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September 27th, 2011

Winter food donations sought

September 27, 2011

Inyo County’s food banks and others are getting ready for what is expected to be a huge demand for holiday food baskets and, for many, a meal to get themselves and maybe their family through the day.
Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action will begin accepting applications for the Holiday Food Basket Program next Wednesday, Oct. 5. The program provides holiday meal essentials to low-income households throughout Inyo County, Chalfant and Benton. The holiday food drive, set to begin in November, is also IMACA’s major drive to keep its food bank shelves full until the spring.

Intellectual freedoms celebrated

September 27, 2011

J.D. Salinger’s popular “The Catcher in the Rye” is considered requisite reading by both scholars and literary snobs, and locally, the community came together to read and discuss Sherman Alexie’s work “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian.”
However, if the censors had their way, those books would have been banned from the shelves of libraries, classrooms and even book stores.
The efforts to ban books such as “Catcher” and “Part Time Indian,” and ultimately the triumph of the First Amendment, are in focus Sept. 24 through Oct. 1 as the U.S. observes National Banned Books Week.

Bishop invited to help ‘Thrill the World’

September 27, 2011

“Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood.”
These immortal words are a prophecy of things to come this Halloween as Bishop prepares to join in on a world-record-breaking performance of the “Thriller” dance.

Bishop invited to help ‘Thrill the World’

September 27, 2011

“Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, creatures crawl in search of blood, to terrorize y’alls neighborhood.”
These immortal words are a prophecy of things to come this Halloween as Bishop prepares to join in on a world-record-breaking performance of the “Thriller” dance.

Celebrate recovery Sept. 30

September 27, 2011

As the culmination of a month dedicated to addiction awareness, the public is invited to a recovery celebration at the Bishop City Park.
Throughout the month of September, National Recovery Month, there has been a push by the Inyo County Addictions Task Force and its partner agencies to raise awareness of those with addictions and those in recovery throughout Inyo County.

Grant will help preserve Tribe’s Cultural Center

September 27, 2011

One of Bishop’s most important cultural resources is getting some financial aid from Southern California Edison.
According to Emma Williams of the Bishop Paiute Tribe, SCE has awarded a $10,000 grant for restoration of the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center on West Line Street in Bishop.
Williams said the Edison grant will be used to install a new security system.
“The whole grant will probably go to the new electric security system, which we hope to have up next month,” Williams said. “There are also ongoing projects, like archiving and updating the database.”

September 22nd

Firms invited to get in line for Digital 395 jobs

September 22, 2011

High-speed broadband capability is coming to Inyo County and local contractors and vendors are being asked to help speed it along.
According to Dan Stone, president of the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association, the California Broadband Cooperative, Inc., which is funding the Digital 395 project, is working with the OVCVA to ensure local businesses are on board and have first dibs on economy-boosting contracts the project will bring.

Inyo-Mono tours being offered

September 22, 2011

What started as an effort to educate those on the front-lines of Inyo’s tourist-based economy about local attractions, has blossomed into a series of tours open to anyone and everyone interested in some of the area’s more overlooked destinations.
Based on the success of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Frontline Tourist Providers Tours” in August, which saw hotel, visitors center and other service industry employees taking advantage of the opportunity to better assist tourists, the Chamber has launched a similar program for the public at large.

Cultural festival returns to Bishop Reservation

September 22, 2011

An inter-tribal gathering, a sharing of different tribal cultures, a dance, social party, spiritual event and for some a way of life – a pow wow is a combination of all these things, according to Wanda Summers, one of the organizers of this year’s 31st Annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow to be held on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation this weekend.

September 20th

Scott receives Gov.’s Medal of Valor

September 20, 2011

Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane Scott was among 13 first responders to receive the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, California’s highest public safety award, for their bravery and commitment to the people of California. Above, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (l) joins Governor Jerry Brown (r) in presenting the award to Scott on Sept. 14 in Sacramento. Scott has received many commendations following his selfless act of pulling 22-year-old Derek Thomas from a burning vehicle on Aug. 9, 2010.

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