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October 24th, 2014
A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valleyâs boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.
A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.
Saturday, Oct. 25 is National Make a Difference Day.
Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, The Bishop Lions Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for the Salvation Army.
Teams will be stationed at Manor Market and Vons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting food. Donations are also accepted.
All food proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and all monies donated will be going to the Food Kitchen at the United Methodist Church.
On Pro Football Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks, Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Andrew Perloff discuss their predictions for Thursday night's matchup of the Chargers and Broncos.
Toiyabe Indian Health Project has received its second Center for Disease Control grant this month.
âWe are the only organization in the United States to accomplish this. Itâs like winning the Lottery twice,â said Toiyabe grant writer Su Yates.
Last week, Toiyabe announced that it was awarded $1.5 million from the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant.
Community leaders from throughout the region are buzzing about the Sierra Business Councilâs Peak Innovation Conference, where they listened to expert speakers and brainstormed ideas on how to improve every aspect of life in local communities.
Held Oct. 8-11, the conference featured nationally acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and clean energy economy leader Van Jones as keynote speakers.
Inyo County Search and Rescue has a new base of operations for missions in Southern Inyo â a converted storage facility now bearing the name of one of the Sheriffâs Officeâs most dedicated members.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the South County Search and Rescue Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff and longtime SAR Commander Keith Hardcastle.
Hardcastle began his career in 1985 as an Inyo County sheriffâs deputy; he has been a SAR Coordinator since 1994.
Residents are encouraged to wear blue ribbons this week to help spread awareness of the dangers of asthma and to show support for those who suffer from the respiratory condition.
"Sometimes we don't think that asthma can be life threatening, but it is," said Bishop resident Debbie Schumacher, whose son, Christopher John Schumacher, died on Oct. 19, 1996 as the result of a severe asthma attack. He was 14, just shy of his 15th birthday. "Christopher was very athletic and won many gold medals in the Junior Olympics."
A couple who had recently relocated to Big Pine from Southern California were arrested Saturday, Oct. 11 after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, stolen personal information, methamphetamine, counterfeit money and burglary tools.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gabriel Michael Anderson, 29, of Corona, and Alisa L. Erl, 27, of Perris, were taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. last Saturday after they were pulled over for a seat belt violation on Crocker Street in Big Pine.
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care is in need of public support so that it can continue helping wildlife victims, which suffer primarily from injuries caused by humans.
To that end, ESWC founder and director Cindy Kamler is inviting the community to sponsor, support and attend ESWCâs Ninth Annual Wild Spirits Fundraiser. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26 at Mountain Light Gallery, located at 106 S. Main St. in Bishop.