Archive - Sep 15, 2011 - News Article
A fire south of Big Pine had burned 2,000 acres as of Wednesday morning and was reportedly 15 percent contained. While there have been no reports of any lightning in the area at the time the blaze broke out Tuesday afternoon, the cause of the fire is under investigation.
More than 500 personnel have been assigned to the help fight the fire.
There is a standing evacuation advisory in place for residents who live in southwest Big Pine and several roads remained closed, including Crocker/Glacier Lodge west of West Street, Pole Line Road and McMurry Meadows Road.
Less than a week after the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America, which spurred the countryâ€™s most profuse blood donations in recent memory, United Blood Services is asking residents to support its fall blood drive.
United Blood Services will be accepting blood donations at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Bishop from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday.
According to Donor Recruitment Representative Jan McKee, â€śweâ€™ve only gotten two appointments scheduled for the drive, but weâ€™re hoping to get a lot of walk-ins.â€ť
Live, eclectic music and cultural connections will be set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada this weekend at the 20th annual Millpond Music Festival.
In addition to musical acts including the Marc Atkinson Trio, Incendio, The Bills, the Joe Craven Trio and world famous Los Lobos, this yearâ€™s festival will feature food and art vendors, kids crafts and two authentic cultural villages.
A large contingency of citizens opposed to a truck route around the city of Bishop showed up at Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting to voice their concerns. Many citizens admitted they were under the impression there would not be another chance to comment on the matter and others said they thought the idea was a scheduled project to be completed in the near future.
A truck route is not on any project list nor was the subject on the councilâ€™s agenda.