Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
Local authorities are continuing a search for a missing hiker from Pacific Palisades who has been in the backcountry for more than 10 days.
Authorities launched a massive search effort last Wednesday after the hiker failed to return from a planned three-day hike in the Inyo National Forest.
An effort is under way to remove fear about and break down barriers surrounding annual mammogram breast cancer screenings. As part of that effort, local women are being given financial and informational support to educate and encourage them to be proactive on behalf of their own health care and even to save their own lives.
Four of the five candidates for Bishop City Council met with an audience of about 30 residents Thursday evening to discuss local businesses and what they would do, if elected, to help Bishop’s economy.
Bishop leaders recently gave the go-ahead on two park-related issues and cleared up some wording in an ordinance dealing with the appointment of City Council members.
In light of Councilmember Jeff Griffithâ€™s election to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, which will take affect in January, city leaders met Monday to discuss guidelines for filling City Council vacancies.
The council unanimously approved an ordinance that will update the city code regarding council appointments.
Local high school students are joining their peers nation-wide in polishing recitation and life skills as they prepare for the 2012-13 Poetry Out Loud competition, where contestants stand to win prizes in the thousands of dollars.
â€śPoetry Out Loud national recitation contest introduces high school students to the magic of great poetry,â€ť states the POL website, www.poetryoutloud.org.
The Bishop Paiute Tribe Native Fish Refuge continues its efforts to preserve native desert fish populations while creating opportunities for cultural and environmental education, preserving tribal links to its past and furnishing a public recreation venue.
Inyo Countyâ€™s Grand Jury met with Clerk-Recorder Kammie Foote earlier this year to take a close look at Local Agency Formation Commission special districts.
In her response to the Grand Jury, Foote said that many of the recommendations that were made are beyond the countyâ€™s authority, as it does not have jurisdiction over entities such as school and hospital districts.
The private screening of a 100-percent, locally-made independent film was embraced with great attendance, loud laughter and great applause over the weekend.
With two weeks before the Nov. 6 General Election, the Bishop Unified School District approved a resolution in support of Proposition 30. The vote was a unanimous 5-0 at the districtâ€™s Oct. 18 board meeting.
A recent evaluation of county-owned water systems has local leaders looking for funds for repairs and a long-term solution to maintenance problems.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson told the Board of Supervisors last week that the countyâ€™s three water systems â€“ in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws â€“ are in decent working order, but all three require costly improvements.