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August 10th, 2011

Briefs

August 10, 2011

Horseshoe Tournament
The tourney will be held this Saturday at Millpond County Park. Sign-ups close at 5:30 p.m., a half-hour before the tournament starts, at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Steve Oglesby at (760) 873-6666.

Lone Pine Volleyball Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Volleyball Indian taco sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.
The Indian tacos can be pre-ordered, $6 each, from any volleyball player or by calling coach Mel Joseph at (760) 382-0406.
Delivery will be available.

Victorious

August 10, 2011

Fishing Report

August 10, 2011

LAKE SABRINA BOAT LANDING
Wow, what a week!
A thousand pounds of fish from Department of Fish and Game on Aug. 1 and then last Friday, here comes the stock truck again with another 1,500 pounds of fish. We were all doing the woo-hoo dance - that’s a lotta fish!
Thank you, DFG!
So to the catching and lots of it, fishing was great - thanks to the 2,500 pounds of fish.

August 9th

Inyo to protect ESTA motor pool

August 9, 2011

County leaders approved a proposal to add some additional security to the Eastern Sierra Transit motor pool.
Last Tuesday, Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson said there is funding available through the Local Transportation Commission to construct security lighting and fencing at ESTA’s headquarters at the county-operated Eastern Sierra Regional Airport.
The board approved a proposal in February that would have provided the lighting, however, with a fast approaching grant deadline for the funding, no bids were submitted for the project.

‘Super load’ en route to Inyo

August 9, 2011

A massive truck hauling spent nuclear machinery will be passing through Inyo County on a 21-day journey from San Onofre to Clive, Utah. The super load measures 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and more than 16 feet tall with 200 or so tires, consisting of a trailer weighing more than one million pounds and three trucks.
The loads are reportedly the heaviest in California history. This trip is the first of four scheduled for this year.

August 8th

Linda Louise Morse

August 8, 2011

Linda Louise Morse
1955-2011

Linda Louise Morse, age 56, made her home and raised her children in Big Pine. On May 18, 1955, in Ridgecrest, she blessed the world with her arrival and on Aug. 1, 2011, she was freed, to walk unencumbered at God’s side.

Thieves on the tops of mountains

August 8, 2011

There are small notebooks, or sometimes just a few bits of paper, and a writing utensil, stuffed into a can or box of some sort at the highest point of nearly every mountain in the Sierra Nevada and beyond. These summit registers are a record of the peak’s visitors, considered historical documents by some.
Unfortunately, the registers have become a target for thieves.

ESTA slowed by economy

August 8, 2011

The local public transportation system is growing – slowly, and sometimes painfully, but it is growing.
Amid funding shortages and other setbacks – such as a delay in delivery of vehicles for the Reds Meadow shuttle program and increasing fuel costs – the organization will have to cut some services but will retain its workforce. It is also asking less of its member agencies than it has in the past to get over this time of year’s financial hump.

Rising rodeo stars get a lift

August 8, 2011

District 9 California High School Rodeo received this week one of the largest donations in the district’s history – from a local employees union.
Workers with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power donated $1,032 to the Bishop-based high school rodeo on Thursday, surprising plenty of young cowboys and cowgirls in the process.
According to LADWP Store Keeper Adele Pratt, the donation is a direct result of employees with the department wanting to give back to the community.

Final city softball tourney underway

August 8, 2011

The Chuckawallees/Bill Eddy Traditional Archery and Unloaded teams rose to the top at Friday evening’s first round of the City Softball League Coed C division championship tournament.
The teams, ranked in the middle of the six-team division, meet top-ranked CBC Crusaders and I-Hiimu this coming Friday in the semifinals. The title will be determined in the final game at 8 p.m.
Chuckawallees 10, Red Tails 5

The Chuckawallees jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning and never relinquished it.

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