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"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the promise of progress in every society, in every family."
Kofi Annan
, 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations

Thank You For Visitng My Personal Website.


















Hello, and welcome to my personal website. I would like to thank the many people who have contributed and helped me build this site. I will continue to develop this non-commercial website and provide you with information regarding the County of Mono, Alpers Trout, my book series and reading lists, and the charities that are very important to me.

I would like you to do something for me in return. I respectfully request that you help me help others. You can visit the Philanthropy section of this website and find out more about the charities that I support.

I have a strong sense of obligation to give back to the institutions, industries, and communities of the Eastern Sierra that have blessed my life.

I have always had a strong sense of the importance of a "team" effort in accomplishing important goals in life. The theme of my website and all of the information found here will always revolve around team concepts and accomplishments. Find out how teamwork and a selfless spirit has made our society and Country great and how it can transform your life.

I hope you enjoy cruising through my website.


TIM ALPERS

tim@TimAlpers.com


"I never want to be too far from the shade of the Sierras."
Bill Alpers

My Family Roots Run Deep in The Eastern Sierra.

MY GRANDPARENTS, FREDERICH & CHRISTINA ALPERS, ON THEIR WEDDING DAY IN ORANGE, CALIFORNIA. c. 1902.


MY PARENTS, BILL & ALICE ALPERS, ON THE OWENS RIVER RANCH IN 1964.

THE OLD LODGE, ON THE OWENS RIVER RANCH, BUILT IN THE 1920'S.

My grandfather, Frederich, emigrated from Germany and settled in the Owens Valley in the late 19th century. My father, Bill, was one of ten children and was born on the original Alpers Ranch in Laws, just east of Bishop. Fred and my grandmother Christina needed all the children they could raise as the Alpers cattle ranching operation grew to span California, Nevada and Oregon. My father grew up spending most of his summers working livestock on the Long Valley Thompson Ranch located on the headwaters of the Owens River. My dad and mother, Alice, acquired the Ranch in 1952 and changed the name to Alpers Owens River Ranch. This is where my sister, Kathleen, and I had the great fortune of growing up.

I learned early on what hard work was all about as the working ranch chores were endless. We lived in the old log lodge and my mom cooked and heated with a wood stove. I attended Mammoth Elementary School part of the year and there was firewood to be chopped and distributed to the rental cabins every day after school. I always enjoyed riding with my mom to June Lake 3 days per week to pick up ice and supplies. The ranch rental cabins were equipped with oak and porcelain ice boxes that required block ice every other day. Life in Mono County was all about self-reliance in those days and the life lessons I learned on the ranch have served me well over the years.

I graduated from Bishop High School and the University of Nevada-Reno, then spent the 1970s teaching and coaching on the high school and collegiate level. In 1979, my wife, Pam, and I returned to the eastern Sierra to live in Mono County. My life has been blessed over the years by having had the opportunity to operate the Alpers Ranch/Resort, develop the legendary Alpers Trout, and serve 4 terms on the Mono County Board of Supervisors. There is no place on earth like California's Eastern Sierra.

View my CV at: www.monocounty.ca.gov/bos/page/district-3-tim-alpers

"Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and world around you,
it's greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life."

Arnold Schwarzenegger,
California Governor 2003–2011

Mono County Supervisor



TIM RELEASED LETTER DECIDING NOT TO SEEK RE-ELECTION. CLICK ON ABOVE IMAGE TO READ THE LETTER.

Mono County Supervisor
On June 6th, 2012, the voters of District 3 re-elected me as their representative on the Mono County Board of Supervisors.  My last stint on the Board ended in January of 1997. After an exciting 40 year career as a trout rancher, I retired from the Aquaculture industry in 2011. I felt I could accomplish more for our eastern Sierra tourism and fishing economy by working on the policy level in Mono County government. As a County Supervisor, I will be working with all of the agencies that have a major influence on the quality of life we hold so dear in the eastern Sierra.

I have been asked by many constituents how they can stay current on issues affecting District 3 and the County in general. Although our local media does a fine job of reporting on eastern Sierra happenings, I intend to write a weekly Blog at this location providing readers with "my take" on our Board priorities and actions. So please stay tuned and keep an eye on this website and I will do my best to keep you informed on important District 3 news.


HELPING MONO COUNTY WHENEVER AND WHEREVER POSSIBLE.
TIM ALPERS WITH FORMER MONO COUNTY CONGRESSMAN BUCK MCKEON
IN THE RED ROOM AT THE WHITE HOUSE, MARCH 30, 2009.



TIM ALPERS DURING HIS 2012 CAMPAIGN.



MONO COUNTY COURTHOUSE.



Do you have any thoughts to share on issues in District 3 or Mono County in general? Click here to tell me your ideas. > talpers@mono.ca.gov

View my CV at: www.monocounty.ca.gov/bos/page/district-3-tim-alpers

94% of the 3200 square miles that make up Mono County fall under the jurisdiction of a variety of governmental agencies and utility companies. Many jurisdictions that border on Mono County also have an affect on our daily lives. For more information, please visit the links listed below.

