2013

Lone Pine residents are getting in the holiday spirit this year with the annual community Christmas parade, a Chamber of Commerce mixer and an opportunity for young residents to meet Santa Claus.
Lone Pine’s popular, come-as-you-are community Christmas parade is set for 1 p.m. this Saturday on Main Street in Lone Pine.
This year’s parade theme of “Christmas” is simple and to the point.

December 6th

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.

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