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November 13th

County approves Bishop office building designs

November 13, 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, Sheriff’s Department facilities and other departments who have offices or work primarily in Bishop.

NIH CEO search down to three

November 13, 2013

The Northern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors is in the process of completing its final interviews with candidates vying for the position of NIH’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.

Swashbuckling thespians present Playhouse operetta

November 13, 2013

The show must go on, but how? The Playhouse 395 “Pirates of Penzance Jr.” cast of young actors recently took a break from a dress rehearsal to reflect on the artistic process.

Saving pieces of cinematic history

November 13, 2013

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 country’s cultural history, the understanding comes too late for many of the posters. They are in various stages of decomposition.

Football playoff

November 13, 2013

The Bishop Broncos’ 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.

Lady Broncos fall to Cougars in tie-breaker

November 13, 2013

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.
“It was a great match. We were just out-played,” was coach Linda Frigerio’s simple explanation.
“They were a good team,” she said. “We were well-matched but I think we had better skills. They (the Cougars) have grit and tenacity and an unconventional style of play.”

Bishop’s legendary golfer hits another hole-in-one

November 13, 2013

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, “Look in the hole.” There it was, nestled in the cup like a little poached egg.

November 12th

LADWP to hold L.A. hearing on solar project

November 12, 2013

Locally, it’s been called a good project in a bad location – an undertaking that, when finished, will reduce a metropolis’ reliance on non-renewable energy sources but permanently scar 1,200 acres of wild and historically important landscape.
It’s also been called the beginning of the end for the Owens Valley’s relatively untouched open spaces – 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 Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch at a public hearing on Nov. 16.

November 11th

ICARE launches official fundraising campaign for new animal shelter

November 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 “Raise the Roof – a Cause for Paws,” 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.

Arbitration panel finds impacts at Blackrock

November 11, 2013

A recent ruling on Inyo County’s claims that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’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 LADWP’s groundwater pumping and surface water management practices have adversely affected vegetation in the approximately 330 acres of the Blackrock area.

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