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INF defines ‘desired conditions’ for revision

February 3, 2014

There was an overflow crowd at last week’s public workshop at the Forest Service building in Bishop with 70 in attendance, eager to provide feedback on the latest iteration of the Inyo Forest Plan Revision.
The document under scrutiny was the preliminary “Need to Change,” which provides the basic direction and policies for the final forest plan slated for completion on Jan. 4, 2016.

Council holds off on plastic bag prohibition decision

February 3, 2014

A vote to determine whether Bishop joins almost 100 other towns and cities across California in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags has been postponed a third time.
Just days before the City Council was scheduled to take up the matter at its Monday, Jan. 27 meeting, Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced he was scrapping SB 405 – the legislation city officials were on the fence about supporting – in favor of a new bill that reportedly addresses and resolves the concerns of major business and labor groups.

Preparing young poets

February 3, 2014

Inyo County’s high school students are among thousands across the state working hard to interpret, memorize and recite classical poetry in preparation for the 2014 county and state finals of Poetry Out Loud, now in its ninth year.
The competition is organized through the California Arts Council and was created with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts to engage high school students in the presentation of poetry through memorization and performance.

Significant Detail: Don’t forget the resolve

February 3, 2014

After watching in silence for the last month, it is now OK to ask, “How are the New Year’s Resolutions coming along?”

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