Archive - 2012 - News Article
Toiyabe Indian Health Project is gearing up for the 31st annual Toiyabe Road Run scheduled for this Saturday at the Millpond Recreation Center.
The annual road run is designed to get residents of all ages and abilities together for a fun, healthy day of activity and fellowship centered around three races of various lengths, a 10K, a 5K and a 1K.
City of Bishop Public Works continues to court community input on proposed upscale upgrades to the Warren Street corridor.
Although the project wonât break ground for several years, the look of the completed project is taking shape on project drawings and an environmental analysis is also in the works. Progress can be greatly furthered by community feedback, said Director of Public Works David Grah. âPublic input is a continuous process.â
Inyo officials are beginning an effort to locate and catalogue every physical address in the county this week.
The Sheriffâs Department, utilizing a 2011 Homeland Security Grant, has contracted with Geographic Technologies Group to verify addresses throughout the county.
According to Sheriffâs Public Information Officer Carma Roper, crews from GTG will be out and about for the next month to ensure that every building in Inyo has a physical address that is correctly recorded in county documents.
Local authorities are continuing a search for a missing hiker from Pacific Palisades who has been in the backcountry for more than 10 days.
Authorities launched a massive search effort last Wednesday after the hiker failed to return from a planned three-day hike in the Inyo National Forest.
An effort is under way to remove fear about and break down barriers surrounding annual mammogram breast cancer screenings. As part of that effort, local women are being given financial and informational support to educate and encourage them to be proactive on behalf of their own health care and even to save their own lives.
Four of the five candidates for Bishop City Council met with an audience of about 30 residents Thursday evening to discuss local businesses and what they would do, if elected, to help Bishop’s economy.
Bishop leaders recently gave the go-ahead on two park-related issues and cleared up some wording in an ordinance dealing with the appointment of City Council members.
In light of Councilmember Jeff Griffithâs election to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, which will take affect in January, city leaders met Monday to discuss guidelines for filling City Council vacancies.
The council unanimously approved an ordinance that will update the city code regarding council appointments.
Local high school students are joining their peers nation-wide in polishing recitation and life skills as they prepare for the 2012-13 Poetry Out Loud competition, where contestants stand to win prizes in the thousands of dollars.
âPoetry Out Loud national recitation contest introduces high school students to the magic of great poetry,â states the POL website, www.poetryoutloud.org.
The Bishop Paiute Tribe Native Fish Refuge continues its efforts to preserve native desert fish populations while creating opportunities for cultural and environmental education, preserving tribal links to its past and furnishing a public recreation venue.
Inyo Countyâs Grand Jury met with Clerk-Recorder Kammie Foote earlier this year to take a close look at Local Agency Formation Commission special districts.
In her response to the Grand Jury, Foote said that many of the recommendations that were made are beyond the countyâs authority, as it does not have jurisdiction over entities such as school and hospital districts.