Tag Archives | Independence


Mike Mairs: 1974-2016

Michael Omie Mairs leapt into life on April 29, 1974 and he never looked back up to his passing on July 31, 2016 after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Mike was born and lived his life in Independence, graduating from Owens Valley High School in 1992. He was a peaceful warrior, caring and kind-hearted, […]

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Join Friends of the Eastern California Museum for fun evening

Press release The Friends of the Eastern California Museum invites everyone to join them for their annual meeting and potluck dinner on Saturday March 12 at the American Legion Hall in Independence. The Friends are a non-profit organization, which supports the Eastern California Museum in Independence, which is also the Inyo County Museum, with volunteer […]

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Inyo County Superior Court Employees have contract disagreement

Press release Inyo County Superior Court Employees began leafleting jurors outside the Courts on Monday to make them aware of a protracted contract disagreement with Courts Administration. Court employees have gone without a raise since 2009. When the State of California severely cut funds to the Courts 6 years ago, employees also agreed to pay […]

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Thanksgiving Celebrations in the Eastern Sierra

Press releases Bishop VFW The Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 8988 will be holding their 19th annual Thanksgiving Community Dinner, November 26th. We provide a nutritional Thanksgiving dinner for the community members who otherwise would not have a meal or someone to share it with. In past years we provided approximately 300-400 meals. In order […]

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Updated information on new Inyo courthouse

(Note: There were errors in the new Inyo Courthouse article: The approving body for the site was the State Public Works Board whose meeting was Monday, August 17; the modular in independence will not have to wait for the completion of the new courthouse in 2022 and should be on-site and functioning within “a couple […]

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Inyo water restrictions, meetings

– Press release On July 15, 2014, the State Water Resources Control Board approved emergency water regulations to ensure that, among other things, all California residents conserve water, regardless of water source or purveyor. On May 5, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board extended and expanded the emergency regulations based on an Executive Order […]

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John William Lee: 1955-2015

John Lee age 60, passed away to be with the Lord on April 17, 2015 in Whitter CA.  John was born to John Lee and Joan Lee Olive on March 17, 1955 in American Fork Utah.  John moved to Independence when he was 13 years old.  He graduated from Owens Valley High School in 1972. […]

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Norman Clyde with his trademark campaign hat, ice axe, pistol and back-breaking pack. Photo courtesy the Eastern California Museum.

Norman Clyde Birthday Bash

– Press release Bluegrass music, free food and cake, a “Pack With Legs” fun walk, vintage climbing exhibits, and guest speakers will all be part of the second annual Norman Clyde Birthday Bash, scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to whenever the band stops playing, at the Eastern California Museum in Independence. The […]

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‘Barn raiser’ for Owens Valley Growers Cooperative

– Press release The first Volunteer Work Day for the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative’s Food Coop and Cafe in Independence was held Tuesday April 7th and it was a huge success.  “The turnout was great and the work accomplished was incredible” said the Coop’s general manager David Woodruff.  “The volunteers worked very hard and accomplished […]

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