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October 9th, 2012

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.

October 2nd

Walk to School Day

October 2, 2012

The Bishop Police Department is sponsoring the Bishop School District’s annual “Walk to School Day” on Wednesday, to promote healthier habits for the community.
“The 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,” a press release from the PD states.

Candidates discuss 4th District issues

October 2, 2012


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.

Parents Club at OV School gets support

October 2, 2012


“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.” 

– Henry Beecher

No bullying at Home St. Middle School

October 2, 2012

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 school’s anti-bullying campaign, he said, “‘Absolutely, that fits in beautifully’ (and) we jumped at the chance” to collaborate.
“Coudek has pushed the anti-bullying campaign in the community and Happy-Hoods is the face of that effort,” added Twomey. In fact, Happy-Hoods sweatshirts are now the official Home Street Middle School shirt.

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