We need your help!
Please help us make these films! It will make our story accessible to people outside the Owens Valley, inform the residents of Los Angeles what is happening here, and counteract the propaganda spread by the LADWP.
This campaign is to get the first two episodes off the ground. All funds raised will be used to produce the videos. If we go over our goal, the additional funds will carry over to producing the next episodes. The funding will be used to produce, film and edit the videos. PLUS, Metabolic Studio will match funds we raise before June 30, 2013.
Our goal is to release two episodes by November 5th of this year, the centennial of the opening day of the aqueduct. By doing this, we hope to capture the increased media and public attention surrounding this historic event.
Click here to donate to/check-out this ongoing project on Indiegogo.com
In addition to competitive events, Mule Days has many special events and activities to enhance your overall experience:
Wednesday May 22 • 5 PM • Charles Brown Auditorium
Opening Night Supper, entertainment by The Peavine Pickers
Thursday May 23 • 3-4 PM • Charles Brown Auditorium
Thursday May 23 • 8 PM • Mike Boothe Memorial Arena
Jerrod Niemann in Concert
Friday May 24 • All-Day •
Pink Shirt Day In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness
Friday May 24 • 8 AM • Bishop Country Club
18th Annual Mule Days Golf Tournament
Friday May 24 • 4 PM • Fairgrounds near Miller Stage
Mule Days Barbecue
Saturday May 25 • All-Day •
Patriot Day In honor of past and present Military Personnel Wear your Red, White & Blue proudly!
Saturday May 25 • 10 AM • Main Street, Bishop
Mule Days Parade
Saturday May 25 • 8:30 PM • Charles Brown Auditorium
Mule Days Adult Country Dance
Sunday May 26 • 10 AM • Charles Brown Auditorium
Click here for the official Mule Days website.
WAGON TRAIN COMES TO LONE PINE
Meet the Wagon Owners, see how mid-1800's settlers traveled and join in a Saturday Evening Cowboy Barbecue!
Traveling by wagon train the 65 miles from Lone Pine to Bishop, the California wagon group, Corral 14 Western will celebrate their 13th year paying tribute to early California wagon train pioneers.
This year the group will arrive at the Lone Pine Film Museum Rodeo Grounds on Friday May 10th and Saturday May 11th. While encamped at Lone Pine, visitors are invited to stroll around the wagons and equipment and talk with the drivers and their passengers. Learn about the drive west, the role of the wagons and pioneers and what it is like to live out of a wagon. The wagon teams will depart for Bishop on Monday May 13 at 8 A.M.
The Museum and Wagon Master, Norm Noftsier will host a Cowboy Deep Pit Barbecue with all the fixin's...........
Deep Pit Barbecue: Beef, Ranch Style Beans, Cowboy Cole Slaw, Western Roll & Dessert. Your choice coffee or iced tea.
When: Sat., May 11 (4:00pm - 8:00pm)
Cost: $10.00 per person / Children under 12 $7.50 per person.
All proceeds in support of the Lone Pine Museums Cowboy Heritage exhibits.
On Sunday May 12th enjoy a screening in the Museum Theater of the 1940 movie Wagon Train starring Tim Holt. Upon their departure the group will visit the local senior center. More details are available at the Museum website –www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org/wagontrain
For more information on the wagon group contact Norm Noftsier 661-270-1161
There will be a FREE customer service training workshop next Saturday, May 11th and all area businesses are invited to participate. The workshop will be led by Kristina Blum, Miss City of Bishop with the assistance of James Ferrell, Owner of State Farm Insurance and current Chamber Board President.
We hope you will consider attending or sending at least one employee.
When: Sat., May 11 (10am-Noon)
Where: Bishop City Hall - Executive Conference Room, 377 West Line Street
RSVP/Questions: Kristina Blum email@example.com or (760)937-0273.
Thanks for your continued support & have a great day!
Children's Art Classes
The City of Bishop has registration open for art classes. Originally the class was available to children 6-10, but because of requests in the Community the class is now open to ages 5-10years. Instructor Kristy Allred has some exciting ideas to share with the kids!
Registration is available now, slots are limited.
Classes: Tuesdays and Thursdays (May 7-June 13, six-weeks)
Class Cost: $35 for the six week course.
Questions/Register: City of Bishop Community Services 760-873- 5863
CALTRANS MEMORIAL HONORS 180 FALLEN HIGHWAY WORKERS AND REMINDS MOTORISTS TO “MOVE OVER” AND SLOW FOR THE CONE ZONE
SACRAMENTO – Eight days after two of its employees were killed by a rockslide while working to protect the traveling public, Caltrans honored its 180 employees who have lost their lives on the job at its 23rd Annual Workers Memorial today at the State Capitol.
After nearly two years without a Caltrans fatality, Shawn Baker, 50, of Weed, and Joseph “Robert” Jones, 40, of Montague, died during a rock scaling operation to stabilize a hillside on State Route 96, west of Yreka. A third Caltrans worker, Kevin Skillen, 50, sustained moderate injuries and is recovering.
“The workers memorial is a reminder that safety is a year-round priority. What we do is important to California, but nothing is more important than the safety of our workers and the public,” said Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty.
Californians can help keep highways safe by slowing down in work zones and complying with the Move Over law, which took effect in 2007 and was amended in 2009 to add Caltrans vehicles displaying flashing amber warning lights to the list of vehicles for which motorists must move over if safe to do so, or slow down.
Caltrans recently installed new “Move Over” signs statewide to help save lives and increase safety for motorists, highway workers, California Highway Patrol officers, and other law enforcement. The signs display the messages, “Move Over or Slow for Stopped Emergency and Maintenance Vehicles” and “Move Over or Slow When Amber Lights Flashing.”
California has made significant strides in work zone safety since 1999 when Caltrans launched its Slow for the Cone Zone safety campaign. Since the inception of Slow for the Cone Zone, California’s work zone fatality rate has declined 63 percent compared to a drop of 34 percent nationally.
The primary reasons for cone zone-related crashes include alcohol, speeding and distracted driving. Most cone zone crashes can be avoided if drivers slow down, pay attention, and don’t drive while impaired.
Caltrans has partnered with the California Transportation Foundation to develop two funds to benefit the families of Caltrans workers killed on the job. The Workers Assistance and Memorial Fund helps with the initial needs a surviving family faces, and the children of fallen workers may now apply for a Caltrans Fallen Workers Memorial Scholarship.
If you’d like to make a donation, send your check to the California Transportation Foundation, 581 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864. Please designate which fund your donation should go to. Checks should be made out to the California Transportation Foundation, which will match donations dollar for dollar up to $7,500.
MCOE and the Mammoth Lakes Library are hosting this Eastern Sierra Premiere Event.
Click here to "join" the event on facebook.