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October 9th, 2013
The federal employees prohibited from going to work and the businesses losing money generated by tourists drawn to Yosemite, Death Valley and Manzanar arenât the only local victims of the nationwide government shutdown, now in its 10th day.
The mandatory closure of National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service offices, and the suspension of services that have been deemed ânon-essential,â have had what Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley called âa rather devastating effectâ on local filming.
With the Jan. 1 deadline to sign up for healthcare looming over the nation, Toiyabe Indian Health Project staff is providing help and getting training to help Native American community members understand where they fit into the Affordable Care Act.
Chief Executive Officer David Lent said that his Contract Healthcare Department staff is now providing tribal members with ACA information as well as helping them understand how the Covered California program can benefit them and their clinic.
Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-11, with a series of open houses.
Sunday kicked off National Fire Prevention Week and local fire departments are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms, be fire conscious and to drop by their communityâs fire station for helpful tips or just to say hello.
Local Internet providers are testing connections with Digital 395 and hope to be providing more bandwidth to residents by Thanksgiving at the latest.
According to Praxis Associates President Mike Ort, only small portions on the fiber-optic backbone still need to be built. Those sections are located on National Forest land. Ort said construction crews need the go-ahead from the Forest Service to proceed, and the government shutdown has severed communication with those officials.
He said he hopes the problem will be resolved soon.
Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America. It is responsible for more injuries to women than car accidents and rape combined.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Wild Iris, the Inyo and Mono domestic violence prevention group, is asking that residents educate themselves on the warning signs of domestic abuse and the aid that is available for those suffering from abuse.
Throughout the month, Wild Iris will be out and about in local communities to help spread the word.
With more than 800,000 federal employees out of work and national parks closed due to the government shutdown, impacts are being felt locally even as some federal services are being maintained.
As the nation heads into its fifth day of the government shutdown meanwhile, officials in Washington are beginning to voice concerns that the country could reach its debt ceiling â legislative restriction on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the Treasury â by Oct. 17.
After nearly two decades of keeping their fan following delighted and raising funds for local charities at the same time, For the Love of Swing will play its last concert this month.
The Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is honoring cancer patients and survivors by hosting its 13th annual walk/fun run event and launching new programs during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On behalf of cancer patients, survivors and their loved ones, ESBCA is inviting the entire community to join in the organizationâs largest fundraiser, a 5K walk and 10K fun run, Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said.
Fast cars, fine art, antiques and collectibles â as well as bargains on just about anything else â will be on tap at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend.
More than wagons got hitched up this weekend as pack station wranglers drove their livestock to southern pastures for the winter.
AndrĂ© Desjardins, 53, and Marie-Janik Dubreuil, 45, of Saint-Lin-Laurentides, Quebec, Canada got married under a canopy of tree limbs at the Laws Railroad Museum gazebo, surrounded by family and friends, new and old, from as close as the Eastern Sierra and as far as Quebec. It was a brilliantly sunny fall afternoon on Oct. 1 as the Mammoth Lakes Pack Outfit horse drive guests became husband and wife.