January 17th, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of drought emergency for California Friday, asking residents to cut their water use by at least 20 percent.
Locally, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that Inyo and Mono are among dozens of California and Nevada counties that have been designated primary natural disaster areas due to drought.
Farmers and ranchers in the affected counties qualify for natural disaster assistance as of Jan. 15.
Mule Days has some surprises in store for attendees this year, as it continues an effort begun in 2013 to return to its Western heritage.
With a nod to its roots, the Bishop Mule Days Celebration has tapped award-winning cowboy entertainer Dave Stamey to headline the 2014 concert, with nationally-known cowboy poet Baxter Black serving as the opening act.
Wild Iris Family Counseling and Crisis Center has moved to a new and improved Main Street location, where it will continue to provide services to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Wild Iris is now offering its clients more room and greater confidentiality at 148-150 N. Main St., just northeast of West Line Street.
âAfter 30-plus years, we have gone from a private home, one rotary phone and one client to an office on Main Street, a 24-hour hotlineâ and a client base numbering in the hundreds, Executive Director Lisa Reel said.
Winter has been a blast for Home Street. A lot of preparation for spring and upcoming events are taking place right as you read this.
Coming soon is our first-ever Drama Club production, âThe Monsters are Due on Maple Street,â from the âTwilight Zone.â This performance will be held in the Multi-purpose Room at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 and at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8. Tickets for the show will be sold at the door for a cost of $2 per person.
Gail Eileen Salley
Gail Salley, age 71, passed away Dec. 2, 2013 at Reno.
She was born in Los Angeles and has resided the last 15 years in Bishop.
Gail is survived by her husband of 54 years, Ron; son, Scott Salley; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and David Chavez; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Gail will be truly missed.
Federal officials have released a draft economic analysis of its proposal to designate 1,831,820 acres of critical habitat in California for the Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog, the northern distinct population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog and the Yosemite toad.
One Hundred Mules Walking the L.A. Aqueduct was just the backdrop for what became a âlife-changingâ experience for the local packers, mule skinners and other residents who made the commemorative artist action a reality.
A fatal collision on U.S. 395 south of Bridgeport Tuesday afternoon claimed the life of Mammoth resident Suzanne Stokes, 86.
According to the Bridgeport Office of the California Highway Patrol, officers were dispatched to reports of the head-on collision shortly before 12:30 p.m..
Bridgeport Fire Department, Mono County Sheriffâs Department, Mono County Paramedics and Caltrans responded to the scene to find Stokesâ 1996 Subaru and a 2012 GMC van driven by Barbara Koehler, 62, of Minden, Nev. blocking the southbound lanes of traffic.
The City of Bishopâs vote on whether to support a statewide phase-out of plastic shopping bags has again been postponed.
A poll of the City Council Monday evening revealed an even split down the middle with two members in favor of supporting SB 405 and two members against it. The deciding vote belonged to Councilman Keith Glidewell, who was absent.
So much for the new HP Envy X2 Tablets the city of Bishop was going to purchase for the Bishop City Council.
After voting in November to go out to bid for five of the computer/notebook hybrids, the council had a change of heart â with of the five elected officials unable to come to a consensus on what type of tablet would be most appropriate for council business and at what cost.