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September 30th

Grant funding projects for Bishop, IMACA

September 30, 2013

The City of Bishop is planning a variety of improvements to the city using a large, recently received, Community Development Block grant.

Opening a dialogue about the desert

September 30, 2013

Film historian Chris Langley and photographer Osceola Refetoff are in the process of birthing a blog about the changing face of the Mojave in an effort to inform and engage people about how that change will impact everyone’s future.
Langley and Refetoff plan to unveil the working-titled blog, “High and Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rain” this year. The title alludes to “the desert non-fiction of author Mary Austin’s ‘Land of Little Rain,’ which really describes our area very accurately,” Langley said.

September 27th

Possible impacts from solar ranch still a sticking point

September 27, 2013

Residents wanting to go on record with comments in response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch now have until Nov. 2 to do so.
The public comment period for LADWP’s Draft Environment Impact Report has been extended from 45 days to 60 total and, in addition to two recent meetings held in the Owens Valley, may also include a hearing in Los Angeles to gather the input of stakeholders there – specifically, members of the Japanese American community with close ties to Manzanar National Historic Site.

Residents give officials an earful on frog habitat

September 27, 2013

Residents of the Eastern Sierra gathered Monday to speak with state and federal representatives who are proposing to list more than 2,000 acres of the Sierra as critical habitat for the yellow legged frog and Yosemite toad.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Desert Area Assistant Field Supervisor Carl Benz, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Environmental Scientist and Fisheries Biologist James Erdman, Jr. and California Fish and Wildlife Habitat Conservation Supervisor Heidi Sickler attended to answer what questions they could Monday.

City officials gearing up for Adventure Trails

September 27, 2013

Bishop residents gathered Wednesday evening to discuss the proposed route maps for the pilot Adventure Trails program.
City and county officials, with the help of the ATV Adventure Trails group, have released four proposed routes within the city limits that, if approved, will be classified as “dual use” and be open to licensed drivers of off-highway vehicles such as dirt bikes, quads and side-by-sides like the Yamaha Rhino.

September 26th

Bishop brings home the gold

September 26, 2013

“We went into the Cal City Tournament with high expectations of being competitive,” Bishop Lady Broncos’ varsity volleyball coach Linda Frigerio said.
Not only was this expectation met, but also exceeded, when the Broncos went undefeated both for the Friday pool games and the tournament itself on Saturday.

Duane Peter Scott

September 26, 2013

Duane Peter Scott
1938-2013
Duane passed away peacefully on the “opening day of deer season.” He was born in Bishop on June 5, 1938 to his loving parents, Charles and Marion Scott, and was the oldest of three children.
Duane was preceded in death by his parents; his younger brother, Roger Scott; and his loving wife, Joyce Paine.

Donna Ross

September 26, 2013

Donna Ross
1955-2013
Donna Ross, of Los Osos, died Thursday, Aug. 30 at her home. She was 58.
Donna was born June 20, 1955 in Gibsonia, Pa. to Oscar and Elanor Sahli. She attended Pine-Richard High School in Gibsonia. In 1985 she married Dennis and together they had one child, Meagan. Dennis passed away Dec. 19, 2001.

Lady Warriors score a win

September 26, 2013

The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad headed over the mountain Tuesday and came home with a win over the Beatty Hornets.
“Both teams played really well,” said Big Pine coach Shelly Snoderly. “The Warriors just wanted it more.”
Gena Lewis started the Warriors out with a 4-point lead and 1 ace in game one. The lead went to 8-5 with Sienna Gutierrez at the service line.
The Hornets tried to hang in, according to Snoderly, but Erin Lind and Anna Huston were serving aces. The Warriors were ahead 17-10 when Gutierrez laid down 4 more points for Big Pine.

September 25th

Archaeologist digs up insight about life in aqueduct camp

September 25, 2013

The remnants of a Los Angeles Aqueduct construction camp have produced insights into how the aqueduct workforce lived and worked, what they ate, smoked and drank, and how the physical layout of the camp itself reflected “scientific management practices” introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity and control the diverse workforce.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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