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January 21st, 2015

Cook comes to Inyo

January 21, 2015

Congressman Paul Cook has been to Death Valley before, but last weekend’s Inyo Associates gathering was the first time he was able to see the landscape – and the communities surviving there – through the eyes of Inyo County residents.
Cook made a special trip to Furnace Creek last Friday from D.C. to attend the annual caucus of local leaders, business owners and agency representatives as a guest of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce.

Bridal faire gaining traction

January 21, 2015

A first-ever event for Bishop is shaping up to be the first of many.
Tri-County Fair CEO Sally Symons had expressed hope in December that the upcoming Bridal and Quinceañera Faire would grow into an annual affair for the Owens Valley, and it looks like it’s on track to do so given the community’s response to the inaugural event.
“I have 16 vendors so far with probably five or six more committed,” she said. “If it keeps going this well we might outgrow the Home Economics Building the first year.”

Mule Days announces concert headliner

January 21, 2015

The 2015 Mule Days concert will be headlined by western singer/songwriter Brenn Hill.
Nine hundred tickets will be available for the concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 21 in the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Tickets go on sale at 8:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 2 at the Mule Days Office located at 1141 N. Main St., Bishop.

January 19th

Supes decide on Trails proposal Thursday

January 19, 2015

Inyo County is scheduled to make a ruling on the Adventure Trails proposal this Thursday.
With a decision from the state Fair Political Practices Committee that says all five members of the Board of Supervisors are eligible to vote on Adventure Trails, the board will consider approval of the project’s Final Environmental Impact Report and decide if the combined-use route program should be implemented.

There’s a new chef in town

January 19, 2015

Fort Independence Travel Plaza is inviting the community to come welcome it’s new four-star chef at the Tunapi Grill.
Chef Michelle “Mike” Hanson has taken on the duty of overseeing all aspects of the Fort’s food operation.
The travel plaza and Tunapi, located 2.5 miles north of Independence offers a convenience store, gift shop, truck stop and the Winnedumah Winns Casino, and has become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Better looking Bishop businesses

January 19, 2015

Business owners along U.S. Highway 395 literally have minutes to make an impression on motorists as they drive through on their way to Mammoth, Reno or Los Angeles.
Bishop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tawni Thomson believes that impression should, obviously, be a good one, ultimately convincing travelers to stop, get out of their cars and patronize local shops.

Pro Football Playoff Round Up

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15

Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

January 16th

Local filmmaker in running for $1 million

January 16, 2015

Local cinematographer Alex Pollini is a finalist in the annual Crash The Super Bowl competition, which challenges consumers to create a television ad for Doritos tortilla chips.
The winner, chosen by viewer vote, will receive $1 million, a one-year contract with Universal Pictures and have their winning commercial aired during the Super Bowl.
Pollini is the director of photography for “Baby’s First Word,” which was written and produced by his longtime friend, Travis Braun. The commercial’s star is baby Liam Crew, whose first word turns out to be a bit unorthodox.

Changes coming to LORP flows?

January 16, 2015

Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials are planning to re-think how flows on the Lower Owens River are managed to create a healthier ecosystem on the stretch of river that was re-watered in 2005.
County and LADWP officials and Lower Owens River Project consultants met with a number of interested residents Wednesday to take a look at the LORP and what’s changed on the river over the past year and discuss what changes can be made to improve the river.

Help coming for contractors and vendors

January 16, 2015

Comments made at a Bishop Chamber of Commerce luncheon have resulted in an effort to improve local business’ chances of landing federal contracts.
The Chamber and Manzanar National Historic Site are hosting a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall in Bishop to help contractors and vendors cut through the red tape involved in applying for government contracts.
Barbara Eschels of the National Park Service will specifically be offering guidance on navigating the federal System for Award Management.

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