Archive - Jan 2011 - News Article
The report on how much money local consumers spend in out-of-town sales, or leakage, on the City of Bishop is complete and the numbers are in. The report also spotlighted why locals shop out-of-town.
Aaron Farmer of The Retail Coach gave a presentation to the Bishop City Council and many attendees on Monday on numbers and the results of a recent consumer survey.
One of Inyo Countyâ€™s state legislators has been named â€śLegislator of the Yearâ€ť by a council of peers.
The Regional Council of Rural Counties announced that it has selected Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare) as one of two recipients for the annual â€śPatti Mattingly Awardâ€ť for 2010.Â
According to a press release, â€śThe Patti Mattingly Award is given to a policymaker that has demonstrated leadership on rural issues and an understanding of the unique challenges that rural communities face.â€ť
A month into 2011, and manufacturers have already pulled what may seem like a startling number of products from the market due to mandatory or voluntary recalls.
But these recalls, affecting products nationwide from clothing to antacid, are more common than consumers might think, according to local health officials.
These officials, whose job it is to look for recalls that may affect those on the Eastside, also say that while consumers may be ill-informed when it comes to nationwide recalls, there are both new and tried-and-true ways the public can stay up-to-date with the latest news.
Inyo County is once again teaming up with National Geographic, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Sierra Business Council to educate potential visitors on the regionâ€™s many attractions.
To assist in the effort, residents are invited to visit www.sierranevadageotourism.org and nominate their favorite restaurants, trails, attractions and geographic features for inclusion on a map of California.
A French music video starring Melissa Nâ€™Konde, an Athropologie Catalog Internet video, a Chevy commercial north of Bishop and a cast and crew from episodic television are some of the most recent film projects working locally.
To help accommodate the continued increase in film traffic, the Inyo Film Commission has begun to search for additional local resources for these productions on location.
Congress recently renewed a tax incentive for private landowners â€“ especially working family farmers and ranchers â€“ who protect their land with a voluntary conservation agreement.
The incentive, which had expired at the end of 2009, helped Eastern Sierra Land Trust work with willing landowners to preserve 635 acres of natural areas between 2006 and 2009.
Some light is being shed on the dark incidents of Christmas Day when two local women were shot to death while visiting in San Luis Obispo County.
Owens Valley residents and sisters Beverly Reilly and Kathy Yeager were murdered Dec. 25 while visiting relatives for the holidays at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.
The Eastern Sierra unit of the Backcountry Horsemen of California will be holding its annual dinner and fundraiser with musical accompaniment by a band featuring Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter.
The horsemen (and women) are the folks on the mountain trails in early summer clearing away snow and debris, opening the way for every traveler. The unit donates more than $120,000 a year in trail support. The group also offers free equestrian first-aid and packing classes.
With hopes of generous donations from locals, donation boxes for â€śSocks and Slippers of Loveâ€ť will be set up at several locations in Bishop today.
Depending on how well the boxes are filled, many Bishop area senior citizens could be sporting new, warm and cozy footwear for Valentineâ€™s Day.
Sponsored by the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools and its Special Education Department, the fundraiser of sorts is asking for new footwear â€“ menâ€™s and womenâ€™s â€“ to brighten the spirits and warm the toes of seniors in the cityâ€™s care center facilities for the heart-shaped holiday in February.
It seems to be something that most people have forgotten.
In all the brouhaha over the airport lawsuit appeal, the Town of Mammoth wasnâ€™t the only town challenging the Bridgeport juryâ€™s finding that the Town is liable for $30 million in damages.
Far from it.
In fact, every city and county in the state of California sided with the Town, as â€śfriends of the courtâ€ť or â€śamici curiae.â€ť The appellate judgesâ€™ decision is rattling municipal nerves across the state.