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November 4th, 2013

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.

October 28th

June Mountain ready to reopen on Dec. 13

October 28, 2013

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 “devastating impact” 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.

100 Mules is a sight to see

October 28, 2013

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.

October 25th

Take your best shot

October 25, 2013

Advances in photographic technology over the past 10 years and one of the most photogenic settings on the planet have conspired to create amateur photographers out of a significant number of Inyo County residents.
More affordable and user-friendly digital cameras have helped untold numbers of residents discover hidden talents, nurture burgeoning careers as outdoor photographers or simply find a hobby that brings them closer to the Eastern Sierra’s wild landscapes often referred to as “God’s country.”

Changing lives, one smiley face at a time

October 25, 2013

Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek wants everyone to know that her evolving anti-bullying program “is alive and well” and fostering more community activism during October’s National Bullying Awareness Month and all year round.
Anti-bullying efforts are never-ending for Coudek. “People are asking me to be more visible in the community. Kids are always approaching me. ‘Carri, can I tell you what happened to me?’ They’re being bullied in school. I get parents and grandmothers, they tell me about their kids being bullied.”

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