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May 23rd

Inyo County a future transmission corridor?

May 23, 2014

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

May 23, 2014

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.

May 21st

Jazz comes West for Concert in the Rocks

May 21, 2014

Jazz is coming out west early next month for the Lone Pine Film History Museum’s 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 “under the stars” venue for hosting the annual “Concert in the Rocks.”

Sage grouse meetings pushed back to May 28-29

May 21, 2014

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.

Memorial Day craft fair coming to City Park

May 21, 2014

Mule Days isn’t 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.

June Mtn. wants to drill test wells for future snowmaking

May 21, 2014

Officials at June Mountain are hoping to extend the season by accessing groundwater under the ski resort.
The Inyo National Forest has received a proposal from June Mountain Ski Area to drill three or four test wells to see if the mountain has enough water in the ground to blow more snow next season.

May 20th

Great fishing at altitude

May 20, 2014

When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.

Fishing Report

May 20, 2014

Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.

Crystal Lynn Davenport

May 20, 2014

Crystal Lynn Davenport

Crystal Lynn Davenport of Bishop passed away May 4, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.
Born in Louisville, Ky. on Feb. 17, 1957, she came to Bishop in 1970. She attended Bishop High School and resided in Chalfant Valley for 37 years.
Crystal is survived by her mother, Anna Brennan, two daughters, Amber Davenport and Reanna Davenport; son, Nathan Williams; two sisters, Pamela Davis and Janice Friedline; and two brothers, Greg Davenport and Ray Hailey.
She was preceded in death by her father, Larry Davenport; and her brother, Richard Hailey.

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