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October 16th

Bishop going after ‘Tree City USA’ designation

October 16, 2013

The City of Bishop declared a local Arbor Day in order to become an official Tree City USA, a designation that will further the city’s overall nationwide status and its City Park Arboretum Project.

October 14th

Timeline decided for new county animal shelter

October 14, 2013

Inyo County has approved a game-plan for approaching fundraising, design and construction of a new Inyo County Animal Shelter.
Local leaders finalized a time-line last Tuesday that will get the ball rolling on design of the new building once fundraising efforts conclude in December.

Celebrating autumn with BP Tribe’s Fall Fandango

October 14, 2013

The Big Pine Paiute Tribe is hosting its 2013 Fall Fandango this month with traditional and contemporary events in celebration of the time of harvest.
“Remembering the wisdom of our past” is the 2013 theme of the Oct. 18-19 weekend Big Pine Fall Fandango, or Tovowahamatu Nawenikina Pabanawani. Big Pine Paiute Tribe Community Projects Coordinator Sage Romero explained that Tovowahamatu is the original Paiute name for the Big Pine area and nawenikina pabanawani means “the people come together for harvest celebration.”

October 11th

Wet and warm winter on way for Eastern Sierra?

October 11, 2013

Residents in the Eastern Sierra may experience a warmer-than-average winter this coming season. But predictions aren’t all bad, as there is a chance this winter could bring above-average precipitation.
Early winter weather predictions suggest that it may be a weak to moderate El Niño year. For the Eastern Sierra, El Niño, a warming trend in the Pacific, means warmer weather with increased chances of rain and, in the higher elevations, snow.

Home Street Middle School takes on bullying

October 11, 2013

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and Home Street Middle School is going full-bore in its efforts to raise awareness while fostering the anti-bullying antidote – kindness.
“Good things are happening at Home Street Middle School,” Administrative Assistant Kristin Carr said. “Staff and students are aware and concerned about bullying in their community and on surrounding campuses” and are involved in HSMS’ multi-pronged anti-bullying campaign.

October 9th

Shutdown shuts down film productions in Inyo

October 9, 2013

The federal employees prohibited from going to work and the businesses losing money generated by tourists drawn to Yosemite, Death Valley and Manzanar aren’t the only local victims of the nationwide government shutdown, now in its 10th day.
The mandatory closure of National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service offices, and the suspension of services that have been deemed “non-essential,” have had what Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley called “a rather devastating effect” on local filming.

Toiyabe helps Native Americans navigate Affordable Care Act

October 9, 2013

With the Jan. 1 deadline to sign up for healthcare looming over the nation, Toiyabe Indian Health Project staff is providing help and getting training to help Native American community members understand where they fit into the Affordable Care Act.
Chief Executive Officer David Lent said that his Contract Healthcare Department staff is now providing tribal members with ACA information as well as helping them understand how the Covered California program can benefit them and their clinic.

October 7th

It’s Fire Prevention Week in Inyo

October 7, 2013

Volunteer fire departments throughout the Owens Valley will be celebrating Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 6-11, with a series of open houses.
Sunday kicked off National Fire Prevention Week and local fire departments are reminding residents to check their smoke alarms, be fire conscious and to drop by their community’s fire station for helpful tips or just to say hello.

Praxis, local providers finalizing faster Internet

October 7, 2013

Local Internet providers are testing connections with Digital 395 and hope to be providing more bandwidth to residents by Thanksgiving at the latest.
According to Praxis Associates President Mike Ort, only small portions on the fiber-optic backbone still need to be built. Those sections are located on National Forest land. Ort said construction crews need the go-ahead from the Forest Service to proceed, and the government shutdown has severed communication with those officials.
He said he hopes the problem will be resolved soon.

Domestic violence ‘is a problem’ here

October 7, 2013

Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in America. It is responsible for more injuries to women than car accidents and rape combined.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Wild Iris, the Inyo and Mono domestic violence prevention group, is asking that residents educate themselves on the warning signs of domestic abuse and the aid that is available for those suffering from abuse.
Throughout the month, Wild Iris will be out and about in local communities to help spread the word.

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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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