Archive - 2013
Digital 395, the high-speed Internet project that will improve connections from Barstow to Reno, is nearing the last leg but unexpected delays may hold completion for another month.
The project was scheduled to be completed by July 31, but managers said the company building the fiber-optic backbone, Praxis Associates, said some permits from the U.S. Forest Service have yet to be issued, and some communities, including Inyoâs towns along the U.S. 395 corridor, probably wonât be completed until mid- or late August.
Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze has asked for â and received â an amendment to the local vehicle code regulating long-term parking on county roads.
The amendment that the Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday means that local rules for parking vehicles on county and state highways will remain the same: vehicles left parked for more than 10 days can be towed away.
However, Lutze explained Tuesday that the county ordinance dealing with prolonged parking actually cited the wrong state vehicle code.
Eastern Sierra Future Farmers of America and 4-H Club student agriculturists are once again showing their hand-raised livestock and showmanship skills at the 2013 Junior Livestock Show through Saturday, July 13 at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.
The show features 179 Inyo, Mono, Douglas and Alpine county student exhibitors, ages 5-19, and plenty of market class livestock â 81 hogs, 16 beef, 65 lambs, 86 turkeys and six rabbits â as well as a goat and chicken stock, said Fair Secretary Rebecca Bragdon. See page 3 for a complete schedule of events.
Filming in Inyo County appears to have slowed down over the past 12 months, but Film Commissioner Chris Langley said Tuesday that he expects it to pick back up.
Langley said he does not have an estimate about how many films or commercials shot in Inyo County over the past year. âI canât recall the permits from the different agencies (that issue film permits, including the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service) because the people who issue the permits are being shifted around. But we havenât been as busy as in years past, I suspect.â
Will you be at work â repairing cars, patrolling local streets, preparing meals, selling supplies, landscaping yards, entering data into computers?
Will you be at home â cleaning out the garage, mowing the lawn, relaxing on the couch, playing in the pool, doing never-ending loads of laundry, reading in the hammock, painting the fence out back?
Will you be on the road â en route to a concert, a family reunion, a mother-daughter shopping trip or father-son camping/ffishing adventure, a doctorâs appointment, a rendezvous with a long-lost friend?
The multi-faceted Warren Street Improvement Project has an ongoing sidewalk art section which, if all goes according to plan, will be a continuous flow of related themes that celebrate the Eastern Sierra, past and present.
Artist Charles Milligan is working with the Warren project collaborators, Andy Holmes, owner of Triad/Holmes Associates and Matt Schober, Triadâs Warren Street engineer. âWeâre doing a narrative for the street, a flow system for all six blocks, that incorporates many themes.â
Local leaders are preparing to help fund fall activities for local residents and visitors through the bi-annual Community Project Sponsorship Program grant.
Inyo County is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations planning programs, projects or events taking place from mid-August to Nov. 11, 2013. Applications are due at the end of this month.
The county has $20,000 worth of grant funding available in this cycle.
The Big Pine Paiute Tribe of the Owens Valleyâs newly-awarded sustainable food system grant is already sprouting a demonstration garden, farmers market and seed bank as well as fortifying a tool-lending shed and community garden greenhouse.
Mono County Search and Rescue helped escort two climbers off Laurel Mountain over the weekend after the visitors lost their way.
Inyo County ambassadors Rich and Kathy White have nearly completed construction of the local exhibit for the California State Fair in Sacramento.
According to the Whites, the major construction is finished and there are just a couple TV cutouts to make and one mural to get properly anchored before the annual event kicks off July 12.
This week, the couple will be working on placing photo exhibits and installing TVs in time for the million-plus spectators to arrive.