Archive - Mar 12, 2012 - News Article
Itâ€™s crunch time for 11-year-old Chalfant Valley resident Corie Elizabeth Campbell, who launched a vigorous fundraising campaign in September to earn $8,000 by May 1 to finance a People to People Student Ambassador tour of the United Kingdom.
Two ongoing raffles with prizes to be announced in April, chores for hire and a hand-painted mug sale have helped Campbell to get half way to her goal so far.
On April 1, two raffle prize winners will take home either a Sturm Ruger 10/22 rifle or a Remington 870 .12 gauge shotgun. The first-place ticket-holder gets first choice.
City leaders will be going back to school next week as part of their ongoing efforts to encourage widespread participation in municipal government.
Through a program called â€śCouncil on Campus,â€ť Bishopâ€™s elected officials have arranged for their next, bi-monthly study session to take place in an auditorium full of high school seniors and other members of the public.
According to City Administrator Keith Caldwell, Mondayâ€™s meeting at Bishop Union High School represents perhaps the first time in Bishopâ€™s history that the City Council has convened in open session at a school campus.
Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.
But he can be forgiven.
Sherpa was born in a small village in Nepal, not far from 29,029-foot Mount Everest, where anything below 15,000 feet is considered the foothills.