Archive - 2013
Local leaders have approved the final, non-binding concept plans for the proposed county consolidated office building in Bishop.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors signed off on designs for a 41,944 square-foot building to house county Health and Human Services, Sheriffâ€™s Department facilities and other departments who have offices or work primarily in Bishop.
The Northern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors is in the process of completing its final interviews with candidates vying for the position of NIHâ€™s new chief operating officer.
In its search for a replacement for Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer John Halfen, who plans to retire in July 2014, the board of directors conducted the first of three final candidate interviews this past Monday evening. The candidate had spent the day meeting NIH staff and familiarizing himself with the facility, said board President Dr. John Ungersma.
The show must go on, but how? The Playhouse 395 â€śPirates of Penzance Jr.â€ť cast of young actors recently took a break from a dress rehearsal to reflect on the artistic process.
In the first 50 years of filmmaking in the U.S., posters were considered consumables. Theaters used them to market the next film, and after the run of the show, they were often stored away, unprotected from the ravages of time.
While film fans and historians have come to realize that these artifacts are part of this countryâ€™s cultural history, the understanding comes too late for many of the posters. They are in various stages of decomposition.
The Bishop Broncosâ€™ football first round CIF Central Section playoff game against the Chavez High School Titans will kick off at 6 p.m. tomorrow in Delano. The game will be broadcast on KBOV FM radio.
The Bishop Lady Broncos ran head long into a pride of tenacious, skilled volleyball Cougars from McFarland High Tuesday night.
The game was the first round of the CIF Central Section volleyball playoffs; Bishop lost 3-2.
â€śIt was a great match. We were just out-played,â€ť was coach Linda Frigerioâ€™s simple explanation.
â€śThey were a good team,â€ť she said. â€śWe were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.â€ť
Late last month, Augie Hess was at his second home, the Bishop Country Club golf course, hole 8 to be exact. He teed off and watched his golf ball veer to the left, then arc toward the flag. He and his buddies went to the green to finish out the hole. Hess assumed his ball had flown over the green; nobody could find it until someone suggested, â€śLook in the hole.â€ť There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.
Locally, itâ€™s been called a good project in a bad location â€“ an undertaking that, when finished, will reduce a metropolisâ€™ reliance on non-renewable energy sources but permanently scar 1,200 acres of wild and historically important landscape.
Itâ€™s also been called the beginning of the end for the Owens Valleyâ€™s relatively untouched open spaces â€“ the start of piece-meal industrialization.
Now, residents of Los Angeles will have their chance to weigh in on the L.A. Department of Water and Powerâ€™s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch at a public hearing on Nov. 16.
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.