Archive - 2013 - News Article
People in Inyo and Mono counties who love animals will be pleased to know a final, mighty effort is under way to get the rest of the money needed to build a brand new animal shelter and pet adoption center in Big Pine.
The fundraising campaign, organized by the ICARE animal welfare nonprofit, is being called âRaise the Roof â a Cause for Paws,â and is designed to wring the last of the capital needed from the Inyo/Mono community. About $300,000 is still required to build the facility, which is estimated to cost $800,000.
A recent ruling on Inyo Countyâs claims that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs water-gathering efforts have had an adverse effect on vegetation in the Blackrock area is being viewed as a win for Inyo County, its residents and the environment.
On Oct. 21, a three-member arbitration panel released a 14-page decision about the dispute between Inyo County and the LADWP over whether LADWPâs groundwater pumping and surface water management practices have adversely affected vegetation in the approximately 330 acres of the Blackrock area.
Leading the way in holiday festivities, this weekâs inaugural Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk will be a combination of a grand opening, art, music and, yes, chocolaty treats.
Event founder and key organizer Bruce Licher encourages everyone to attend his and wife Karen Neilsen Licherâs grand opening of The Project Room gallery in their shop, Independent Press Project, which is the centerpiece of the art walkâs agenda from 5-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15.
This Monday, residents across the nation will be celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served to preserve the nationâs freedom.
Though Veterans Day is a celebration of all members of the armed forces, this holiday weekend, the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, veterans all, are remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and never returned home from foreign conflicts.
There it went.
As Los Angeles speeds into its next century of water history, it has put the Los Angeles Aqueduct squarely in the rearview mirror.
Local skateboarders and snowboarders are among the residents who have been keeping a curious and close eye on the progress being made at the soon-to-be-opened Wave Rave Outlet Store in Bishop.
Located on U.S. 395 north in Bishop directly across the highway from the Meadow Farms Country Smokehouse, Wave Raveâs fans should have no trouble finding it â just look for the white gondola lift beneath the bright yellow âWave Rave Outletâ sign with a large colorful mural on the south face of the building.
A slew of Mammoth Mountain bigwigs hit June Lake late Tuesday night, Nov. 5 to roll out an ambitious new plan for June Mountain Ski Area that they say will save the ailing ski area â and to set a new industry precedent.
âWe are going to offer âKids Under 12 Ski Free,ââ MMSA Chief Operating Officer Greg Dallas told approximately 120 people crowded into the community center in June Lake. âThatâs a huge deal. No one else is doing this. Most places there are restrictions, there are asterisks in the fine print.â
Donna McMullen, a recent retiree from the Bishop Bureau of Land Management Field Office, received prestigious recognition at the annual California On Location Awards held Nov. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She has spent many years handling filming permits for projects in Inyo and Mono counties on BLM-managed lands, and for her efforts, has been named âFederal Employee of the Year.â
During her time with the Bishop BLM office, according to Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, McMullen earned the respect and affection of hundreds of filmmakers.
As 100 mules march from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where L.A.âs water comes from, The Inyo Registerâs correspondent, Elizabeth Glazner, took to the streets to find out if L.A. residents are aware of their
relationship with the Eastern Sierra.
âIt comes from two sources: the aqueduct that is stealing it from the Eastern Sierra, and also the Colorado River.â
ââStuart Hamilton, 63
âBig Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. There may be other reservoirs around here too.â
ââJoshua Kelley, 23
Bishop crowned its newest ambassadors at the second annual Miss Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Pageant held Saturday at Bishop Union High School.
The five volunteer judges selected Chelsea Smart to serve as Miss Bishop and Callie Rose Kruse to serve as Miss Teen Bishop for the next 12 months.
As queens, the two Miss Bishop winners will head a number of community service efforts locally, serve as ambassadors at out-of-the-area events and make guest appearances at events such as the Bishop Christmas parade and community Easter egg hunts.