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With a new year dawning, a new tax season is just over the horizon.
This year the AARP Tax-Aide program is in desperate need of volunteers who are good with numbers and interested in helping local seniors.
A five-day training class for tax aide volunteers will begin Jan. 22 and run through Jan. 28 in the Owens Valley Career Development Centerâs computer lab. All volunteers will be trained and certified by the IRS on the computer program used for income tax filing, and the level of tax law required for preparing and filing tax returns.
Honored for decades of incalculable service to valley residents during their final days on earth,Â Hospice of the Owens Valley volunteers were the last but not the least to be awarded in 2013 with the City of Bishopâs Quarterly Citizens Award.
For 30 years, HOV, which is now a Pioneer Home Health Care program, has been providing âthe dignity, privacy and comfortâ of allowing people to die in their own homes, said Laura Smith, then mayor and now council member, when she presented the award at the Dec. 9 City Council meeting.
With 2013 wrapping up and 2014 rolling in next week, local weather forecaster Dennis Mattinson is saying the first couple weeks of January may be a repeat of last year.
Back in October, Mattinson said very preliminary information suggested that California could expect a moderate El NiĂ±o year and the warm, wet weather it brings.
That was good news for the Owens Valley, which is putting a cap on one of the driest years on record.
Three Eastern Sierra residents were recognized earlier this month for their outstanding service to the public â a service that not only represents the act of going above and beyond, but can quite literally mean the difference between life and death for those they serve.
Steve Case, Heidi Vetter and Glenn Goryl were presented with special honors during the Mono County Sheriff Search and Rescue Team Annual Awards Dinner, held Dec. 14. The 2013 honorees were presented with laser engraved plaques at the dinner in the teamâs new building.
In an effort to reclaim some of its cultural heritage, and strengthen the ties to its past, the Fort Independence Tribe has embarked on an effort to showcase its history to the public.
Thanks to a cooperative effort between the Inyo County Eastern California Museum and the Fort Independence Paiute community, members of the tribe as well as the public can enjoy beautiful examples of the Fortâs cultural heritage, right in their own backyard.
Residents interested in running for local public office this June can begin testing the waters as soon as tomorrow.
The official filing period for prospective candidates for the 16 available offices runs Friday, Dec. 27 through Feb. 20 and is the first step in securing a spot on the June 3 ballot.
Positions up for election in the Direct Primary include two seats on the Board of Supervisors; the offices of District Attorney, Sheriff and Superintendent of Schools; and one of Inyo Countyâs two Superior Court Judge positions.
Last week, county managers met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors to update the elected officials on achievements and accomplishments over the past year.
The board provided each of its department heads about five minutes âto showcase the scope and breadth of services.â
To kick off the Year in Review for the Board of Supervisors, County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio pointed out that, in 2013, three new members joined the Board of Supervisors: Second District Supervisor Jeff Griffiths, Fourth District Supervisor Mark Tillemans and Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley.
Californiaâs thriving craft brewing scene has arrived in Bishop. The opening of family-friendly, sustainability-conscious Mountain Rambler Brewery & Pub is scheduled just in time for next summerâs soaring temperatures.
Lone Pine resident and Vietnam veteran Bruce Cotton received an early Christmas gift Saturday in the form of a motorized wheelchair he was unable to get from the Veterans Administration.
Cotton was presented with the wheelchair by Southern California resident Rodney Lee Conover, who stepped in after learning of Cottonâs plight this past fall and who says he has since been inspired to run for political office.
âYou may be right
I may be crazy
But it just may be a lunatic youâre looking for.â
â Lyrics by Billy Joel from âYou May Be Rightâ
The results of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival are in.
Once again, the nuttiness wasnât just relegated to the desserts.
Although some thought it all wet, the theme â20,000 Leagues under the Seaâ was a great success and provided proof that, even underwater, some fruitcakes will forever be too dry.