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Archive - Jan 2014

January 15th

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.

January 14th

Bruce William Simcox

January 14, 2014

Bruce William Simcox

Born Feb. 19, 1952 in Des Monies, Iowa, Bruce passed away Dec. 28, 2013 in West Virginia after a short battle with organ failure.
Bruce moved with his family from Iowa to Bishop when he was 2. In the 1970s he and his mother moved to Long Beach, where he attended high school. After graduation, Bruce enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Through his adult life, he held various jobs, moving to West Virginia in May 2013.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Peggy and Bill; brother, Ross; sister, Terry; and nephews, Jim and Jason Mann.

Norvil Oie Aigner

January 14, 2014

Norvil Oie Aigner

Norvil Oie Aigner passed into heaven on Dec. 28, 2013. He was 98 years old. Norvil “Pete” was born at home on March 12, 1915 to Norvil Mills Aigner and Victoria Castro in Lone Pine.

January 13th

Latest report on Inyo National Forest IDs areas needing change

January 13, 2014

Forest Service officials have decided what “needs to change” on the Inyo National Forest as they move forward with a federally mandated Forest Plan Revision. Residents and other forest users are invited to submit comments on the preliminary plan.
The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region released the final assessments for the Sierra, Sequoia and Inyo national forests in late December, along with a bio-regional assessment and a preliminary “Need to Change” document.

Sheriff wants to scramble scanner signals

January 13, 2014

Several years ago, in the mid-2000s, The Inyo Register’s Badge Byline column featured an entry about a police officer who responded to a local residence and, through the window, saw drugs and drug paraphernalia on the man’s coffee table – right next to a police scanner. And there the scanner sat while the resident was taken into custody.
While the incident made for good reading and inspired plenty of “dumbest criminal” jokes, it could have had a very different outcome had the man inside the home actually been listening to the scanner and decided to put up a preemptive fight.

Adjustment of LORP flows discussed

January 13, 2014

The message delivered at the Lower Owens River Project update Monday morning was clear: the health of the Lower Owens River is in jeopardy and changes need to be made and made quickly.


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