Archive - 2010 - News Article
Two groups of hikers were stranded in the Sierra Nevada near Lone Pine caught in the October storms. One group made its way out of the Meysan Lakes area, but ended up more than 50 miles off course while the other group was stuck on top of Mount Whitney.
After years of financial challenges and concerns about displacing an endangered species, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors appears to have solved the Tecopa sewer pond problem and will soon have a contractor working on repairs.
Tuesday, the board awarded the $793,370 contract for repairs at the sewer lagoon to Prominent Systems, Inc. of Industry.
Inyo County Parks and Recreation is currently responsible for maintenance and operations at the Tecopa Hot Springs Park and campground, which is located on land owned by the Bureau of Land Management.
A 1911 postcard touting the âFirst Annual Harvest Festival, Bishop Ca.â promised attendees âa day of jollificationâ and celebration in âthe Owens Valley, the land of plenty.â
Now, 99 years later, the Eastern California Museum in Independence will try to provide the public another âday of jollificationâ during its first annual Harvest Heritage Day on Saturday, Oct. 23. The âjollificationâ will commence at 1 p.m. and continue until 5 p.m., at the Eastern California Museum, 155 N. Grant St., in Independence (three blocks west of the historic courthouse).
“At first, I was afraid to talk, even in the police department,” said “Nancy,” a local resident recounting the beginning of the end of a nightmarish two-year relationship with an abusive partner.
According to Nancy, her abuser forced her to tell law enforcement that there was no abuse, after the victim’s coworkers – suspecting domestic violence in the relationship – called the police. She said she did as she was told out of fear, “and it was still a blood bath that night.”
Local law enforcement is planning to focus more attention on drunk driving offenders and motorcycle safety while the state Office of Traffic Safety is going to be picking up the tab.
The Bishop Police Department has been awarded a new $53,000 traffic safety grant for a year-long anti-DUI program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways.
The first annual Harvest Heritage Day Celebration is asking for donations from local gardeners of their large zucchini, pumpkins or squash so they can be dressed in clothes during the event.
The toll taken by the fiery crash on U.S. 395 in August has increased, with a fourth victim succumbing to injuries.
The California Highway Patrol reported that John Nathan Adams, a popular coach with Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, died on Oct. 9 at Renown Medical Center in Reno after being taken off life support.
Officer Laura Roberts, public information officer for the CHP, said that the cause of death is listed as âmultiple blunt force trauma and burns.â
A 29-year-old woman survived an estimated 100-foot fall on Saturday while climbing the Owens River Gorge.
The victim reportedly free fell about 40 feet from the face of the Gorge just north of China Wall on the east side of the Owens River, before becoming tangled in her climbing rope and falling an additional 60 feet to the ground.
Climber and Bishop resident Olivia Nguyen witnessed the accident about 3 p.m. from the opposite side of the Gorge while belaying a climbing partner.
Eastern Sierra Wildlife Careâs Fifth Annual Wild Spirits fundraiser will be held Sunday, October 24, 6-8 p.m, at Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop.
The evening includes door prizes, a wildlife slide show, hors dâoeuvres, a silent auction, snakes and Razzle the raven.
Any local ladies who love to sing are invited to join the High Sierra Chorus of Sweet Adelines International as the group performs at different events in Inyo and Mono counties throughout the Christmas season.
The Holiday Harmony Chorus will again be performing at local craft bazaars and the Bishop Night of Lights and tree-lighting ceremony, after which the ladies plan to carol around town.