Inyo SAR at choo choo swap
Shop for great deals on outdoor gear and chat to the volunteers of Inyo County Search And Rescue during this season’s Choo Choo Swap Meet at the Tri-County Fairgrounds on May 5. Meet and help out some of the area’s brave rescue team members, and outfit your next adventure and prepare for a great summer of fun in the outdoors.
Make a tax-deductible donation of fishing or camping equipment, sporting goods, outdoor clothing or adventure sport stuff. Drop off donations, during store business hours.
In Bishop: Ben Franklin, 162 N. Main Street (bins provided at rear entrance in Whitney Alley) In Lone Pine: Elevation, 150 S. Main Street. Call 727.452.3935 to arrange for a pickup.
Find the hero in you
Be a hero by donating blood during the next Mammoth Lakes Blood Drive at Mammoth Fire Station #1 on Main Street, sponsored by the Mammoth Lakes Hospital Auxiliary and Untied Blood Services.
Donate on Tuesday, May 15, and Wednesday, May 16, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursday, May 17, from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, log on to www.bloodhero.com. Use the Sponsor Code: Snow, or call 760.258.5759.
Business Boot Camp Classes
Cerro Coso Community College is offering six entry-level business office technology courses at the Owens Valley Career Development Center this summer. Courses are designed to equip students with the skills to function effectively in an office environment. Because students are able to take all but 6 units of the requirements for the Business Office Technology Office Clerk Certificate in just 10 weeks, the program has been dubbed “Business Office Boot Camp.”
Business Office Boot Camp is a ten week program, beginning on May 28th. Tuition is $276 plus the price of books, and the Owens Valley Career Development Center (OVCDC) has grant funding to assist students who qualify for financial assistance.
Students attend classes Monday through Thursday, and have the opportunity to work as local business interns on Fridays.
For further information, visit Cerro Coso’s website at www.cerrocoso.edu, or call the local offices at 760.934.2875 or 760.872.1565.
Now in its 19th year, the Bishop High School Ultramarathon Fundraiser and 20-mile Fun Run event begins at 6 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, next to the Millpond Park gazebo.
The BHS 20 mile, 50 kilometer, 50 mile, and 100 kilometer races have raised more than $100,000 so far for equipment for hospital operating and emergency rooms and the outpatient department as well as donations to the Salvation Army, Bishop Amateur Radio Club, and Inyo County Search and Rescue.
The races have also encouraged hundreds of people every year to run or hike together in a personal challenge that leaves them gasping for more.
Race director Marie Boyd has limited registration to 300 entries and will close registration at noon Wednesday, May 16, or as soon as the race is sold out. Race packet pickup will be at Sage to Summit, Bishop’s local running store.
IMACA food distribution
IMACA (Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action) will be distributing USDA commdoity meats, vegetables, fruits, grains and dairy products to low-income residents this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.
Times and sites are as follows:
Walker Senior Center 1-2 p.m.
Bridgeport Medical Clinic 2-3 p.m.
Lee Vining Presbyterian 1-3 p.m.
June Lake Community Ctr. 4-6 p.m.
Mammoth IMACA office 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Benton Community Ctr. 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Bishop Senior Ctr. 1-2:45 p.m.
Big Pine Town Hall 10:30-12:30 p.m.
Note: Energy assistance applications for the coming year will be available at the Commodities Distributions.