Archive - 2013 - News Article
JUNE 10, 2013 â It is once again time for the annual garden tour designed to inspire, awe and educate participants about the amazing garden diversity that is possible in the arid Eastern Sierra climate.
Garden Tour Adventures 2013, a fundraising extravaganza that benefits the Bishop City Park Arboretum Project, will be held from 9 a.m-1 p.m. this Saturday, June 15.
Rusty Gregory, the chief executive officer of Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, will step aside from his duties, he said Wednesday night.
Speaking at a Town Council meeting on June 5, Gregory said he would make a formal announcement later this month.
âWeâve made a lot of âŠ changes,â Gregory said. âIn two to three weeks Iâll be announcing whoâs going to run Mammoth Mountain Ski Area next. Mammoth Mountain will not be run by me.â
Gregory did not elaborate on his decision before the council, and afterward declined further comment on his announcement.
JUNE 3, 2013 â Yosemite National Park officials are advising visitors to exercise extreme caution when exploring the valleyâs natural beauty in the wake of two deaths over this past weekend.
According to the National Park Service, Felix Joseph Kiernan, 28, of London, England and Aleh Kalman, 19, of Sacramento, died this past weekend after the former was hit by a falling rock while climbing, and the latter was swept over one of the parkâs tallest and most popular waterfalls.
A long-lost piece of local history may have been located on Owens Lake as Los Angeles Department of Water and Power crews prepare for a new dust mitigation project.
The LADWP will be meeting today to discuss the Environmental Impact Report for the Phase 7a project and the discovery of what may be the site of a massacre of Owens Valley Paiutes located within the mitigation area. The mitigation project has a federally-imposed deadline of December 2013.
FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2013 â Crews with the Long Valley Fire Department responded to a fire Thursday afternoon that almost completely destroyed one home and threatened nearby vegetation on Crowley Lake Drive.
The cause of fire, which was reported at about 2:30 p.m. was undetermined as of press time Friday. The fire started in the southern section of the home while the residents were away, and according to volunteer firefighter, Second District Mono County Supervisor and former Long Valley Fire Chief Fred Stump, could have burned unnoticed for some time before it was reported.
Blackrock Fish Hatchery broodstock, those big trout used for spawning to propagate future generations, are being released in the Lower Owens River.
This week marked the second large-scale release of the hatcheryâs broodstock in as many months, and the Department of Fish and Wildlife said there is going to be at least one more release in the coming month.
DFW Environmental Biologist James Erdman said he and other DFW biologists wanted to let all anglers know that the big broodstock fish from the ponds at the Black Rock Hatchery are now up for grabs.
MAY 23, 2013 ââ Joe Peeler was 4 or 5 when he started coming to the Eastern Sierra with his father for early-summer fishing trips every Memorial Day weekend.
The pair stopped in Bishop to take in the sights and sounds (and smells) of Mule Days: the tall animals with the long ears and longer tails; men and women in cowboy hats and boots and spurs; a fine layer of dust and announcersâ echoes from the fairgrounds arena hovering overhead.
DEATH VALLEY â Historic Scottyâs Castle reopened today, Thursday, May 30, after a fire burned 15 acres of vegetation north of the Castle last week. Scottyâs Castle is a Spanish style mansion built in the 1930s that hosts daily living history tours. Tours were scheduled to resume this morning for on-site visitors and reservation holders.
Cottage Food Operation owners got several important greenlights as local boards voted in exemptions to assist them on the road to becoming legitimate home-based food businesses.
The boards of directors for Southern Inyo Healthcare District and City of Bishop Planning Commissionâs recent agenda items have included reforms to their commercial tax exemption rules and city zoning ordinances, respectively.
As the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power continues refining its Owens Lake Master Plan with the aid of members of the Lake Master Planning Committee, one long-time committee member has called it quits.
The Owens Valley Committee, which has been a member of the Owens Lake Master Planning Committee since its inception, announced earlier this month that it cannot support the LADWPâs plan, and will not be participating in any further committee meetings to work on the plan.