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October 23rd

Radiology contract gets scrapped at local hospital

October 23, 2013

The highly-praised Tahoe Carson Radiology practice has received notice this month that its contract to provide service at the Northern Inyo Hospital Radiology Department has been cancelled, to the dismay of some NIH medical staff.

Miss Bishop Pageant prepares for second year

October 23, 2013

Working on posing, poise and public speaking, five young locals are in the midst of preparing for the second annual Miss/Miss Teen City of Bishop Pageant competition, which will be held next month.           
This year’s contestants, all from Bishop, will compete for Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen City of Bishop crowns starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Bishop Union High School auditorium.
However, until the 2013-14 royalty is announced, 2012-13’s Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, still reign.

October 21st

Inyo supports aqueduct mule train

October 21, 2013

One hundred mules traveling from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where the city’s water comes from is more than just a spectacle for Owens Valley residents.
Ask those involved in helping to send the mules on their way, the dozens who gathered last week to give the procession a proper send-off or the hundreds of locals who have been tracking the mule trip via social media, and they’ll tell you it has deeper meaning in a landscape impacted by the export of local water.

County project generates savings

October 21, 2013

The bright sunshine in Independence last Tuesday matched the sunny financial projections for Inyo County’s recently completed $2 million solar project which includes three separate arrays of photovoltaic solar panels that are capable of generating 430 kilowatts of electricity.

October 18th

End of shutdown opens up national parks in Eastern Sierra

October 18, 2013

Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nation’s debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed “non-essential” who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the “non-essential” federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.

Bishop mourns passing of former mayor, longtime resident

October 18, 2013

Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, “She was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.”

Privacy breach at NIH could result in criminal charges

October 18, 2013

Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patient’s medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.

Mules in place for historic, 240-mile march

October 18, 2013

One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road – across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake – in anticipation of a 240-mile journey to Southern California.
LADWP and City of L.A. officials were on hand for a plaque ceremony that memorializes the opening of the Intake and the L.A. Aqueduct in February, 1913.

October 16th

Veterans helping Wounded Warriors hit Sierra slopes

October 16, 2013

“We believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges changes lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability.”  
– Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra
 
The American Legion will be banding together with Carl’s Jr. to raise funds in support of Wounded Warrior Project athletes who will be attending the upcoming Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra winter event.

‘100 Mules’ head out Friday en route to Los Angeles

October 16, 2013

One hundred mules will step out in formation on Friday, Oct. 18 to start a 240-mile journey alongside the Los Angeles Aqueduct that will take them from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles in about 27 days to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Aqueduct.

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