Archive | January, 2019

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Mt. Whitney Lottery postponed

USFS news release The Mt. Whitney Lottery, the process which awards both day and overnight hiking permits of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, has been postponed. Typically, the lottery begins February 1 through www.recreation.gov. However, the recently awarded contractor for this site was working with the Inyo National Forest to develop the […]

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Check out ‘A Writer’s Journey in the Eastern Sierra’

Press release “History as Inspiration: A Writer’s Journey in the Eastern Sierra” is the title of the illustrated talk at the Monday, February 4th meeting of the Mono Basin Historical Society. Author Kristine Zeigler’s recently published book, COVER THIS COUNTRY LIKE SNOW is a collection of ten fictional stories set before, during and after the […]

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Cassidy Seitz with her friends, 14-year-old Julianna Savagian,and Colin, age 14, and Emmet Kneafsey, age 15. (2)

Cassidy Seitz survives heart attack with help at Mammoth Mountain

By Charles James While visiting Mammoth Mountain over Christmas break, 14-year-old Cassidy Seitz of Hancock Park suffered a near-fatal heart attack while half-way up the Roller Coaster Express Chair #4. Thanks to the immediate response of the Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol and lift operator, the young girl was treated immediately, stabilized and then transported to […]

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Bishop Sunrise Rotary offers an International Feast

Press release The Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes you to the Fourth Annual International Feast. The feast is planned for Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Heritage Arts Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:30 pm.   The dinner, served in a Brazilian Street Fair theme, will feature four courses of traditional Brazilian […]

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‘Fiscal realities’ led to 5 layoffs at NIHD

By Deb Murphy Faced with a $1.2 million shortfall in revenues, the Northern Inyo Healthcare District laid off five employees, none of whom are involved in direct patient care, according to Chief Executive Officer Kevin Flanigan. The lay-offs were Friday. The District held staff meetings the following Monday and Tuesday. By Tuesday, the rumors were […]

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Here fishy, fishy – Get ready for the Blake Jones Trout Derby

Press release The 2019 Blake Jones Trout Derby is set for Saturday, March 16th in Bishop, California. Since 1968, the event has been a favorite tradition for Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike. This year is shaping up to be a great one according to the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Every […]

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Mammoth Lakes Film Festival documentary gets Oscar nomination

Press release Mammoth Lakes, CA. – Mammoth Lakes Film Festival’s (MLFF) Festival Director Shira Dubrovner is excited to announce that MINDING THE GAP, the MLFF 2018 Bravery Award Winner, was just announced as one of the six nominees for Best Documentary at the 91st Academy Awards! This nomination comes after months of award buzz and […]

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