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Archive - Jan 15, 2014


Feds release frog analysis

January 15, 2014

Federal officials have released a draft economic analysis of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad.

Journey of a lifetime

January 15, 2014

One Hundred Mules Walking the L.A. Aqueduct was just the backdrop for what became a “life-changing” experience for the local packers, mule skinners and other residents who made the commemorative artist action a reality.

Mammoth woman killed in head-on collision

January 15, 2014

A fatal collision on U.S. 395 south of Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Mammoth resident Suzanne Stokes, 86.
According to the Bridgeport Office of the California Highway Patrol, officers were dispatched to reports of the head-on collision shortly before 12:30 p.m..
Bridgeport Fire Department, Mono County Sheriff’s Department, Mono County Paramedics and Caltrans responded to the scene to find Stokes’ 1996 Subaru and a 2012 GMC van driven by Barbara Koehler, 62, of Minden, Nev. blocking the southbound lanes of traffic.

City’s support of plastic bag ban up in the air

January 15, 2014

The City of Bishop’s vote on whether to support a statewide phase-out of plastic shopping bags has again been postponed.
A poll of the City Council Monday evening revealed an even split down the middle with two members in favor of supporting SB 405 and two members against it. The deciding vote belonged to Councilman Keith Glidewell, who was absent.

Council getting tablets of their choosing

January 15, 2014

So much for the new HP Envy X2 Tablets the city of Bishop was going to purchase for the Bishop City Council.
After voting in November to go out to bid for five of the computer/notebook hybrids, the council had a change of heart – with of the five elected officials unable to come to a consensus on what type of tablet would be most appropriate for council business and at what cost.

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