ICA: Community Art Days Summer 2017

Join ICA and the County of Inyo for a FREE day of art activities, workshops, live music, local artists, delicious food, and fun times at the

Lone Pine Park - Saturday, June 24th (1:30pm-8pm)
Big Pine Park - Sunday, June 25th (1:30pm to 8pm) 

The event will feature your favorite local artists and food vendors, as well as a special evening concert by long-time Millpond Festival favorites INCENDIO! (6:30-8pm).

All activities, including the evening concert, are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

NIH: In-House Fundraiser for local Veterans

The employees of Northern Inyo Healthcare District marked the week leading up to Memorial Day with an in-house fundraiser for local veterans. Hoping to raise $400, the employees once again surpassed expectation and doubled the amount, coming in with $800 in donations.

Employees, collectively known as TEAMNIHD, were invited to honor relatives and friends who served, or who are currently serving, in our military. Employees were given a Salute to Veterans postcard for a donation of $2 per card. The cards spotlighted the honoree’s name, service branch and service dates. Many of the sponsors included a photo of the honoree. Employees then posted the cards on a decorative bulletin board in the hospital’s cafeteria.

The employees also had the chance to show their patriotic spirit by wearing red, white and blue on the Thursday and Friday leading up to the holiday. To participate, employees were asked to donate $2 to the fundraiser.

When asked for comment, NIHD’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kevin Flanigan, was unusually brief: “God bless those who serve, and God Bless our veterans,” he said.

The $800 will be shared equally among Bishop’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 and American Legion Post 118, Big Pine’s American Legion Post 457, and the Veterans Helping Veterans organization.

Northern Inyo Healthcare District employees recently raised $800 for four local veterans organizations. Shown here are Lorie Thompson, NIHD’s Veterans Administration Liaison; Paul Sanders, Commander of American Legion Post 118, Bishop; Rick Fields, Commander of American Legion Post 457, Big Pine; Dan Stone, Veterans Helping Veterans; Jim Snyder, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988; and, Cheryl Underhill, NIHD Community Relations. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Northern Inyo Healthcare District employees recently raised $800 for four local veterans organizations. Shown here are Lorie Thompson, NIHD’s Veterans Administration Liaison; Paul Sanders, Commander of American Legion Post 118, Bishop; Rick Fields, Commander of American Legion Post 457, Big Pine; Dan Stone, Veterans Helping Veterans; Jim Snyder, Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988; and, Cheryl Underhill, NIHD Community Relations. Photo by Barbara Laughon/Northern Inyo Healthcare District

Mammoth Museum: Music 'n Moonshine

2nd Annual Music ‘n Moonshine at the Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin
 Featuring California Native and “Nashville star” Kevin Marcy
When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 (6pm- dark)
Where:
5489 Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Lake
Cost: $10.00 at the door.

DETAILS: Bring a picnic, blanket or lawn chairs and come on out to join us on the Hayden Cabin lawn for some great music, dancin’ and socializin’. There will be a no host Whiskey Bar (and some other moonshine too!). Please wear appropriate clothing and foot wear to this outdoor venue.

Donations to the museum are always thought kindly of and we would love to see you become a Southern Mono Historical Society member, too!

CONTACT INFO: (760) 934-6918 www.mammothmuseum.org info@mammothmuseum.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/www.mammothmuseum.org

The Hayden Cabin/Mammoth Museum is housed in the original 1920’s log cabin built by Emmett Hayden, map maker of the Eastern Sierra. It contains many artifacts from that period as well as historic photographs and displays.

The museum is located in a park-like setting beside the meandering waters of Mammoth Creek. This is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic and reflect on times past when the pace of life was just a little slower.

City of Bishop: Summer Soltstice Party

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce has heard from many retailers and restaurants that would like to have an event to bring more shoppers and diners out in the evening.

On Friday, June 23 rd, the chamber will host the SUMMER SOLTSTICE DOWNTOWN PARTY. They’re hopeful everyone will join in the fun!

All local restaurants and shops are encouraged to stay open until 9pm and offer something special such as product demonstrations, discounts, food samples and live entertainment. The Bishop Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a raffle to win a $250 shopping spree at the chamber-member business of the winner’s choice.

There is no fee for businesses to participate, but you should call the chamber so they may provide you with a raffle box and include your business in the event marketing.

For more information, contact April at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce (760)873-8405.

Inyo-Mono 4-H: Citizenship & Government Program

The Inyo-Mono 4-H Citizenship & Government program would like to thank all the volunteers who supported our community clean-up service project, including the Bureau of Land Management, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, members of the Eastern Sierra 4WD club, Advocates for Access to Public Land (AAPL) and the Adventure Trails.

Young people often see citizenship and government as boring, distant and unrelated to themselves. A vital part of civic education is to demystify government by showing young people that government is made up of real people. They also need to know that it is the responsibility of us, as citizens, to create the kinds of communities that we want to live in.

The Inyo-Mono 4-H Citizenship & Government Program, led by Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters, is designed to help 4-H’ers aged 11 to 18 develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills they need to be active citizens and practice what they learn in their own communities.

After researching community issues, the Inyo-Mono 4-H’ers put together a plan to invite the community to clean up a popular target shooting area east of Bishop, known as the Poleta Pit. The group, aged 11-15, created a plan for community action including researching and contacting the land owner for permission, working with the county landfill to waive gate fees for the gathered debris, designing flyers and recruiting volunteers.

After hearing about the importance of civic engagement, what 4-H offers and the importance of contributing to a clean environment from the students, the volunteers got to work in the heat of the afternoon of May 22, collecting two truckloads of trash. We could not have had such a successful outcome without the support of our local organizations and volunteers.

We picked up several bags of trash
The Inyo-Mono 4-H Program includes about 250 members in 7 local clubs led by 50 volunteers. The county 4-H office is located in the Inyo County Services Building as a program of the Cooperative Extension of the University of California.

If you know any area youth that would be interested in participating in 4-H, or have questions about enrollment, stop by the 4-H Office at 207 W. South Street or call Inyo County Farm Advisor Dustin Blakey at 760-873-7854.

CLICK THRU PICTURES:

  • 4-H students Tylar, Arrisa and Natalie share about 4-H, volunteering and environment with the group before we begin. Not pictured are 4-H Citizenship & Government participants Shawn and Claire
  • 4-H student Shawn with his grandfather cleaning up debris
  • The group, including the project leader, Kammi Foote, loading up the truck
  • After the clean-up concluded on the afternoon of May 22, 2017

Caltrans: Yosemite Update

Caltrans District 9 OPENED STATE ROUTE 120 FROM US HIGHWAY 395 TO THE YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK EAST ENTRANCE ON MONDAY, JUNE 19TH!

The Yosemite National Park East Entrance Gate Remains Closed

Bishop, CA - The California Department of Transportation would like to notify travelers that SR 120 also known as Tioga Pass will open the winter closure gate which is approximately 2 miles west of US Highway 395 on Monday, June 19th at 2:00 pm. State Route 120/Tioga Pass is a 12 mile section from US Highway 395 to the Yosemite National Park east entrance gate. Caltrans crews have cleared the snow, removed loose rocks, and completed road repairs from the record breaking snow fall this past winter.

Tioga Road and the east entrance gate to Yosemite National Park remains closed. Park road crews continue to clear snow and make road repairs. To check the status of Tioga Road go to:www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/tioga.htm

For the latest in highway information please visit Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call our Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

This press release was written by Florene Trainor – Caltrans District 9 Public Information Officer.