Archive - Nov 11, 2013
People in Inyo and Mono counties who love animals will be pleased to know a final, mighty effort is under way to get the rest of the money needed to build a brand new animal shelter and pet adoption center in Big Pine.
The fundraising campaign, organized by the ICARE animal welfare nonprofit, is being called â€śRaise the Roof â€“ a Cause for Paws,â€ť and is designed to wring the last of the capital needed from the Inyo/Mono community. About $300,000 is still required to build the facility, which is estimated to cost $800,000.
A recent ruling on Inyo Countyâ€™s claims that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s water-gathering efforts have had an adverse effect on vegetation in the Blackrock area is being viewed as a win for Inyo County, its residents and the environment.
On Oct. 21, a three-member arbitration panel released a 14-page decision about the dispute between Inyo County and the LADWP over whether LADWPâ€™s groundwater pumping and surface water management practices have adversely affected vegetation in the approximately 330 acres of the Blackrock area.
Leading the way in holiday festivities, this weekâ€™s inaugural Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk will be a combination of a grand opening, art, music and, yes, chocolaty treats.
Event founder and key organizer Bruce Licher encourages everyone to attend his and wife Karen Neilsen Licherâ€™s grand opening of The Project Room gallery in their shop, Independent Press Project, which is the centerpiece of the art walkâ€™s agenda from 5-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15.