July 14th, 2011
Local leaders are contesting the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs operations projections for the coming year.
The county has initiated legal action requesting that the LADWP reduce the amount of groundwater it plans to pump from the Owens Valley over the next 12 months.
In its annual Owens Valley Operations and Pumping Plan, the LADWP said it planned to pump 91,000 acre-feet of groundwater from the valley, the highest level of groundwater pumping by LADWP since 1989.
âThere are still people out here in America, in these small towns, that still take care of veterans,â an emotional Bruce Scott said after a group from the community donated and set up an exercise pool for the Vietnam veteran. âIâm still pinching myself, I canât believe it.â
An alleged bomb threat that turned into a foot pursuit and then a dog attack on a deputy and the arrest of three local residents, kept local law enforcement busy for a couple hours in Bishop on Monday night.
Christina Perez, 28, Joel Soto, 19, and a 16-year-old male, all of Bishop, were arrested on charges ranging from resisting arrest to battery on a peace officer.
The juvenile was cited and released to his parents.
Perez was booked to Inyo County Jail on charges of allegedly resisting arrest with bail set at $5,000. She was also held on $200,000 in out-of-county warrants.
Born in Purley, England. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Developed a lifelong interest in Polish culture and language. After the war, Mary was an English teacher to Polish military personnel who were exiled in England. She married one of her students, Leszek, who passed away in 2006. They were married 58 years. In 1948 Mary and Leszek moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Marvin ‘Marty’ Bramlette
Marty passed away at his home in Bishop July 7, 2011 with his loving wife Jackie at his side.
He was born at Little Lake Calif. to parents Wales G. and MaBelle V. Bramlette. His father and grandfather built the old Little Lake Hotel and ran businesses there. He spent his days there until he was about 10 years old when his parents bought the old Bramlette Ranch in Benton, Calif. above the State Quarantine Station.
The elected officials of the Golden State have passed a budget that includes the discontinuance of a 1 percent sales tax increase.
As of July 1, the first day of the 2011-12 fiscal year, the statewide base use rate is 7.25 percent; in Inyo County, it is 7.75 percent, to accommodate additional, local taxes.
The State Board of Equalization explained in a press release, âIn areas where there are voter-approved district taxes, the total tax rate related to sales and purchases is the statewide base tax rate of 7.25 percent plus any applicable district tax.â
A tradition more than 50 years old returns to Bishop this week with hundreds of hard-working youth and their locally raised livestock in tow.
Future Farmers of America students and 4-H members from the Eastern Sierra and neighboring Nevada counties will converge on the Tri-County Fairgrounds for nearly a week of activities that showcase both the quality of their animals and the youthsâ skill and dedication in raising and caring for them.
Forest Service officials are investigating an incident in which someone used an excavator to carve a road into a non-motorized area of Forest Service land.
Local officials were made aware of the alleged road-building when a citizen notified the Inyo National Forest on Sunday, June 26 that an individual was using heavy equipment to widen a single-track trail in the Pine Creek Canyon area.
Fresh on the heels of Gordon Boettger’s recent, record-setting soaring adventures, more than 50 glider pilots converged on the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in recent weeks to similarly take advantage of the Owens Valley’s world-class soaring conditions.
No new records have been set locally since Boettger and copilot Hugh Bennett rode a Sierra wave cloud for 2,200 kilometers – approximately 1,367 miles – in 13 hours back in April, claiming the Northern Hemisphere record for distance around three turn-points.