Archive - Aug 2014
Community members from throughout the Owens Valley teamed up over the last couple weeks to help a group of out-of-the-area filmmakers turn a dream into a reality.
According to Production Manager James Parker, the team of filmmakers, including Director Diego Contreras and Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb, had plans to shoot a full week in Inyo County, with stops on Movie Road in Lone Pine and at Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.
The U.S. Forest Service has opened a 30-day public scoping period to start the National Environmental Policy Act process for revising forest plans on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.
The scoping period began Friday, Aug. 29 with the publishing of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors and a number of county department heads have accepted the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness in the fight against Lou Gehrig‚Äôs Disease.
The challenge was made at Tuesday‚Äôs Board of Supervisors meeting by Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley, who said he has personally witnessed the struggle against ALS as his brother, Phillip, was recently diagnosed with the disease.
While Aug. 25 was the first City Council meeting for new City Administrator Jim Tatum, the outgoing City Administrator Keith Caldwell was showered with farewell speeches, gifts, well wishes and applause and some goodbye pie for good measure.
From City Council members to Bishop residents, many people said their goodbyes to Caldwell, whose last day in office was Friday, Aug. 29. Praise was so effusive that Caldwell announced, ‚ÄúI‚Äôve changed my mind, I‚Äôm not leaving. This is too good,‚ÄĚ which was greeted with a round of laughter.
Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio has released his recommended budget, which trims the county‚Äôs structural deficit by $1 million.
However, those cost-saving measures ‚Äď some of which have already been implemented ‚Äď have had and could have an impact on county programs.
Carunchio says in his introduction summary of the budget that funds are available to complete construction of the new Inyo County Animal Shelter, provide core county services and programs and avoid further staff reductions through layoffs.
Local police are crediting a 14-year-old Bishop boy with possibly preventing a school shooting in Colorado.
According to press release from Bishop Police Department, the local teen was playing Xbox online ‚Äď which allows people all over the world to text or chat back and forth ‚Äď when he became aware of the possible threat.
For the past few months, I have been hearing and seeing reviews for Tenkara fly fishing rods and had been hoping to give one a try. I enjoy the challenge of a new skill but I like to get all the help I can when learning it. So this past week I linked up with fly fishing guide and Tenkara instructor Pat Jaeger at Eastern Sierra Guide Service to have him show me the ropes.
Pat and I went out and threw some flies with some of his Tenkara setups on the Lower Owens River and I learned a few things about Tenkara fishing.
A bit of wind, a dip in temps, shorter days, a spot of color here and there, a lack of children during the week ‚Äď could it mean that fall is just around the corner? But first, we have the last holiday weekend of summer, Labor Day and the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair.
Fishing this week was on and off. Saw some nice stringers leaving the lake and some not so nice stringers. Anglers not catching fish can come on into the store and get some advice.
Researchers from the led by a paleobiologist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanogrophy at U.C. San Diego has answered a question that has been asked since the 1940s: ‚ÄúHow do the rocks on the famous Death Valley Racetrack move?‚ÄĚ
Simply put, the answer is that there is a unique phenomena that occurs when weather conditions are just right and sheets of ice begin to move on the Racetrack Playa.
More than 120 residents from throughout Inyo County weighed in recently when the City of Bishop asked for input on the future of economic sustainability and growth in Bishop.
Overwhelmingly, they said the city‚Äôs top priority for economic development should be promotion of tourism. Rounding out the top five were downtown business improvements, Bishop airport expansion/improvements, arts and cultural promotion and new business recruitment.
Local business owners were joined at the open house by attendees as far away as Shoshone.