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October 28th, 2014

Charles ‘BZ’ Thomas Morris

October 28, 2014

Charles ‘BZ’ Thomas Morris
Charles “BZ” Thomas Morris was born Jan. 16, 1944 in Bakersfield to Charles Edwin Morris and Mary Frances Elizabeth O’Brien (known as Betty O’Brien Morris). He passed away on Oct. 3, 2014 in Porterville. He suffered from a progressive form of Parkinson’s disease.

Relles Ann Amick

October 28, 2014

Relles Ann Amick

Relles Ann Amick passed away on Oct. 10, 2014 at her son’s home in Idaho, surrounded by family. Relles was born on Oct. 20, 1924 in Lone Pine, where she spent much of her life. She spent the early part of her life as a waitress and then later as a school bus driver.
After marrying her husband Austin, she lived in Olancha at the Caltrans yard until her husband’s retirement, when they moved back to Lone Pine.

October 27th

City’s inaugural After School Program a hit

October 27, 2014

In its first year, the City of Bishop After School Program for Bishop Elementary School first- through fourth-graders is getting rave reviews from students, teachers and parents.

4 MW solar plant planned for Olancha

October 27, 2014

County leaders will soon be considering whether to allow the construction of a feed-in tariff solar facility in Southern Inyo.
If approved, the proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors and if approved there, will become the first feed-in-tariff project in Inyo County. Essentially, the solar energy produced at the site will be sold to a third party – in this case, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Fire stopped in its tracks

October 27, 2014

A fast, cooperative response and an extra resources detail assigned to the Owens Valley helped save homes near the Alabama Hills when a fire broke out Saturday morning.
CalFire had staffed extra resources in the Owens Valley over the weekend due to forecasted high winds and low humidity, “and the preparation paid off,” CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said. “Great cooperation from outside agencies and resources served the community well and kept the fire to a minimum.”

October 24th

Round Valley School fundraiser coming soon

October 24, 2014

Community members have the chance to enjoy fine wine, fine art and even better company next month while supporting local education.
Round Valley School’s STEP Foundation is holding its annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Ste. 203.
Specialty beers, microbrews, catered food and a raffle are also on the evening’s agenda as the STEP Foundation attempts to raise funds for the students at Round Valley Joint Elementary School.

Adventure Trails EIR coming out soon

October 24, 2014

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the final fate of the ATV Adventure Trails project as the Final Environmental Impact Review is released Nov. 5.
The Inyo County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to review the Final EIR and receive input from residents at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Inyo County Board of Supervisors room in the County Administrative Center in Independence.

Death Valley boss leaving?

October 24, 2014

A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valley’s boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.

October 23rd

Food drive this Saturday

October 23, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 25 is National Make a Difference Day.

Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, The Bishop Lions Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for the Salvation Army.
Teams will be stationed at Manor Market and Vons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting food. Donations are also accepted.

All food proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and all monies donated will be going to the Food Kitchen at the United Methodist Church.

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