Altrusa Art Sale and Fall Colors Craft Show
Join the members of Altrusa International of Eastern Sierra as they host artists from Inyo and Mono Counties in the northern half of the building.
Congratulations to Laura Diko, this year’s featured artist. Her watercolor of the “Slim Princess” was voted Best of Show in 2018. Laura has been an Eastern Sierra resident since 2013. She escaped the city after 25 years as a medical transcriber in San Diego where she was a member of the San Diego Watercolor society. She loves the Eastern Sierra as her backyard and when she is not painting you will find her fly fishing or jeeping.
The Art Sale is a fundraiser for Altrusa International of Eastern Sierra, a group of civic minded people committed to making our community better through leadership, partnership, and service.
Fall Colors Craft Show:
Get an early start on your Christmas shopping! Crafters from throughout the Eastern Sierra will be selling their wares in the southern half of the building. There will also be coffee and baked goods available for purchase.
21st Annual Altrusa Art Sale
When: Sat., Oct. 5, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Where: Heritage Arts Building (formerly Home Ec Building), Tri-County Fairgrounds, Bishop
Questions: Trish Schlichting at 760-872-4066.
Lane Closure Report for the Week of 9/16/2019 – 9/20/2019
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 September 16 through September 20 are:
Conway Guardrail Project – On U.S. Highway 395, from 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. Saturday work is anticipated on September 21.
Conway Clean Up Project – On U.S. 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 U.S. Highway 395, from the junction of State Route 108 to 2 miles north of State Route 108, construction crews are widening the highway. There will be 24-hour traffic control on this project during the week. Traffic may encounter up to 30-minute delays as vehicles are piloted through the active work zone during the day. At night, drivers my encounter up to a 5-minute delay through the work zone.
Chalfant Two-Way Left-Turn Lane Project – On U.S. 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. Travelers will encounter lane closures with flaggers and possible pilot truck directing traffic. The maximum delay should be no longer than 20 minutes, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Shoshone Thin Blanket Overlay Project – On State Route 178 near Shoshone, crews will be placing a new asphalt surface on the roadbed. Traffic is advised to reduce speed through the construction zone. Travelers will encounter lane closures with flaggers and a pilot car directing traffic. The maximum delay should be no longer than 20 minutes, Monday through Thursday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Cache Creek Bridge Replacement Project - On State Route 58, 5 miles east of Tehachapi, crews are replacing two, two-lane bridges that cross over Cache Creek. 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. One lane in each direction will be closed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the bridge site while the other will remain open.
Edwards Mill and Fill Project – On State Route 58, near Boron, 1.3 miles east of California City Boulevard to 1.3 miles west of Twenty Mule Team overcrossing. Crews will be replacing the asphalt surface on the # 2 lane. On and off-ramps will only be closed while crews are working on adjacent sections of the highway. Travelers will encounter lane and ramp closures with flaggers directing traffic. The maximum delay should be no longer than 15 minutes, Monday through Thursday 6:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday 6:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Work schedules are 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: http://beworkzonealert.com/work-zone-safety.html
33,000 Volunteers, 847 Tons of Trash and Counting!
Join the legacy this September, at the Great Sierra River Cleanup. More than 60% of California’s developed water supply originates in the Sierra Nevada. And we also use these waterways for fishing, swimming, boating and more. So this September, local groups including Eastern Sierra Land Trust, the Bishop Paiute Tribe Environmental Management Office, Tangle Free Waters and the Sierra Club are teaming up to make sure these treasured waterways stay clean.
They’re looking for volunteers to help! They will be hosting a community-wide volunteer day on Saturday, September 21 st from 9 a.m. to noon. This event takes place in conjunction with the 9th annual Great Sierra River Cleanup – a coordinated, statewide effort to improve rivers and streams across the Sierra. It is now the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada region.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has coordinated the annual Great Sierra River Cleanup for ten years now. Over that time, more than 33,000 volunteers have organized to remove 847 tons of trash and recyclables from watersheds throughout the Sierra Nevada. Hundreds of community groups have come together across 22 counties and over 2,950 river miles to pull appliances, cigarette butts, beverage cans, tires, furniture and more from these rivers and streams that are so important for all Californians. What’s more, this effort has partnered with California Coastal
Cleanup Day to promote good stewardship of all our waterways – from the Sierra to the sea. The Great Sierra River Cleanup is about much more than picking up trash. It’s a day for Sierra Nevada communities – and those from all over California – to demonstrate their desire for clean water and healthy rivers. It’s an opportunity to learn about California’s water sources, and it’s a time to come together with your families, your neighbors, your community, and your friends to accomplish something vital and worthy on behalf of our great Sierra Nevada rivers.
9th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup
When: Sat., Sept.21 (9 a.m. to noon)
Meet: Meet at 8:30 a.m. - Parking lot next to ESLT’s office, 250 N Fowler St., Bishop
Questions/Sign up: Marie Ring, Education Coordinator & AmeriCorps Member at Eastern Sierra Land Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eastern Sierra Land Trust works with willing landowners to protect vital lands in the Eastern Sierra region for their scenic, agricultural, natural, recreational, historical, and watershed values. To learn more about ESLT’s work, visit www.eslt.org
Here is a great time-lapse video of the Taboose Fire taken last night up on the Sierra Crest. These pictures are zoomed in. Courtesy of Don Chambers - Thank you Don!
Thank you for a great season! Drop by for some free food and dessert.
When: Sat., Oct. 12, 2019 (9 AM – 5 PM)
Where: Chalfant Big Trees, 395 Hunter Avenue, Chalfant Valley, California 93514