Archive - Aug 29, 2013 - News Article
While storm activity has spared the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada for the past week, Owens Valley residents remain impacted by smoke from wildland fires raging on the western slopes.
Between the Windy Peak Fire 21 miles west of Aberdeen and the Fish Fire burning towards the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, Great Basin Air Pollution Control District declared an â€śunhealthy for sensitive groupâ€ť advisory at Owens Lake and a â€śmoderateâ€ť advisory in Bishop on Saturday. By Sunday, south winds had cleared out the Bishop area but a haze remained in the north end of the valley Monday morning.
Through creativity, renovation and response to previous Inyo County Grand Jury recommendations, the Bishop Police Department has earned very high marks on the 2012-13 Inyo County Grand Jury report card that the BPD received last month.
The Grand Juryâ€™s Oct. 24, 2012 inspection of the BPD, which was led by Police Chief Chris Carter, resulted in the department receiving both several commendations and a few recommendations.
With funding in hand, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Group is entering the final stages of implementing AB 628, the pilot adventure trails program in Inyo County.
Volunteer groups are currently working with the U.S. Forest Service to build information kiosks in and around local ATV recreation sites and a series of public meetings to gather input from residents before final implementation are on the horizon.
With the aid of social media and concerned citizens, Mammoth Lakes Police officers apprehended 23-year-old bank robbery suspect Ryan Ward, of Bishop.
According to the Mammoth Lakes Police Department, the Mammoth branch of Bank of America was robbed by a male suspect at about 11 a.m. Monday. Officials said the robber presented a note to a bank teller, claiming he had a gun. The teller handed over an undisclosed amount of cash, and was able to trigger the bankâ€™s silent alarm as the perpetrator left the building.
The suspect fled before police arrived at the bank.