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June 11th, 2013

High school rodeo competition starts today

June 11, 2013

The California High School Rodeo finals first arena competition kicked off Sunday evening with the horsemanship portion of the CHSRA Queen competition.
Rodeo competition starts this morning at 9 a.m. with the official opening performance this evening at 7 p.m.
Bishop students to look for are Kayla Inderbieten and Chase Bowen.

For more, check out today's issue of The Inyo Register.

U.S. Forest Service wildland firefighter dies in Northern California

June 11, 2013

VALLEJO, Calif., JUNE 11 – A 28-year-old firefighter from Susanville, Calif., died Monday afternoon as a result of injuries received on a wildfire on the Modoc National Forest in northeast California. Luke Sheehy was a member of the California Smokejumpers, based out of Redding.

June 10th

Inaugural bi-county bike ride fundraiser becomes a reality

June 10, 2013

JUNE 10, 2013 – The Mammoth 2 Bishop Fun Bike Ride and Finish Line Music Festival “isn’t just an exciting new event coming this summer to the beautiful Eastern Sierra.”
According to the Mammoth 2 Bishop website, www.mammoth2bishop.com, the event is also the culmination of organizer and High Sierra Events founder Lloyd Cearley’s five-year dream. Cearley said he has been hoping to offer the unique cycling event since he fell in love with and moved to Mammoth Lakes in 2002-03.

Flora fans invited on upcoming botanical tours

June 10, 2013

JUNE 10, 2013 – It is once again time for the annual garden tour designed to inspire, awe and educate participants about the amazing garden diversity that is possible in the arid Eastern Sierra climate.
Garden Tour Adventures 2013, a fundraising extravaganza that benefits the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project, will be held from 9 a.m-1 p.m. this Saturday, June 15.

June 6th

Gregory to leave as ski area top dog

June 6, 2013

Rusty Gregory, the chief executive officer of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, will step aside from his duties, he said Wednesday night.
Speaking at a Town Council meeting on June 5, Gregory said he would make a formal announcement later this month.
“We’ve made a lot of … changes,” Gregory said. “In two to three weeks I’ll be announcing who’s going to run Mammoth Mountain Ski Area next. Mammoth Mountain will not be run by me.”
Gregory did not elaborate on his decision before the council, and afterward declined further comment on his announcement.

June 4th

Two weekend deaths in Yosemite

June 4, 2013

JUNE 3, 2013 – Yosemite National Park officials are advising visitors to exercise extreme caution when exploring the valley’s natural beauty in the wake of two deaths over this past weekend.
According to the National Park Service, Felix Joseph Kiernan, 28, of London, England and Aleh Kalman, 19, of Sacramento, died this past weekend after the former was hit by a falling rock while climbing, and the latter was swept over one of the park’s tallest and most popular waterfalls.

June 3rd

Discovery of artifacts may slow dust mitigation work

June 3, 2013

A long-lost piece of local history may have been located on Owens Lake as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews prepare for a new dust mitigation project.
The LADWP will be meeting today to discuss the Environmental Impact Report for the Phase 7a project and the discovery of what may be the site of a massacre of Owens Valley Paiutes located within the mitigation area. The mitigation project has a federally-imposed deadline of December 2013.

May 31st

Fire destroys one home in Crowley

May 31, 2013

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 – Crews with the Long Valley Fire Department responded to a fire Thursday afternoon that almost completely destroyed one home and threatened nearby vegetation on Crowley Lake Drive.
The cause of fire, which was reported at about 2:30 p.m. was undetermined as of press time Friday. The fire started in the southern section of the home while the residents were away, and according to volunteer firefighter, Second District Mono County Supervisor and former Long Valley Fire Chief Fred Stump, could have burned unnoticed for some time before it was reported.

May 30th

Big fish for Lower Owens

May 30, 2013

Blackrock Fish Hatchery broodstock, those big trout used for spawning to propagate future generations, are being released in the Lower Owens River.
This week marked the second large-scale release of the hatchery’s broodstock in as many months, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife said there is going to be at least one more release in the coming month.
DFW Environmental Biologist James Erdman said he and other DFW biologists wanted to let all anglers know that the big broodstock fish from the ponds at the Black Rock Hatchery are now up for grabs.

Mule Days documentary gaining traction

May 30, 2013

MAY 23, 2013 –– Joe Peeler was 4 or 5 when he started coming to the Eastern Sierra with his father for early-summer fishing trips every Memorial Day weekend.
The pair stopped in Bishop to take in the sights and sounds (and smells) of Mule Days: the tall animals with the long ears and longer tails; men and women in cowboy hats and boots and spurs; a fine layer of dust and announcers’ echoes from the fairgrounds arena hovering overhead.

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