June 11th, 2014
Metabolic Studio is continuing its efforts to add to the life force and quality of life in the Owens Valley â a conscious response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs continual taking from the valley via groundwater export.
And this time, the L.A.-based collection of artists and activists has its sights set on entertaining the masses with a look back at local history.
A chapter in the Owens Valley water story became crystal clear during cattleman Mark Laceyâs presentation at the Metabolic Studioâs IOU Garden in Lone Pine Monday evening.
The 1991 Long Term Water Agreement between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power appeared to provide a steady flow of irrigation and stock water for the valleyâs ranchers. Those ranchers are now caught between a long history of consistency in both LADWP lease agreements and water supply and the added pressure of water diversions for restoration of Mono and Owens lakes and consecutive drought years.
Amanda Nora âMandyâ Rumble
Olathe, Colo. resident, Mandy Rumble passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home in Olathe. She was 44 years old.
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 6 at the Delta High School with the Rev. Brian Workman officiating.
Amanda Nora âMandyâ Doloughan was born to William John and Claire M. (Garrett) Doloughan in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa.
Patricia âPattyâ McCartney Peace
Patty was born Oct. 17, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev. and passed away May 30, 2014 at her home in Bishop at the age of 53.
Arden D. Houser Jr.
Saturday was the Diamondbackâs 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 Majorâs 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 couldnât string enough hits together to cross home plate.
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 Fatherâs Day Eve.
With the Derby falling on Flag Day, June 14, participants sporting the flag will get a special prize to commemorate the day.
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 âcomplicatedâ measure, Harrington said, is the statewide Groundwater Management legislation.
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.