LINKS
Los Angeles Department of Water & Power > www.ladwp.com
US Bureau of Land Management > www.blm.gov
US Forest Service > www.fs.fed.us
County Supervisors Association of California (CSAC) > www.csac.counties.org
Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC) > www.rcrcnet.org/rcrc/
Mono County Board of Supervisors > www.monocounty.ca.gov/bos
Tim Alpers for District 3 Campaign Web Site > www.timalpersfordistrict3.org
State of CA, Dept. of Fish & Game > www.dfg.ca.gov
State of CA, Dept. of State Parks, Bodie > www.parks.ca.gov
California State Hatcheries > www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/hatcheries
Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board > www.waterboards.ca.gov/rwqcb6/
Devil's Postpile > www.nps.gov/depo/index.htm
Yosemite National Park > www.nps.gov/yose/index.htm
Mono Basin National Scenic Area >www.fs.usda.gov/detail/inyo/specialplaces/?cid=stelprdb512990
Sierra Wave Online > www.sierrawave.net
The Sheet News Online > www.thesheetnews.com
Inyo Register Newspaper Online> www.inyoregister.com
Mammoth Times Online > www.mammothtimes.com
KMMT Radio > www.kmmtradio.com
KIBS Radio > www.kibskbov.com
"ALPERS is the Gold Standard of Rainbow trout."
Ronnie Kovach, Executive Producer/host, FOX Sports West TV

Alpers Trout—An Eastern Sierra Legacy

WORLD FAMOUS ALPERS TROUT, UNIQUE TO THE CALIFORNIA EASTERN SIERRA SINCE 1983.


SUPPLYING THE EASTERN SIERRA WITH WORLD-FAMOUS ALPERS TROUT IN 1999.



ALPERS GERMAN BROWN TROUT WERE ORIGIONALLY FOUND IN MONO COUNTY.

Even though I have retired from trout farming, it appears that I will be inextricably linked forever to my namesake, Alpers Trout. Believe me, I surely don't mind!

Alpers Trout were origionally grown in the Mono Basin near Lee Vining, California. I have retained the rights to my Federal Trademarked name in my own holding company, Alpers Trout, LLC. I have allowed, and no-fee licensed, the exclusive use of the brand name to Mono County, Town of Mammoth Lakes, Inyo County, Bishop and Lone Pine Chambers of Commerce, and other private restaurant and fishing operations upon request. It is a name that has become synonymous with fishing and dining excellence in the eastern Sierra, and I am honored to have the opportunity to pass my branding success on for others to use.

I have been asked many times over the years exactly what is an Alpers Trout. Basically, it is a hybrid Rainbow trout, NOT a genetic strain of its own. In the early years of Alpers Trout development, I searched the world over for genetic stock that would grow beautifully in the pure spring waters of the Alpers Owens River Ranch. My goal has always been to grow a trout that looks and acts as close to a wild trout as possible. I found just the egg stock I was looking for and developed a husbandry program that grew, what I consider, the most beautiful farm-raised Rainbow trout in the West.



LINKS:
www.visitmammoth.com
www.troutunlimited.com
www.caltrout.org
www.usfishandwildlife.com
www.dfg.ca.gov
www.monocounty.org
www.theothersideofcalifornia.com
www.mammothlakeschamber.org
www.lonepinechamber.org
www.monoarts.org
www.monocounty.ca.gov/mcfc
www.bishopvisitor.com
junelakeloop.org
www.northernmonochamber.com
thesierraweb.com/bigpine/
www.independence-ca.com
monoarts.org/kidsfishing.html

ARTICLES:
Snowcreek Kid's Fishing Day July 2013 >

"I cannot live without books."
Thomas Jefferson,
3rd President of the United States

BOOK REVIEW FROM THE UT SAN DIEGO: TIM ALPERS BOOK A MOTIVATIONAL JOURNEY
Tim Alpers is famous for his acrobatic trout, but his book about athletics will inspire all who read it.
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We Are A Product of the Books We Read.

TIM ALPERS NEW BOOK!
Book One of a four-part series. In this hand-signed, numbered limited edition book, Tim discusses his inspiration in life as it pertains to growing up in the California Eastern Sierra, loving basketball, and building on this love to become a NCAA Division-I College Basketball coach.

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It is a fact that we are products of the books we read, the people we associate with, and what we hear. Reading is very important to me and the categories I prefer are History, Business, Politics, Biographies, as well as books by Eastern Sierra authors. I choose books, both old and new, and then glean information that can be of help in my present daily life. I will recommend new books as I find ones that have a positive, constructive message.

MY CURRENT READING LIST

HISTORY
"The Greatest Generation" by Tom Brokaw.
This narration profiles incredibly resilient Americans that lived through the Great Depression, World War II, then built the greatest nation the world has ever known.

BUSINESS
"Brand Warfare—10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand" by David F. D'Alessandro.
This roadmap to business success focuses on a series of simple principles that brand-builders can use in any market. Ideas from this book helped me greatly in developing the "ALPERS TROUT" brand.

