Independence Holiday Boutique and Craft Show
Get into the spirit of the season on Friday November 20 by enjoying a day of fun, food & holiday shopping in beautiful and historic Independence.
The very popular Independence Holiday Boutique and Craft show kicks off the day with over 20 talented craft persons displaying their handiwork for sale at the American Legion Hall beginning at 7:45 a.m. Shoppers will find a huge selection of beautiful and one-of-a-kind hand-made items including jewelry, pottery, aprons, baskets, baked goods and much more. You’ll be sure to find just the right item for everyone on your holiday shopping list.
The show will also feature hot breakfast from 7:45 to 10 and a delicious lunch including hand-crafted soups, chili and more starting at 11. The Boutique and Craft show will be open 7:45 a.m. until 2.
Also on November 20th, the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery adds to the Independence festivities with their annual Holiday sale from 10 a.m. until 3. Come in and check out their great selection of Christmas gift ideas and Christmas decorations as well. And after shopping…enjoy a free self-guided tour of the historic Fish Hatchery, a true Owens Valley treasure.
Holiday shopping, delicious food and genuine small town charm…you’ll find all that and much more on Friday November 20th. Make a day of it and take the trip to historic Independence for a fun filled day of holiday cheer and geniality. For more information call Gayle at 760 920-2132.
cover photo, 2014 Independence Boutique and Craft Show
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Popular Hunter Education Course being offered
A California Hunter Education class is being offered August 7th and 8th. The very popular course will be taught at the Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery, located just north of Independence. The class will take place Friday, August 7th from 6 to 9pm and Saturday, August 8th from 8am to 4pm. Lunch will be provided Saturday. Attendance both days is required. The cost of taking the class is two dozen cookies per student.
For information call Steven Ivey at 760-878-2370.
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INF hosting Oak Creek Field Trip
Inyo National Forest Hosting Oak Creek Field Trip and Workshop
The Inyo National Forest is hosting a field trip and workshop regarding restoration and stabilization needs on the South and North Forks of Oak Creek on Friday, May 15th, starting at 9:30 am.
Oak Creek is west of the Fort Independence Indian Reservation and the Old Mount Whitney Fish Hatchery. This unique habitat contains stands of black oak and interior live oak, rare on the east side of the Sierra Nevada range.
A large debris flow occurred in both the South Fork and North Fork of Oak Creek in July 2008 following the 2007 Inyo Complex wildfire. The Forest is preparing a restoration plan with options later this summer and would like to understand potential concerns and outline restoration options with interested parties and stakeholders.
Please meet at the Ft. Independence Travel Center by 9:30 am. Participants will carpool up to several stops on both the South Fork and North Fork Oak Creek and discuss the effects of the debris flow and current condition. At 1:00 pm, we’ll re-convene at the Ft. Independence Tribal conference room directly south of the Travel Center to discuss restoration needs, options, and next steps. The meeting will end by 3:00 pm.
Please bring sturdy shoes, hat, sunglasses, water, snacks/lunch, etc. if you’re attending the field trip.
Please RSVP to Todd Ellsworth by May 12 for carpool planning. E-mail Todd at email@example.com or call (760) 937-2033.
cover photo, Mt Whitney Fish Hatchery, by Gary Young
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