Archive - Dec 26, 2012
Thomas D. Gerhart
The Owens Valley got its Christmas snow, all right. It just waited until mid-evening â€“ about 9 p.m. â€“ to show up, surprising most weather forecasters and torturing holiday motorists. Residents were greeted Wednesday morning with chain or 4-wheel drive with snow tire requirements on U.S. 395 from south of Olancha to the Nevada border as 3-6 inches of snow blanketed the valley just in time for the morning commute. A 20 percent chance of snow continued into Wednesday evening, followed by a week of cold and dry with a typical winter mix of clouds and sun.
Excuses for not keeping one of the most common new yearâ€™s resolutions are rapidly dwindling with the advent of Bishopâ€™s new, free-of-charge community gym in 2013.
In fact, said Toiyabe Indian Health Projectâ€™s Director of Preventive Medicine Rick Frey, the new 20-piece workout station, outdoor exercise equipment in the Bishop City Park on Park Avenue, south of Bishop Senior Center, is a gift to the entire community from the Bishop Paiute Tribe.
Local leaders are giving the public an opportunity to get more information on the City of Bishopâ€™s financial picture by providing a snapshot of the budget online.
Acting on a request from Bishop Councilmember David Stottlemyre, on Dec. 10 the City Council unanimously approved a month-to-month contract with the Delphi company to provide an Internet service that will provide residents with an inside look at the cityâ€™s finances.
Stottlemyre said he attended an Eastern Sierra Council of Governments meeting where representatives from Delphi discussed the program and its benefits to citizens.