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BLM Bishop Field Office Issues Seasonal Fire Restrictions

BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office has issued seasonal fire restrictions for BLM-managed public lands in the Eastern Sierra effective Monday, July 1, due to increased wildland fire danger in the region. The restrictions will remain in effect until November 1, or until wildland fire conditions on public lands in the region improve.

Fire officials estimate that nearly 90 percent of wildland fires affecting BLM-managed public lands in California during the last decade have been human caused. Individuals who spark wildfires, intentionally or unintentionally, may be held responsible for fire suppression and property damage costs. Officials encourage the public to be extremely careful when recreating outdoors, to carry a shovel and water at all times, and to check weather forecasts and fire danger conditions before leaving home.

The following restrictions will remain in place until the risk of wildland fire in the Eastern Sierra subsides:

  • No campfires, charcoal or wood barbeques, or similar open flame fires, except within a designated campsite with a fire ring or fire pit specifically provided for such use in the following developed campgrounds: Tuttle Creek Campground, Goodale Creek Campground, Horton Creek Campground, Crowley Lake Campground and Pleasant Valley Pit Campground. Portable stoves burning gas, jelled petroleum or pressurized liquid fuel are allowed outside of developed campgrounds when used in accordance with a valid California Campfire Permit, available free at all BLM, Forest Service and Cal Fire offices or at www.preventwildfireca.org/Permits.
  • No tools powered by internal combustion engines off established roads, trails or parking areas (such as chainsaws or lawn mowers).
  • No smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, or within the developed campgrounds listed above, or while stopped within an area at least five feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials.
  • No motorized vehicles off established roads, trails or parking areas.
  • Target shooters may not use incendiary, exploding, tracer, steel core or armor piercing ammunition. Shooting at steel or exploding targets that could emit sparks is not allowed. Target shooters must have a shovel or fire extinguisher on hand. Hunters may use steel shot and other non-lead ammunition as required by California State Law.
  • No fireworks, including “safe and sane” fireworks.
  • No welding or operating an acetylene or other torch with open flame, except by special permit.
  •  No use of explosives, except by special permit.

BLM-managed public lands subject to these fire restrictions extend from the southern Owens Valley in Inyo County, north to Topaz Lake and the Nevada border in Mono County. These fire restrictions also apply to popular BLM-managed recreational areas in the region including the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area, Inyo Mountains Wilderness, Volcanic Tableland, Long Valley, Adobe Valley, Mono Basin, Bodie Hills and Slinkard Valley. BLM seasonal fire restrictions for the Eastern Sierra Region are being implemented in close coordination with Cal Fire (https://www.facebook.com/1663811310523258/posts/2419842918253423?sfns=mo).

The BLM is committed to keeping public landscapes healthy and productive by working closely with cooperating agencies, neighboring communities, and public land visitors to prevent wildland fires. To learn how you can do your part to prevent wildland fires visit www.readyforwildfire.org. A listing of fire restrictions throughout BLM California is available at https://go.usa.gov/xmUEG. For specific questions, please contact the Bishop Field Office at 760-872-5000.

Bishop Massacre Foothill to Win the Championship

A Trojan Horse entered through the gates of Troy Tuesday afternoon as the Bishop Broncos slaughtered the Foothill Trojans to take the CIF Division VI Championship.

However, this Trojan war didn’t last nearly as long as the one featured in ancient mythology. Instead of a war which lasted for ten years, it seemed like this one lasted for ten minutes.

Playing the role of the Greeks were the Bishop Broncos, who caught their opposition by surprise when they scored nine runs in the first inning, which ended the game before it had even begun.

Braeden Gillem got a lead-off double, which put him in scoring position. Michael Kubiak was then walked and now Bishop had two on base, setting up the perfect opportunity for the next batter to drive a few runs in.

Senior, Cal Omohundro hit a two RBI double his first time at the plate, giving the Broncos a 2-0 lead early.

