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Archive - 2014

July 28th

OVC wants open River Summit

July 28, 2014

The long-awaited River Summit is scheduled to start this morning, focusing on the Lower Owens River Project and what, if anything, should be done to meet the goals and expectations of the project.
But, the issue of whether the three-day series of meetings and tours will be open to the public has created a contentious situation “from the get go,” admits Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper.

Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III

July 28, 2014

Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III
1913-2014

Born in La Puente to Helen Walsh and Francisco Grazide II on March 13, 1913, Frank Grazide lived a long and prosperous life, passing away peacefully in Bishop on July 16 at the age of 101.
Frank is lovingly remembered by his family and friends as a remarkable man who in his later years defied odds by living an active and interesting life, with the vigor of a man decades younger than his true age.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog so excited to see owner, it passes out.

July 25th

Court decision could reach far and wide

July 25, 2014

A Superior Court decision in Sacramento County may have implications for groundwater pumping statewide, down the line.
On July 15, the court ruled in favor of Environmental Law Foundation, agreeing that groundwater pumping that interferes with navigable waterways does come under the public trust doctrine. Thus, the court ruled, respondent Siskiyou County must consider the impact of pumping on navigable waterways in the process of issuing well permits.

Reward offered in missing persons case

July 25, 2014

Family members of an elderly Bishop woman who went missing almost two decades ago are offering a reward for any information that may provide some resolution in the case.
The Bishop Police Department investigated when Jennie Wyckoff, 90, disappearance 19 years ago, but the trail went cold and officials ultimately declared her dead after three years.
Earlier this year, Bishop Police Chief Chris Cater, at the request of the family, decided to revisit the case to see if modern technology could provide any new leads.

Nonprofit needs help with annual fall fundraiser

July 25, 2014

In an effort to continue supporting local cancer patients, Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is currently seeking matching funds for its upcoming 14th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run fundraising event.
Money raised at the family-friendly fun run, which will be held on Oct. 18 and start and end at Bishop City Park, assists Inyo and Mono ESBCA clients who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and who apply to ESBCA for assistance.

Summit Closed

July 25, 2014

BISHOP – The Owens Valley Committee released an open invitation to the Lower Owens River Project “River Summit” meet scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 29. However, the meeting is not open to the public. Those attending are the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff, Inyo County staff, consultants Ecosystem Sciences and parties to the Memorandum of Understanding.
According to LADWP, there will be a public meeting with Inyo County staff later this year to discuss the project.

July 24th

Samuel Robert Wasson

July 24, 2014

Samuel Robert Wasson
1940-2014

Samuel Robert Wasson, 74, resident of the Owens Valley for more than 35 years, passed away on July 17, 2014 surrounded by his family.

July 23rd

Crash on U.S. 395

July 23, 2014

A two-vehicle collision on Main Street (U.S. Highway 395) in Bishop at the intersection of Mac Iver Street blocked the southbound lanes of traffic for a short time as emergency crews cleared the scene. The collision occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It is unknown if there were any injuries. Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, Bishop Police officers and Symons Ambulance Service responded.

Cincinnati man wins 2014 Badwater

July 23, 2014

The first wave of 2014 Badwater 135 ultramarathoners took off from Lone Pine to Horseshow Meadows, the first leg of the grueling foot race at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning with second and third waves heading out at 7 and 8 a.m.
Harvey Lewis, a 38-year-old teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, was on that final 8 a.m. leg and, after 23 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds, was the first runner to reach the finish at Whitney Portal, just shy of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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