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October 7th, 2013

Praxis, local providers finalizing faster Internet

October 7, 2013

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 a problem’ here

October 7, 2013

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.

October 4th

Shutdown enters Day 5

October 4, 2013

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 – legislative restriction on the amount of national debt that can be issued by the Treasury – by Oct. 17.

For the Love of Swing prepares for swan song

October 4, 2013

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.

October arrives with annual fun run not far behind

October 4, 2013

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 organization’s largest fundraiser, a 5K walk and 10K fun run, Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said.

October 2nd

Fall Colors Car Show rolling into Bishop Friday night

October 2, 2013

Fast cars, fine art, antiques and collectibles – as well as bargains on just about anything else – will be on tap at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Canadian couple ties knot on High Sierra horse drive

October 2, 2013

More than wagons got hitched up this weekend as pack station wranglers drove their livestock to southern pastures for the winter.
André 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.

October 1st

Local attractions shut down with U.S. Government

October 1, 2013

Yosemite National Park’s 123rd anniversary is today, but the park’s famous sights and attractions are off limits due to a nationwide government shutdown that took effect at midnight Monday.
Federal government operations shut down and national treasures were closed to the public after House representatives refused to budge on their effort to link the passage of the 2014 federal budget to a delay in the implementation of health care reform.

September 30th

Grant funding projects for Bishop, IMACA

September 30, 2013

The City of Bishop is planning a variety of improvements to the city using a large, recently received, Community Development Block grant.

Opening a dialogue about the desert

September 30, 2013

Film historian Chris Langley and photographer Osceola Refetoff are in the process of birthing a blog about the changing face of the Mojave in an effort to inform and engage people about how that change will impact everyone’s future.
Langley and Refetoff plan to unveil the working-titled blog, “High and Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rain” this year. The title alludes to “the desert non-fiction of author Mary Austin’s ‘Land of Little Rain,’ which really describes our area very accurately,” Langley said.

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