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December 9th

Santa Claus is coming to Lone Pine

December 9, 2013

Lone Pine residents are getting in the holiday spirit this year with the annual community Christmas parade, a Chamber of Commerce mixer and an opportunity for young residents to meet Santa Claus.
Lone Pine’s popular, come-as-you-are community Christmas parade is set for 1 p.m. this Saturday on Main Street in Lone Pine.
This year’s parade theme of “Christmas” is simple and to the point.

December 6th

Alcohol, tobacco use down among Inyo teens

December 6, 2013

Alcohol and tobacco use has dropped by more than half in some age groups among Inyo County teenagers, according to statistics presented to the county Board of Supervisors Nov. 26 by Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner.

Who needs solar or wind energy when you’ve got fruitcake?

December 6, 2013

(With solar energy being a major topic of discussion in Southern Inyo, and in advance of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, the following offers a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on why the unfairly reviled holiday dessert could be a lot more important than we ever thought. –Ed.)

In a surprise twist, members of the Independence Civic Club have discovered that they have been promoting a renewable energy source, fruitcake, for nine years without being aware of its potential.

Eastern Sierra Transit fleet grows

December 6, 2013

A fleet of new vehicles for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is expected to translate to maintenance savings for the agency, and more comfort for riders.
ESTA recently accepted delivery of seven new transit vehicles, consisting of one mini-van, four Starcraft cut-a-way style buses, one Eldorado and one EZ-Rider transit vehicle.
The new vehicles will be used in a variety of services, ranging from Dial-a-Ride to inter-county routes to Southern California.

Exploring desert canyons by 4WD

December 6, 2013

The weekend of Nov. 9-10, members of the Eastern Sierra 4x4 Club joined in the festivities at the 28th Annual Panamint Valley Days.
This statewide event is sponsored by the California Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc. and held each year in a remote area of southern Inyo County, approximately 30 miles north of Trona and located in Panamint Valley. Participants come from all over California for this annual event with a variety of four-wheel-drive Jeeps, Toyotas, Broncos, etc.

December 5th

City of Bishop urges residents to prepare for snow

December 5, 2013

PRESS RELEASE –– Snow is forecast for Friday night and Saturday in Bishop and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks.

December 4th

Sheriff warns of severe winter weather

December 4, 2013

Extreme winter weather expected to roll in this week has prompted the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department to urge both residents and visitors to stay safe at home and on the road.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, the department has been notified by the National Weather Service that a severe cold front is forecast in Inyo County for the next 3-5 days with temperatures in the teens.
In response, the Sheriff’s Department issued the following tips to help residents and visitors prepare:

Indy tree-lighting this Saturday

December 4, 2013

The public is invited to help usher in the holiday season by singing traditional Christmas carols and helping to light the Independence Community Christmas Tree this Saturday, Dec. 7. 

Wish Tree 2013 kicks off this week

December 4, 2013

Eastern Sierra residents have an opportunity to make local children’s Christmas wishes come true this year through the Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
The Wish Tree program pairs a local resident with a child from a low-income household to ensure that youth in every community from Benton to Olancha don’t have to go without this Christmas.

Leasing begins at Cottonwood Plaza

December 4, 2013

As construction crews continue renovating Cottonwood Plaza, property managers are getting a jump on advertising for potential tenants.
A sign was recently posted at Cottonwood, located at the intersection of Main and Yaney streets, stating that the shopping center should be open by spring 2014.
The advertisement directs potential lessees to the website www.cottonwoodplaza.com, where interested parties will find lease applications, a site study and market study.

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