Archive - 2014 - News Article
The legendary Bishop Christian Schoolsâ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kidsâ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.
Those anglers who decided to head up to June Lake for the Opening Day of fishing season were in for a big surprise this year. The lake had been stocked this past October with 20,000 pounds of trout weighing from 3 to 11 pounds.
As the sun started melting away the nightâs several inches of snow in the June Lake area, many fishers could be seen walking with their lines full to the limit with some good-sized fish, taking them to the marina to get weighed and cleaned.
Area residents will get the opportunity to check out whatâs new in the Eastern Sierra when the Home, Garden and Recreation Show opens Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
This is the 19th year local businesses will have their wares on display, and the third year the show has been sponsored by the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association. The show is just one of the attractions at the fairgrounds this weekend, which will be bustling with the Choo Choo Swap Meet and Gem and Mineral Show as well.
The truly addicted angler may have to be carted away from his mountain lake or stream in handcuffs. But in the heat of the afternoon when fish and most sane species retreat to cooler temperatures, consider exploring the some of the history of the Eastern Sierra, maybe even from the beginning.
Kevin Mazzu, vice president of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, recently said the Alabama Hills are the best example of a multi-use landscape in the Eastern Sierra.
This was more than evident earlier this month when various users of that landscape â movie buffs, amateur geologists, bird watchers, rock climbers, miners and photographers â gathered for the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day, co-sponsored by the AHSG and Bishop Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
After months of examining public input, federal officials have designated the mountain yellow-legged frog and northern distinct population of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species.
Critical habitat for the three amphibians, proposed on more than 1.8 million acres of Sierra lands, will not be considered for approval until early next year.
APRIL 19 -- Some folks might not be ready to celebrate another âDayâ while still recovering from the 3,000 greasy calories that were piled up while participating in Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day last week.
Earth Day is on the horizon, and everyone needs to rally to the cause like red-blooded Americans and celebrate and participate in the âDayâ set aside to honor our one-and-only Earth.
Itâs as serious as a cheese-induced heart attack âDay,â in other words.
The landscape of the Owens Valley has just as many stories to tell as its people, alternately flourishing and suffering with the seasons and symptoms of progress â witness to the doings of men and mother nature alike.
In todayâs hi-tech, high-speed, hi-definition, fast food, instant gratification-seeking society, it is easy to see how oneâs world can get out of balance and essential needs can fall by the wayside.
Qwina and Irma West believe that the ability to reach harmony and balance in our daily existence stems from a complete balancing of the body, mind and spirit.
âWe look for wellness and health, collectively. Thatâs what we do. Hence the name, Healings, Mind, Body and Spirit,â Irma said, âand spirituality comes before everything else.â
Former Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office Manager Bernadette Lovato is returning to the Owens Valley this summer to take over leadership at Manzanar National Historic Site.
Lovato has been selected as the new superintendent for Manzanar National Historic Site and is scheduled to step into her new position there this June, replacing retired Superintendent Les Inafuku.