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November 6th, 2013

Big plans for June Mtn.

November 6, 2013

A slew of Mammoth Mountain bigwigs hit June Lake late Tuesday night, Nov. 5 to roll out an ambitious new plan for June Mountain Ski Area that they say will save the ailing ski area – and to set a new industry precedent.
“We are going to offer ‘Kids Under 12 Ski Free,’” MMSA Chief Operating Officer Greg Dallas told approximately 120 people crowded into the community center in June Lake. “That’s a huge deal. No one else is doing this. Most places there are restrictions, there are asterisks in the fine print.”

Hollywood takes a shining to local BLM employee

November 6, 2013

Donna McMullen, a recent retiree from the Bishop Bureau of Land Management Field Office, received prestigious recognition at the annual California On Location Awards held Nov. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She has spent many years handling filming permits for projects in Inyo and Mono counties on BLM-managed lands, and for her efforts, has been named “Federal Employee of the Year.”
During her time with the Bishop BLM office, according to Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, McMullen earned the respect and affection of hundreds of filmmakers.

November 5th

Where does your drinking water come from?

November 5, 2013

As 100 mules march from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where L.A.’s water comes from, The Inyo Register’s correspondent, Elizabeth Glazner, took to the streets to find out if L.A. residents are aware of their
relationship with the Eastern Sierra.

“It comes from two sources: the aqueduct that is stealing it from the Eastern Sierra, and also the Colorado River.”
– Stuart Hamilton, 63

“Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. There may be other reservoirs around here too.”
– Joshua Kelley, 23

November 4th

A crowning achievement

November 4, 2013

Bishop crowned its newest ambassadors at the second annual Miss Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Pageant held Saturday at Bishop Union High School.
The five volunteer judges selected Chelsea Smart to serve as Miss Bishop and Callie Rose Kruse to serve as Miss Teen Bishop for the next 12 months.
As queens, the two Miss Bishop winners will head a number of community service efforts locally, serve as ambassadors at out-of-the-area events and make guest appearances at events such as the Bishop Christmas parade and community Easter egg hunts.

Modern-movie screenings return to Lone Pine Film History Museum

November 4, 2013

With the 24th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival wrapped up, the Lone Pine Film History Museum is getting back to its regularly scheduled events, and that means community movie nights.
The museum reintroduced its movie program this past weekend with a showing of the Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman action/adventure movie “Oblivion.”
Museum Director and former president and CEO of Republic Pictures Bob Sigman said the movies are shown free of charge for all community members, but donations are accepted, and greatly appreciated.

November 1st

Miss Bishop Christina Blum competes at state level

November 1, 2013

If locals look closely at 2014 Miss California USA pageant contestants this coming January, they are likely to see Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum among them.
After her 2012-13 reign as Miss Bishop, Blum said she’s ready to pass the crown to her successor – tonight at the Miss Bishop pageants, at 6 p.m. at the Bishop Union High School auditorium – and she has set her sights on representing the Eastern Sierra as Miss California.

Business is good at Bishop’s Chamber

November 1, 2013

During a time of nationwide economic uncertainty, a recent Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau report shed a ray of sunshine on the local economy.
Starting with the Visitors Bureau, then moving on to the Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Tawni Thomson presented an update before City Council on Oct. 28. The good-news report included high traffic numbers and new collaborations, promotional materials and memberships.

October 30th

Sage Grouse a step closer to endangered listing

October 30, 2013

The seldom-seen, chicken-sized local species of sage grouse took a step closer to being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act last Friday, Oct. 25, when the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the bird as a federally threatened species.

Annual Toiyabe Road Run this Saturday at Millpond

October 30, 2013

Residents and visitors are invited to Millpond this weekend to get some exercise and support a good cause, as the 32nd Annual Toiyabe Road Run is approaching fast.
The race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Millpond Recreation Center. Race t-shirts, awards made by local artists, food, kids’ activities, a raffle and free post-race massages all come together at the event to make the Toiyabe Road Run an exciting physical challenge and a fun community activity.

Residents raise concerns about Wildlife Action Plan

October 30, 2013

Inyo County has begun its environmental review process for the proposed Adventure Trails project that will allow green-sticker off-highway vehicles to use some city and county roads to access local communities and OHV recreation areas.

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