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November 5th, 2013
As 100 mules march from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where L.A.âs water comes from, The Inyo Registerâs correspondent, Elizabeth Glazner, took to the streets to find out if L.A. residents are aware of their
relationship with the Eastern Sierra.
âIt comes from two sources: the aqueduct that is stealing it from the Eastern Sierra, and also the Colorado River.â
ââStuart Hamilton, 63
âBig Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. There may be other reservoirs around here too.â
ââJoshua Kelley, 23
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.
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 âOblivion.â
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.
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 sheâs ready to pass the crown to her successor â tonight at the Miss Bishop pageants, at 6 p.m. at the Bishop Union High School auditorium â and she has set her sights on representing the Eastern Sierra as Miss California.
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.
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.
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, kidsâ 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.
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.
As snow begins to accumulate at June Lake, the resort town that was forced to sit out the 2012-2013 season will reopen for business Dec. 13 with a winter festival.
June Mountain, which is owned by Mammoth Mountain, has long been operating at a deficit, and the closure had âdevastating impactâ on local residents and businesses, according to Connie Black, an owner of the Double Eagle Resort and Spa, which employs both full-time and seasonal staff, many of whom suffered layoffs.
It started with a quiet clatter and bit of a dust cloud down the road.
Within a few minutes, the mules came into view, framed by the scenic, snowcapped Sierra. Strung together in groups of 10, the caravan of 100 long-eared equines clip-clopped down the dirt road toward the Los Angeles Aqueduct Intake, on Friday, Oct. 18, where they would start a 27-day journey that will take them 240 miles from the heart of the Owens Valley to the bowls of Los Angeles.