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October 10th, 2012

L.A. Aqueduct in spotlight

October 10, 2012

Regardless of how residents feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s activities in the Owens Valley, preparations are being made to celebrate the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct nearly 100 years ago.
Over the course of its century-long history, the 419-mile aqueduct has been contested as an environmental detriment, illegally diverted and even blown up, but it’s also been heralded as one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.

Help offered to residents clearing defensible space around homes

October 10, 2012

Residents countywide are encouraged to get a jumpstart on fall clean-up projects this weekend, with a particular focus on making their properties less susceptible to the threat of fire.
Local fire-safe councils and fire departments are urging residents to take advantage of a special fee waiver at Inyo County landfills Saturday as they create “defensible space” around their homes and other buildings to help reduce potential fire hazards by trimming trees, shrubs and brush.

October 9th

Dist. 5 candidates tackle the issues

October 9, 2012


In January, the residents of Inyo County’s largest supervisorial district will have new elected representation.

Fuel-reduction efforts under way in Big Pine

October 9, 2012

While the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power works with the Big Pine Fire Safe Council and CalFire on fuel reduction, the emphasis turns to the community itself this Saturday with an official clean-up day, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.

More than meets the eye with City of Bishop beauty pageant

October 9, 2012

Building character, enhancing self-confidence and learning successful people skills are paramount aims of Owen Valley’s brand new beauty pageants for teenage girls and young women.
Former beauty pageant contestant and model Kristina Roberts said she received official approval last month from City of Bishop and Parks and Recreation Commission to establish the first-ever Miss Teen City of Bishop Pageant for 14- to 19-year-olds and Miss City of Bishop for young ladies 20- to 29-year-olds.

October 8th

Hospital Board discusses finances, future direction

October 8, 2012

Last month’s Northern Inyo Local Hospital District meeting revealed that Northern Inyo Hospital is financially stable with strong assets, clear accounts and ongoing plans for a secure future.
At the regular meeting of the NIH Board of Directors, held Sept. 19, discussions of several loan transactions, new earthquake insurance, employee pensions, funding sources and other agenda items ended on one note: a strong bottom line for Northern Inyo Hospital.

Inyo fire departments open doors to public

October 8, 2012

Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13 with a series of open houses.
Each department will be inviting residents into the fire house Tuesday or Wednesday to check out firefighters’ equipment, tour the station, meet the volunteer first responders and enjoy a barbecue.

October 4th

Fortney and Tillemans answer constituent questions

October 4, 2012


(The following is the final installment of a two-part series covering the Fourth District County Supervisorial debate held last week in Independence. For Part One, see the Tuesday, Oct. 2 edition of The Inyo Register.)


Local small schools are thinking big

October 4, 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 Valley’s two smallest K-12 districts, Independence’s Owens Valley Unified and Big Pine Unified, are turning their lack of size into an advantage.

Celebrating 100 years of film history

October 4, 2012

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 year’s theme, “Celebrating Centennials,” is an ode to Paramount Pictures and Universal Studios, which are both celebrating their 100th birthdays.

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