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September 11th, 2012
Local law enforcement is reminding residents that dumping garbage and other waste anywhere but in an appropriate receptacle or local landfills is illegal.
â€śThe Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department needs your help to eliminate illegal dumping and unsightly littering on our lands,â€ť Sheriffâ€™s Deputy Brian Howard said in a press release last week.
A new leader is taking the reins of Bishopâ€™s annual Mule Days Celebration.
Longtime Executive Kim Craft officially leaves her post on Monday, turning over year-round organization and oversight of the world-famous event to Bishop resident Monica Allen.
Craft has resigned from her long-held position so that she can relocate to Wyoming. According to Public Relations Chair Barb Laughon, Craft is moving to be closer to family.
Inyo County is scheduled to begin its budget hearings next week to discuss how to fund county programs for the next year.
Going into budget hearings, County Administrative Officer and Budget Officer Kevin Carunchio said the county has a total of $82,424,387 in expenditures and $76,553,650 in expected revenues for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
He said the General Fund account is projected to have $3,663,101 in its balance going into this next budget year. Budgeted General Fund expenditures total $49,981,911; revenues, $46,318,803.
Residents have the chance to observe the 11th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 by helping to save lives next week.
United Blood Services returns to the Owens Valley with two separate blood drives â€“ one in Lone Pine at Statham Hall and the other in Bishop at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church Parish Hall.
The Lone Pine blood drive will be held from noon-6 p.m. Monday and the Bishop drive will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
To celebrate August as World Breastfeeding Month, three local programs teamed to offer a first-ever event in Southern Inyo.
Inyo County Health and Human Services Departmentâ€™s Women, Infants and Children Program partnered with the Bishop Toiyabe Indian Healthy Initiative Tribeâ€™s WIC Program and Inyo County First 5 to hold the First Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk Thursday, Aug. 16 at Statham Hall in Lone Pine.
The theme for the walk was â€śBe an All-Star and Hit a Home Run â€“ Breastfeed!â€ť
Fifth District Supervisor Richard Cervantes said he is endorsing candidate Jim Gentry in his race for a seat on the board next month.
In the June Primary, Cervantes ran against challengers Gentry and Matt Kingsley. None of the candidates generated the required 50 percent, plus one, of the votes to avoid a run-off, and, as Cervantes received the least amount of votes, he will not be on the November Ballot.
In response to questions he said he received from constituents, Cervantes said he took a hard look at both candidates before endorsing Gentry.
Crystal Geyser in Olancha is looking to expand and residents have until October to comment on the proposed increase in operations.
In a Draft Environmental Impact Report, Crystal Geyser said it is proposing the construction of a spring water bottling facility on Cabin Bar Ranch near Cartago.
Cabin Bar spans U.S. 395 and is a total of 420 acres. The proposed project site includes about 34 acres in the north-central area of the ranch. About 14.59 acres would be subject to improvements.
In late July, the national news touted the discovery of the â€śGod particle,â€ť the missing link in the study of particle physics.
The confirmation of the Higgs boson came with a 0.00006 percent caveat; in lay terms, a very slim chance the scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland were wrong.
The Higgs boson, as explained in a Los Angeles Times article, is â€śthe long-sought elementary particle that gives mass to the universe.â€ť
Laws Railroad Museum will once again be wrapping up the summer with a celebration of days gone by, a simpler time when items used daily were hand-crafted and virtually everyone had a unique trade.
Laws will host its Good Ole Days celebration this Saturday with more than a dozen demonstrators practicing unique trades, local nonprofit groups such as Rotary and Girl Scouts providing food and the Idle Hands String Band performing live.
The event is open to the public and offered free of charge.
Re-entering society is no easy feat for people recovering from substance abuse. Aside from the medical, mental health and legal considerations which often color this journey, people in recovery face challenges ranging from the corporeal, such as housing and employment, to the ethereal, or spirituality.