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October 4th, 2012
School districts with larger enrollments talk about the economies of scale: more course offerings, a larger athletic program, more bargaining/purchasing power. But, Owens Valleyâs two smallest K-12 districts, Independenceâs Owens Valley Unified and Big Pine Unified, are turning their lack of size into an advantage.
From The Lone Ranger to Transformers, Lone Pine has been a part of film history for more than 100 years and will be celebrating this weekend with the annual Lone Pine Film Festival.
This yearâs theme, âCelebrating Centennials,â is an ode to Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, which are both celebrating their 100th birthdays.
The Bishop Police Department is sponsoring the Bishop School Districtâs annual âWalk to School Dayâ on Wednesday, to promote healthier habits for the community.
âThe schools are encouraging students and parents to walk or ride bicycles to school to promote healthier habits, a cleaner environment, safety, community benefits and because its fun,â a press release from the PD states.
About four dozen local residents attended the Fourth District County Supervisor candidates’ forum hosted by the Big Pine Civic Club last Monday, Sept. 24, at the Big Pine Town Hall. Civic Club President Rick Fields welcomed everyone and introduced the two candidates, current Supervisor Marty Fortney and challenger Mark Tillemans.
“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.”
– Henry Beecher
The public and private sector are joining ranks to beef up local anti-bullying efforts.
Home Street Middle School Principal Patrick Twomey said that when Carri Coudek of Happy-Hoods approached him about coming on board the schoolâs anti-bullying campaign, he said, ââAbsolutely, that fits in beautifullyâ (and) we jumped at the chanceâ to collaborate.
âCoudek has pushed the anti-bullying campaign in the community and Happy-Hoods is the face of that effort,â added Twomey. In fact, Happy-Hoods sweatshirts are now the official Home Street Middle School shirt.
Local candidates are out on the campaign trail, hoping to generate as many votes as possible and win a seat of public service in November.
In Inyo County, voters will be deciding who will serve as the Fourth and Fifth district supervisors, a three City Council members.
But before residents can participate in the election, they must be sure they are registered to vote.
According to Inyo County Clerk Kammi Foote, Monday, Oct. 22 is the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 Presidential General Election.
Northern and Southern Inyo Hospitals are currently recruiting additional medical staff for their Rural Health Clinics and making other plans to better serve their expanding patient populations.
More than 250 restored classics, street rods and every other form of rolling artwork will be heading to Bishop the first weekend in October for the Owens Valley Cruisersâ annual Fall Colors Car Show.
For these out-of-town auto enthusiasts, the show is more than a chance to pick up a trophy acknowledging the work put into the cars. Itâs a chance to log miles through some impressive scenery, to check out the mountain views of aspen groves ablaze in colors nearly as bright and varied as the cars themselves.
Bishop residents met with the City Council Monday to discuss their views on the newly adopted invocation guidelines, which prohibit those from giving the invocation from using the names of specific deities, quoting scripture or referencing religious holidays.
To kick off the meeting, City Attorney Peter Tracy, who drafted the new guidelines and requested the council adopt them, gave a brief history on the first amendment and separation of church and state laws and lawsuits, to explain how and why the council adopted the new rules.