Archive - Feb 2014 - News Article
PUBLISHED FEB. 15, 2014 â€“â€“ Taking potshots at the Olympics is easier than having Ole Einar Bjoerndalen shoot fish in a barrel. Actually, since heâ€™s the 10K Sprint Biathlon gold-medalist from Norway, itâ€™s more like shooting pickled herring in a hot tub. Which would look like fish soup.
The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking for a new boss.
The Tri-County Fair 18th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 19 to consider, among other things, selection of a new CEO.
Interim Fair CEO Sam Dean said this week that the board has not actually made the decision to hire a new leader for the fairgrounds, and will have to check its finances before any final decision is made.
What the board will be doing next week is interviewing two final candidates who have applied for the position.
Ninety years ago, a 15-year old Native American girl from Fish Lake Valley took an important step toward access to quality education. Alice Piper and six unnamed co-plaintiffs sued the Big Pine School District and prevailed in the California Supreme Court.
While the courtâ€™s judgment stopped short of abolishing the concept of â€śseparate but equal,â€ť the case is considered a precedent for the United States Supreme Court decision that did, Brown v Board of Education.
The Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Office took steps this week to simultaneously reduce costs and provide the public with easier access to current crime-related information.
On Thursday, the Sheriffâ€™s Office launched a new, online Citizen RIMS program that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere looking for information from the department, freeing staff from having to process those requests over the phone or in person.
On behalf of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Bishopâ€™s Independent Living Center Bowling Team recently accepted a donation from Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek.
Through the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market sales of her anti-bullying Happy Hoods program gear, Coudek raised enough funds to donate $20 to DSES on Feb. 6 at the Back Alley, 649 N. Main St., where the United Methodist Church Social Services team meets twice-weekly. Since Happy Hoods was founded in 2012, Coudek has routinely donated to various local causes $1 for each smiley-face, anti-bullying hoodie she sells.
FEB. 8, 2013 â€“â€“ Thereâ€™s a sappy little saying that assures us â€śitâ€™s the little things in life that count.â€ť Well, here are some little things that are annoying, amusing and befuddling, especially if youâ€™re getting grumpy about getting older.
Itâ€™s not reassuring when you walk into an antique store and your first thought is, â€śGee, I didnâ€™t realize all my kitchen utensils and equipment are worth so much money.â€ť
With a vote pending to set in motion a change of its meeting times from evening to afternoon, the Bishop City Council on Monday instead abandoned the proposal at the behest of concerned constituents.
A second reading of an ordinance and subsequent adoption of that ordinance would have made the councilâ€™s proposal official, and effective in 30 days. For the foreseeable future, the City Council will continue to meet at 7 p.m., allowing for the largest segment of the local population to continue to be able to attend council meetings outside of working hours.
Big Pine High School senior Robert Hamilton took first place in last weekâ€™s 2014 Inyo County Poetry Out Loud Finals and is expected to represent the county in the Sacramento state finals poetry battle this spring.
This year, the Big Pine Civic Club hopes to attract new blood, engaging more townsfolk in their own community, with a new theme â€“ â€śThe Civic Club is the heartbeat of Big Pine.â€ť
So said Club President Sandy Lund, who along with Vice PresidentÂ Howard Walker, Secretary Uncle Bud Jasper, Treasurer Cindy Schlick, Corresponding Secretary Rick Fields and Historian Valerie Hart encourage all the townsfolk to attend monthly club meetings. Citizens can make a difference in the character of the town by getting actively involved, Lund explained.
ICARE of the Eastern Sierra is postponing its annual dinner fundraiser this spring to focus its attention and resources on the task at hand â€“ raising the final $100,000 needed to begin work on a new animal shelter in Big Pine.
ICARE President Ted Schade said the annual dinner is a popular fundraiser and is one of the biggest single dinners in the Eastern Sierra each year. But it also takes an â€śenormousâ€ť amount of effort on the part of a small group of volunteers who are currently busy with the â€śRaise the Roof â€“ A Cause for Pawsâ€ť shelter fundraiser.