Eastern Sierra events
“Point ’em and Win” for Teller
Join Mammoth Lakes in support of World Cup & X-Games winner John Teller as the 2012/2013 Ski Cross season approaches. The Clocktower will host a fundraiser Saturday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. until the cows come home. A no-host bar with great appetizers. Kids welcome! All contributions will go to to help John and his world-class ski tech Chris Taylor continue on their quest to reach the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
Trails System Grand Opening
The public is invited to join the Inyo National Forest (INF), Town of Mammoth Lakes (TOML), Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA), and the Mammoth Lakes Trails and Public Access Foundation (MLTPA) on Saturday, Oct. 20, to celebrate the completion of a series of important federally, state, and locally funded trail projects.
Special Summer of Stewardship Trail Event from 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Twin Lakes Vista parking lot.
Ribbon Cutting and Dedication Ceremony from 2–4 p.m. at the Mammoth Lakes Welcome Center.
Then join MLTPA at 7 p.m. for a “Tools of the Trails System” fundraising event at the Westin Monache Resort, including book signings by Ali Wentworth, Mabel Cabot, David Page and John Dittli, a silent auction, light refreshments and a chance to win an iPhone5! $10 admission fee. Info: 760.934.3154 or www.mltpa.org.
Breast Cancer month events
In support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Vons and the Healthcare Trust of Mammoth Lakes are teaming up to ensure that all donations through Vons checkstands stay local during the month of October. All donations will help underprivileged women of Mono County pay for mammograms.
Also, visit the Double Eagle Spa locations in Mammoth and June Lake for Think Pink Rose Specials in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
And, plan to attend “Women’s Day” on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Mammoth Hospital. Lunch will be provided. All attendees will receive a coupon for a discounted mammogram. Info and RSVP by calling 760.924.4116.
Northern Inyo Hospital opens
Northern Inyo Hospital, located at 150 Pioneer Lane in Bishop, passed a rigorous inspection earlier this month and was approved for licensure. The front doors of the new facility opened on Monday, Oct. 15.
The new entrance on West Line Street, near Home Street Middle School, is now open.
The staff at Northern Inyo Hospital have been practicing in the new hospital to ensure the highest quality of healthcare to patients from the moment the doors open. The Bishop Fire Department and other local agencies have also been training and familiarizing themselves with the new facility in case of an emergency.
The new family-centered facility features 25 inpatient rooms, centralized Nursing Stations, and private Labor, Delivery & Recovery rooms located next to the large nursery.
There are three Surgical Theaters, which utilize state of the art equipment and technology, a contemporary Emergency Department with 6 treatment rooms, and an Emergency Trauma Room. Info: www.nih.org.
Connect at the consortium
The Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium Annual Forum will be held on Nov. 1 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the June Lake Community Center.
The ESCRBC is one of 14 California consortiums funded by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). ESCRBC is charged with promoting high speed broadband deployment in Mono, Inyo, and Kern counties.
This Annual Forum will have an assortment of topics designed to inform you on how high speed Internet will benefit the region. Topics include:
-Digital 395 project status update
-Impact of Broadband on Business
-Local Economic Development related to Digital 395
And ‘Breakout Sessions’ focused on helping local businesses and Internet Service Providers connect to and leverage Digital 395.
Lunch provided ($10 per person). Register via our website at http://www.escrbconsortium.org/annual-forum today.