Archive - 2014
Donald Charles Krause
Donald Charles Krause a longtime resident of Bishop, passed away May 17, 2014, in Thornton, Colo. where he had lived for the past eight years. He was born June 23, 1924, in Detroit, Mich. Donald was a decorated combat veteran, serving with the U.S. Armyâs 36th Infantry Division during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and employed with the State of California, Department of Transportation, for 30 years. Donald retired in 1987 out of the Bishop office.
Inyo County is attempting to push the state of California and Administrative Offices of the Courts through a quagmire of bureaucracy in an effort get a new court facility built in Independence.
Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the AOC that will facilitate lease negotiations for a piece of county property near the jail in Independence to be used for the new courthouse.
City officials are teaming with the Bishop Unified School District to enable more sporting opportunities for the community and enhance the existing City Park campus.
In the next week or two, the city will be opening a public comment period for an environmental analysis of plans to construct a multi-use sports field on the long-vacant lot south of the Bishop Senior Center and east of the existing park.
Last Wednesday, a group of Inyo County Search and Rescue members finished up a seven-day training exercise on the Birdie Cracks off Chalk Bluff Road north of Bishop. The task at hand: lowering a litter down the side of the mountain, with the help of ropes and guide lines.
Students at Bishop High School have rallied around teacher Zack Quintana since the graphic design/multi-media teacher was let go Tuesday. At this point, realizing they canât undo whatâs already happened, the hope of the most active students is that at least their teacher will be able to attend graduation.
The details of the firing are from Quintanaâs perspective. As a Regional Occupation Program teacher, the Inyo County Office of Education does the hiring, the vetting and the firing. School administrators cannot speak to personnel matters. Administrators are standing by their decision.
Local leaders met Tuesday to discuss transmission corridor planning in Inyo County that could impact renewable energy development in the Owens Valley and other parts of Inyo.
Over the years, the Owens Valley has been targeted for a number of transmission corridors that would transmit solar and wind energy from areas as far north as Oregon and Washington, to reaches as far south as Los Angeles.
Nichol Lynn Scott
Born Jan. 24, 1980, Nichol Lynn Scott, age 34, passed away April 14, 2014.
She was a beloved daughter, sister and mother and her time was cut short.
Always remembered and never forgotten. XOXO.
Jazz is coming out west early next month for the Lone Pine Film History Museumâs annual Concert in the Rocks fundraiser, featuring world renowned jazz pianist Monty Alexander.
Joining Alexander for the benefit will be Hassan Shakur on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums, with guests Frank Vignola on guitar and singer Allan Harris.
Each June, the scenic Lone Ranger Canyon in the Alabama Hills is transformed into an âunder the starsâ venue for hosting the annual âConcert in the Rocks.â
Federal Fish and Wildlife authorities have rescheduled two public hearings on a proposal to designate the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of the greater sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extended the comment period for the Sage Grouse proposal for 60 days, making the deadline June 9. According to USFWS Deputy State Supervisor for Nevada Carolyn Swed, the new hearing schedules were set to give residents more time to review information and make informed comments on the proposal.
Mule Days isnât the only hub of activity in Bishop this week, thanks to the Inyo Council for the Arts and its popular, bi-annual Arts and Crafts Fair in the Bishop City Park.
With everything from photography and other fine arts, to edibles like homemade brittle, jams and jellies, the Memorial Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Fair is a must for residents and visitors enjoying Mule Days or a long fishing weekend alike.
According to ICA Director Lynn Cooper, the event includes 135 vendors and food booths from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.