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March 26th

Inyo officials seek involvement in new Planning Rule

March 26, 2012

As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to move forward with implementation of a new planning rule on the Inyo, Inyo County leaders are demanding that the federal agency gives local leaders a seat at the table as decisions on the plan are made.

Tony Hawk Foundation pushes LP Skate Park closer to groundbreaking

March 26, 2012

With a little help from one of the world’s most famous skateboarders, the Lone Pine Skate Park Project is moving forward.
According to project organizer Lynne Bunn, the Tony Hawk Foundation recently announced that it will be donating $10,000 to the skate park fund.

Bishop grad following his dreams

March 26, 2012

Reagan Slee knew when he graduated from Bishop High that he wanted to own a sporting goods store some day. What he didn’t know was how the different career paths he would eventually take paved the way to Reagan’s Sporting Goods. He probably also didn’t know how much work it would take to bring that dream to life.

March 22nd

Desert search comes to grim end

March 22, 2012

A massive search effort to locate a California resident who mysteriously disappeared in Death Valley earlier this month come to a tragic conclusion Tuesday.
George Kohler, a 67-year-old San Francisco resident who went missing in Death Valley March 12, was found deceased Tuesday afternoon between Mesquite Spring Campground and Scotty’s Castle Road.
“It appears that Mr. Kohler left the campfire and took off cross-country on foot,” said Inyo Count Search and Rescue Coordinator Corporal Terry Waterbury.

City to raise park, sewer fees

March 22, 2012

Park patrons and business and property owners within the City of Bishop can expect certain fees and rates to rise this summer.
As part of a routine review process, the Public Works and Community Service departments are proposing raising various fees and charges as early as June 1.
Each year, all city departments are required to review fees and charges to determine if they cover the costs reasonably borne for providing service, City Administrator Keith Caldwell said at the March 12 City Council meeting.

Community invited to help ‘Get This Garden Started’

March 22, 2012

Park at the corner of Hanby and East Pine behind Sterling Heights.
The Bishop Community Garden is the love child of the Friends of Eastern Sierra Gardens, the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program and Bishop City Park.

March 20th

City Council OKs Owens Valley’s first dog park

March 20, 2012

After almost two years of fundraising and planning efforts, the Bishop City Council approved last week the construction and maintenance of the Bishop Dog Park, a full-service, fenced-in, off-leash area to be located at the back of Bishop City Park.
The first of its kind for the Owens Valley, the dog park is now scheduled to open this summer and project proponents, supporters and local dog owners are celebrating what they call an asset to citizens of the community, both human and canine.

March 19th

Solar project raises concerns for Inyo

March 19, 2012

To some, placing a 3,200-acre, 500-megawatt solar plant in the remote reaches of southeast Inyo County seems like a good idea. To others, the proposal raises concerns about providing security, emergency response and other county services in the isolated region.
County leaders met on Tuesday with representatives of BrightSource Energy, proponent of the solar plant project. During that discussion, BrightSource laid out its conceptual plans for the Hidden Hills Solar Energy Generating System and the Board of Supervisors and county staff put some of its concerns on the table.

Popular Earth Day event switching venues in 2012

March 19, 2012

Fun, food and information are key ingredients in Bishop’s second annual Earth Day, an eco-centric, awareness-raising celebration scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Bishop City Park.

Man, 19, charged with attempted murder

March 19, 2012

A Lone Pine man was arrested and another individual was sent to the hospital following an alleged stabbing last weekend.
Bretton Austin Begaye, 19, was arrested Saturday, March 10 on charges of attempted murder, felony battery and felony assault for allegedly stabbing an unidentified person earlier that morning.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, dispatch received a 911 call about 7:30 a.m. reporting a stabbing at a residence in Lone Pine.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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