Archive - News Article
October 22nd, 2014
Community leaders from throughout the region are buzzing about the Sierra Business Councilâs Peak Innovation Conference, where they listened to expert speakers and brainstormed ideas on how to improve every aspect of life in local communities.
Held Oct. 8-11, the conference featured nationally acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and clean energy economy leader Van Jones as keynote speakers.
Inyo County Search and Rescue has a new base of operations for missions in Southern Inyo â a converted storage facility now bearing the name of one of the Sheriffâs Officeâs most dedicated members.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the South County Search and Rescue Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff and longtime SAR Commander Keith Hardcastle.
Hardcastle began his career in 1985 as an Inyo County sheriffâs deputy; he has been a SAR Coordinator since 1994.
Residents are encouraged to wear blue ribbons this week to help spread awareness of the dangers of asthma and to show support for those who suffer from the respiratory condition.
"Sometimes we don't think that asthma can be life threatening, but it is," said Bishop resident Debbie Schumacher, whose son, Christopher John Schumacher, died on Oct. 19, 1996 as the result of a severe asthma attack. He was 14, just shy of his 15th birthday. "Christopher was very athletic and won many gold medals in the Junior Olympics."
A couple who had recently relocated to Big Pine from Southern California were arrested Saturday, Oct. 11 after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, stolen personal information, methamphetamine, counterfeit money and burglary tools.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gabriel Michael Anderson, 29, of Corona, and Alisa L. Erl, 27, of Perris, were taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. last Saturday after they were pulled over for a seat belt violation on Crocker Street in Big Pine.
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care is in need of public support so that it can continue helping wildlife victims, which suffer primarily from injuries caused by humans.
To that end, ESWC founder and director Cindy Kamler is inviting the community to sponsor, support and attend ESWCâs Ninth Annual Wild Spirits Fundraiser. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26 at Mountain Light Gallery, located at 106 S. Main St. in Bishop.
Throughout October, Eastern Sierra Watershed Project is bringing a variety of Eastern Sierra-related science lessons into local classrooms and taking students into local outdoor science lab environments.
In collaboration with Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, the Eastern Sierra Institute of Collaborative Education has organized watershed-based field studies for elementary and middle school students. ESWP lessons focus on the âimportance of water to the plants, animals and people of Owens Valley,â said Leigh Parmenter of ESICE.
Don't Mess with Kess. USC's Cody Kessler set a USC record throwing for seven... yes, seven... touchdown passes against Colorado. Don't believe us? Watch them all in under thirty seconds.
Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.
Good food was on the menu for a community dinner and presentation by a local not-for-profit cooperative planning to re-open Mairâs Market in Independence.
About 50 residents of the town gathered at the Independence Legion Hall Oct. 11 and enjoyed a dinner featuring a wide variety of locally grown produce, locally made baked goods and homemade entrees.
Bishopâs Main Street will be turned into a lively festival next Friday evening with artists, musicians, films and refreshments all iced with chocolate at each of 17 participating locations.
The festivities run from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and are organized by Independent Project Press. Unique chocolate treats will be handed out at each of the locations.