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December 10th

The Rock Shop

December 10, 2012

 

“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.” 

– Neil Armstrong

Pond rehabilitation project continues

December 10, 2012

Crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are beginning the second phase of a habitat improvement project east of Bishop.
The LADWP has drained and will be burning Rawson Pond No. 1, just south of Buckley Pond, this week to remove an excess growth of tules. With the pond burned, a group of community volunteers will meet early next month to dredge and rebuild the pond beds, making it an ideal fishery for anglers and a comfortable habitat for trout, bass, catfish and blue gills.

December 7th

New CEO for Register

December 7, 2012

Inyo County’s hometown newspaper is entering the holiday season, and looking to the future, with a new publisher at its helm.
Dion Agee of Crowley Lake was selected in mid-November by Horizon Publications to take over day-to-day operations of The Inyo Register, one of two newspapers owned in California by the corporation.
Agee replaced Carol Ross, who resigned as publisher in September in order to relocate out of state.
And while Agee may be new to the Register team, he is by no means a stranger to Inyo or Mono counties.

Blum, Morgenstein ready to serve

December 7, 2012

As Bishop’s newest ambassadors, Kristina Blum and Indica Morgenstein will spend the next year representing the local community as Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop, respectively.
Of the field of six contestants, judges said they selected Blum and Morgenstein as Bishop’s queens because they most embodied the qualities pageant organizers were looking for – good role-models and motivated young women with a drive to serve their community.
Both girls were crowned Friday, Nov. 30, at the first ever Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek in Bishop.

Generosity sprouting up around Inyo County

December 7, 2012

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to make local youngsters’ Christmas wishes come true by participating in the annual Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
For the 17th year, IMACA is partnering with The Inyo Register and dozens of other local businesses and community organizations to ensure that less-fortunate youth throughout the county don’t have to go without this holiday season.

Fruitcake Fest rears its head Dec. 15

December 7, 2012

Independence is taking its famed holiday celebration theme south of the border this year.
The county seat’s annual ode to a questionable Yuletide treat and the people who love it is returning to the spotlight in 2012 as the Fiesta de Fruitcake Independence Fruitcake Festival. The soiree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the American Legion Hall on Edwards Street (U.S. 395).
Everyone is invited to come out to the eighth and possibly final installment of the Independence Fruitcake Festival.

‘A date which will live in infamy’

December 7, 2012

Rescuers search for survivors near the U.S.S. West Virginia following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Today marks the 71st anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would be “a date which will live in infamy” – which left 2,402 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. There are still an estimated 1,177 U.S. sailors buried in the depths of the harbor. In all, eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk.

December 5th

New royalty for Bishop Tribe

December 5, 2012

Bishop Union High School sophomore Sabrina Stone stands with her grandmothers last Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Bishop Tribal Chambers after being sworn in as the new Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe. She is wearing a crown beaded by Tammy Andrade. Stone was appointed to the post by the Tribal Council, which has been filling the position either by appointment or pageant since 1993. Stone will be the Tribe’s representative at various local, state and national tribal and cultural events, and will be coordinating a community service project focusing on a reading program for tribal youth.

Climbers launch effort to catch petroglyph thieves

December 5, 2012

The local and even international climbing communities have joined the effort to bring attention to the recent thefts and vandalism of ancient, irreplaceable rock art, and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.
Bay Area resident and climbing enthusiast MaryKate Meyerhoffer created a Facebook page dedicated in part to raising money to supplement the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing and permanently damaging several Bishop-area petroglyphs.

Lone Pine gets a new community center

December 5, 2012

Lone Pine resident “Rattlesnake” Dave Haas saw a need in the community and took it upon himself to meet that need by purchasing a long-vacant building and pouring his own resources into it to create a community center.
In what has been described as Haas’ typical no-nonsense, philanthropic style, he purchased the old Schat’s Bakkery building at the northwest corner of Main and Holt streets in Lone Pine this spring and has been working to renovate the building into a facility that can be used for a number of different events.

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