Archive - 2013 - News Article
This Christmas season, the community of Bishop will be celebrating âMiracles on Main Streetâ and honoring young cancer survivor Gia Joy Gehringer, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer almost exactly one year ago.
Gehringer will serve as grand marshal of this yearâs Bishop Christmas Parade and the Salvation Army has planned a candle-light vigil in honor of her and all children suffering from major illnesses at the Bishop Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony this Friday.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently replaced its 39-year old Customer Information System on Sept. 2 and is currently working to iron out some of the bugs in the new system.
As tech crews work to solve problems with the system, the LADWP is asking its customers to be patient.
Eastern Sierra Audubon Society is presenting the opportunity next week to enjoy an intimate candlelight dinner with 30 or so fellow residents while hearing one of the foremost local birding authorities discuss the Owens Lake.
Anyone with an interest in birds and birding is invited to the groupâs annual potluck candlelight dinner and program, set to begin at 6 p.m. at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., Bishop.
At Owens Valleyâs Conservation Camp, more than 100 non-violent state inmates live and train as firefighters each year. But what many donât know, is how those inmates help enhance local communities while theyâre here.
In addition to fighting wildfires across the state, the five crews from the Owens Valley Conservation Camp handle vegetation management work, general clean-up, construction projects and repairs at a number of locations throughout the county, including at local schools, the Tri-County Fairgrounds and county-operated campgrounds and parks.
In the City of Bishopâs second annual State of the City address before City Council on Nov. 12, city staff gave extensive, overall optimistic reports of the cityâs accomplishments over the last year.
City Administrator Keith Caldwell expressed gratitude for the opportunity to present the achievements of Bishopâs âoutstandingâ 38-employee staff and the âwonderful thingsâ they do on a daily basis.
Disabled Sports Eastern Sierraâs Summer Cycling Group started the summer of 2013 with the âSix Million Dollar Manâ-esque goals of making themselves âbetter, stronger, faster.â By the end of the seasonâs last ride on Oct. 30, the cyclists who make up the group had achieved these goals and more.
Inyo County Search and Rescue had a busy weekend, responding to reports of a fallen climber at the Happy Boulders Saturday afternoon, then rescuing two hikers from the Mt. Whitney area after snow stranded them in the backcountry Sunday.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, dispatch received a phone call reporting that a climber had fallen and injured herself at the Happy Boulders near Chalk Bluff Road at about 3 p.m. Saturday. According to the caller, the woman landed on her back and was screaming in pain.
The nationwide holiday shopping blitz known as Black Friday kicks off tomorrow â and at some national retailers, tonight â with deals at big box stores across the U.S. But in the Eastern Sierra, community leaders are asking residents to think local first.
In Inyo County, businesses ranging from the Lone Pine Film History Museum to Dwayneâs Friendly Pharmacy are offering holiday shopping opportunities on Friday, followed by the locally celebrated Small Business Saturday counterpart to Black Friday.
Your Money Goes Farther
When You Shop Locally
Two climbers are trapped by the first big snow storm of the season. Off-track climbers are stranded above a cliff. A man, encamped at 11,000 feet, is immobilized by high-altitude pulmonary edema. An experienced mountaineer disappears on a day hike. A family disappears from stranded car in the desert.
While individual Inyo County school districts were âheld harmlessâ with the stateâs new Local Control Funding Formula â that is, no one lost income â no district came out in the winnersâ column with a windfall of new income. However, county students will be on the receiving end, if indirectly, of additional funding to the Inyo County Office of the Superintendent of Schools to the tune of $680,825 from the LCFF.