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June 10th

D’backs end season with a big win

June 10, 2014

Saturday was the Diamondback’s day. The Bishop Little League Majors team took a 12-2 win over the Astros in the final game of the regular season and Cal Omohondro ended his Major’s career with his 14th home run of the season.
The Astros put up a better fight than the score reflected; batters were making contact and getting on base but just couldn’t string enough hits together to cross home plate.

Family fun at Saturday’s Indy Fishing Derby

June 10, 2014

This Saturday is a 15-year- old, time-honored tradition for families in the Eastern Sierra and beyond: the Independence Fishing Derby traditionally held on Father’s Day Eve.
With the Derby falling on Flag Day, June 14, participants sporting the flag will get a special prize to commemorate the day.

June 9th

County wants exemption from groundwater bill

June 9, 2014

With California enduring its third consecutive drought year, two water-related bills that may impact the Owens Valley are being pushed through the state legislative process.
According to Inyo Water Director Bob Harrington the Water Bond legislation will likely bring money to the area to the area for regional water management planning, water system funding and watershed restoration projects. However, the more controversial, and more “complicated” measure, Harrington said, is the statewide Groundwater Management legislation.

Veterans helping veterans

June 9, 2014

Who better to help another person with their problems than one who has the same or similar problems?
Two local veterans, Steven Canter and Dan Stone, both of whom suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, have stepped up to provide that help in the Bishop area.
The two decided to start a local group for veterans suffering from PTSD offering them a place to turn, in a group setting, to discuss their problems stemming from the disorder.

Because the show must go on …

June 9, 2014

Not even the arts are immune from America’s economic downturn, which has hit many local businesses and individuals.
Last week, Playhouse wrapped up a successful 50/50 raffle at Bishop Mule Days, and is kicking off its annual membership drive this week to ensure that the show can indeed go on.
According to Playhouse Treasurer Stan Conger, the all-volunteer community theater group struggled through the recession only to find that after three good, but financially disappointing events in a row, the group is extremely low on operating capital.

June 6th

Eyes on Bishop Creek water supply for 2015

June 6, 2014

While the West Bishop area still suffers from a water table gone wild, the area water association came to two agreements at Tuesday evening’s packed meeting: Rock Baker is the new board member and lawyers seem to have gummed up the effort to keep water in the ditches through the year.

Supes express access concerns with frog proposal

June 6, 2014

Though the mountain yellow legged frogs and Yosemite toad have been listed as endangered and threatened, respectively, the controversial critical habitat designation associated with those listings is still up in the air.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, outlining local concerns about the habitat proposals and how they will impact residents and visitors to the area and requesting that popular recreation areas remain accessible to residents and visitors.

Long-awaited honor unveiled at Big Pine Schools

June 6, 2014

Alice Piper, a local Native American heroine, was celebrated in Big Pine with a new memorial statue unveiled Monday, June 2 on the lawn outside the Big Pine High School. The full-size bronze statue is the work of Matt Glenn of Big Statues of Provo, Utah.
It was 90 years ago, in 1923, that this 15-year-old from Fish Lake Valley was denied entry to the newly built Big Pine High School on the basis of her race.

June 5th

Totheroh the unofficial District 1 winner; recount to start Monday

June 5, 2014

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Unofficial, final election results have Dan Totheroh winning election to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors by the slimmest of margins.
According to Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote, a hand count of the remaining provisional ballots on Thursday afternoon gave Totheroh an additional six votes, bringing his total share of the District 1 vote to 50 percent plus 1-and-a-half. In races where there are more than two people running, a candidate must garner at least 50 percent plus 1 to win; otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the next election.

Larry Kent Peckham

June 5, 2014

Larry Kent Peckham

Larry passed away unexpectedly in Southern Inyo Hospital on April 29, 2014 due to complications of pneumonia. He lived in Independence for 67 years, moving there with his parents Howard and Evelyn Peckham and his little sister, Janet, when he was 5 years old.

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