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March 26th, 2014
The return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Eastern Sierra this week marks not only the eventâs 20th anniversary, but adds credence to the modern axiom that if you build it â or in this case screen it â they will come.
Indeed, what began as an idea to promote a local business and simply offer something to do in Bishop has become one of the Eastsideâs most popular and enduring annual events, drawing upwards of 1,000 residents and visitors over its two-night run.
For the third year in a row, Eastside residents and visitors are invited to join in a celebration of one of the worldâs most famous landscapes.
The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group is gearing up for the rapidly approaching 2014 Alabama Hills Day, a festival devoted to appreciating and educating others about the beloved geologic area.
The all-day event â by all accounts a greatly expanded version of previous celebrations â is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.
A combination of local energy and regional political pressure can help Inyo County take advantage of its solar power potential and maybe stymie plans by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to build a large-scale commercial solar project in the county.
That one-two combo was suggested by consultant Bill Powers during a presentation called âSolar Done Right.â The main tenets of âSolar Done Rightâ are threefold: aggressive energy efficiency, small scale solar installations and local control of energy policy and policy implementation, said Powers.
This Saturday, Bishop Union High Schoolâs Future Farmers of America is hosting the premier Family Farm Read event intended to encourage reading while introducing the world of farm animals to local youngsters.
The stateâs plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the courtâs offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courtsâ first-choice building site.
At the conclusion of last weekâs Renewable Energy General Plan workshop, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant application to the California Energy Commission that will help fund continued research on renewable energy and energy transmission.
Behind the unassuming gray door of room 208 in the Bishop High School math building, an upbeat technological world lies in wait. The classroom acts as newsroom, makeshift film set and tech center â an oasis of opportunity for those students journalistically, technologically and artistically inclined.
An array of PCs and Macs perch on the table tops in an orderly matrix, making room 208 one of the only hybrid classrooms in the state. This variety provides the platform for real-life experience with both programs.
The droughtâs impact on Eastern Sierra tourism took a serious turn for the worse this week when the source for Alpers Trophy Trout literally dried up.
Inland Aquaculture Group, the area source for the Alpers trout operating out of Conway Ranch, was informed by Southern California Edison last October that there would not be enough water to support the fishery through this winter. The Lundy Lake watershed is at 24 percent of normal.
Planning is underway for the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and related events.
Each year, hundreds of students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage to reflect on life in the World War II Interment camp and educate the public on the history of the Japanese Americans incarcerated there.
The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 26 at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. 395 between Lone Pine andÂ Independence.
MARCH 15, 2014 ââ This is a saga of a soggy day for some sons of the sod who binged on blarney, loaded up with liquid courage and made their Irish ancestors proud.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, I was there to record their achievement: Taking part in the shortest St. Patrickâs Day Parade ever held.