Our fair city’s first ever Hispanic immigrant Councilman, now Mayor Pro Tem, Jose Garcia, is a steadfast supporter of Latino Conservation Week and our local “Nature, Connectivity and Credit” (“Naturaleza, Conectividad y Crédito“) resource fair, which is taking place Sat., July 15, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the parking lot of AltaOne Federal Credit Union, at 462 N. Main Steet in Bishop. Councilman Garcia will deliver a greeting in English and Spanish to the community  during the event, which is being organized by Friends of the Inyo together with AltaOne, the National Park Service, Cerro Coso Community College, and other organizations.

Besides being able to apply for a credit or debit card account with AltaOne (credit is important for accessing our National Parks, which are beginning to transition to a cashless payment system), and receiving information about responsible outdoor recreation, home strengthening against wildfire, and other useful information, you can expect LOTS of fun offerings at this event, including Latin music, FREE OPPORTUNITY DRAWINGS, and FREE FOOD: 2 tacos to the first 200 attendees, plus additional food available for purchase.

Use the links below to read the front-page story about Nature, Connectivity and Credit in this week’s The Sierra Reader weekly newspaper in English, and El Sol de la Sierra in Spanish. It features an interview with Mayor Pro Tem Garcia, and has information about what to bring if you want to apply for credit. Tell your amigos!  Bring your compadres!

FREE printed copies of both The Sierra Reader and El Sol de la Sierra are distributed in shops, restaurants and other businesses throughout the Eastern Sierra’s 395 corridor. Pick up your copy today and help us spread the word about this event!