Archive - 2014 - News Article
Next month, the STEP Foundation will host its most elegant fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, as the organization enters its 10th year and approaches its $200,000 mark of providing education enrichment for Round Valley Joint Elementary School students.
Local leaders finally got some long-awaited answers about the proposed, widely unpopular Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to give local officials and concerned residents information on the LADWP project.
LADWP Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, explained why the department feels it needs a 200 megawatt, 1,200-acre solar station in the Owens Valley.
An event fast becoming local tradition returns to Bishop City Park this Saturday, encouraging celebration of natural resources, healthy lifestyles and an engaged community.
Now in its fourth year, the Bishop Earth Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. at the front of the park and runs until 4 p.m. Offered during those six hours will be the first annual â€śSierraâ€™s Got Talentâ€ť talent show, a recycled art competition, arts and crafts and dozens of booths of the educational and commercial variety.
Norman Clyde remains a larger-than-life figure whose accomplishments as a mountaineer and climber are sometimes overshadowed today by a focus on a small number of personal quirks and amazing accomplishments that have also added to his status as a legendary figure in the history of the Eastern Sierra.
Bishop philanthropists recently reached out to their Mammoth counterparts with financial support for an international relief effort.
The Rotary of Club donated $1,000 to the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club for its Corazon project in Mexico.
Bishop Club President Maggie Kingsbury presented the check to Dan Watson, project coordinator, at the Mammoth clubâ€™s March 27 meeting.
April 12 â€“â€“â€“â€“â€“ The following headline made a screaming appearance just in time for the dreaded income tax deadline: â€śProcrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes.â€ť
Great. Two days after I quit procrastinating and actually did my taxes, they come up with an excuse â€“ â€śfailure to evolveâ€ť â€“ that could have let me dally another couple of days. So I procrastinated by reading the article. Waste of good wasted time. It was 1,000 words of contradictory gibberish, like most â€śgenetic/DNA/scienceâ€ť articles, and it concluded procrastination is about half genetics and half just being lazy.
A recent study by the U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy suggests that the state can save millions by investing in local forests.
More specifically, the study indicates this investing is best done via pre-emptive forest fires and otherwise clearing away debris that could later on fuel catastrophic wild fires.
Inyo County is exploring ways to keep litter bugs from trashing local landscapes and may be seeking the publicâ€™s help.
As local leaders consider ways to close a $400,000 budget gap in the Inyo County Solid Waste Department, which may include increased fees at local landfills, county staff is considering the idea of surveillance at known illegal dumping sites. Also proposed are increased fines and fees for those caught littering and the implementation of a tip line to help catch illegal dumpers.
This weekend, community members of all ages are invited to gather at their local parks from Bishop to Lone Pine to engage in some eggsellent family fun time.
Traditional Easter egg hunts are planned for Saturday and Sunday, and hosted by a number of local organizations.
Following is a look at those made known to the Register by Monday afternoon.
Saturday, April 19
The Salvation Army, Inyo County Probation Community Work Service and City of Bishop are presenting the 13th Annual Bishop Easter Egg Hunt at Brownâ€™s Town.
Bluegrass music, free food and cake, a â€śPack With Legsâ€ť fun walk, vintage camping and climbing exhibits, and guest speakers will all be part of the first annual Norman Clyde Birthday Bash, scheduled for Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to whenever the band stops playing, at the Eastern California Museum in Independence.