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August 14th, 2013

Where ‘food makes friends’ in Big Pine

August 14, 2013

When technology meets time-tested know-how, a perfect synergy is formed when it comes to starting a new business. One such place has opened on Main Street in Big Pine. Copper Top BBQ has brought good old fashioned Santa Maria-style open pit barbecue into the 21st century.
Barbecue is like a family heirloom to some. The methods and techniques are handed down through generations. To many here in the Eastern Sierra, it is a passion. Hank Otten has the same passion.

August 13th

DWP eyes Rose Valley water

August 13, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to activate a dormant well in Rose Valley, where Coso Geothermal is currently pumping up to 3,000 acre-feet of water each year for its operations.
An initial study and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Impacts for the project has been prepared and a public comment period opened Aug. 5 and will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 4.

Ultramarathon founder, director looking to pass baton

August 13, 2013

After 20 years of service as race director for the annual Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon, Marie Boyd has stepped down with regret and relief, leaving a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.
The race director job, now open to interested qualified applicants, is pivotal to the BHS Ultra, which is Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. “The ultra has raised more than $120,000 over the last 18 years,” Boyd said, bringing in more than $15,000 this year alone.

County continues to extend support to Alabama Hills designation

August 13, 2013

Inyo County has again voiced its support for the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and its efforts to preserve the Alabamas and bring the Hills into the national spotlight.
Last week the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the Stewardship Group’s efforts to have the hills designated as a “National Scenic Area.”

Reade replaces Milovich as Ag Commissioner

August 13, 2013

Local leaders last week appointed longtime Agricultural Department employee Nate Reade as the Inyo and Mono county agricultural commissioner/sealer of weights and measures.
Reade has worked in the Agricultural and Weights and Measures Department for the past 12 years, most recently serving as deputy agricultural commissioner and deputy sealer of weights and measures.

August 12th

DWP eyes Rose Valley water

August 12, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to activate a dormant well in Rose Valley, where Coso Geothermal is currently pumping up to 3,000 acre-feet of water each year for its operations.
An initial study and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Impacts for the project has been prepared and a public comment period opened Aug. 5 and will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 4.

Ultramarathon founder, director looking to pass baton

August 12, 2013

After 20 years of service as race director for the annual Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon, Marie Boyd has stepped down with regret and relief, leaving a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.
The race director job, now open to interested qualified applicants, is pivotal to the BHS Ultra, which is Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. “The ultra has raised more than $120,000 over the last 18 years,” Boyd said, bringing in more than $15,000 this year alone.

Reade replaces Milovich as Ag Commissioner

August 12, 2013

Local leaders last week appointed longtime Agricultural Department employee Nate Reade as the Inyo and Mono county Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Reade has worked in the Agricultural and Weights and Measures Department for the past 12 years, most recently serving as deputy Agricultural Commissioner and deputy sealer of weights and measures.

August 9th

Out in the tules on the Lower Owens River

August 9, 2013

“Out in the tules” is the unique California (or Inyo County) slang equivalent for being “out in the boondocks” elsewhere in the country. Generally it refers to living somewhere that is “out of the way,” remote or isolated, and not a particularly good place to live.
However, for most living in Inyo and Mono counties, living “out in the tules” is just fine and it is a very good lifestyle choice.

New Looney Bean owners bring fresh twist to old favorites

August 9, 2013

Despite new drinks, new nibbles and new plans afoot, the Looney Bean in Bishop will still be the same old comfortable community gathering spot its patrons know and love, say the shop’s new owners.
Wife-and-husband-team Corrie and Dustin del Giudice are bringing a fresh menu, event ideas and their own unique brewing and management skills to the Looney Bean coffee house scene, located at 399A N. Main St.
Corrie’s specialty is customer service and Dustin’s is marketing. “I see the value of marketing something you are passionate about, getting someone to try something new,” Dustin said.

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