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October 6th, 2011
Inyo County is looking to the state government to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels, which can cause millions of dollars worth of damage to water infrastructure.
Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said this week that one of its crews inadvertently sparked the John Fire south of Big Pine on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
According to LADWP Public Information Officer Chris Plakos, a crew was trimming brush around transmission lines about three miles south of the community when trimming equipment apparently struck a rock, sending sparks into dry brush, igniting the blaze.
Sept. 30 marked the official end of National Recovery Month, but organizers are hoping the momentum generated by the month-long observance will continue throughout the year.
Dozens of residents and visitors showed up at the Bishop City Park Friday for a barbecue and party meant to celebrate alcohol- and drug-free lifestyles and to honor those in the community who have struggled with addition and are now leading sober lives.
The event was well-attended and well-received, according to organizers, who spent the past month spreading awareness of addiction issues and recovery efforts.
Community gardens have been sprouting up like wild flowers in Inyo County.
A response to the economic recession, the high price of fuel, lack of other resources and the ever-growing prices of products at grocery stores, the plots, according to a local organizer, have been a success.
Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action has helped residents and organizations throughout the county set up productive gardens for the past few years.
This month, local advocacy group Wild Iris will be undertaking its annual crusade to educate the community about domestic violence. Known nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October in Inyo County will be dedicated to increasing the publicâ€™s awareness of domestic violence with a poster campaign at local eateries and bars, a traveling exhibition, presentations to local schools, fundraisers and an all-day symposium with nationally renown specialists and speakers. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śTransformation: From Victim to Survivor.â€ť
The Lone Pine Film Festival is back for its 22nd year with more free events and attractions for locals than ever before.
A local man who helped to blaze trails and shatter glass ceilings for minorities will be returning to his old stomping grounds next week, hoping to inspire younger generations to invest in their education.
Frank Gamboa, a Cartago native, overcame numerous personal, social and political obstacles to become the first Mexican American Naval Captain in U.S. history â€“ a story he chronicles in the recently released memoir, â€śÂˇEl CapitĂˇn!â€ť
Fire officials in Bridgeport have a handle on the Buckeye Fire and reported Wednesday that it is 100 percent contained.
Though firefighters have the blaze under control, officials are advising residents that smoke may still be visible as mop-up efforts continue.
Located north of the Buckeye Hot Springs, five miles west of Bridgeport firefighters were able to stop the blaze at 1,140 acres.
The lightning caused fire started on Sunday around 11 a.m. Approximately 211 personnel were working the fire, including ground and air crews.
According to the Owens Valley Cruisers car club, fall is one of the best times of the year to get behind the wheel and drive the winding roads of local canyons, and each year they invite classic car buffs from all over the West to join them as they bask in the fall colors.
The Owens Valley Cruisersâ€™ 18th Annual Fall Colors Car Show will be hitting Bishop this weekend alongside the popular Choo Choo Swap Meet and the Altrusa Art Show and Sale.
Bishopâ€™s elected officials, met on Monday to hear about no-parking zones proposed for areas around the Bishop City Park.
The City Council was told there is a growing public safety and traffic problem growing on Park, Spruce and East Yaney streets every weekend as large crowds come out to watch soccer in the area.