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Archive - Sep 2013


September 9th

Digital 395 behind schedule

September 9, 2013

Work continues on Digital 395, which was supposed to be completed last month but was delayed by permitting and funding issues.
A new completion date for the project, which involves the installation of fiber-optic cable to allow access to faster Internet speeds, has been set for October.
Most of the work along the U.S. 395 corridor from Carson City to Barstow has been finished, meanwhile. Crews are currently working to install fiber-optic cable in the Crowley Lake and Casa Diablo areas.

County looks to promote area via sponsorship grants

September 9, 2013

Inyo County, in an effort to bolster the local economy, is handing out $20,000 to various community organizations to help fund local events and draw visitors to the area.
For the fall 2013-14 Advertising County Resources grant cycle, the county is funding six different programs that were reviewed and recommended by a volunteer panel. The projects range from the 2013 Millpond Music Festival and the Lone Pine Film Festival, to a guide to easy hikes in Inyo County.

Eagles fight Muckers to the bitter end

September 9, 2013

The Lone Pine Eagles and head football coach John Kane learned a lot about the team in Tonopah, Nev. last Friday.
They learned they could play hard for nearly four hours.
They figured out the younger players could step up when two of the seniors were sidelined with injuries.
They now know they’ve got an offensive line to be reckoned with.
OK, the Eagles fell to the Tonopah Muckers, 65-45, in an epic game that was prolonged in the final minutes by penalty calls by meticulous referees. But those bright spots Kane saw in the team’s season opening loss were amplified in game two.

September 6th

DWP releases analysis of solar ranch project

September 6, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has released for public review a Draft Environmental Impact Report in which it presents its proposal to construct a 1,200-acre solar ranch south of Independence and east of Manzanar National Historic Site.
Prepared with the assistance of Anaheim-based POWER Engineers, Inc., the three-volume document details not just the project itself but also its potential impacts, ultimately concluding that LADWP’s proposal “would not result in significant unavoidable adverse impacts.”

Congressman Cook faces local constituents

September 6, 2013

Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook (R) held a town hall meeting in Bishop Thursday to discuss everything from the conflict in Syria and his stance on American involvement, to wilderness designations, to veterans rights.
Cook, a freshman Congressman, serves on House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs among other committees in Washington. He is a retired Marine Colonel and Vietnam vet who has served in local government in Yucca Valley and served six years in the state Assembly.

September is Recovery Month in Inyo

September 6, 2013

Hear about it in the park, read about it in the papers – Inyo County officially recognizes Recovery Month and joins in its national observance with a grand event, personal testimonials and informational articles.                        On Sept. 3, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as Recovery Month, Director of Inyo County Health and Human Services Jean Turner said. Recovery Month should heighten public awareness and discussion of “the prevalence of mental and substance-use disorders” and HHS’ many recovery and wellness, she added.

City rolls out fall recreation line-up

September 6, 2013

All month, City of Bishop Community Services will be offering new and returning recreational, social and entertainment opportunities for Bishop residents, from tots to elders.
Dance and art programs, multi-level gymnastics and a festival for senior citizens are all in the offing as the fall season gets under way.

Owens Lake is for the birds

September 6, 2013

The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile “lake” delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the “dry lake,” which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output. 

Derby does it again

September 6, 2013

Last Sunday night, the Tri-County Fairgrounds main arena was not the place to be if you were a telephone pole. Drivers at this year’s Destruction Derby, the climax of the 2013 Fair, showed no respect for the barriers that defined the crash zone. The poles were sent flying, powered over, used as a wedge for a spectacular near roll-over, served as a fulcrum to trap cars and generally abused. During the Powder Puff heat, Trica Weatherford blasted sideways over the poles, circled the track to re-enter at the west end and went on to win the heat.

Broncos’ JV football team beats Heralds, soundly

September 6, 2013

The Bishop Broncos’ football squad looks to maintain its phenomenal run of big games, taking the Whittier Christian Heralds apart with a 41-6 win.
“Overall this was a solid game to start the season,” said coach Arnie Palu. “Several sophomores have not missed a workout or practice since closing out the 2012 season. The freshmen have come on board following the sophomores leadership. As a staff we are blessed to coach this very dedicated group that is seeing their hard work and disciple pay off on the field.”

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