The next player to get a piece of the action was Jalen Watterson, who knocked in a few more runs, which made it 4-0 with nobody out.

As the inning dragged on for the Trojans, they finally got two outs, and just when it felt like they were going to find a way to salvage part of the first inning, they loaded the bases for Michael Kubiak.

Uh oh…

Kubiak crushed Sal Peru’s ball to dead center field, which kept traveling until it reached it’s final destination at 350 feet. The senior hit a grand slam, after launching one out of the park in the last week against Lindsay.

The first inning finally came to a close and the Broncos had a 9-0 lead.

Playing the role of Odysseus in this game was Cal Omohundro, who had 7 RBI’s in the championship. When it was the big guy’s turn for his second at-bat, he obliterated a ball to left-center field for a three run home run, which gave the Broncos a 15-0  lead.

The innings continued, and more runs were piled on until the game finally ended 25-2. The margin of victory was the second largest the Broncos had all season, with the first being a 25-1 win against the lowly California City Ravens, who finished second to last in the High Desert League.

As for Foothill, the championship game was the worst defeat they have suffered all year.

Bishop finished their season with an 18-4 overall record and are the 2019 CIF Central Section Division VI Champions.

 

Photos courtesy of Gary Young Photography

NWS Visits the Eastern Sierra for Winter Briefing

The National Weather Service Winter Briefing hosted by CalTrans took place yesterday with representatives from Las Vegas and Reno in attendance. NWS representative, Chris Smallcomb gave a lecture which reviewed last year’s weather for winter, spring, and summer.

During the lecture, Smallcomb said that the a dry January and February followed by a precipitous March, helped provide optimal conditions for a scorched summer, because vegetation dried out later than usual. The Reno NWS representative also told attendees that July and August were the warmest months ever recorded in the Eastern Sierra, and that led to optimal conditions for fires.

ARkstorms were additionally discussed. An ARkstorm is a super-storm that brings copious amounts of water to a region causing severe flooding. To compare the effects of an ARkstorm verses a normal storm, Smallcomb said that the the entirety of effects of the 2016-2017 winter season in the Eastern Sierra would take place in just 22 days.

Smallcomb said that with the effects of climate change, there are studies and models which indicate there is a good possibility of an ARkstorm occurring in the next 40 years.

Other topics at the briefing include steps that the NWS are taking to increase radar coverage in the areas of Tonopah and Bishop by lowering the altitude on radar. This measure would possibly allow for increased range of radar and in turn, provide South Central Nevada and the Owens Valley with more accurate weather predictions.

The meeting then opened for discussion between citizens and the National Weather Service. One attendee brought up the issue of altitude weather predictions, saying that although weather forecasts are accurate at lower elevations, they often fail to foretell temperatures and wind in the higher areas of mountainous regions, which can leave hikers and campers unprepared for the shifting climate.

