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BLM nabs man for digging at cultural site

March 10, 2014

In a plea agreement with the Mono County District Attorney’s Office, resident Howard Walters pleaded guilty to one charge of misdemeanor vandalism and was ordered to pay $3,823 in restitution to the Bureau of Land Management after he damaged a cultural site in the Chalfant area.
Law enforcement rangers and archaeological staff from the BLM Bishop Field Office opened an investigation into the damage of a cultural resource site in the Chalfant Valley in January after rangers received a report of a man digging in the area.

Report confirms National Parks are big business

March 10, 2014

The economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots are significant – as long as access to those areas is preserved.
A recent report released by the National Park Service concludes that, nationwide, the country’s parks have contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. A separate report suggests that 2013’s numbers will tell a different story due to the 16-day government shutdown in October.

Community generous with auction fundraiser donations

March 10, 2014

Community members have invested more than just time and labor in planning this Saturday’s Third Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction Night.
Numerous individuals, families and business owners have donated approximately $10,000 worth of products, services and other auction items in an effort to help United Methodist Church re-invest those donations back into the community.
Live and silent auctions will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the Methodist Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop. Appetizers, dessert and beverages will be served at no charge.

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