Archive - Oct 2012 - News Article
More than seven years of planning and construction culminates next week with Northern Inyo Hospital opening its new facility to the public.
The hospital passed a rigorous licensing inspection earlier this week (the last in a series of state and federal inspections) and was approved for licensing Thursday morning, allowing it to open its doors to patients Monday morning.
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will soon host its annual fun run, raffle and impromptu art sale, to benefit the organization, which sustains cancer patients and their families with emotional as well as financial support.
âWe expect about 300 people,â ESBCA Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said of the annual event, which is the organizationâs biggest fundraiser.
Following seven months of campaigning, a four-candidate Primary and a series of town hall forums, the top two contenders for the office of Fourth District Inyo County Supervisor are entering the home stretch of the 2012 election cycle.
Regardless of how residents feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs activities in the Owens Valley, preparations are being made to celebrate the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct nearly 100 years ago.
Over the course of its century-long history, the 419-mile aqueduct has been contested as an environmental detriment, illegally diverted and even blown up, but itâs also been heralded as one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.
Residents countywide are encouraged to get a jumpstart on fall clean-up projects this weekend, with a particular focus on making their properties less susceptible to the threat of fire.
Local fire-safe councils and fire departments are urging residents to take advantage of a special fee waiver at Inyo County landfills Saturday as they create âdefensible spaceâ around their homes and other buildings to help reduce potential fire hazards by trimming trees, shrubs and brush.
In January, the residents of Inyo County’s largest supervisorial district will have new elected representation.
While the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power works with the Big Pine Fire Safe Council and CalFire on fuel reduction, the emphasis turns to the community itself this Saturday with an official clean-up day, in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week.
Building character, enhancing self-confidence and learning successful people skills are paramount aims of Owen Valleyâs brand new beauty pageants for teenage girls and young women.
Former beauty pageant contestant and model Kristina Roberts said she received official approval last month from City of Bishop and Parks and Recreation Commission to establish the first-ever Miss Teen City of Bishop Pageant for 14- to 19-year-olds and Miss City of Bishop for young ladies 20- to 29-year-olds.
Last monthâs Northern Inyo Local Hospital District meeting revealed that Northern Inyo Hospital is financially stable with strong assets, clear accounts and ongoing plans for a secure future.
At the regular meeting of the NIH Board of Directors, held Sept. 19, discussions of several loan transactions, new earthquake insurance, employee pensions, funding sources and other agenda items ended on one note: a strong bottom line for Northern Inyo Hospital.
Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13 with a series of open houses.
Each department will be inviting residents into the fire house Tuesday or Wednesday to check out firefightersâ equipment, tour the station, meet the volunteer first responders and enjoy a barbecue.