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October 3rd

Photographer’s pursuit of Sierra dragonflies

October 3, 2014

For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of “captivating beauty and diversity,” Barbara said, “and they are fun to watch.” Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs – an immature
stage of development –
are especially “voracious eaters of mosquito larva.”

October 1st

Altrusa spreads literacy, and comfort, throughout Eastern Sierra

October 1, 2014

Excitement is spreading throughout the Eastern Sierra for the upcoming Altrusa Art Show.
The 16th annual event will be held this weekend in the Floriculture Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Altrusa member Andrea Shallcross, this art show is a unique and beloved opportunity for local artists to share their work.

Business owners, community leaders urged to innovate

October 1, 2014

Next week, more than 150 community leaders from across the Sierra, both on the east and west side, will be gathering in Tahoe City for a three-day conference on planning for the region’s economic future.
As it celebrates 20 years of community development, the Sierra Business Council is hosting the Peak Innovation Conference Oct. 8-10, featuring lectures by two best-selling authors, among other agenda items.

Down by the River

October 1, 2014

This past Saturday afternoon, Range and River Books looked exactly the way owner Diane Doonan pictured when she moved her used book store to Bishop’s Main Street. The store was full of people: families with barely-walkers reading in the children’s section, friends getting their first look at her new location and readers spending a chilly, breezy afternoon working their way through the orderly maze of books.

September 30th

VIDEO: Is The Pac-12 Overrated?

September 30, 2014

Remember those debates about whether the Pac-12 could overtake the SEC as America's best conference? Well, week five is all Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak needed to see. He explains why fans out west need to lower expectations... a lot.

September 29th

Motel fee would fund tourism projects

September 29, 2014

In an effort to strengthen the local tourism economy by increasing overnight hotel and motel stays, the Bishop City Council has taken steps to establish a Bishop Tourism Improvement District.
A resolution that would establish the BTID was approved by the City Council as its Sept. 22 meeting.

New leader for RV school district

September 29, 2014

(The following is the third of three stories on new administrators at local school districts. –Ed.)
Of the three educators moving into new administrative roles at new schools, Karen Marshall has the easiest transition into the role of superintendent/principal. She has been at Round Valley Elementary School for 15 years and served as vice principal for the last three under Dan Moore.
Marshall attributes the closeness of the community and parent involvement with that special feeling at RV as well as the relationship among the staff.

Annual car show arrives in Bishop Friday

September 29, 2014

A cavalcade of street rods, hot rods, classics, antique and muscle cars will be rolling into Bishop this weekend for the annual Fall Colors Car Show hosted by the Owens Valley Cruisers.
The 21st Annual Fall Colors Car Show will kick off at 4:30 p.m. Friday with cruise-in registration in the Vons/Kmart parking lot.
Each year, the car club welcomes early arrivals for the show with music and a chance to hang out and show off their rides at the cruise-in. Show participants are also invited to cruise Main Street in Bishop during the cruise-in, from 4:30-8:30 p.m.

VIDEO: Another Pac 12 Miracle: USC Hail Mary

September 29, 2014

Last week Arizona, this week USC. if you missed it late Saturday night, you have to see the Trojans' Hail Mary against Oregon State to end the first half.

September 26th

County office bows to LPUSD lawsuit

September 26, 2014

The dispute between the Lone Pine Unified School District and the Inyo County Office of Education appears to be resolved without litigation.
The chain of events leading up to a suit brought by Lone Pine – alleging Brown Act violations on the part of the County Office – began in early June with a letter from County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer signed by his board of trustees. Because no reference was found to the letter in meeting minutes or agendas, the Lone Pine board called it a Brown Act violation.

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