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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.

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.

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.

Read the full story in the Thursday, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register..

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.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Blue Ribbon Week ends Saturday

October 21, 2014

Residents are encouraged to wear blue ribbons this week to help spread awareness of the dangers of asthma and to show support for those who suffer from the respiratory condition.
"Sometimes we don't think that asthma can be life threatening, but it is," said Bishop resident Debbie Schumacher, whose son, Christopher John Schumacher, died on Oct. 19, 1996 as the result of a severe asthma attack. He was 14, just shy of his 15th birthday. "Christopher was very athletic and won many gold medals in the Junior Olympics."

Traffic stop leads to drug, counterfeit charges

October 20, 2014

A couple who had recently relocated to Big Pine from Southern California were arrested Saturday, Oct. 11 after they were allegedly found to be in possession of a stolen vehicle, stolen personal information, methamphetamine, counterfeit money and burglary tools.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Gabriel Michael Anderson, 29, of Corona, and Alisa L. Erl, 27, of Perris, were taken into custody shortly after 9 p.m. last Saturday after they were pulled over for a seat belt violation on Crocker Street in Big Pine.

Wildlife rehab center to hold fundraiser

October 20, 2014

Eastern Sierra Wildlife Care is in need of public support so that it can continue helping wildlife victims, which suffer primarily from injuries caused by humans.
To that end, ESWC founder and director Cindy Kamler is inviting the community to sponsor, support and attend ESWC’s Ninth Annual Wild Spirits Fundraiser. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. this Sunday, Oct. 26 at Mountain Light Gallery, located at 106 S. Main St. in Bishop.

Watershed Projects gets students out in the field

October 20, 2014

Throughout October, Eastern Sierra Watershed Project is bringing a variety of Eastern Sierra-related science lessons into local classrooms and taking students into local outdoor science lab environments.
In collaboration with Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, the Eastern Sierra Institute of Collaborative Education has organized watershed-based field studies for elementary and middle school students. ESWP lessons focus on the “importance of water to the plants, animals and people of Owens Valley,” said Leigh Parmenter of ESICE.

VIDEO: USC's Cody Kessler's Record Setting Day In 30 Seconds

October 20, 2014

Don't Mess with Kess. USC's Cody Kessler set a USC record throwing for seven... yes, seven... touchdown passes against Colorado. Don't believe us? Watch them all in under thirty seconds.

VIDEO: The Top Halloween Costumes Everyone Will Be Wearing In 2014

October 17, 2014

Those planning to be the only Elsa at the Halloween party might want to let that one go. It's likely she'll be the number one costume this year. Mashable asked the data miners at Google Trends to share what costumes people are searching the most, and unsurprisingly, Queen Elsa tops the list. She's joined by a few of her Frozen castmates, and a whole slew of familiar faces in the pop culture world. So, while that Guardian's of the Galaxy costume may seem like a really awesome idea, thousands of others are planning to wear the same thing.

OV Growers Co-op to open market in Indy

October 17, 2014

Good food was on the menu for a community dinner and presentation by a local not-for-profit cooperative planning to re-open Mair’s Market in Independence.
About 50 residents of the town gathered at the Independence Legion Hall Oct. 11 and enjoyed a dinner featuring a wide variety of locally grown produce, locally made baked goods and homemade entrees.

Chocolate Art Walk coming to downtown Bishop

October 17, 2014

Bishop’s Main Street will be turned into a lively festival next Friday evening with artists, musicians, films and refreshments all iced with chocolate at each of 17 participating locations.
The festivities run from 5-8 p.m. Oct. 24 and are organized by Independent Project Press. Unique chocolate treats will be handed out at each of the locations.

Motocross returns to Bishop

October 17, 2014

Motocross is returning to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Mike Boothe Memorial Arena this winter after a six-year absence.
Community members have revived the popular local sport and formed Bishop Motocross, with races scheduled to hit the fairgrounds arena as soon as next weekend. From November through March, the motocross track will play host to four races and a number of practice weekends.

Blaze threatens town of Shoshone

October 15, 2014

A little bit of luck and a lot of hard work on the part of firefighters kept a fast-moving fire from destroying the community of Shoshone over the weekend.
As it was, the blaze claimed two mobile homes in the Southeast Inyo community, damaging power lines and phone lines in the process.
Businesses and homes in the area were left without power and phone access for about four hours.
Dozens of firefighters, mostly from the Southern Inyo Fire Protection District, responded to fight the fire, which began around noon on the south side of town, scorching a path up State Route 127.

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