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November 20th

Mono man jailed for murder attempt

November 20, 2013

A Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 19, on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat and stabbed a Plymouth, Calif., man repeatedly in the head, arms and face, according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department.
Travis Christian, 27, is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail, pending charges of attempted murder, deputies said.
Christian worked at the Big Mountain Lodge in Bridgeport at the time of the incident, and the incident is believed to be the result of an altercation between Christian and the victim, John Peabody, 66, deputies said.

Help stuff a bus on Saturday

November 20, 2013

Bishop’s branch of the Salvation Army is kicking off its holiday Kettle Bell drive today at Holy Smoke Barbecue then moving right into the Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive and Coats for Kids drive at the Vons/Kmart parking lot Saturday morning.
Teaming up with the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority and several local businesses, the Salvation Army is hoping to generate enough donations to ensure that families in need do not have to go without hot food or warm clothes this winter.

Is a greener Big Pine in Inyo County’s future?

November 20, 2013

The landscape of Big Pine’s enhancement mitigation projects has changed significantly in the past six weeks. A leased property cited as a fire and then a dust hazard has been cleared and fenced; the community’s 30-acre regreening site northeast of the town is being prepped and a well southeast of the Big Pine Paiute Reservation will be switched on for a few weeks a year to compensate for water used on those acres.

November 19th

Three arrested for early morning smash-and-grabs

November 19, 2013

Steve Klassen’s brand new Wave Rave outlet store in Bishop hasn’t even opened for business yet but that didn’t stop a trio of residents from allegedly breaking in Sunday and stealing merchandise, according to police.
The Bishop residents were arrested not long after the late-night/early-morning break-in after police literally followed a trail of clues to the residence in which they were hiding.

November 18th

Get acquainted with mapping technology

November 18, 2013

This Wednesday is National Geographic Information Services Day and Inyo County is inviting the community to learn about real-world applications of GIS and how it is being used locally.
Inyo County will host a GIS Day event from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Board of Supervisors Room in the County Administrative Center.

Support of solar mixed

November 18, 2013

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.

Not so fast …

November 18, 2013

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.

November 15th

A new holiday shopping event for Bishop

November 15, 2013

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 – 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’s knee.

Mammoth docs helping in Philippines disaster zone

November 15, 2013

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.
“There are a few times in life when you make a swift, heartfelt decision because you know it’s the right thing to do, even if it means sacrifice, uncertainty and potential danger,” Karch said in a Mammoth Medical Missions update Sunday.

An adventure to remember

November 15, 2013

(Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studio’s “100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct,” 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’s to come next. – Ed.)

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