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June 16th

Farmers Market opens Saturday

June 16, 2014

Local residents will be heading to market in Bishop with fresh, local, organic goods this week.
The Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market in Bishop kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday on Church Street behind Bishop City Hall between Warren and Fowler streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Farmers’ Market will kick off Independence Day weekend, and is being held in honor of past Mammoth Mayor Skip Harvey. “Skip’s Outdoor Market” will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.
The ESCFM is home to a number of local growers, each with their own unique niche.

Local grads receive close to $400K in scholarships

June 16, 2014

High school students graduating in Inyo County earlier this month left their respective schools with not only the knowledge gained over the previous four years, but also close to $400,000 in financial aid.
More than $380,900 in scholarship money was awarded to high school seniors from Bishop to Lone Pine in what parents, administrators and school staff are calling an amazing display of generosity and support by the local community.

James David Boling

June 16, 2014

James David Boling
1950-2014

James (Jimmy) David Boling died at his home in Big Pine on May 27, 2014. Jimmy, who was also known by many as “Bones,” was born on Oct. 22, 1950 in Pomona to James Harvey and Mary Katherine Boling. Jimmy, his older sister and three younger siblings moved to Aberdeen Resort with his mother and stepfather, Warren, and Mary Katherine Mann in 1963. Jimmy attended school in both Big Pine and Independence, graduating from Owens Valley High School in 1969. Jimmy lived most of his life in the Owens Valley and worked for the County of Inyo for a total of 18 years.

Inderbieten on her way to Nationals

June 16, 2014

The final night of the California High School Rodeo Association Finals was a good one for local barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten.
The sophomore at Bishop High School came in with a strong second place finish after two gos, qualifying for the short go at the Tri-County Fairgrounds’ Mike Boothe Arena. There was a strong local contingent in the stands cheering her on as she entered the stadium for the final run.

Hiker missing on Mt. Whitney

June 16, 2014

A search is currently underway for a missing hiker last seen returning from a summit of Mt. Whitney on Saturday.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday afternoon that 60-year-old John Likely from Dumont, N.J. had been separated from his hiking group and hadn’t been seen since Saturday.

June 13th

Tight Lines: Fishing places and partners

June 13, 2014

It’s time to wrap up my list of fishing waters I want to explore during this season.
Making memories with fishing partners is a big part of fishing. Most of the time we fish in solitude, to be shared on the walk back to the vehicle or on the ride home.
Saddle Bag Creek reminds me of the small creeks in Southern California where I learned to fly fish.

Libraries, museum in county ‘creative budget’ crosshairs

June 13, 2014

Local leaders will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to discuss service redesign for the Inyo County Library System and the Museum Services Department.
Among proposals on the table are options to combine the Library and Museum Services Director positions for a cost savings of $147,000, and a separate proposal to increase the Library budget by $167,000.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss five separate proposals on Tuesday. However, it is not scheduled to make a decision on any of them.

City boss candidates undergo background checks

June 13, 2014

Bishop’s City Council is expected to select a new administrative officer by the end of the month.
Concluding a final interview with one of the top two candidates for the position earlier this week, the council has directed background checks be conducted on both individuals.
According to current City Administrator Keith Caldwell, who is resigning in September to relocate back to Georgia, the background checks could take several weeks.
“Hopefully the process will be complete by the end of June,” he said in an email sent out Monday after the council’s closed session interview.

Electric car maker making moves beneficial to Eastern Sierra

June 13, 2014

An unprecedented move by one of the auto industry’s fringe players this week could have trickle-down benefits for the Eastern Sierra.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post Thursday that his company would be abandoning its patents in order to share the technology with competing manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Ford and General Motors.

Future of Tecopa Hot Springs in question

June 13, 2014

Faced with a concessionaire contract set to expire by the end of the year and dilapidated infrastructure, local leaders have some tough choices to make regarding the Tecopa Hot Springs.
On Oct. 1 of this year, the contract with CLM Services Corporation, which operates the Tecopa Hot Springs and campgrounds, will expire. CLM has no plans to renew its contract with the county, leaving local leaders with the choice of seeking a new concessionaire, taking on operations at the hot springs itself, or closing the area altogether.

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