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April 29th

A High Sierra tradition

April 29, 2013

Team Sierra, a group of friends and family members from Southern California, has made Convict Lake their annual vacation destination every Opening Day for the past several years. The group arrives early, setting up at its favorite spot on the south shore at midnight and waiting until sun-up to cast a line. This year the group saw record numbers (top), with 21 attending the annual fishstravaganza. Shown at bottom left are Jeff and John Diaz with Jeff’s 4.1-lb. rainbow; and at far right are Tom and Jesse Diaz with their healthy stringers. For more Opening Day photos, see pg.

Inyo official fights drastic rate hike

April 29, 2013

One Inyo County official is leading the charge against legislation she says will cost local residents 700 percent more than they are accustomed to.
Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote, serving as co-chair of the California Clerk-Recorders Legislative Committee, has been working to prevent the passage of SB 391, the California Homes and Jobs Act.

April 25th

Have you seen this Colt?

April 25, 2013

Home Street Middle School announced this week the launching of a unique fundraising activity in which the community can be “Colted.”
Basically, if residents wake up to find an obnoxiously painted wooded colt in their yard, they’ve been “Colted.”
But it’s all in good fun – and for a good cause, according to the school.
“Victims” of the colt prank can call HSMS at (760) 872-1381 to have the hideously-painted likeness of the school’s mascot removed, or, for a $25 donation, can select the colt’s next resting place.

Bridgeport bank manager arraigned for embezzlement

April 25, 2013

Roxanna Foley, 52, of Bridgeport, was arraigned today in federal court in Sacramento.
She was indicted on April 18 by a federal grand jury on charges of theft and “embezzlement by a bank employee,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
The indictment alleges that Foley embezzled approximately $320,000 from Eastern Sierra Community Bank over a four-month period.
She was employed at the bank as a manager.
For more, see Saturday’s edition of The Inyo Register.

Sonora Pass open

April 25, 2013

In yet another sign that summer is on its way to the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans has removed the packed winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass.
“The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route,” said Public Information Officer Florene Trainor. “Caltrans crews responsible for the pass opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.”

Feds arraign Mammoth man on child porn charges

April 25, 2013

Gene Wayne Harris, 41, of Mammoth Lakes, was arraigned in federal court today on a grand jury indictment that charges him with attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Pilgrimage brings civil rights into focus

April 25, 2013

Historical realities merge with contemporary concerns at an annual event that will combine a wide variety of exhibits, art, dance, discussion and more at Manzanar this weekend.
Manzanar National Historic Site invites everyone to participate in a weekend of special activities in honor of the Manzanar Committee’s 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. All of the many events are free.

April 22nd

Tioga Pass cleared to eastern park entrance

April 22, 2013

A crew from Caltrans clears the road on Tioga Pass just in time to allow brave and hearty anglers access to high-country fishing spots during this weekend’s fishing opener. Caltrans has re-opened the pass (State Route 120 West/Tioga Pass Road) to the east Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. The highway will remain closed beyond the park. “Users can access S.R. 120 for recreational activities from the junction of U.S. 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate,” a press release from Caltrans states. This partial opening is dependent on favorable weather.

April 19th

County close to recycling goal

April 19, 2013

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, Inyo County Waste Management Director Scott Eagan gave local leaders an overview of local recycling and diversion program and asked for any ideas and suggestions.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday that the county and its residents are able to divert 26 percent of the county’s waste from the landfills through recycling anything from wood, tires and paper, to electrical waste and food products that are composted.

April 18th

Warren St. ideas conceptualized

April 18, 2013

An ongoing collaboration between the city and the community of Bishop is continuing to breathe life into a major street improvement project and now the public can get a Technicolor peek into the possible future of a new main street.
Full-color art sketches and conceptional drawings depicting how possible Warren Street Improvement Project design elements might converge for a new look at Bishop’s proposed new main street are available for public viewing at City Hall and on the Public Works page at www.ca-bishop.us.

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