Archive - Dec 26, 2012 - News Article
The Owens Valley got its Christmas snow, all right. It just waited until mid-evening â about 9 p.m. â to show up, surprising most weather forecasters and torturing holiday motorists. Residents were greeted Wednesday morning with chain or 4-wheel drive with snow tire requirements on U.S. 395 from south of Olancha to the Nevada border as 3-6 inches of snow blanketed the valley just in time for the morning commute. A 20 percent chance of snow continued into Wednesday evening, followed by a week of cold and dry with a typical winter mix of clouds and sun.
Excuses for not keeping one of the most common new yearâs resolutions are rapidly dwindling with the advent of Bishopâs new, free-of-charge community gym in 2013.
In fact, said Toiyabe Indian Health Projectâs Director of Preventive Medicine Rick Frey, the new 20-piece workout station, outdoor exercise equipment in the Bishop City Park on Park Avenue, south of Bishop Senior Center, is a gift to the entire community from the Bishop Paiute Tribe.
Local leaders are giving the public an opportunity to get more information on the City of Bishopâs financial picture by providing a snapshot of the budget online.
Acting on a request from Bishop Councilmember David Stottlemyre, on Dec. 10 the City Council unanimously approved a month-to-month contract with the Delphi company to provide an Internet service that will provide residents with an inside look at the cityâs finances.
Stottlemyre said he attended an Eastern Sierra Council of Governments meeting where representatives from Delphi discussed the program and its benefits to citizens.