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October 29th

DAR, VFW ladies join forces to honor vets

October 29, 2014

The Palisade Glacier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is partnering with the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 to honor Inyo County Veterans, and to participate in the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration this November.
The Secretary of Defense was authorized in 2008 by the National Defense Authorization Act to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Sheriff's Dept. seeks suspect considered armed and dangerous

October 29, 2014

The Inyo County Sheriff's Department issued the following information around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:

WANTED For Felony Battery and Violation of Parole - Considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS


Age: 32
Sex: Male
Race: Native American
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 210
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Build: Average
Complexion: Dark Scars:


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October 29, 2014

Bishop's 2014 Chocolate Art Walk

October 29, 2014

Residents and visitors gathered on Bishop's Main Street Friday, Oct. 24 for an evening of live music, local artwork and, of course, chocolate.

October 27th

City’s inaugural After School Program a hit

October 27, 2014

In its first year, the City of Bishop After School Program for Bishop Elementary School first- through fourth-graders is getting rave reviews from students, teachers and parents.

4 MW solar plant planned for Olancha

October 27, 2014

County leaders will soon be considering whether to allow the construction of a feed-in tariff solar facility in Southern Inyo.
If approved, the proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors and if approved there, will become the first feed-in-tariff project in Inyo County. Essentially, the solar energy produced at the site will be sold to a third party – in this case, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Fire stopped in its tracks

October 27, 2014

A fast, cooperative response and an extra resources detail assigned to the Owens Valley helped save homes near the Alabama Hills when a fire broke out Saturday morning.
CalFire had staffed extra resources in the Owens Valley over the weekend due to forecasted high winds and low humidity, “and the preparation paid off,” CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said. “Great cooperation from outside agencies and resources served the community well and kept the fire to a minimum.”

October 24th

Round Valley School fundraiser coming soon

October 24, 2014

Community members have the chance to enjoy fine wine, fine art and even better company next month while supporting local education.
Round Valley School’s STEP Foundation is holding its annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Ste. 203.
Specialty beers, microbrews, catered food and a raffle are also on the evening’s agenda as the STEP Foundation attempts to raise funds for the students at Round Valley Joint Elementary School.

Adventure Trails EIR coming out soon

October 24, 2014

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the final fate of the ATV Adventure Trails project as the Final Environmental Impact Review is released Nov. 5.
The Inyo County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to review the Final EIR and receive input from residents at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Inyo County Board of Supervisors room in the County Administrative Center in Independence.

Death Valley boss leaving?

October 24, 2014

A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valley’s boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.

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