High-speed Internet capabilities and increased regional bandwidth is making its way to Inyo County and bringing with it the promise of immediate economic opportunities for local contractors and future long-term possibilities for residents and businesses.
The California Broadband Cooperative, through Praxis, Inc., is using the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package to lay more than 500 miles of fiber-optic conduit from Barstow to Carson City, creating a looped system that will increase Internet speeds and capabilities and prevent outages along its route.
An ongoing vocational night class offers interested community members an introduction to skills needed to enter the medical assisting profession.
The current Medical Assisting: Intro to Front and Back Offices adult night class is being held 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 136 at Bishop Union High School. â€śThe class was started to help people find good jobs,â€ť said instructor Laura Smith, â€śto provide an introduction to the skills needed to work as a medical assistant in a variety of medical settings â€¦ I have had physician offices call me to refer students to them.â€ť
Clouds enshroud the Sierra Nevada outside of Bishop Friday afternoon courtesy of a storm that was expected to bring more snow to Mammoth and rain showers to the Owens Valley this weekend. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which officially opened Nov. 8 for the 2012-13 season, has already received 17.7 inches of the white stuff this month â€“ three inches of that fresh snow over a three-day period just this week. MMSAâ€™s website announced on Friday expectations for snow all weekend and at least another three inches by Sunday.