Archive - Jun 15, 2011 - News Article
County leaders decided how they would spend more than $2 million in state road funding last week.
Inyo is eligible for $2,188,192 in Prop 1B road funds for the 2009-10 funding cycle, but, in order to receive those funds, the county is required to develop a project list and include those projects in a budget that has been adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
In accordance with Prop 1B funding, the county will be reimbursed for the road work once it is completed.
Mondayâ€™s Bishop City Council meeting was an eclectic mix of air tanks, Farmerâ€™s Market bureaucracy, the skate community, parking on Short Street and the Beatles.
Newly-sworn Eagle Scout Giacomo Timbrello was recognized by the council with a commendation for his accomplishments. Timbrello in turn wanted to thank the council with a rendition of â€śBlackbirdâ€ť by the Beatles. His solo guitar strumming and vocals brought smiles to many, if not all, in the audience. He was there with his family, including his little sister, Anastasia. â€śSheâ€™s radical,â€ť Timbrello told the council.
The greenery of spring and summer has popped up among the acres blackened and scorched by the Center Fire in Big Pine, March 18. However, that does not mean things are going back to normal for the small community or the 20 families that lost their homes to a blaze that, fueled by strong winds, seemed to cut through the community like a laser beam.
â€śThe relief efforts are on-going,â€ť said the Reverend Dr. Karen Moore of the Big Pine Methodist Church on June 6. Moore was accepting donations from the Bishop Youth Football League and Bishop Waste Disposal.