LIVE. BREATHE. BLUE. Dodger Broadcasts in Bishop

2019 Dodger Schedule
S.T. = Spring Training Games As of 2 / 1 / 19 — All Times Pacific

2/23/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Chicago White Sox, S.T. 11:30a/12:05p
2/25/19 Monday Dodgers vs Chicago Cubs, S.T. 11:30a/12:05p
2/28/19 Thursday Dodgers vs Colorado, S.T. 11:30a/12:05p
3/2/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Arizona, S.T. 11:30a/12:10p
3/4/19 Monday Dodgers @ San Francisco, S.T. 11:30a/12:05p
3/6/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Cleveland, S.T. 5:30p/6:05p
3/7/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Anaheim, S.T. 11:30a/12:10p
3/10/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Colorado, S.T. 12:30p/1:10p
3/11/19 Monday Dodgers vs San Francisco, S.T. 12:30p/1:05p
3/13/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox, S.T. 6:30p/7:05p
3/17/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Milwaukee, S.T. 12:30p/1:05p
3/20/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Chicago Cubs, S.T. 6:30p/7:05p
3/21/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Milwaukee, S.T. 12:30p/1:05p
3/23/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Chicago White Sox, S.T. 11:30a/12:05p
3/24/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Anaheim, Freeway Series 4p/5:07p
3/25/19 Monday Dodgers @ Anaheim, Freeway Series 6p/7:07p
3/26/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Anaheim, Freeway Series 6p/7p
3/28/19 Thursday Dodgers vs Arizona 12p/1:10p
3/29/19 Friday Dodgers vs Arizona 6p/7:10p
3/30/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Arizona 5p/6:10p
3/31/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Arizona 12p/1:10p
4/1/19 Monday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
4/2/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
4/3/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
4/5/19 Friday Dodgers @ Colorado 12p/1:10p
4/6/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Colorado 4p/5:10p
4/7/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Colorado 4:30p/5:37p
4/8/19 Monday Dodgers @ St. Louis 3:30p/4:45p
4/9/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ St. Louis 3:30p/4:45p
4/10/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ St. Louis 3:30p/4:45p
4/11/19 Thursday Dodgers @ St. Louis 9a/10:15a
4/12/19 Friday Dodgers vs Milwaukee 6p/7:10p
4/13/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Milwaukee 5p/6:10p
4/14/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Milwaukee 12p/1:10p
4/15/19 Monday Dodgers vs Cincinnati 6p/7:10p
4/16/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Cincinnati 6p/7:10p
4/17/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Cincinnati 11a/12:10p
4/18/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Milwaukee 4p/5:10p
4/19/19 Friday Dodgers @ Milwaukee 4p/5:10p
4/20/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Milwaukee 3p/4:10p
4/21/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Milwaukee 10a/11:10a
4/23/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Chicago 4p/5:05p
4/24/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Chicago 4p/5:05p
4/25/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Chicago 10a/11:20a
4/26/19 Friday Dodgers vs Pittsburgh 6p/7:10p
4/27/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Pittsburgh 5p/6:10p
4/28/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Pittsburgh 12p/1:10p
4/29/19 Monday Dodgers @ San Francisco 5:30p/6:45p
4/30/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ San Francisco 5:30p/6:45p
5/1/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ San Francisco 5:30p/6:45p
5/3/19 Friday Dodgers @ San Diego 6p/7:10p
5/4/19 Saturday Dodgers @ San Diego 4:30p/5:40p
5/5/19 Sunday Dodgers @ San Diego 12p/1:10p
5/6/19 Monday Dodgers vs Atlanta 6p/7:10p
5/7/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Atlanta 6p/7:10p
5/8/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Atlanta 6p/7:10p
5/9/19 Thursday Dodgers vs Washington 6p/7:10p
5/10/19 Friday Dodgers vs Washington 6p/7:10p
5/11/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Washington 5p/6:10p
5/12/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Washington 12p/1:10p
5/14/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
5/15/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
5/17/19 Friday Dodgers @ Cincinnati 3p/4:10p
5/18/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Cincinnati 12p/1:10p
5/19/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Cincinnati 9a/10:10a
5/21/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Tampa Bay 3p/4:10p
5/22/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Tampa Bay 3p/4:10p
5/24/19 Friday Dodgers @ Pittsburgh 3p/4:05p
5/25/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Pittsburgh 3p/4:15p
5/26/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Pittsburgh 9:30a/10:35a
5/27/19 Monday Dodgers vs New York Mets 4p/5:10p
5/28/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs New York Mets 6p/7:10p
5/29/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs New York Mets 6p/7:10p
5/30/19 Thursday Dodgers vs New York Mets 6p/7:10p
5/31/19 Friday Dodgers vs Philadelphia 6p/7:10p
6/1/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Philadelphia 6p/7:10p
6/2/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Philadelphia 12p/1:10p
6/3/19 Monday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
6/4/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
6/5/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Arizona 11:30a/12:40p
6/7/19 Friday Dodgers @ San Francisco 6p/7:15p
6/8/19 Saturday Dodgers @ San Francisco 3p/4:15p
6/9/19 Sunday Dodgers @ San Francisco 12p/1:05p
6/10/19 Monday Dodgers @ Anaheim 6p/7:07p
