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Alas, just a Yuletide Gathering in Independence

Press release Independence’s traditional and Internationally Acclaimed Fruitcake Festival is postponed until 2017, and in it its place the town Is having a Community Yuletide Gathering, 6pm, Saturday December 10th at the American Legion Hall in beautiful and historic, downtown Independence. Living up to its reputation as the Poltuck Capitol of Eastern California (maybe the […]

 
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MLTPA celebrates 10th anniversary this Friday

News release MLTPA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Fundraiser happens this coming Friday December 9 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Jimmy’s Taverna! Suggested $25 contribution at the door gets you plenty of free hors d’oeuvres, free beer and wine, lots of great giveaways, and plenty of friends and partners to honor. Don’t miss out […]

 
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Inyo County’s Fantastic Flora

 Press release A celebration of Inyo County’s 150th anniversary would not be complete without a tribute to its amazing flora, which has drawn worldwide acclaim from explorers and scientists alike. Much of what we know about plant diversification has come from studies of California’s world-famous flora, and field exploration of the Inyo County region has […]

 
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Bishop ready to celebrate holiday season

Press release The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is planning several fun and festive holiday events for our community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and keep safety in mind. Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Street of Lights will all be held on Saturday evening, December 3rd . The parade will run south to north, beginning at […]

 
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Mammoth Ice Rink hosting Winter Classic

The Mammoth Ice Rink is OPEN for the season! Check out the new schedule, winter rates, and special promotions for the 2016/17 season.This weekend the Mammoth Ice Rink is hosting the 2016 Winter Classic Tournament. Games get underway on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:00pm and conclude on Sunday, Dec.  4 at 1:30pm. View the tournament schedule and we look forward to some […]

 
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Op-ed: Digital Democracy Success in Inyo County

By Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters Inyo County—a county of 10,000 square miles that contains Death Valley and three monumental mountain ranges—is both the second-largest county by area and the least populated by density in California. That is why high-speed Internet access was crucial to civic engagement in the November 2016 election. Since […]

 
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Fruitcake King held hostage; Festival postponed

Press release Organizers of the Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival have announced that they have received a ransom note from the well known bad guys, The Candied Fruit Gang stating they have taken the Festival’s Fruitcake King hostage. The King has presided over this historic and well respected event which is held every Holiday Season […]

 
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Eastern California Museum 2017 calendar available

Press release The Owens Valley has been home to cowboys ever since Samuel Bishop drove a herd of about 500 cattle through the valley in 1861. The Eastern California Museum’s 2017 Calendar celebrates those hearty souls who made a living working with cows and horses, and helped shaped the culture and history of the Owens […]

 
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Turkey giving on Thanksgiving for NIHD employees

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District (NIHD) employees donated 56 turkeys to three agencies striving to improve the lives of others in Inyo and Mono counties this holiday season. The food pantries for Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action (IMACA), The Salvation Army and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 each received turkeys on behalf […]

 
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Blues Traveler, Lonestar to headline 2017 Eastern Sierra Music Festival

Press release Coming off the last weekend’s sold out Harvest Hoedown fundraiser, the Eastern Sierra Music Festival is delighted to announce its 2017 concert lineup. Headlining will be the Grammy-award winning blues band, Blues Traveler, and the chart-topping country band, Lonestar. Opening acts including country duo, SmithField, and singer-songwriter Steve Moakler. The festival is set […]

 
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