September 8th, 2014
Agents with the Inyo Narcotic Enforcement Team, with the assistance of several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, recently raided a large-scale illegal marijuana cultivation site west of Independence.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, officers removed more than 4,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated street value of $2 million from Inyo National Forest land on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Officers also removed approximately 500 pounds of trash and about 40 pounds of fertilizer from the site. No suspects were located at the cultivation site during the raid.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider approval today of a final 2014-15 budget with funding restored for two popular grant programs designed help the countyâs community sponsors promote Inyo County.
From Sept. 1-8, the board met in open session to discuss amendments to the County Administrative Officerâs recommended budget, which was released Friday, Aug. 29.
Residents and visitors have an opportunity to return to the Good Ole Days this weekend during a fun, family-friendly museum fundraiser.
Laws Railroad Museum will be celebrating the Good Ole Days this weekend with an afternoon of live music, activities and demonstrations of the trades and talents that made life possible before the modern era.
This weekend, United Methodist Social Services will be hosting its first-ever Celebrating the Abundance of the Owens Valley dinner.
The concept of the celebration is âpeople sharing their surplus with people who need a meal,â event founder and key organizer Reverend Caddy Jackson said. He is asking community members to donate food items to fatten the potluck-style dinner menu. Although the event invite list includes all Soup Kitchen guests, it is free to the general public as well.
In the midst of the ongoing drought, the California Native Plant Society is offering low-water, low-maintenance landscaping possibilities for local homes and businesses.
The offerings will be available at the Bristlecone Chapter of CNPS at its annual native plant sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., just two miles east of Main Street.
Read the full story in the Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.
The community of Lone Pine has left such an impression on British filmmaker John Jessup that heâs returning next month to film a documentary on the Lone Pine Film Festival, local community members and the areaâs relationship with Hollywood over the years.
Jessup released a trailer for his Lone Pine documentary, entitled âShowdown at Lone Pineâ last month. The short clip is available at the Lone Pine Film Museumâs website: http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org, and on Jessupâs website: http://www.creativejohnny.co.uk/.
As the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. approaches, United Blood Services and a team of local nonprofit groups are preparing for the annual fall blood drive in Bishop.
United Blood Services will host the blood drive from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10, and from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
According to UBS Donor Recruitment Representative Monika Wiegers, the goal is to collect 200 units during this three-day drive.
The owners of a home in Aspendell known as the âAvalanche Houseâ are hoping to attract a buyer soon, even though the property has a nickname that could curb enthusiasm for the place.
Just as the City of Bishop is in the middle of planning for future economic development, Inyo County is in the process of getting public as well as professional input on its planned improvements of the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport â seen as a potential money-maker for the region.
United We Ride will be gathering next Saturday, Sept. 14, for its annual 9/11 Memorial Poker Run and barbecue to raise money for three local charities.
The 13th annual poker run will kick off with registration from 9-11 a.m. at Elks Park on West Line Street in Bishop. From there, riders head out on the Run, which will take them to Tomâs Place, Convict Lake and June Lake for cards, then back to the Elks Park for music, a barbecue, games and fun.