News Brief:New Bristlecone Visitors Center to re-open Sept. 1


The new visitors center at the Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center will open Saturday, Sept. 1, Inyo National Forest officials said.
A grand opening celebration is slated to take place at Schulman Grove with music starting at 1 p.m. and the formal ceremony at 2 p.m.
The celebration will include music by the Idle Hands String Band, guest speakers, a Paiute blessing, an art exhibit, interpretive programs, and patio talks will be offered throughout the day.
The facility is entirely solar powered and includes a small theater, exhibits, and a new bookstore run by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association. The visitor center is in the same location as the previous facility and is fully handicapped accessible.
More info is at, or call John Louth at 760-873-2577.