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December 6th

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.

December 5th

City of Bishop urges residents to prepare for snow

December 5, 2013

PRESS RELEASE –– Snow is forecast for Friday night and Saturday in Bishop and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks.

December 4th

Sheriff warns of severe winter weather

December 4, 2013

Extreme winter weather expected to roll in this week has prompted the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department to urge both residents and visitors to stay safe at home and on the road.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, the department has been notified by the National Weather Service that a severe cold front is forecast in Inyo County for the next 3-5 days with temperatures in the teens.
In response, the Sheriff’s Department issued the following tips to help residents and visitors prepare:

Indy tree-lighting this Saturday

December 4, 2013

The public is invited to help usher in the holiday season by singing traditional Christmas carols and helping to light the Independence Community Christmas Tree this Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Wish Tree 2013 kicks off this week

December 4, 2013

Eastern Sierra residents have an opportunity to make local children’s Christmas wishes come true this year through the Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
The Wish Tree program pairs a local resident with a child from a low-income household to ensure that youth in every community from Benton to Olancha don’t have to go without this Christmas.

Leasing begins at Cottonwood Plaza

December 4, 2013

As construction crews continue renovating Cottonwood Plaza, property managers are getting a jump on advertising for potential tenants.
A sign was recently posted at Cottonwood, located at the intersection of Main and Yaney streets, stating that the shopping center should be open by spring 2014.
The advertisement directs potential lessees to the website www.cottonwoodplaza.com, where interested parties will find lease applications, a site study and market study.

No. 1 tip for deterring criminals? Lock your doors

December 4, 2013

A few days before the Thanksgiving holiday, Sheriff Bill Lutze gave grateful residents and business owners the gift of renewed peace of mind when it comes to protecting their property from theft.
At a meeting of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 25, Lutze summarized the types of theft cases being seen in Southern Inyo and offered advice on how to avoid falling victim to thieves.

December 2nd

PD to stop dispatching for Symons Ambulance?

December 2, 2013

Local leaders are scheduled to meet next week to discuss the future of ambulance services in Bishop following a reported breakdown in negotiations between the Bishop Police Department and Symons Emergency Specialties.
Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter announced Friday that he will be asking the Bishop City Council at its Monday, Dec. 9 meeting to consider discontinuing providing dispatch service to Symons, effective Jan. 1.

Explore the colors of galaxies

December 2, 2013

Residents and visitors are invited to attend the final broadcast in the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College’s popular “Explore Your Universe” fall lecture series.
The series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries, concludes at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 5, when Dr. Maureen Teyssier presents “The Many Colors of Galaxies.”

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