The public comments from some of the 70-plus residents present at Wednesdayâ€™s Planning Commission meeting in Independence showed overwhelming disapproval of the draft General Plan amendment on renewable energy.
All but one of the 32 speakers offering public comments over three hours strongly opposed the Inyo County
Planning Departmentâ€™s request for approval to send the draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the county Board of Supervisors for adoption.
Newly appointed Fairgrounds CEO Sally Symons, a longtime community volunteer, is preparing to begin work at the fairgrounds this Monday.
Symons is a Bishop native who has volunteered her time to do everything from serve on civic boards and committees, to mentor local youngsters interested in agriculture. Now, she said she is looking forward to earning a living doing the things she has always volunteered to do.
Tri-County Fair Board President Maria Kemp said the board felt Symonsâ€™ local roots and passion for the community made her a perfect candidate for the position of Fairgrounds CEO.
Bishopâ€™s First United Methodist Church is inviting residents to an evening of fun and fundraising in support of its numerous social services programs.
The churchâ€™s Third Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at the FUMC Community Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop. Proceeds from the evening â€“ via a silent and live auction and any additional donations collected â€“ will assist FUMC in its efforts to provide aid to vulnerable community members.