Since 1985, a group of concerned local business leaders in Bishop have worked to support the educational needs of Bishop Union High School. According to the groupâ€™s president, Wendy Duncan, for the past 27 years the Foundation for Excellence has worked hard, with the support of the community, to raise funds to benefit the needs of the teachers and students at the school.
According to Duncan, the work of the foundation is especially important today.
There were plenty of highlights in Inyo County government during 2012, ranging from seemingly small victories to major realignments to simply continuing to deliver a high level of services and programs in the face of tight budgets.
Travelers journeying along U.S. 395, their eyes inevitably drawn to the imposing escarpment of the Eastern Sierra, now have a unique opportunity to glimpse the seldom-seen bighorn that dwell in the most rugged terrain of the mountains. At the south end of the town of Independence, motorists encounter the first in a series of four â€śMigrating Muralsâ€ť planned for the highway corridor, which tells the story of the migratory and endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and the need to protect them.