March 19th, 2012
To some, placing a 3,200-acre, 500-megawatt solar plant in the remote reaches of southeast Inyo County seems like a good idea. To others, the proposal raises concerns about providing security, emergency response and other county services in the isolated region.
County leaders met on Tuesday with representatives of BrightSource Energy, proponent of the solar plant project. During that discussion, BrightSource laid out its conceptual plans for the Hidden Hills Solar Energy Generating System and the Board of Supervisors and county staff put some of its concerns on the table.
Fun, food and information are key ingredients in Bishopâs second annual Earth Day, an eco-centric, awareness-raising celebration scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Bishop City Park.
A Lone Pine man was arrested and another individual was sent to the hospital following an alleged stabbing last weekend.
Bretton Austin Begaye, 19, was arrested Saturday, March 10 on charges of attempted murder, felony battery and felony assault for allegedly stabbing an unidentified person earlier that morning.
According to a Sheriffâs Department press release, dispatch received a 911 call about 7:30 a.m. reporting a stabbing at a residence in Lone Pine.
County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a non-binding agreement that will allow them to pursue construction of a new consolidated office building in Bishop.
The agreement the Board of Supervisors signed with Joseph Enterprises Tuesday is a term sheet that outlines all necessary steps and a time line that must be completed before the county can build a new, 4,200 square-foot consolidated office facility.
The term sheet is non-binding, which means the county has the right and ability to stop negotiations up until the lease agreement for the new building is signed.
Green will be sprouting up along the shores of Pleasant Valley Reservoir and banks of the Owens River this weekend in celebration of spring, the sport of trout fishing and yes, St. Patrickâs Day.
Anglers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to suit up in the spirit of the holiday Saturday, March 17, as they head out for the 45th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby, once again hosted by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce.
âWeâre hoping everyone comes out wearing green, but in case they donât, this yearâs event T-shirt has green in it,â Chamber Executive Tawni Thomson said.
Bishop Union High School and the Bishop City Council collaborated earlier this week to encourage student awareness, understanding and involvement related to municipal government.
The collaboration took the form of the first-ever Council on Campus event, a special meeting of the City Council held at 10 a.m. Monday in the BUHS auditorium. The meeting replaced the City Councilâs usual study session at City Hall, held at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of every month.
Ellen Mayo Harbert
Ellen M. Harbert, 70, a resident of Big Pine for 13 years, born in Los Angeles on Dec. 19, 1941, passed away peacefully at her home in Big Pine on March 8, 2012.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Marie Harbert of Encino; granddaughter, Melissa Harbert; brother, Edward Mayo of Houston, Texas; and niece, Nesta Mayo of New York City, N.Y.
Officials at the Tri-County Fairgrounds are seeking outside funds to preserve the integrity and traditional benefits of one of the Eastern Sierraâs most popular, youth-oriented events.
Fair CEO Jim Tatum said the elimination of state funding has made it necessary to solicit additional financial support for the 2012 Junior Horse Show and Junior Livestock Show.
For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe will be hosting its own Native American Pow Wow.
Scheduled for September, the revived event will feature traditional dance contests for adults and kids, drum groups, interpretive displays, singing, food and more.
An Eastern Sierra man died late last week during a fishing excursion along Topaz Lake.
The California Highway Patrol is still investigating the incident, which ended with the body of 74-year-old Francis McConnell, of Topaz, being pulled by a dive team from his submerged vehicle.
According to a press release issued Monday by the Mono County Sheriffâs Department, deputies were notified about 3:30 p.m. Friday that a vehicle âhad been driven into the water, from the shoreline, at Topaz Lake.â