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October 24th, 2014

Adventure Trails EIR coming out soon

October 24, 2014

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the final fate of the ATV Adventure Trails project as the Final Environmental Impact Review is released Nov. 5.
The Inyo County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to review the Final EIR and receive input from residents at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Inyo County Board of Supervisors room in the County Administrative Center in Independence.

Death Valley boss leaving?

October 24, 2014

A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valley’s boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.

October 23rd

Food drive this Saturday

October 23, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 25 is National Make a Difference Day.

Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, The Bishop Lions Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for the Salvation Army.
Teams will be stationed at Manor Market and Vons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting food. Donations are also accepted.

All food proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and all monies donated will be going to the Food Kitchen at the United Methodist Church.

Norma Inez Forsyth

October 23, 2014

Norma Inez Forsyth

Norma Inez Forsyth, age 94, was born in Nebraska and passed away on Sept. 29, 2014 in Lone Pine. Norma raised her family working as a waitress for more than 30 years in the Southern California area before marrying Russell Forsyth and retiring to Big Pine where they lived for more than 40 years. During their retirement years she and her husband traveled throughout the United States, fishing and golfing through nearly every state (having only missed two of the 50) and enjoying being in the outdoors.

Marie June Chalmers

October 23, 2014

Marie June Chalmers

Marie June Chalmers, 84, born in Sacramento on June 20, 1930, passed away Oct. 10, 2014 in Bishop.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 2009.
She leaves behind her loving daughters, Debra, Janice, Christine and Linda; grandchildren, Bryan, Sarah and Roman.
She moved to June Lake in 1970 before migrating to Bishop in 1997 with husband Al to escape the snowy winters of June Lake. Marie served in the Lady Bills and enjoyed playing bingo at the Elks Lodge with friends. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

VIDEO: Rivers v. Manning: Who wins Thursday night

October 23, 2014

On Pro Football Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks, Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Andrew Perloff discuss their predictions for Thursday night's matchup of the Chargers and Broncos.

October 22nd

Toiyabe awarded more wellness money

October 22, 2014

Toiyabe Indian Health Project has received its second Center for Disease Control grant this month.
“We are the only organization in the United States to accomplish this. It’s like winning the Lottery twice,” said Toiyabe grant writer Su Yates.
Last week, Toiyabe announced that it was awarded $1.5 million from the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health, or REACH, grant.

Community leaders take home ideas from SBC conference

October 22, 2014

Community leaders from throughout the region are buzzing about the Sierra Business Council’s Peak Innovation Conference, where they listened to expert speakers and brainstormed ideas on how to improve every aspect of life in local communities.
Held Oct. 8-11, the conference featured nationally acclaimed writer Terry Tempest Williams and clean energy economy leader Van Jones as keynote speakers.

New SAR base dedicated to longtime coordinator

October 22, 2014

Inyo County Search and Rescue has a new base of operations for missions in Southern Inyo – a converted storage facility now bearing the name of one of the Sheriff’s Office’s most dedicated members.
On Saturday, Oct. 18, the South County Search and Rescue Command Center, located at the Lone Pine Airport, was officially unveiled and dedicated to soon-to-be-retired Undersheriff and longtime SAR Commander Keith Hardcastle.
Hardcastle began his career in 1985 as an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy; he has been a SAR Coordinator since 1994.

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