6/11/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Anaheim 6p/7:07p
6/13/19 Thursday Dodgers vs Chicago 6p/7:10p
6/14/19 Friday Dodgers vs Chicago 6p/7:10p
6/15/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Chicago 5p/6:10p
6/16/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Chicago 3p/4:05p
6/17/19 Monday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
6/18/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
6/19/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
6/20/19 Thursday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
6/21/19 Friday Dodgers vs Colorado 6p/7:10p
6/22/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Colorado 3p/4:15p
6/23/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Colorado 12p/1:10p
6/24/19 Monday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
6/25/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
6/26/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Arizona 11:30a/12:40p
6/27/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Colorado 4:30p/5:40p
6/28/19 Friday Dodgers @ Colorado 4:30p/5:40p
6/29/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Colorado 4p/5:15p
6/30/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Colorado 11a/12:10p
7/2/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Arizona 6p/7:10p
7/3/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Arizona 6p/7:10p
7/4/19 Thursday Dodgers vs San Diego 5p/6:10p
7/5/19 Friday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
7/6/19 Saturday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
7/7/19 Sunday Dodgers vs San Diego 12p/1:10p
7/12/19 Friday Dodgers @ Boston 3p/4:10p
7/13/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Boston 3p/4:15p
7/14/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Boston 3p/4:05p
7/15/19 Monday Dodgers @ Philadelphia 3p/4:05p
7/16/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Philadelphia 3p/4:05p
7/17/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Philadelphia 3p/4:05p
7/18/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Philadelphia 8:30a/9:35a
7/19/19 Friday Dodgers vs Miami 6p/7:10p
7/20/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Miami 5p/6:10p
7/21/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Miami 12p/1:10p
7/23/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Anaheim 6p/7:10p
7/24/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Anaheim 6p/7:10p
7/26/19 Friday Dodgers @ Washington 3p/4:05p
7/27/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Washington 12p/1:05p
7/28/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Washington 9:30a/10:35a
7/29/19 Monday Dodgers @ Colorado 4:30p/5:40p
7/30/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Colorado 4:30p/5:40p
7/31/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Colorado 11a/12:10p
8/1/19 Thursday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
8/2/19 Friday Dodgers vs San Diego 6p/7:10p
8/3/19 Saturday Dodgers vs San Diego 5p/6:10p
8/4/19 Sunday Dodgers vs San Diego 12p/1:10p
8/5/19 Monday Dodgers vs St. Louis 6p/7:10p
8/6/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs St. Louis 6p/7:10p
8/7/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs St. Louis 11a/12:10p
8/9/19 Friday Dodgers vs Arizona 6p/7:10p
8/10/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Arizona 5p/6:10p
8/11/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Arizona 12p/1:10p
8/13/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Miami 3p/4:10p
8/14/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Miami 3p/4:10p
8/15/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Miami 11a/12:05p
8/16/19 Friday Dodgers @ Atlanta 3p/4:20p
8/17/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Atlanta 3p/4:20p
8/18/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Atlanta 9a/10:20a
8/20/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Toronto 6p/7:10p
8/21/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Toronto 6p/7:10p
8/22/19 Thursday Dodgers vs Toronto 6p/7:10p
8/23/19 Friday Dodgers vs New York Yankees 6p/7:10p
8/24/19 Saturday Dodgers vs New York Yankees 12p/1:05p
8/25/19 Sunday Dodgers vs New York Yankees 3p/4:05p
8/26/19 Monday Dodgers @ San Diego 6p/7:10p
8/27/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ San Diego 6p/7:10p
8/28/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ San Diego 5p/6:10p
8/29/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
8/30/19 Friday Dodgers @ Arizona 5:30p/6:40p
8/31/19 Saturday Dodgers @ Arizona 4p/5:10p
9/1/19 Sunday Dodgers @ Arizona 12p/1:10p
9/2/19 Monday Dodgers vs Colorado 4p/5:10p
9/3/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Colorado 6p/7:10p
9/4/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Colorado 6p/7:10p
9/6/19 Friday Dodgers vs San Francisco 6p/7:10p
9/7/19 Saturday Dodgers vs San Francisco 5p/6:10p
9/8/19 Sunday Dodgers vs San Francisco 12p/1:10p
9/10/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ Baltimore 3p/4:05p
9/11/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ Baltimore 3p/4:05p
9/12/19 Thursday Dodgers @ Baltimore 3p/4:05p
9/13/19 Friday Dodgers @ New York Mets 3p/4:10p
9/14/19 Saturday Dodgers @ New York Mets 3p/4:10p
9/15/19 Sunday Dodgers @ New York Mets 9a/10:10a
9/17/19 Tuesday Dodgers vs Tampa Bay 6p/7:10p
9/18/19 Wednesday Dodgers vs Tampa Bay 4p/5:10p
9/20/19 Friday Dodgers vs Colorado 6p/7:10p
9/21/19 Saturday Dodgers vs Colorado 5p/6:10p
9/22/19 Sunday Dodgers vs Colorado 12p/1:10p
9/24/19 Tuesday Dodgers @ San Diego 6p/7:10p
9/25/19 Wednesday Dodgers @ San Diego 6p/7:10p
9/26/19 Thursday Dodgers @ San Diego 11:30a/12:40p
9/27/19 Friday Dodgers @ San Francisco 6p/7:15p
9/28/19 Saturday Dodgers @ San Francisco 12p/1:05p
9/29/19 Sunday Dodgers @ San Francisco 11a/12:05p

