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November 23rd, 2011

Making a difference this holiday

November 23, 2011

Today, many Eastern Sierra residents will be enjoying a bountiful dinner of traditional fare that they might otherwise have gone without, were it not for the generous donations of the community, the Salvation Army and the Bishop Elks.

New holiday tradition in works for LP

November 23, 2011

This December Lone Pine will be deviating from the norm and ditching tradition for a new community event.
Rather than hosting the annual Christmas Parade this Dec. 3, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department to unite the community as they kick off the holiday season.
“We just wanted to do something new,” Chamber of Commerce Director Kathleen New said.

Shopping locally: thinking outside the big-box store

November 23, 2011

Today’s Thanksgiving holiday will be followed across the country by a celebration for the U.S. economy: Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days in America.
With Black Friday slowly becoming Black Thursday – as more big-box and department stores are starting the shopping frenzy Thanksgiving evening – grassroots efforts are under way across the nation to direct consumers’ holiday season spending sprees to where they would be most beneficial.

November 21st

Changes coming to Tri-County Fairgrounds

November 21, 2011

California legislators and the governor decided in June to cut all funding to county and state fairs. This includes approximately $200,000 in lost revenue for the Tri-County Fairgrounds that operates on an annual budget of $900,000.

Skate park in the works for Lone Pine

November 21, 2011

Residents in Lone Pine are working on a new recreational opportunity in their community.
Lynn Bunn, community volunteer and local mover-and-shaker is spearheading an effort to raise funds for the construction of a skate park near the high school in Lone Pine.
Bunn said she has been meeting with community members and local skaters since March, and the group has come up with a solid plan and design and even raised about $2,000 for the project.

Dust storm, crashes close U.S. 395

November 21, 2011

High winds and blowing dust are responsible for three different collisions on U.S. 395 Friday that prompted the closure of the highway for a short time.
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, high winds blew a dust storm over U.S. 395 between Independence and Big Pine, creating unsafe driving conditions that led to the collisions.
The first collision occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when Michael Quinn, 68, was traveling northbound in a 1990 Dodge Ram.

Supes must OK any county road included in Adventure Trails system

November 21, 2011

With the Adventure Trails dual-use route system process moving along, county leaders met with Public Works staff to decide how it will handle its responsibilities in approving county roads in the system.
The Adventure Trails system aims to allow green-sticker off-highway vehicle users to travel up to 10 miles on county roads to access in-town amenities, such as food and fuel, and off-road destinations. To complete the system, the Board of Supervisors will be required to review and approve each selected route that will be on a county road.

November 18th

Labor of love: Bishop Bean back in business

November 18, 2011

Brent Kennedy likes to say there are a thousand ways to ruin a good cup of coffee.
He should know.
For the past 15 years, the Owens Valley native and Bishop High School graduate has been evolving from a self-described heavy-on-the-cream-and-sugar guy to one of the most respected roast masters in the country.

City, county to work out Hanby parcel details

November 18, 2011

The Bishop City Council heard from an unexpected guest while discussing an agenda item on Monday, the annexation process of approximately 15 acres near Hanby Street to the city.
The parcel is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and scheduled for eventual release under the Long-Term Water Agreement, but not “scheduled for release” as written in the agenda item, said Inyo County Second District Supervisor Susan Cash.

Wish Trees sprout throughout Inyo next week

November 18, 2011

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to get in the giving spirit next week by making a local youngster’s Christmas wish come true.
The 16th Annual Wish Tree program will kick off Wednesday when Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action sets up Wish Trees at The Inyo Register, Mountain Light Gallery, AltaOne and Studio 27 in Bishop; Hi-Country Market and Hardware in Big Pine; at Jenny’s Cafe in Independence; and at El Dorado Savings and the Espresso Parlor in Lone Pine.

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