Archive - Aug 2014 - News Article
Community members from throughout the Owens Valley teamed up over the last couple weeks to help a group of out-of-the-area filmmakers turn a dream into a reality.
According to Production Manager James Parker, the team of filmmakers, including Director Diego Contreras and Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb, had plans to shoot a full week in Inyo County, with stops on Movie Road in Lone Pine and at Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.
The U.S. Forest Service has opened a 30-day public scoping period to start the National Environmental Policy Act process for revising forest plans on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.
The scoping period began Friday, Aug. 29 with the publishing of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors and a number of county department heads have accepted the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness in the fight against Lou Gehrigâs Disease.
The challenge was made at Tuesdayâs Board of Supervisors meeting by Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley, who said he has personally witnessed the struggle against ALS as his brother, Phillip, was recently diagnosed with the disease.
While Aug. 25 was the first City Council meeting for new City Administrator Jim Tatum, the outgoing City Administrator Keith Caldwell was showered with farewell speeches, gifts, well wishes and applause and some goodbye pie for good measure.
From City Council members to Bishop residents, many people said their goodbyes to Caldwell, whose last day in office was Friday, Aug. 29. Praise was so effusive that Caldwell announced, âIâve changed my mind, Iâm not leaving. This is too good,â which was greeted with a round of laughter.
Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio has released his recommended budget, which trims the countyâs structural deficit by $1 million.
However, those cost-saving measures â some of which have already been implemented â have had and could have an impact on county programs.
Carunchio says in his introduction summary of the budget that funds are available to complete construction of the new Inyo County Animal Shelter, provide core county services and programs and avoid further staff reductions through layoffs.
Local police are crediting a 14-year-old Bishop boy with possibly preventing a school shooting in Colorado.
According to press release from Bishop Police Department, the local teen was playing Xbox online â which allows people all over the world to text or chat back and forth â when he became aware of the possible threat.
Researchers from the led by a paleobiologist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanogrophy at U.C. San Diego has answered a question that has been asked since the 1940s: âHow do the rocks on the famous Death Valley Racetrack move?â
Simply put, the answer is that there is a unique phenomena that occurs when weather conditions are just right and sheets of ice begin to move on the Racetrack Playa.
More than 120 residents from throughout Inyo County weighed in recently when the City of Bishop asked for input on the future of economic sustainability and growth in Bishop.
Overwhelmingly, they said the cityâs top priority for economic development should be promotion of tourism. Rounding out the top five were downtown business improvements, Bishop airport expansion/improvements, arts and cultural promotion and new business recruitment.
Local business owners were joined at the open house by attendees as far away as Shoshone.
Winter is coming! And while The Inyo Register recognizes that there is a veritable avalanche of winter activities in the Eastern Sierra, we also recognize that there are many local activities that require warm weather.
Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 2, and autumn â or even winter â temperatures are likely to accompany it, so that gives residents a little more than two months to accomplish any summer goals they set for themselves this year.
Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy has reached a plea agreement with Bishop resident Cherie Matteson nĂ©e LeBraque who was accused last year of illegally accessing medical records at Northern Inyo Hospital.
The proposed plea agreement states that LaBraque enters a plea of guilty or no contest to unlawfully accessing medical records (a misdemeanor) and that she be placed on probation for three years.