Kristen Kamei of Bishop shot this photo of a great horned owl in a field behind her parentsâ house recently. Kamie said that in 18 years in Bishop, she had never seen a great horned owl in the area. "It was quite a site, especially during the day to see this guy staring at me," she said.
Great horned owls are native to America their diet consists of rabbits and hares, rats and mice, voles and just about any other small mammal it can take down.
TUESDAY, March 17
Lone Pine St. Patrickâs Dinner
The Lone Pine VFW Post 8036 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting its annual St. Patrickâs Day Dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. at 481 S. Main St. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, green salad, homemade rye rolls and dessert, all for a $12 donation.
WEDNESDAY, March 18
Free Chili Supper
Grace Lutheran Church, 711 N. Fowler, will be serving chili and other food every Wednesday at 6 p.m. An optional worship service will follow at 7. All are welcome. For more information, call Pat at the church office at (760) 872-9791.
Here are some of the stories you may have missed in The Inyo Register this past week:
TUESDAY, March 10,
â¢ Northern Inyo Hospital is the recipient of a brand-new, almost $20,000 mini VIDAS Immunoassay Analyzer thanks to a generous donation from the Hospital Auxiliary and a grant from the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation.
â¢ Community members raised more than $50,000 for the victims of the Round Fire with last weekend's Community Sale and Community Dinner.
â¢ AltaOne in Lone Pine received an âOutstanding Serviceâ from the company's vice president.
â¢ 44 BC â Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March.
â¢ 1493 â Christopher Columbus returns to Spain after his first trip to the Americas.
â¢ 1820 â Maine becomes the 23rd U.S. state.
â¢ 1916 â President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.
â¢ 1945 â World War II: Soviet forces begin an offensive to push Germans from Upper Silesia.
When traveling through the Death Valley area consider visiting China Ranch, near Tecopa California. China Ranch is a family owned and operated small farm, a lush piece of greenery amidst the forbidding Mojave Desert near Southern Death Valley. Imagine towering cottonwoods and willows by a wandering stream, date palms and abundant wildlife, all hidden away in some of the most spectacular scenery the desert has to offer.
Blake Whiteside of Bishop accompanied his mother, Laura, to last weekend's Community Sale in support of the Round Fire Victims. Though too young to make any purchases himself, Blake was very interested in the sale, picking out some young boys clothes, and trying to pick out a new lunch box.