August 10th, 2011
LAKE SABRINA BOAT LANDING
Wow, what a week!
A thousand pounds of fish from Department of Fish and Game on Aug. 1 and then last Friday, here comes the stock truck again with another 1,500 pounds of fish. We were all doing the woo-hoo dance - thatâs a lotta fish!
Thank you, DFG!
So to the catching and lots of it, fishing was great - thanks to the 2,500 pounds of fish.
County leaders approved a proposal to add some additional security to the Eastern Sierra Transit motor pool.
Last Tuesday, Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson said there is funding available through the Local Transportation Commission to construct security lighting and fencing at ESTAâs headquarters at the county-operated Eastern Sierra Regional Airport.
The board approved a proposal in February that would have provided the lighting, however, with a fast approaching grant deadline for the funding, no bids were submitted for the project.
A massive truck hauling spent nuclear machinery will be passing through Inyo County on a 21-day journey from San Onofre to Clive, Utah. The super load measures 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and more than 16 feet tall with 200 or so tires, consisting of a trailer weighing more than one million pounds and three trucks.
The loads are reportedly the heaviest in California history. This trip is the first of four scheduled for this year.
Linda Louise Morse
Linda Louise Morse, age 56, made her home and raised her children in Big Pine. On May 18, 1955, in Ridgecrest, she blessed the world with her arrival and on Aug. 1, 2011, she was freed, to walk unencumbered at God’s side.
There are small notebooks, or sometimes just a few bits of paper, and a writing utensil, stuffed into a can or box of some sort at the highest point of nearly every mountain in the Sierra Nevada and beyond. These summit registers are a record of the peakâs visitors, considered historical documents by some.
Unfortunately, the registers have become a target for thieves.
The local public transportation system is growing â slowly, and sometimes painfully, but it is growing.
Amid funding shortages and other setbacks â such as a delay in delivery of vehicles for the Reds Meadow shuttle program and increasing fuel costs â the organization will have to cut some services but will retain its workforce. It is also asking less of its member agencies than it has in the past to get over this time of yearâs financial hump.
District 9 California High School Rodeo received this week one of the largest donations in the districtâs history â from a local employees union.
Workers with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power donated $1,032 to the Bishop-based high school rodeo on Thursday, surprising plenty of young cowboys and cowgirls in the process.
According to LADWP Store Keeper Adele Pratt, the donation is a direct result of employees with the department wanting to give back to the community.
The Chuckawallees/Bill Eddy Traditional Archery and Unloaded teams rose to the top at Friday eveningâs first round of the City Softball League Coed C division championship tournament.
The teams, ranked in the middle of the six-team division, meet top-ranked CBC Crusaders and I-Hiimu this coming Friday in the semifinals. The title will be determined in the final game at 8 p.m.
Chuckawallees 10, Red Tails 5
The Chuckawallees jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first inning and never relinquished it.
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center will be offering a free crash course in Eastern Sierra tourism and destinations for those on the frontline of tourism.
For three consecutive Wednesdays in August, those in tourism-related fields can take a tour of some of the best attractions and destinations the Owens Valley has to offer. Reservations for the limited number of seats is required at least one week prior to the tours.