Archive - 2012
Big-box retailers have Black Friday, Internet companies have Cyber Monday and, for the past couple years, the little guy has had its own post-Thanksgiving/specially-designated shopping day to boost that bottom line before the end of the year.
Nationwide, Nov. 24 will be recognized as Small Business Saturday, a day where locally-owned, mom-and-pop shops are encouraged to offer their best deals and residents looking to get a jump on their holiday shopping are encouraged to patronize independently-owned businesses.
A City of Bishop Public Works improvement project, designed to increase public safety by decreasing the potential for traffic accidents, is nearing the breaking-ground stage.
The Wye Road Intersection Improvement Project is designed to improve the Wye Road and North Main Street/U.S. 6 intersection, said Public Works Director David Grah. The project was conceived to make the intersection safer, he explained, an intersection that saw about 2,200 vehicles per day in 2007. âThe City Council is anxious to get this project constructed.â
The Owens Valley Contractor and Vendors Association last week rejected an idea to consolidate with the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Bureau but agreed to take the lead in organizing the Tri-County Fair Home Show.
OVCVA President Dan Stone said the group had entertained the idea of merging with the Chamber of Commerce because both entities are focused on improving the local business communityâs bottom line, and wanted to see if consolidation would improve services from both groups.
Scott Kemp, Lone Pineâs boys basketball coach, has only one returning starter, three guys up from last yearâs JV and four freshmen. So why is he smiling?
First, the senior is Michael Cappello, last yearâs go-to guy and top-scorer. Alec Garcia is coming up from JV and bringing his running back speed. Greg Greene, at 6-foot, 2-inches, and Kelby Hykes join him on the 2012 varsity squad.
Jose de Jesus Cepeda
Winston L. Carter
Six ancient works of art were stolen from the volcanic tablelands north of Bishop last month in what officials are calling one of the most grievous acts of vandalism ever at an Owens Valley archeological site.
According to Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Greg Haverstock, an unknown individual or individuals ravaged a half-mile federally protected archaeological site by using power tools to remove petroglyphs that could date back as much as 10,000 years.
With high-speed Internet capabilities making their way to Inyo County through the Digital 395 project, local residents and business owners are joining forces through the Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium to promote the project and technologies that will be available locally.
Before the Digital 395 project is completed and turned on next summer, the Consortium hopes to get local communities up to speed on what a fiber-optic backbone means for the business community and private sector.
Bishopâs private and business community gave by the basketful and by the bus load during this past weekendâs coat and food drives for The Salvation Army.
The Kmart parking lot was the hub of much philanthropic activity on Saturday, Nov. 17, with citizens, businesses and service organizations collaborating to provide necessities to support fellow community members in need.
An Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus was there for the companyâs Sixth Annual Stuff-a-Bus food drive, held to help stock the Salvation Armyâs food pantry during the holiday season.
Michael Paul Keller