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August 9th, 2012

Phil Pister: protector of the pupfish

August 9, 2012


Our relationship with the unique environment of the Eastern Sierra is right up there with politics and religion: best not discussed in polite society. Opinions differ on the extent to which our lands should be cared for; residents disagree on which areas and animals need protection; neighbors debate the priority given 

Winners of 3rd annual photo contest unveiled

August 9, 2012

Ask and ye shall receive.
The truth to this bit of ancient wisdom was readily apparent this past summer to organizers of the Inyo County Amateur Photo Contest, which, in its third year, drew a record 130 entries from all over the world.
According to Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathleen New, who conceived of the contest in 2010 to help fill promotional materials, she and fellow organizers were not only impressed with the numbers of photographs received, but also the quality.

Elizabeth Louise Slee

August 9, 2012

 Elizabeth Louise Slee



Search crews find hiker’s body

August 9, 2012

A body found on Norman Clyde Peak this week is believed to belong to the man at the center of the second massive search effort in the Sierra backcountry in as many weeks.
Officials are currently working to identify the body located by search crews Wednesday night in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, but the remains are believed to be those of Gary Dankworth, 60, a physician from Carson City.
Dankworth was reported missing Sunday, and dozens of search and rescue personnel from various local and state agencies had been scouring the mountains for him for four days.

August 8th

Filing period for Nov. election closes soon

August 8, 2012


Residents on the fence about pursuing their political aspirations or serving their communities on local governing boards have less than a week to make their bids for various open seats official.

The Jokers rain on Thunder’s parade

August 8, 2012

The Paiute Palace Casino/Stewart’s Construction Jokers had the last laugh Tuesday night, taking Red Thunder out of the A/B Coed Division playoffs with an 11-6 win.
The two teams were sitting in the cellar of the Bishop Adult Softball League division with the strong possibility that the winner would have to face off against the undefeated M&Ms. The Jokers face a steep climb if the players hope to vie for the championship in the highly competitive division.

Spend four days in fly fishing heaven

August 8, 2012

Have your fishing skills plateaued? Are you sinking into the been-there-done-that rut? Need to spice up your fishing life?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, the solution may be the Fly Fishing Faire in Mammoth, Sept. 13-16.
Attendees will get a wealth of information at a startlingly cheap price: $10 for all four days; anglers under 16 are free.
The admission fee includes free raffle tickets and a chance at rods, reels, flies and other tackle gear.

August 6th

Fishing Report

August 6, 2012

Lake Sabrina
Nice cool breezes, a bit of rain, hail, lightning and thunder-booms were experienced by the many anglers at the Lake over the week. Those cool breezes were needed over the first of the week as it was darn warm up here when the clouds weren’t around. We had almost a half an inch of rain in less than a half hour Saturday night – sure love watching the lightning!

Sports Shorts

August 6, 2012

Golden Eagle Volleyball
Lone Pine Lady Eagle Volleyball begins the 2012-13 season Monday, Aug. 20 with coach Mel Joseph’s traditional “Mel Week.”
The morning session runs from 5:30- 6:45 a.m. with the afternoon session from 4-6 p.m.
Players must have their sports physical completed prior to the morning session on Aug. 20. Both the Varsity and Junior Varsity will practice together during the first week.
Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser for the volleyball team will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.

August 3rd

Rusty’s rolls over West Bishop

August 3, 2012

One of the dominant teams in the Men’s Softball Division, Rusty’s had to be the favorite in Wednesday night’s meeting with West Bishop. The team didn’t disappoint, establishing a lead in the first inning and expanding the margin to an 18-7 win.
West Bishop’s Brad Weaver put his team on top in the first, beating the ball to second base for a double, then scoring on a single by Bob Vega. But an out at first, a pop-out and the final forced out at second base ended the small scoring surge.

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