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May 8th

Murder suspect known to frequent the Sierra

May 8, 2014

Local authorities have issued a be-on-the-lookout for a suspected murderer out of Sacramento who is known to frequent the Sierra Mountains and may be in Inyo or Mono counties.
Orville “Moe” Fleming is a CalFire battalion chief and is wanted for the May 1, 2014 murder of his girlfriend, Sarah Douglas, 26. According to law enforcement authorities, Fleming is considered armed and dangerous. “He is known to have a .45 caliber pistol and a .25 caliber pistol that are unaccounted for,” a wanted poster issued by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department states.

May 7th

Further-scaled-down REGPA OK’d by county

May 7, 2014

Thanks to the input of dozens of residents – and even some visitors – Inyo County is ready to complete a policy on renewable energy development.
County leaders approved a new, updated Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment this week, and directed county Planning staff to move forward with a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report on the amendment.
As approved, the REGPA prohibits wind energy development projects and significantly limits the acreage available for large-scale solar power developments.

Rollin’, rollin’, rollin’ …

May 7, 2014

Ever wondered what life on an old Western wagon train must have been like traveling from the East in the mid-1800s?
There were no smooth, level roads as we know of them today, let alone luxuries such as air conditioning, stereos, shock absorbers or rubber tires.
Curious residents and visitors can find out more this weekend at the grounds of the Lone Pine Film History Museum Grounds when the Corral No. 14 Wagon Train holds its 14th annual celebration and public meet-and-greet.

Tempest brewing in Water Association

May 7, 2014

Tuesday night’s meeting of the Bishop Creek Water Association ended with an agreement to put together a summit between all parties receiving water from Bishop Creek.
Those parties range from property owners in West Bishop to ranchers with irrigation and stock water, Inyo County Water Department staff, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Southern California Edison and the Bishop Paiute Tribe.
“We’ll get them all together if I have to hog tie them to get them there,” said newly-elected BCWA Board President Steve Stevens in a phone interview.
The meeting got off to a rough start.

Wildfire Awareness Week declared in California

May 7, 2014

Drought conditions have led to a significant increase in wildfire activity and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Jerry Brown declared May 4-10, “Wildfire Awareness Week” throughout the state.
In observance of the governor’s declaration, CalFire is reminding residents of the dangers posed by wildfires and the simple steps that should be followed to prepare for and prevent them.

May 6th

Pete ‘Buddy’ Garner

May 6, 2014

Pete ‘Buddy’ Garner

Pete “Buddy” Garner, a barber at the House of Styles for 34 years, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, April 12, 2014. He was born Jan. 14, 1937 in Lone Pine.
Buddy went to Lone Pine High School. He played football and basketball. He loved basketball the most. He grew up in the heart of the Sierra, packing mules with his dad in the late ’50s and early ’60s. He competed in the PRCA Rodeo Circuit before going to school to become a barber/stylist. He finally settled down in Bishop and cut hair for 34 years.

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill

May 6, 2014

Mary Ann Chiles (Grimble) Braidhill

Mary Ann Braidhill passed away at home, surrounded by her family on April 27, 2014 at the age of 91. She was the daughter of Benjamin Willis Chiles and Pinckney Lafayette Twitty.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, John Marshall Chiles and Benjamin W. Chiles, Jr.; sisters, Sarah Catherine Tucker, Pinckney Louise Masters, Martha Elizabeth LaRuey and Betty Sue Smith; and son, Ronald Ray Grimble.

May 5th

REGPA revisions up for discussion

May 5, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors will begin its regular open session meeting today at 10 a.m. and then, at 1:30 p.m., will discuss modifications to the Draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment.
This meeting is open to the public and time will be set aside for residents to make comments to the board.

City wants to partner with county on sales tax increase

May 5, 2014

Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell will be going before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors today to propose a joint increased sales tax that could help fund local services, such as police and fire departments for the city, and solid waste disposal for the county.
Officials in Bishop are considering placing a Transaction and Use Tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot and are hoping the county will want to join forces in the effort to bring in much-needed revenue.
Currently, Inyo County charges a .05 percent TUT.

Local playwright’s latest work takes on family, redemption

May 5, 2014

Have you ever wondered whether your siblings grew up in a totally different house than you did? That very question inspired Bishop playwright Eva Poole-Gilson’s production, “Who’s Lying Down in Your Heart?”

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