Archive - 2013 - News Article
One hundred mules traveling from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where the cityâs 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 theyâll tell you it has deeper meaning in a landscape impacted by the export of local water.
The bright sunshine in Independence last Tuesday matched the sunny financial projections for Inyo Countyâs recently completed $2 million solar project which includes three separate arrays of photovoltaic solar panels that are capable of generating 430 kilowatts of electricity.
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 nationâs debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed ânon-essentialâ who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the ânon-essentialâ federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.
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, âShe was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.â
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 patientâs 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.
One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road â across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake â 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.
âWe believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges changes lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability.â Â
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The American Legion will be banding together with Carlâs Jr. to raise funds in support of Wounded Warrior Project athletes who will be attending the upcoming Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra winter event.
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.
The City of Bishop declared a local Arbor Day in order to become an official Tree City USA, a designation that will further the cityâs overall nationwide status and its City Park Arboretum Project.
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.