Archive - 2013 - News Article
A Gallup poll conducted March 7-10, 2013 showed that 76 percent of Americans support solar energy. In a very ambitious move, the state of California is requiring that solar, wind and other renewable sources make up 33 percent of the electricity supply by 2020.
Local Internet service providers are beginning to roll out new, faster Internet services available through the Digital 395 broadband network but local businesses are not getting the same treatment as residential customers.
When Praxis completed the Digital 395 project Oct. 31, residents almost immediately had access to Internet speeds 10-20 times faster than what had been available for years. However, businesses with Internet access did not receive automatic upgrades to faster speeds and are still operating at their pre-Digital 395 speeds.
This December, holiday crowds can enjoy winter fun in a brand-new venue at the first-ever Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Holiday Craft Bazaar ‚Äď an event organizers hope to make a local holiday tradition.
After the Bishop Christmas Parade on Main Street, folks can haul family and friends over to the Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will offer shopping opportunities, hands-on crafting for youngsters, a chance to win prizes and a turn on Santa‚Äôs knee.
Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and a group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers are cold, wet and running out of supplies, but still managing to perform as many as 50 surgeries a day in the Philippine disaster zone.
‚ÄúThere are a few times in life when you make a swift, heartfelt decision because you know it‚Äôs the right thing to do, even if it means sacrifice, uncertainty and potential danger,‚ÄĚ Karch said in a Mammoth Medical Missions update Sunday.
(Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studio‚Äôs ‚Äú100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct,‚ÄĚ an art action to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the L.A. Aqueduct, departed the Owens Valley Friday, Oct. 18 for a 27-day, 240-mile journey to Los Angeles. Yesterday, the mules, their riders and trip organizers were welcomed back to the Owens Valley with a public meet-and-greet at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. Here, Chris Langley reflects on the historic trip, the conclusion of the journey in downtown L.A. and what‚Äôs to come next. ‚Äď Ed.)
Local leaders have approved the final, non-binding concept plans for the proposed county consolidated office building in Bishop.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors signed off on designs for a 41,944 square-foot building to house county Health and Human Services, Sheriff‚Äôs Department facilities and other departments who have offices or work primarily in Bishop.
The Northern Inyo Hospital Board of Directors is in the process of completing its final interviews with candidates vying for the position of NIH‚Äôs new chief operating officer.
In its search for a replacement for Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer John Halfen, who plans to retire in July 2014, the board of directors conducted the first of three final candidate interviews this past Monday evening. The candidate had spent the day meeting NIH staff and familiarizing himself with the facility, said board President Dr. John Ungersma.
The show must go on, but how? The Playhouse 395 ‚ÄúPirates of Penzance Jr.‚ÄĚ cast of young actors recently took a break from a dress rehearsal to reflect on the artistic process.
In the first 50 years of filmmaking in the U.S., posters were considered consumables. Theaters used them to market the next film, and after the run of the show, they were often stored away, unprotected from the ravages of time.
While film fans and historians have come to realize that these artifacts are part of this country‚Äôs cultural history, the understanding comes too late for many of the posters. They are in various stages of decomposition.
Locally, it‚Äôs been called a good project in a bad location ‚Äď an undertaking that, when finished, will reduce a metropolis‚Äô reliance on non-renewable energy sources but permanently scar 1,200 acres of wild and historically important landscape.
It‚Äôs also been called the beginning of the end for the Owens Valley‚Äôs relatively untouched open spaces ‚Äď the start of piece-meal industrialization.
Now, residents of Los Angeles will have their chance to weigh in on the L.A. Department of Water and Power‚Äôs proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch at a public hearing on Nov. 16.