LOCAL BOOK SIGNING

HISTORY PROGRAM AND BOOK SIGNING AT THE EASTERN CALIFORNIA MUSEUM IN INDEPENDENCE

Posted by Seth Conners

“On Saturday February 25th, The Eastern California Museum in Independence will be hosting a history program and book signing event with local authors and Owens Valley residents David and Gayle Woodruff introducing their new Eastern Sierra history book; Tales Along El Camino Sierra. The Woodruffs have lived, worked and vacationed in the Eastern Sierra for over 50 years. They have compiled historical photographs and documents through extensive research, using a variety of educational and informational resources to publish their 3rd book on Eastern California history.
According to David Woodruff, El Camino Sierra was the name first given to the original Highway 395 in Inyo and Mono Counties. In 1910, intent on getting their share of the first state highway construction bond measure, members of the Inyo Good Roads Club coined the name El Camino Sierra as a marketing tool to help draw the attention of the state decision makers in Sacramento, to this lightly populated area of the state. Their tireless and effective promotional efforts even brought the first sitting governor of the State of California to the land of Inyo and Mono.
Three-ninety-five…this magical ribbon of blacktop has been taking people on a sentimental journey for over 100 years. Rarely does a roadway invoke such nostalgic memories as “The Mountain Highway”. Tales Along El Camino Sierra is a collection of little known stories involving people, places and events that have taken place over the years, in the beautiful lands of the Eastern Sierra. These engaging and often amusing narratives bring to life the area’s rich human history, that has not only helped shape the social and cultural fabric of this cherished region but has often created an enduring impact upon the human psyche as well.
The history program and book-signing event will be held on Saturday February 25th at the Eastern California Museum in Independence from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. In addition to the book signing, the Woodruff will have on display ephemera, photos and memorabilia from their personal collection. Light refreshments will also be served. For more information you can call 760 878-0258.

