ESLT: 11th Annual Lands & Legacy


The Eastside is Celebrating Conservation at ESLT’s 11th Annual Lands & Legacy. Eastern Sierra Land Trust is gathering Eastside conservation supporters this month for the 11th annual Lands & Legacy Celebration. This year, attendees will soak in the magic of our region’s incredible landscape during Labor Day weekend, from August 30 th through September 1 st . The weekend’s events will kick off with a benefit dinner on Friday, followed by a Saturday and Sunday spent exploring and learning about protected lands in the Eastern Sierra.

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This event has been a great positive force for conservation in our region for a decade now, and this year’s events are predicted to keep that tradition alive. Eastern Sierra Land Trust and their supporters work with willing landowners to safeguard wild and working special lands for humans and wildlife alike – for today, and for future generations. They work to protect wide open spaces that provide sage-grouse, pronghorn, and mule deer with migration pathways and access to food, water and shelter. In addition to protecting wild lands, Eastern Sierra Land Trust works to protect our working lands - local ranches and farms – because they keep critical Eastern Sierra land open for wildlife while also contributing abundantly to our community.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust has now successfully protected nearly 15,000 acres of critical wildlife habitat, historic and agricultural resources, and scenic vistas. In recognition of this awesome conservation success, Mammoth Mountain will be hosting this year’s benefit dinner at their stunning Parallax Restaurant on Friday, August 30 th from 5-8 p.m. The evening will feature a fine dinner, an open bar, and a lively Paddle Raise where guests can champion causes that will have a major impact on the future of our region.

Dinner attendees will also join two new guided tours this year, which take place on Saturday, August 31 st and Sunday, September 1 st . During each tour, guests will learn about the rich history and ecology of Bridgeport Valley while soaking in striking views. During Saturday’s tour, “A Stroll Along Buckeye Creek”, guests will walk through beautiful aspen groves teeming with wildlife while they learn about fascinating historical connections between the Buckeye Creek area and the ghost town of Bodie. During Sunday’s tour, Songbirds in Bear Heaven”, guests will explore an exquisite corner of recently-protected land in Bridgeport Valley – Sceirine Point Ranch. As they explore Green Creek and the surrounding light-dappled forests, they will learn about how this ranch creates healthy homes for wildlife while contributing abundantly to our community. Each of these tours will begin at 9 a.m. at Mono Lake Park.

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Lands & Legacy tax-deductible tickets are now available for $125 per person, and can be reserved by visiting or by calling 760-873-4554. Space is limited and tickets are almost sold out.

Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to conserve vital lands in the Eastern Sierra for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical and watershed values. To learn more about ESLT’s ongoing work and how to get involved, please visit

11th Annual Lands & Legacy Celebration hosted by Eastern Sierra Land Trust
When: Fri., Aug. 30 – Sun., Sept. 1, 2019
Mammoth Mountain - Parallax Restaurant & Various Tour Locations Starting at Mono Lake Park
tax-deductible tickets are now available for $125 per person, and can be reserved by visiting or by calling 760-873-4554

Eastside conservation supporters will soak in the magic of our region’s protected lands at this annual celebration, which is an impactful force for conservation in our region. The weekend’s events will kick off with a benefit dinner on Friday, hosted by Mammoth Mountain at their Parallax Restaurant. On Saturday and Sunday, attendees will join guided land tours where they will explore and learn about protected land in the Eastern Sierra.

Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair: 2019 Exhibitor Guidebooks Available

What are YOU going to enter in this year's fair? Reminder... entry forms are due this Saturday, 8/16. Exhibit Guidebooks are available at fair office and Bishop Chamber of Commerce. Pick one up today and see what great competitions are happening this year!

2019 Exhibitor Guidebook
Bishop Chamber of Commerce


Caltrans: Lane Closure Report 8/12-8/16


Lane Closure Report for the Week of 8/12/2019 – 8/16/2019

 Inyo, Mono & Eastern Kern Counties — The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to alert the traveling public to be careful of workers on the highway, to Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible. The scheduled lane closures for the week of August 12 through August 16 are: 

Mono County

  • Southbound Long Valley Thin Blanket Project – On US Highway 395, from 1.3 miles south of South Landing Road overcrossing to the junction of US Highway 395 & State Route 203, crews will beplacing a new asphalt surface on the roadbed. Traffic is advised to reduce speed through the construction zone. There are weekday lane and shoulder closures but no anticipated delays.

  • Conway Guardrail Project – On US Highway 395, 6 miles south of Bridgeport to State Route 270, crews are reconstructing the guardrail system along this stretch of the highway. Traffic will encounter lane and shoulder closures with no anticipated delays, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Conway Clean Up Project – On US Highway 395, approximately 10 miles north of Lee Vining, crews are removing down drains. Traffic will encounter lane and shoulder closures with no anticipated delays, Monday through Thursday, from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday, from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.

  • Aspen/Walker Shoulder Project – On US Highway 395, from the junction of State Route 108 to 2 miles north of State Route 108, construction crews are widening the highway. Traffic may encounter up to 30-minute delays as vehicles are piloted through the active work zone, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. On Tuesday, August 13th, crews will begin traffic control at 2:00 am.

  • Chalfant Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Project – On US Highway 6 in Chalfant (12 miles north of Bishop), crews are widening the highway and adding a two-way, left-turn lane from Hunter Avenue to just north of Brown Subdivision Road. Traffic will encounter lane closures with a flagger directing traffic with delays no longer than 20 minutes Monday through Thursday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, and Friday, from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Inyo County:

·         There are not any projects in construction in Inyo County this week.

Kern County:

·         Walker Pass Thin Blanket Project – Construction crews are removing the existing pavement and placing a new asphalt surface to extend the life of the roadbed. Crews are working on State Route 178, 12.1 miles west of Inyokern. Travelers will encounter lane closures with flaggers directing traffic. The maximum delay should be no longer than 20 minutes. Construction work hours are Monday through Thursday 6:00 am to 4:00 pm and Friday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

·         Cache Creek Bridge Replacement Project - On State Route 58, 5 miles east of Tehachapi. This project will replace two, two-lane Cache Creek bridges. There will be lane closures with a slight detour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

·         Summit OH Bridge Rail Project - On State Route 58, near Tehachapi on the east Tehachapi Boulevard overcrossing bridges, crews are replacing the bridge rails. There are lane closures with a slight detour 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Work schedule is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials, and/or construction-related issues.

For work zone safety tips visit:

JJ Davis Memorial Softball Tournament: Possible Re-Schedule


Due to popular demand, we are trying to reschedule the tournament for August 24th. We've heard from most of the teams, and are hoping the rest can make it! For those teams who rearranged their schedules for the previous dates and can't make the new date, thank you for your support over the years, please send us your team info and we'd like to give you a gift on behalf of the family. We are considering a one day tournament, but need input from the teams. We are also having a raffle and a 50/50 blind pool, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN!!
Raffle tickets are $1 each, 6 for $5 or double arm length for $20

$5 a square for the pool, gives you a chance at 7 prizes, including 3 cash prizes, as well as a ticket for the raffle

Please contact Renee DavisKatelyn Rose , Kelsey Davis or myself for tickets or info

Thank you again to all that make this possible!