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September 14th

Final report on deadly crash still pending

September 14, 2010

Representatives from the California Highway Patrol said Monday morning that the extensive report of the deadly crash that killed three and injured 16 on Aug. 9 on U.S. 395 will not be made public until next week.
The report has been purported as ready for release at least three previous times and the reason given for the delay has been the same every time: the CHP commanders and chiefs want to make sure the report is as thorough as possible.

Supporting veterans in today’s job market

September 14, 2010

Veterans returning to the Owens Valley from service in Iraq now have extra help in finding and re-securing employment.
Local contractor Dan Stone, at the behest of the U.S. Defense Department, will be helping local returning vets get back to their old jobs – positions they sometimes left at a moment’s notice before being deployed overseas and which the law guarantees they have a right to upon their return.

ESTA ready to begin new 'checkpoint' service

September 14, 2010

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is rolling out its latest cost-savings plan – literally.
In order to save money and continue offering daily service to residents, Checkpoint buses will begin picking up residents at fixed locations and taking them to their chosen destinations next week.

Agencies offer straight talk on teen pregnancy

September 14, 2010

Local teens and a couple parents were presented with a tour de force of pregnancy issues on Thursday at the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Forum in Bishop.
Experts from law enforcement, the courts, Wild Iris and Health and Human Services presented the clear facts on every aspect of sex and young adults, from sexual health to healthy sexuality, to sexting and registering as a sex offender to child support.

INF implementing Reds Meadow fee changes

September 14, 2010

As of Sept. 9, the Inyo National Forest will be implementing a change in the fee program for Reds Meadow Valley.
This fee change is the result of a proposal that received public comment in 2009 and was approved by the California Recreation Resource Advisory Committee and the U.S. Forest Service over the summer of 2010.

Police chief headed for new job on coast

September 14, 2010

Bishop Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan said the area has given her the breath of fresh air and healing she was searching for, and now it’s time for her to move on.
Sheehan announced her resignation on Wednesday. Her last day before becoming the new Chief of Police for Port Hueneme will be Friday, Sept. 17.

September 13th

Developer has mixed feelings about project

September 13, 2010

After more than eight years of litigation and appeals, the Whitney Portal Preserve housing development in Lone Pine appears to be moving forward – in one of the worst economies in recent memory.
Jim Walters, a retired ethics professor from Claremont University, purchased a piece of the Cuffe Guest Ranch off of Whitney Portal Road in 2002, in hopes of developing 27, two-and-a half-acre lots with new homes – a plan met with support by those eager to see an economic boost and opposition by those worried about impacts to the world-famous Mt. Whitney viewshed.

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