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April 3rd, 2012

SAAM 2012 focuses on prevention

April 3, 2012

In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Bishop teen flying the friendly skies

April 3, 2012

Getting a driver’s license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is “not a priority.”
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilot’s license by passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isn’t exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he “watched (the movie) ‘Top Gun’ every single day as a kid.”

A new normal: life a year after the Center Fire

April 3, 2012

The scarred landscape was the first to recover after the Center Fire blew through Big Pine just over a year ago.
Mert Stewart’s pasture, blackened from fence line to fence line, sprouted green shoots within weeks. The skeletal trees above grazing land south of Baker Creek Road are shrouded in a pale green haze after lying dormant for the past year. Nature has a way of healing itself and so, to an extent, do the people who spent the night of March 18, 2011 wondering what they would come back to the next morning.

First-ever celebration of Alabama Hills coming soon

April 3, 2012

Lone Pine is inviting the community to save the date of April 14 for the community’s first annual Alabama Hills Day, hosted by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group.
The Stewardship Group has planned a full day worth of tours in the Hills, lectures on local history at the Lone Pine Museum of Film History and information sharing between different user groups who love the Hills.
Alabama Hills Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 29th

Lawsuit again targets Sierra’s commercial Wilderness users

March 29, 2012

Commercial stock packers have found themselves, again, between a rock and hard place.
In response to a lawsuit filed by the High Sierra Hikers Association, the federal court has curtailed permits for commercial stock operators in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and that ruling may extend to all commercial uses of designated Wilderness areas within the Park.
“The economic impact would be devastating,” said Craig London of Mt. Whitney Pack Trains and Rock Creek Pack Station. “If packers are shut out of the Park for a year or two, we can’t recover. This is a business, not a hobby.”

Agencies’ concerns haven’t delayed Digital 395 project

March 29, 2012

Despite environmental concerns being voiced about the Digital 395 broadband project, a spokesperson for the developer said work will be moving forward with little or no delay.
Elizabeth Glazner, communications director for Praxis Associates, said agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have raised a number of concerns about potential impacts resulting from Digital 395, which aims to construct a 583-mile fiber-optic underground cable network along U.S. 395 from Barstow to Carson City.

Wild Iris seeks to educate public about abuse

March 29, 2012

Incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise and their tidal wave effects hit not only abused victims, but also the perpetrators, their families and communities, and society as a whole.
In response to these escalating social maladies’ associated costs – emotional, physical, psychological and even financial – Wild Iris will be holding a workshop and certified crisis counselor training in coming days to educate the community.

March 27th

Looking for a job is a full-time job

March 27, 2012

The current job market slump called for Career Connections Job Fair presenters to get creative by encouraging job seekers to do the same.
While the pickings for actual employment opportunities offered at the March 16 job fair were slim, the message, especially from service agencies, was clear: looking for a job is a full time job – so develop a strategy and use it.

Deck helps ensure access for handicapped anglers

March 27, 2012

In an effort to make Inyo County’s recreational opportunities available for all, the Advocates for Access to Public Lands and the Bishop Lions Club recently completed an ADA accessible fishing deck at Rawson Pond No. 3.
While the deck is complete, AAPL and a handful of community volunteers are still working on rehabilitation projects at Buckley and Rawson ponds and, according to Project Coordinator and AAPL President Dick Noles, the fishery will not be in top shape for about a year.

March 26th

Inyo officials seek involvement in new Planning Rule

March 26, 2012

As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to move forward with implementation of a new planning rule on the Inyo, Inyo County leaders are demanding that the federal agency gives local leaders a seat at the table as decisions on the plan are made.

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