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June 23rd, 2014

Spaghetti dinner last fundraising push for new animal shelter

June 23, 2014

Residents and visitors are invited to head over to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend to help with the final fundraising push for a new Inyo County Animal Shelter.
Just last week, Inyo County released a request for bids for the new shelter in Big Pine. Thus far, there have been three responses, ranging from $700,000 to $767,000 for the construction of the project, which will also require about $100,000 worth of site grading work.
To date, ICARE has raised between $750,000 and $770,000 for the new shelter.

Film museum benefactor dead at 75

June 23, 2014

Lone Pine lost a dear friend this past weekend, but his legacy will live on through the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Jim Rogers, a business owner and philanthropist who helped Lone Pine’s dream of building a film history museum come true eight years ago, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas home following a lengthy battle with cancer.
According to Bob Sigman, executive director of the museum, Rogers was a lifelong fan of classic Westerns and many of those films were shot in and around Lone Pine.

Luxury haven for adventurers opens in Bishop

June 23, 2014

The Chalfant House on Academy Avenue is seeing a bustle of activity lately, reminiscent of times past. Its rooms and kitchen are once again filled with a multitude of strangers, friends and stories.
While this is nothing new for this property, the person who brought them here is.

June 20th

Authors talk about Rufus, Death Valley’s ‘Rescue Dog’

June 20, 2014

Authors John and Barbara Marnell will be making a presentation and signing copies of their book “Good Samaritans of Death Valley: Lou Westcott Beck and Rufus,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence today, Saturday, June 21.
The slide show and presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the authors will be at the museum to sign copies of their book from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

McAteer offers LPUSD a deal it can’t refuse?

June 20, 2014

Half of the hurdles in the final resolution of the Blackrock 94 dispute have been cleared; the final once will be dealt with at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power approved the resolution Tuesday, June 17; the California Environmental Quality Act documents have been prepared and attached to the existing Environmental Impact Report. The dispute resolution will be on the supervisors’ meeting agenda this coming Tuesday.

Massive search ends with recovery effort

June 20, 2014

One of the largest search and rescue operations in Inyo County history came to an end this week with the discovery of hiker John Likely’s body.
The discovery – made early Thursday evening during the last planned reconnaissance flight of the day – brought a sad conclusion to a massive, five-day search involving almost 100 experts and professionals from across California.
It was obviously not the conclusion hoped for by either Likely’s family or the searchers themselves, who refused to consider their mission a recovery rather than a rescue operation.

June 18th

What ‘needs to change’ on Inyo Nat’l. Forest?

June 18, 2014

Residents and visitors are invited to weigh in on the future of the Inyo National Forest as the Forest Service wades deeper into Forest Plan revisions this week.
A public workshop will be held from 5-8 p.m. today at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop to discuss the Inyo’s “Need to Change” document and share their thoughts on what the Forest should look like.

Search for missing hiker continues

June 18, 2014

With the search for missing hiker John Likely entering its fourth day Wednesday, authorities were holding out hope of finding the 60-year-old New Jersey man alive.
Inyo County Search and Rescue team members were joined in their efforts to find the hiker by at least 70 other SAR members from across the state.
“We are still treating this mission as a rescue versus a recovery,” Inyo County Assistant SAR Coordinator Brian Hohenstein said Wednesday morning. “The High Sierra backcountry
presents search teams with significant

Administration, Arcularius favor one manager for libraries, museum

June 18, 2014

Inyo County is going to explore its options for a reorganization of Museum and Library services in an effort to combine job positions to cut costs.
On Tuesday, First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius followed the lead of County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio and Deputy Administrator Pam Hennarty, and recommended that the county consolidate the two departments under one manager and eliminate the other management position.

June 16th

Farmers Market opens Saturday

June 16, 2014

Local residents will be heading to market in Bishop with fresh, local, organic goods this week.
The Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market in Bishop kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday on Church Street behind Bishop City Hall between Warren and Fowler streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Farmers’ Market will kick off Independence Day weekend, and is being held in honor of past Mammoth Mayor Skip Harvey. “Skip’s Outdoor Market” will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.
The ESCFM is home to a number of local growers, each with their own unique niche.

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