November 19th, 2012
With high-speed Internet capabilities making their way to Inyo County through the Digital 395 project, local residents and business owners are joining forces through the Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium to promote the project and technologies that will be available locally.
Before the Digital 395 project is completed and turned on next summer, the Consortium hopes to get local communities up to speed on what a fiber-optic backbone means for the business community and private sector.
Bishop‚Äôs private and business community gave by the basketful and by the bus load during this past weekend‚Äôs coat and food drives for The Salvation Army.
The Kmart parking lot was the hub of much philanthropic activity on Saturday, Nov. 17, with citizens, businesses and service organizations collaborating to provide necessities to support fellow community members in need.
An Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus was there for the company‚Äôs Sixth Annual Stuff-a-Bus food drive, held to help stock the Salvation Army‚Äôs food pantry during the holiday season.
Michael Paul Keller
Robert A. Hudson
Dr. Edward Hammer
Idalia Laynette Ebert
High-speed Internet capabilities and increased regional bandwidth is making its way to Inyo County and bringing with it the promise of immediate economic opportunities for local contractors and future long-term possibilities for residents and businesses.
The California Broadband Cooperative, through Praxis, Inc., is using the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package to lay more than 500 miles of fiber-optic conduit from Barstow to Carson City, creating a looped system that will increase Internet speeds and capabilities and prevent outages along its route.
An ongoing vocational night class offers interested community members an introduction to skills needed to enter the medical assisting profession.
The current Medical Assisting: Intro to Front and Back Offices adult night class is being held 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 136 at Bishop Union High School. ‚ÄúThe class was started to help people find good jobs,‚ÄĚ said instructor Laura Smith, ‚Äúto provide an introduction to the skills needed to work as a medical assistant in a variety of medical settings ‚Ä¶ I have had physician offices call me to refer students to them.‚ÄĚ
Clouds enshroud the Sierra Nevada outside of Bishop Friday afternoon courtesy of a storm that was expected to bring more snow to Mammoth and rain showers to the Owens Valley this weekend. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which officially opened Nov. 8 for the 2012-13 season, has already received 17.7 inches of the white stuff this month ‚Äď three inches of that fresh snow over a three-day period just this week. MMSA‚Äôs website announced on Friday expectations for snow all weekend and at least another three inches by Sunday.
A local sports coach is calling for community support to help realize a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day centered around substance abuse awareness, recovery alternatives and sober fun for local youth.
‚ÄúWe, as a community, have the chance to show our youth how much we care about the choices they make,‚ÄĚ said Bishop Union High School head varsity baseball coach Tim Reid, the event organizer who has been clean and sober ‚Äúgoing on 20.‚ÄĚ