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Inyo National Forest to remain closed for another week | 9 national forests will remain closed

Message from John “Pancho” Smith, Acting Forest Supervisor, Inyo National Forest” Good morning: Over the past few days, the Inyo National Forest has been looking at options to re-open the Forest in a modified manner and we have shared that tentative plan out to various permittees, recreation residences, and at the Creek Fire meeting yesterday. […]

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Big Pine Fire responded to single vehicle rollover with injuries

Sept. 5, 2020,  First reported on BPVFD Facebook Post) Big Pine Fire responded with two SXS to Sugarloaf Mtn and Little Onion Valley for a single vehicle rollover with injuries. Sierra Wave spoke with Fire Chief Damon Carrington. He was first on the scene after receiving the 9-1-1 call. Carrington said that the vehicle, a […]

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Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, announced that Bryce Winzenread from Round Valley Elementary won first place in the Inyo County-wide 2019-2020 Spelling Bee, which was sponsored by Altrusa. Altrusa International was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1917. It is an international non-profit organization focused on community service. The local Altrusa chapter brought cash prizes and […]

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Make Yourself Useful: Train To Become A Volunteer EMT

By Charles James Have a little time on your hands and are willing to learn something new that might make a real difference in someone’s life? Even saving one. Well, you can! The life you might save could be the life of a neighbor, a friend, a mother, father, grandparent, brother, sister or a child. Become an Emergency […]

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Free computer and internet training for seniors

Press release If you are uncomfortable using computers and technology, Desert Mountain RC&DC will resume its successful free basic training on Windows 10 PCs and Apple iPads at the Bishop Senior Citizen Center, located at 506 Park Street (Back of Bishop City Park) on Mondays and Wednesdays. The free 5-weeks of training are made possible […]

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Free computer classes returning to Bishop Senior Center

Press release The popular, free computer classes for seniors are returning to the Bishop Senior Center on Wednesdays, beginning February 21 for 5-weeks from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The five-week sessions are funded by the Margaret Pillsbury Foundation through a generous grant awarded to the Desert Mountain Research, Conservation and Development Corporation. Future classes […]

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Let’s beware of ‘porch pirates’

By Charles James It should come as no surprise to anyone that the frenzied buying that takes place during the Christmas season is also accompanied by an increase in theft. And with the booming online gift ordering business, many packaged gifts that are delivered right to the front doors of customers’ homes are now prime […]

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Buying a laptop for under $500

By Charles James Christmas is the big season for giving and receiving consumer electronics as gifts. Laptop computers are especially popular. They don’t have to be expensive, especially laptops with the world’s most popular operating system, Microsoft Windows. It is estimated that 90-plus percent of the world’s computers run on some version of Windows. There are […]

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The traditonal Ondo Dance was performed at. the closing of the ceremony - Photos by Charles James

Manzanar Pilgrimage theme: ‘Never Again, to Anyone, Anywhere’

By Charles James There was a record-breaking attendance at this year’s 48th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. Over 2,000 visitors attended the Pilgrimage held on the weekend of April 29 and 30. With this year being the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Roosevelt which resulted in the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans and […]

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