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March 24th

Bishop refuses sale for court project

March 24, 2014

The state’s plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the court’s offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courts’ first-choice building site.

County looking deeper into General Plan update

March 24, 2014

At the conclusion of last week’s Renewable Energy General Plan workshop, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant application to the California Energy Commission that will help fund continued research on renewable energy and energy transmission.

March 21st

BUHS Room 208: a triumph in multimedia

March 21, 2014

Behind the unassuming gray door of room 208 in the Bishop High School math building, an upbeat technological world lies in wait. The classroom acts as newsroom, makeshift film set and tech center – an oasis of opportunity for those students journalistically, technologically and artistically inclined.
An array of PCs and Macs perch on the table tops in an orderly matrix, making room 208 one of the only hybrid classrooms in the state. This variety provides the platform for real-life experience with both programs.

Alpers trophy trout latest victim of low run-off year

March 21, 2014

The drought’s impact on Eastern Sierra tourism took a serious turn for the worse this week when the source for Alpers Trophy Trout literally dried up.
Inland Aquaculture Group, the area source for the Alpers trout operating out of Conway Ranch, was informed by Southern California Edison last October that there would not be enough water to support the fishery through this winter. The Lundy Lake watershed is at 24 percent of normal.

Manzanar Committee makes plans for annual gathering

March 21, 2014

Planning is underway for the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and related events.
Each year, hundreds of students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage to reflect on life in the World War II Interment camp and educate the public on the history of the Japanese Americans incarcerated there.
The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 26 at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. 395 between Lone Pine and Independence.

March 20th

Significant Details: A St. Patty’s Day past

March 20, 2014

MARCH 15, 2014 –– This is a saga of a soggy day for some sons of the sod who binged on blarney, loaded up with liquid courage and made their Irish ancestors proud.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, I was there to record their achievement: Taking part in the shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ever held.

March 19th

Supes hear opposition to current draft REGPA

March 19, 2014

More than 70 residents attended the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to participate in a workshop on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that identifies 14 areas of the county as suitable for renewable energy development.

Bishop police are going to college

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop stands to save money and its police officers stand to save time through an expanded partnership Cerro Coso Community College.

City finds new legal representation

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop has entered into an agreement naming law firm Johns & Mayer successor to interim City Attorney Peter Tracy who will resign effective April 30.

March 17th

Community gives Lone Pine FFA a big boost

March 17, 2014

The Lone Pine FFA Blue and Gold Grapes & Grains Western Mixer fundraiser, held at the Lone Pine Film History Museum on Friday, March 7, was a tremendous success, raising close to $20,000 in support of the agriculture students in the Future Farmers of America Program at Lone Pine High School.
The film museum’s director, Bob Sigman, and the museum’s Board of Directors have been very supportive of the FFA over the past few years by allowing them to use the museum as the venue for this very popular annual event.

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