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November 27th

LADWP working to fix billing issues

November 27, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently replaced its 39-year old Customer Information System on Sept. 2 and is currently working to iron out some of the bugs in the new system.
As tech crews work to solve problems with the system, the LADWP is asking its customers to be patient.

Annual Audubon event features dinner, bird talk

November 27, 2013

Eastern Sierra Audubon Society is presenting the opportunity next week to enjoy an intimate candlelight dinner with 30 or so fellow residents while hearing one of the foremost local birding authorities discuss the Owens Lake.
Anyone with an interest in birds and birding is invited to the group’s annual potluck candlelight dinner and program, set to begin at 6 p.m. at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop.

CalFire inmate crews: Inyo’s behind-the-scenes helpers

November 27, 2013

At Owens Valley’s Conservation Camp, more than 100 non-violent state inmates live and train as firefighters each year. But what many don’t know, is how those inmates help enhance local communities while they’re here.
In addition to fighting wildfires across the state, the five crews from the Owens Valley Conservation Camp handle vegetation management work, general clean-up, construction projects and repairs at a number of locations throughout the county, including at local schools, the Tri-County Fairgrounds and county-operated campgrounds and parks.

Council hears 2nd annual State of the City reports

November 27, 2013

In the City of Bishop’s second annual State of the City address before City Council on Nov. 12, city staff gave extensive, overall optimistic reports of the city’s accomplishments over the last year.
City Administrator Keith Caldwell expressed gratitude for the opportunity to present the achievements of Bishop’s “outstanding” 38-employee staff and the “wonderful things” they do on a daily basis.

Pursuing new horizons

November 27, 2013

Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra’s Summer Cycling Group started the summer of 2013 with the “Six Million Dollar Man”-esque goals of making themselves “better, stronger, faster.” By the end of the season’s last ride on Oct. 30, the cyclists who make up the group had achieved these goals and more.

SAR comes to rescue

November 27, 2013

Inyo County Search and Rescue had a busy weekend, responding to reports of a fallen climber at the Happy Boulders Saturday afternoon, then rescuing two hikers from the Mt. Whitney area after snow stranded them in the backcountry Sunday.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, dispatch received a phone call reporting that a climber had fallen and injured herself at the Happy Boulders near Chalk Bluff Road at about 3 p.m. Saturday. According to the caller, the woman landed on her back and was screaming in pain.

November 26th

Let the holiday shopping begin at home

November 26, 2013

The nationwide holiday shopping blitz known as Black Friday kicks off tomorrow – and at some national retailers, tonight – with deals at big box stores across the U.S. But in the Eastern Sierra, community leaders are asking residents to think local first.
In Inyo County, businesses ranging from the Lone Pine Film History Museum to Dwayne’s Friendly Pharmacy are offering holiday shopping opportunities on Friday, followed by the locally celebrated Small Business Saturday counterpart to Black Friday.
Your Money Goes Farther
When You Shop Locally

Inyo SAR ready to respond

November 26, 2013

Two climbers are trapped by the first big snow storm of the season. Off-track climbers are stranded above a cliff. A man, encamped at 11,000 feet, is immobilized by high-altitude pulmonary edema. An experienced mountaineer disappears on a day hike. A family disappears from stranded car in the desert.

Office of Ed gets $680K in ‘extra’ state funding

November 26, 2013

While individual Inyo County school districts were “held harmless” with the state’s new Local Control Funding Formula – that is, no one lost income – no district came out in the winners’ column with a windfall of new income. However, county students will be on the receiving end, if indirectly, of additional funding to the Inyo County Office of the Superintendent of Schools to the tune of $680,825 from the LCFF.

November 25th

Bus stuffed during annual food drive

November 25, 2013

Residents of Inyo County made the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority and Salvation Army’s Seventh Annual Stuff-a-Bus one of the most successful in the event’s history.
According to ESTA Transit Analyst Jill Batchelder, donations from residents and a number of service clubs and organizations mean that dozens of local families will not have to go without this holiday season.

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