October 7th, 2011
Canâ€™t seem to find the words to describe the scenery at Lake Sabrina. The yellows, oranges, reds, golds and greens, all so picturesque, and speaking of picturesque, there were plenty of photographers trying for that one perfect picture. In fact, we do believe there were more picture takers on the dam than fishermen. That might be due to the w-i-n-d that was with us all last weekend.
Those fishermen that did brave the w-i-n-d were rewarded by some great catching. Most good fishing is at the Inlets with nightcrawlers, PowerBait, jigs or WoollyBuggers bringing in the fish.
Bradley E. Stevens
Bradley Earl Stevens died Sept. 9, 2011, with family at his side. He was 54.
Bradley was a resident of Bend, Ore., but had been staying with family in Washougal, Wash. while undergoing cancer treatment.
He was born the fourth of six children on Dec. 9, 1956 in Glendale to Leslie and Ruby Stevens.
He was preceded in death by his father.
This month and particularly this Saturday is being dedicated to appreciating first responders and law enforcement, as well as putting public safety in the spotlight.
October is National Fire Safety Month, the week of Oct. 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week and Saturday is being called Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by organizers in Bishop who have planned a weekend of fun at the Bishop City Park and at the Kmart store and parking lot.
The lights are bright, the acting superb, the story is engaging â€“ then a singerâ€™s microphone picks up the hum of a fax machine from the neighboring office, or the sound is too loud in one seat yet inaudible in another, or the sound goes out all together. These are some of the problems the local theater company, Playhouse 395, has had to deal with in what have been widely declared flawless productions otherwise.
It seems a solution has been found thanks to a $60,000 grant for a new sound system courtesy of the local Deininger Foundation.
Inyo County is looking to the state government to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels, which can cause millions of dollars worth of damage to water infrastructure.
Funeral services for 60-year Bishop resident Doreen Bellas will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Barlow Lane Gym. She gently passed from this earth in Bishop on Sept. 24, 2011.
Officials with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power said this week that one of its crews inadvertently sparked the John Fire south of Big Pine on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
According to LADWP Public Information Officer Chris Plakos, a crew was trimming brush around transmission lines about three miles south of the community when trimming equipment apparently struck a rock, sending sparks into dry brush, igniting the blaze.
Sept. 30 marked the official end of National Recovery Month, but organizers are hoping the momentum generated by the month-long observance will continue throughout the year.
Dozens of residents and visitors showed up at the Bishop City Park Friday for a barbecue and party meant to celebrate alcohol- and drug-free lifestyles and to honor those in the community who have struggled with addition and are now leading sober lives.
The event was well-attended and well-received, according to organizers, who spent the past month spreading awareness of addiction issues and recovery efforts.
Community gardens have been sprouting up like wild flowers in Inyo County.
A response to the economic recession, the high price of fuel, lack of other resources and the ever-growing prices of products at grocery stores, the plots, according to a local organizer, have been a success.
Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action has helped residents and organizations throughout the county set up productive gardens for the past few years.
This month, local advocacy group Wild Iris will be undertaking its annual crusade to educate the community about domestic violence. Known nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October in Inyo County will be dedicated to increasing the publicâ€™s awareness of domestic violence with a poster campaign at local eateries and bars, a traveling exhibition, presentations to local schools, fundraisers and an all-day symposium with nationally renown specialists and speakers. This yearâ€™s theme is â€śTransformation: From Victim to Survivor.â€ť