 

Fire Crews Targeting 30 Acres Today

30 Acres Targeted near Smokey Bear Flat

submitted by the Inyo National Forest

Fire crews plan to continue with pile burning today (Monday, January 11th) with a target of 30 acres. The piles are south of Smokey Bear Flat and immediately adjacent to the east side of Highway 395. Smoke will be visible to motorists along the highway in the area. Crews are taking advantage of the recent snow to tackle fuel reduction projects that they haven’t been able to safely burn during the previous drought years.

Pile 5
Photo courtesy of Darick Rogers

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Lone Pine Film Festival is this weekend

26th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival

Tom Mix, Jack Hoxie, Ken Maynard Return to the Silver Screen at the 26th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival

Film Festival Pres Release:

Yes, Mix, Maynard and Hoxie lead the bill, but the Festival screens and stages for the weekend present a broad spectrum of western Film Fare from Silent, Early and Contemporary Western directors and writers.

The weekend kicks off with a 4:30 PM Reception,  Thursday October 8th at the Museum of Western Film History with early festival guests, celebrities and the local community celebrating another year with America’s Cowboy Balladeer, Don Edwards in Concert at 7:00PM.

Western film screenings start sharply at 7:30 AM on Friday with the 1941 Hoppy film, In Old Colorado, and continue throughout the weekend, with over 20 plus films being screened. We are including the first film shot in Lone Pine, the classic Fatty Arbuckle 1920 4-Reeler, The Round-Up, which will be presented with the piano accompaniment of keyboard specialist J.C. Munns. Munns will also accompany other films for the weekend bringing the incredible keyboard nostalgia to these wonderful silent films as they were originally seen in the movie houses of the 1920’s.

Ed Hulse, Western writer, will be our moderator for panels & discussions featuring Los Angeles Times critic, Kenneth Turan,  Western Film historian, Robert Birchard, screenwriter, Robert Knox, and actors Rex Linn, William Wellman Jr. and  Wyatt McCrea as they provide guests with stimulating memories of films and film making.

Award-winning author editor and AFI film preservationist, Robert S. Birchard will present a program about the earliest days of silent Westerns. Incorporated into the program will be a short documentary film, Bronco Billy, the First Reel Cowboy, produced by the Arkansas Public Broadcasting Service, followed by a discussion of the earliest silent cowboys.

In 1938, Billy King, played child star to William Boyd in four “Hopalong Cassidy Features”. Billy shares wonderful memories of working with Hoppy, Grace Bradley Boyd and shooting in the Alabama Hills.

Join Sylvia Durando in her first public discussion of her Hollywood past as one of movie making’s great stuntwomen. Sylvia, has shared the screen with Elvis Presley, Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Tony Curtis and Randolph Scott to name a few.

Additional celebrity guests Gary Brown, Diamond Farnsworth, Larry Floyd, Cheryl Rogers, Petrine Day Mitchum, and Bob White complement out weekend with wonderful stories of Western heroes, heroines, horses and even their “cars.”

Twenty-two “On Location,” guided tours celebrate the hundreds of Western films shot in Lone Pine and the incredible, unique landscape of the Alabama Hills.

Team Roping will be featured on Saturday at the Museum rodeo grounds. Sunday will begin with a morning Cowboy Church on the Anchor Ranch, followed by our famous Sunday Main Street Parade. The Closing Campfire led by Cowboy Larry Maurice at Lone Pine Park on Sunday evening will wrap the weekend festivities.

And last but not least, the weekend center of activity, The Museum of Western Film History. The Museum hosts a new name to represent the new and expanded mission of the Museum “to collect, preserve, protect, archive and exhibit original materials of permanent historical value relating to the history and heritage of the American Western film.” The Museum will continue to feature the films made in the Alabama Hills and the Eastern Sierra. Come see our new and updated exhibits, meet our staff, and join our membership, contributing to the Museum’s continued effort and commitment to honor Western film heritage.

Cover Photo, Tom Mix 1937 Restored Cord, photo provided

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