Archive - 2014
As of July, Northern Inyo Hospital has bid farewell to six retirees who served from 12-36 years in positions ranging from leadership to rank and file.
According to NIH Chief Performance Excellence Officer Maria Sirois, the following snapshots of the retireesâ careers and retirement plans are courtesy of the retirees and their coworkers and supervisors.
Aftermath from Sunday's Napa Valley quake
Inyo County Public Works and Wadell Engineering Corporation are inviting residents to a series of public meetings next week designed to help shape the future of the Eastern Sierra regional Airport in Bishop.
On Aug. 25 and 26, Public Works will present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan to interested community members.
According to county Public Works Director Clint Quilter, the layout plan builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.
Inyo County lost a long-time public servant and well respected community member Tuesday afternoon.
Born Oct. 20, 1946, retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge Patrick Canfield passed away shortly before noon Tuesday of apparent cardiac arrest.
A life-long athlete with a passion for football and rugby, Canfield graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964. He went on to study at Stanford University, where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also spent a year studying abroad on Stanfordâs Florence, Italy campus in 1966.
Southbound traffic on U.S. Hwy. 395 came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire, just south of Keoughâs Hot Springs, generated heavy smoke and threatened to jump the highway.
The initial alarm went out at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 20, bringing responders from CalFire and U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management as well as Bishop, Independence, Big Pine and Mammoth Lakes fire departments. The fire burned up to the shoulder of the highway, but was contained at 18 acres, according to a press release from CalFire.
Seven years ago I stepped onto the sacred grounds of Manzanar with the frigid cool morning breeze greeting me on a February morning. I thought of the orphaned internee Dennis Bambauer who lived in the Manzanar childrenâs village and his quote, âthere was always the wind.â
A preliminary budget adopted by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in June does not include funding for the countyâs Community Projects Sponsorship Grant which has traditionally helped sustain some of the countyâs most popular events.
Those missing funds have some organizations, including the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, which received $31,000 from the program last year, concerned about the direction the county is heading in an effort to balance its budget.
Northern Inyo Hospital and Toiyabe Indian Health Project are coordinating their healthcare efforts to ensure that local patients receive the best care possible without unnecessary costs.
Administrators for NIH and TIHP met Aug. 15 to discuss shared goals and challenges in managing healthcare in Inyo County.
NIH CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane said Wednesday that Toiyabe and NIH are planning to develop a county wide communication network for healthcare processionals that will ensure patients donât receive duplicate services when referred from one organization to the other.
One local child spurred her mother on to become a dyslexia specialist and open a business in Bishop that screens and treats dyslexics.
âA lot of people think dyslexia is a visual issue but itâs not,â dyslexia specialist Rebecca St. Marie said, but âswitching letters as they process language is only one aspect of the learning disability.â
Update 6:55 p.m. - CalFire reports that aggressive fire suppression efforts by ground and air resources stopped the forward rate spread of the fire at 18 acres. Full containment of the fire is expected this evening.
Approximately 70 firefighters battled the fire. There was no report of injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
U.S. Highway 395 is open and the public is asked to use caution while fire crews are mopping up and patrolling the fire.