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Farmers’ markets in Bishop, Mammoth

– Press release Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market is celebrating its 21st year! There are two Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market locations – Bishop Farmers’ Market is open Saturday mornings from June 20 through October –9:00 a.m. to noon and is located westerly of Hwy 395 on Church Street, directly behind City Hall. Mammoth Lakes […]

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Climate change the topic for SNARL lecture

SNARL Lecture #4 “Threats of Climate Change to Eastern Sierra Plant Communities” by Dr. Erin Riordan, Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA Tuesday, June 23, 7:00 pm, at the Page Center on the SNARL Campus (1016 Mt. Morrison Rd.) This century, climate change will dramatically impact the conservation value of California’s protected areas, including […]

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Fundraiser for Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum

– Press release WHAT: 17th Annual Country Western Dance & BBQ sponsored by the Southern Mono Historical Society. Dig out your cowboy boots and come kick up your heels at this fun family event! Join us for our annual fundraiser to help preserve Mammoth Lakes’ history! WHERE: Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum, 5489 Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Lakes WHEN: […]

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NPS seeks comments on Manzanar brochure

– Press release Each year, approximately 80,000 people visit Manzanar National Historic Site. They receive an introductory brochure to enhance their understanding and experience. The National Park Service and key stakeholders developed Manzanar’s current brochure in 2003. Since then, the site has evolved significantly. Park staff have uncovered and stabilized Japanese gardens, restored historic orchards, […]

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Local pilots earn prestigious award

By Deb Murphy The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award sets the bar high: at least 50 years of faultless flying. Monday evening at the Bishop Airport Terminal Building, three local aviators were honored by the Federal Aviation Administration for hitting the mark: Dennis Nikolaus and Rod Philbrick of Bishop and Mike Rossi of Big Pine. […]

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Letter: ‘Locally sourced water’

Letter to the Editor – Submitted by Daniel Pritchett Just a century ago, Owens Lake was a spectacular inland sea, teeming with life. After DWP reduced Owens Valley to a colony and dried the lake, its bed became the largest source of health-threatening dust in the nation. To mitigate the dust, DWP has been forced […]

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ATV project: ‘Time is of the essence’

By Deb Murphy The Adventure Trails pilot project still needs approval from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. But, according to Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta, the department has been talking to Inyo County staff and “will ultimately support” the program. For Inyo County Public Works Director Clint Quilter, “time is of the essence.” […]

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Update on water-grant proposals

By Deb Murphy Projects submitted by the Bishop and Big Pine Paiute Tribes and June Lake Public Utility District got the green light at last month’s Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program. The next step: full grant proposals for approval by the California Department of Water Resources for funding from Proposition 84 monies. The fifth […]

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Ribbon cutting for Warren St. Improvements Project

By Deb Murphy The City Bishop celebrated the completion of the Warren Street Project with the traditional ribbon cutting at the intersection of Warren and Academy streets Wednesday morning. Public Works Director Dave Grah reviewed the history of the project that initially focused on pavement/sidewalk/drainage improvements funded by California gas tax funds. The City opted […]

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