Archive - Sep 2013
The City of Bishop is planning a variety of improvements to the city using a large, recently received, Community Development Block grant.
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 everyoneâs future.
Langley and Refetoff plan to unveil the working-titled blog, âHigh and Dry: Dispatches from the Land of Little Rainâ this year. The title alludes to âthe desert non-fiction of author Mary Austinâs âLand of Little Rain,â which really describes our area very accurately,â Langley said.
Residents wanting to go on record with comments in response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch now have until Nov. 2 to do so.
The public comment period for LADWPâs 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 â specifically, members of the Japanese American community with close ties to Manzanar National Historic Site.
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.
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 âdual useâ and be open to licensed drivers of off-highway vehicles such as dirt bikes, quads and side-by-sides like the Yamaha Rhino.
âWe went into the Cal City Tournament with high expectations of being competitive,â Bishop Lady Broncosâ 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
Duane passed away peacefully on the âopening day of deer season.â 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, 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.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad headed over the mountain Tuesday and came home with a win over the Beatty Hornets.
âBoth teams played really well,â said Big Pine coach Shelly Snoderly. âThe Warriors just wanted it more.â
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.
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 âscientific management practicesâ introduced in the early 1900s to improve productivity and control the diverse workforce.