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August 28th

Ideas taking shape for Warren Street Improvement Project

August 28, 2012

Efforts to convert Bishop’s Warren Street into a pedestrian-friendly commercial center have grown in recent months to include ideas for shade trees, seating, parks and even patterned pavement.
These proposed changes and more are bourne of ongoing collaboration between City of Bishop Public Works and a volunteer, citizen focus group.

Students raise $8,200 in name of leukemia patients

August 28, 2012

Bishop is one small town that did more than its fair share toward making a big contribution to a national cure-for-cancer funding organization. Taking a multi-pronged approach, local schools raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this past March.
Starting March 7 with a blood drive and bone marrow registry and ending on March 23 with the Shine on the Sierra luminary walk, a series of fundraising efforts netted a total of $9,536.

First pow wow for Ft. Indy in 30 years

August 28, 2012

For the first time in about 30 years, the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe will be hosting a Native American Pow Wow.
The Independence tribe will be sharing its culture, history and heritage through a number of cultural events, including dances, interpretive displays and good old fashioned fellowship this fall, and organizers are hoping to attract local and out-of-the-area visitors to participate.

August 27th

Work a-go at Bishop commercial center?

August 27, 2012

Cottonwood Plaza at the corner of Main and Yaney in Bishop is under construction and contractors hope to have it inhabitable sometime in the near future.
Property owners have hired Rudolph Construction and architect Tom Schaniel to rehabilitate the long-vacant shopping center in hopes of drawing new tenants to the downtown core of Bishop.
“We’re working away, rehabilitating the buildings, so nothing is going to be torn down,” Schaniel said.

Cramped PD quarters to be a thing of the past?

August 27, 2012

Dealing with a cramped working environment, and hearing from the Inyo County Grand Jury about it for the past decade, the Bishop Police Department has abandoned piece-meal fixes in favor of a more lasting solution.
And it may not even have to relocate.

Mammoth finally able to settle $43 million lawsuit

August 27, 2012

The Town of Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday reached a settlement agreement with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition over the town’s $43 million judgment, according to Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
Both sides made the announcement jointly.
The terms of the agreement remain vague but clearly a bridge has been crossed, said longtime Town Councilmember Rick Wood, an attorney.

August 23rd

Anti-bullying art contest draws youth involvement

August 23, 2012

“Give peace a chance,” said John Lennon and that’s what the Happy Hoods art contest was all about. The contest sought kids’ input in a multi-state, youth-oriented, anti-bullying campaign.
The Happy Hoods Anti-Bullying Art Contest was held for several awareness-raising reasons, explained the program’s founder, Carri Coudek.
“I wanted to get kids involved … to have a say … Their voices need to be heard.” And, Coudek added, “their artwork encouraged me to put together presentation kits” for implementation by schools, youth groups and any other interested parties.

State cuts put local court projects on hold

August 23, 2012

Inyo Superior Court’s two Courthouse Facilities Projects have been indefinitely paused, and, according to local officials, are “in grave jeopardy of cancellation” due to state budget cuts.
These projects include the new, $33 million court facility in Bishop, and a $1.5 million facility in Independence.

‘ … with a little help from my friends’

August 23, 2012

Sunday turned out to be a much longer day than planned for a group of hikers from the Los Angeles area. Their moderately difficult ascent of 14,035-foot Mt. Langley took a serious turn when a knee injury left one of the group unable to walk.
Mark Kuckelman, 56, of Long Beach suffered a twisted knee just 30 minutes into the descent from Langley’s summit. With a 10-mile hike and 4,000 vertical feet of descent ahead of them, the group, Bill Rudnisky, 32, Jeff Logan, 26 and Brian Hay, 26, along with Kuckelman, pondered the choices.

August 21st

New bristlecone visitor center opening soon

August 21, 2012

Visitors hoping to see some of the oldest living plants on the planet now have a brand-new visitor center to welcome them and introduce them to the Bristlecone Pine Forest.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta announced last week that the long-anticipated opening of the new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.
A grand opening celebration is slated to take place at Schulman Grove with music starting at 1 p.m. and the formal ceremony at 2 p.m.

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