Archive - 2013 - News Article
About 700 residents attended the 17th annual ICARE fundraiser dinner held last weekend at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, raising $30,000 for a new county animal shelter.
Animal lovers who gathered at the event were treated to a catered dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles.
Dinner was catered by Whiskey Creek, thanks to sponsorships from Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The meal wasÂ served by local 4-H Club members.
Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.
Two dry years in the Eastern Sierra and a Southern California Edison project that required the lake to be drained has Lake Sabrina west of Bishop looking like an alien moonscape.
Sabrina, a favorite destination in the Sierra, is currently so low that it has reverted back to being two separate natural lakes, and the smaller of the two is nearly dry.
What that means for next weekendâs fishing opener remains to be seen, but Sabrina Lake Boat Landing owner Juanita Apted is optimistic.
The grandparents of a local toddler who is optimistically fighting cancer are organizing a new dinner-and-a-show fundraiser to help the battling babe and her family with ongoing medical expenses.
Jim and Suzanne Crawford of Dayton, Nev., mother and stepfather of Bishop resident Mike Gehringer and grandparents of Gia Joy Gehringer, are organizing the fundraiser locally and are planning another one in Nevada, to help Mike and his wife, Heather, with ongoing medical expenses incurred to treat Gia for crococcygel teratoma and yolk sac tumor since she was diagnosed in December.
What started as a traditional beauty pageant concept is evolving into an ambassadorial, community-enhancement enterprise with spin-offs to a wide range of public services by reigning city pageant queens.
Since they were crowned on Nov. 30, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, a Bishop Union High School junior, have enthusiastically jumped in to their roles as city ambassadors through public appearances and a variety of community service projects, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ welfare office.
HHS Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriffâs deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriffâs Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.
If you are stuck with a formula Western, how do you make it rise above the others that share a similar plot? Director Richard Thorpe and Producer J. Walter Reuban chose a brilliant location, several writers and a cast of great character actors and one ingĂ©nue making her debut. To make â20 Mule Teamâ (1940) all these things were done and the product is an interesting, distinctive and very entertaining film.
Air quality is deteriorating in the Eastern Sierra, and for once, according to one local resident, dust blowing off Owens Lake is not to blame.
Andrea Pucci has been in contact with local air quality officials and county and city leaders, asking them to look at the sky and see if they notice anything strange, particularly hazing over the once-blue skies and sunlight after jet trails join, creating what looks like light cloud cover.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp will be signing copies of his latest book, âGold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier,â at the Eastern California Museum in Independence from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
Clapp will make a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.
BISHOP â The Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fudn is offering up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to graduating Native American high school seniors, students who wish to attend or are attending vocational schools or college and to students attending graduate school.
Applications are available at local schools and by contacting the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund, 310 Sunland Dr. in Bishop.
For more information, call (760) 873-4459.