POLITICS
"Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
A remarkable work that illustrates and showcases the political genius of Abraham Lincoln.

BIOGRAPHY
"Willie Mays—The Life, The Legend" by James S. Hirsch.
I watched Willie play on a sunny day in 1958 at the LA Colliseum. I became a lifetime fan after that game.

EASTERN SIERRA AUTHORS
"Mono" by David Carle.
Through historical fiction, This book enters the minds and hearts of a generation shaped by the Great Depression and facing the threat of world war. MONO confronts the question, ‘What were they thinking back then, as choices were made that endangered Mono Lake and its tributary streams?’

"Run To Overcome" by Meb Keflezighi.
An inspirational true story of a man who discovered the real meaning of victory, and who embodies the American spirit of overcoming the odds.

MY NEW RELEASE
"MY SPHERE OF INFLUENCE—A Life in Basketball" by Tim Alpers. I am proud to announce that Book 1 of my 4-book series is now available! In this hand-signed, numbered limited edition series, I write a history of the Alpers Ranch going back to early discovery and pioneer days on through current times. The story includes my personal memoirs which illustrate the events and personalities that make The Ranch a special place and greatly influenced my life. Book one traces my personal timeline from 1956-1979 when I became involved in team sports. The book is directed specifically toward teens and young adults in an effort to inspire them to strive for excellence. All proceeds go the athletic booster clubs at Bishop and Mammoth high schools.

BOOK REVIEWS
My Sphere of Influence
MAMMOTH TIMES >
SAN DIEGO UNION TRIBUNE >


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LINKS
www.CompanionPress.com
www.bookyjoint.com
www.spellbinderbookstore.com
USFS Mammoth Lakes Visitor Center Bookstore >
Mono Lake Committee Bookstore >

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
Albert Pike,
American Attorney, Confederate officer, writer and Freemason. 1809-1891.

Charitable giving is one of the hallmarks of our great nation.

LAWS RAILROAD MUSEUM IN BISHOP, CALIFORNIA.

Every year, Americans give almost a third of a trillion dollars to charitable causes. I believe that it is my duty as an American to be a part of this philanthropy. The areas of 'giving' that I focus on are Education, Outdoor Recreation & Interpretation, as well as Local Historic Preservation.

EDUCATION
A quality education in one's chosen discipline is the only way to success.
The Foundation for Excellence, Bishop Union High School, Bishop, California buhs-bishop-ca.schoolloop.com
The Mammoth Lakes Foundation, Mammoth Lakes, California www.mammothlakesfoundation.org
Bishop and Mammoth High School Booster Clubs receive all proceeds from My Sphere of Influence book sales
University of Tulsa Tulsa, Oklahoma www.utulsa.edu
University of Nevada www.unr.edu

OUTDOOR RECREATION & INTERPRETATION
Enjoying and understanding our outdoor environment is essential for a balanced quality of life.
Disabled Sports of Eastern Sierra, Mammoth Lakes, California www.disabledsportseasternsierra.org
Mono Council for the Arts, Kid's Fishing Festival monoarts.org/kidsfishing.html

LOCAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION
It is difficult to plot a course for the future if we are not aware of our past.
The Eastern California Museum, Independence, California www.inyocounty.us/ecmsite/
The Laws Railroad Museum, Laws (Bishop), California www.lawsmuseum.org
The Southern Mono Historical Society, Mammoth Lakes, California Call: 760.934.6157
Mono County Historical Society, PO Box 417, Bridgeport, CA. 93517
Mono Basin Historical Society, (760) 647-6652
Lone Pine Film History Museum, www.lonepinefilmhistorymuseum.org

"The single biggest problem in communication, is the illusion that it has taken place."
George Bernard Shaw,
Nobel Prize Laureate. 1856-1950.

Feel free to send me your ideas.

SILVER LAKE IN THE JUNE LAKE LOOP, EASTERN SIERRA, CALIFORNIA

Do you have any thoughts to share on issues in District 3 or Mono County in general?
Please feel free to let me know your ideas.

EMAIL ME: talpers@mono.ca.gov
CALL ME: 760.937.0385
WRITE ME A LETTER: Board of Supervisors, County of Mono, c/o Tim Alpers, PO Box 715, Bridgeport, CA. 93517

OTHER CONTACTS
FEDERAL:
President Barack Obama, www.whitehouse.gov
Senator Diane Feinstein, 331 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Senator Barbara Boxer, 112 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington DC 20510
Representative Paul Cook, 8th Congressional District, 1222 Longworth House Office, Washington DC 20515

STATE:
Governor Jerry Brown, State Capitol, Sacramento, CA 95814 www.gov.ca.gov
Senator Tom Berryhill, 14th Senate District, State Capitol, Room 3076, Sacramento, CA 95814
Assemblyman Frank Bigelow, 5th Assembly District, State Capitol, Suite 4116, Sacramento, CA 94249-0005