Archive - Apr 2014 - News Article
After seven years of wending their way through procedure, Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representatives have resolved the dispute over Blackrock 94.
The resolution, approved at Tuesdayâs Standing Committee meeting in Independence, still has to get through both entitiesâ governing boards and a California Environmental Quality Analysis. Both processes will provide an opportunity for public comment.
This weekend, the 19th Annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show will once more showcase various local businesses and the wares and services they offer to make living and playing in the Eastern Sierra easier and more attractive.
At the same time, the Eastern Sierra Gem and Mineral Show will expose residents and visitors to lesser known but no less valuable attractions and resources â hidden beauty in the form of geological rarities and wonders unearthed from the harshest or most innocuous of local landscapes.
The bronze plaque in the rock monument looks like an ordinary State of California Historic Landmark. The words on the plaque, however, are extraordinary.
âInjustices and humiliation.â
âHysteria, racism and economic exploitation.â
Flat Stanley has been the guest of Carol and John Dipoma of Bishop for the past few weeks. Sent from Simi Valley by their 7-year-old grandson Dylan Dipoma, the one-dimensional fellow got a chance to take in all that the Eastern Sierra has to offer, including fishing at Intake II this past weekend.
The legendary Bishop Christian Schoolsâ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kidsâ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.
Those anglers who decided to head up to June Lake for the Opening Day of fishing season were in for a big surprise this year. The lake had been stocked this past October with 20,000 pounds of trout weighing from 3 to 11 pounds.
As the sun started melting away the nightâs several inches of snow in the June Lake area, many fishers could be seen walking with their lines full to the limit with some good-sized fish, taking them to the marina to get weighed and cleaned.
Area residents will get the opportunity to check out whatâs new in the Eastern Sierra when the Home, Garden and Recreation Show opens Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
This is the 19th year local businesses will have their wares on display, and the third year the show has been sponsored by the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association. The show is just one of the attractions at the fairgrounds this weekend, which will be bustling with the Choo Choo Swap Meet and Gem and Mineral Show as well.
The truly addicted angler may have to be carted away from his mountain lake or stream in handcuffs. But in the heat of the afternoon when fish and most sane species retreat to cooler temperatures, consider exploring the some of the history of the Eastern Sierra, maybe even from the beginning.
Kevin Mazzu, vice president of the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, recently said the Alabama Hills are the best example of a multi-use landscape in the Eastern Sierra.
This was more than evident earlier this month when various users of that landscape â movie buffs, amateur geologists, bird watchers, rock climbers, miners and photographers â gathered for the Third Annual Alabama Hills Day, co-sponsored by the AHSG and Bishop Office of the Bureau of Land Management.
After months of examining public input, federal officials have designated the mountain yellow-legged frog and northern distinct population of the mountain yellow-legged frog as endangered species under the Endangered Species Act, and the Yosemite toad as a threatened species.
Critical habitat for the three amphibians, proposed on more than 1.8 million acres of Sierra lands, will not be considered for approval until early next year.