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Archive - Sep 2011


September 27th

Grant will help preserve Tribe’s Cultural Center

September 27, 2011

One of Bishop’s most important cultural resources is getting some financial aid from Southern California Edison.
According to Emma Williams of the Bishop Paiute Tribe, SCE has awarded a $10,000 grant for restoration of the Owens Valley Paiute Shoshone Cultural Center on West Line Street in Bishop.
Williams said the Edison grant will be used to install a new security system.
“The whole grant will probably go to the new electric security system, which we hope to have up next month,” Williams said. “There are also ongoing projects, like archiving and updating the database.”

September 22nd

Thomas Herbert ‘Clem’ Clements

September 22, 2011

Thomas Herbert ‘Clem’ Clements


Warren D. Pueblo

September 22, 2011

Warren D. Pueblo

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 25 at Brune Mortuary Chapel in Bishop for longtime Bishop resident Warren D. Pueblo. Shirley Summers will officiate. Burial will be at Sunland Cemetery in Bishop. A cry-dance will be held the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24 at 60 N. Barlow Ln.
Born Feb. 17, 1954 in Bishop, Warren passed away Sept. 17, 2011 at Renown Medical Center in Reno. He was 57.

James Music 1953-2011

September 22, 2011

James Music

James Music was born March 28, 1953 in Aransas Pass, Texas and passed on Aug. 14, 2011 in Prescott, Ariz.
He was the son of the late Wanda Vickery of Benton, Calif. and the late G.B. Music, Jr. who rests in Texas.

Firms invited to get in line for Digital 395 jobs

September 22, 2011

High-speed broadband capability is coming to Inyo County and local contractors and vendors are being asked to help speed it along.
According to Dan Stone, president of the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association, the California Broadband Cooperative, Inc., which is funding the Digital 395 project, is working with the OVCVA to ensure local businesses are on board and have first dibs on economy-boosting contracts the project will bring.

Inyo-Mono tours being offered

September 22, 2011

What started as an effort to educate those on the front-lines of Inyo’s tourist-based economy about local attractions, has blossomed into a series of tours open to anyone and everyone interested in some of the area’s more overlooked destinations.
Based on the success of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Frontline Tourist Providers Tours” in August, which saw hotel, visitors center and other service industry employees taking advantage of the opportunity to better assist tourists, the Chamber has launched a similar program for the public at large.

Cultural festival returns to Bishop Reservation

September 22, 2011

An inter-tribal gathering, a sharing of different tribal cultures, a dance, social party, spiritual event and for some a way of life – a pow wow is a combination of all these things, according to Wanda Summers, one of the organizers of this year’s 31st Annual Pabanamanina Gathering and Pow Wow to be held on the Bishop Paiute Indian Reservation this weekend.

September 20th

Scott receives Gov.’s Medal of Valor

September 20, 2011

Inyo County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane Scott was among 13 first responders to receive the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, California’s highest public safety award, for their bravery and commitment to the people of California. Above, Attorney General Kamala D. Harris (l) joins Governor Jerry Brown (r) in presenting the award to Scott on Sept. 14 in Sacramento. Scott has received many commendations following his selfless act of pulling 22-year-old Derek Thomas from a burning vehicle on Aug. 9, 2010.

Tecopa losing its post office?

September 20, 2011

Federal officials are considering closing the Tecopa Post Office while residents in that community fight to keep it.
The U.S. Postal Service has posted a notice to customers in Tecopa that it is proposing to close the local office and consolidate operations with Baker 50 miles away.
“We’re studying it right now, looking at the advantages, disadvantages and savings, so it is important for customers there to speak up,” U.S. Postal Service spokesperson Eva Jackson said.

Impending road work sparks concern for ancient burial sites

September 20, 2011

Road construction will soon start in and around Fort Independence. The work will include the building of a new, full-access semi-truck-friendly entrance into the Winnedumah Winn’s Casino and resurfacing of roads on the Fort Independence Reservation proper.
There have been concerns from some tribal members and land owners that the project will disturb Native American archaeological and burial sites. Fort Independence Indian Community of Paiute Indians Chairperson Israel Naylor said through a spokesperson he “ensures” that all measures have been taken not to disturb any archaeological sites.

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