Archive - 2011 - News Article
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 regionâs 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 NâKonde, 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 âSocks and Slippers of Loveâ 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 Valentineâs Day.
Sponsored by the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools and its Special Education Department, the fundraiser of sorts is asking for new footwear â menâs and womenâs â to brighten the spirits and warm the toes of seniors in the cityâs 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 wasnât the only town challenging the Bridgeport juryâs 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 âfriends of the courtâ or âamici curiae.â The appellate judgesâ decision is rattling municipal nerves across the state.
Bishopâs office of the California Highway Patrol has a new leader at the helm, one who hopes to carry the area office through tough financial times and bring a little stability to the local command.
The first designated sober living spaces on the Bishop Paiute Reservation are nearing completion.
Ground was broken in November 2008 on the Coyote Mountain Apartments. Since then, homegrown labor and local contractors have been the primary muscle at the site, and will see the project through to a projected completion date of March 1.
Robert Vance, director of the Bishop Paiute Community Development Department and lead planner for the project, said the estimated finish date for the six, two-story buildings is still on track âas long as the weather holds.â