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April 2nd

County unveils a much scaled-down REGPA

April 2, 2014

More than one Inyo County resident wondered aloud Tuesday if the Inyo County Planning Department was playing an April Fools Day prank when it presented an updated draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the Board of Supervisors.

April 1st

Bigfoot spotted

April 1, 2014

Bishop residents were shocked Monday afternoon when a creature that witnesses said resembled a Sasquatch turned up in Whitney Alley. Register photographer Justin Lawrence was on the scene and snapped a photo of the beast – described as ape-like in appearance, at least 7 feet tall standing upright, covered in thick dark hair – as it walked into Black Sheep Espresso Bar in front of startled onlookers. Said Lawrence, “He just kind of strode right by, looked over at me for a second, and walked into Black Sheep.

March 31st

Long-held dream closer to reality

March 31, 2014

ICARE of the Eastern Sierra is making the final push towards raising $800,000 for a new animal shelter in Big Pine.
During a presentation to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors March 25, ICARE President Ted Schade said that about $726,000 has been raised for the Raise the Roof – A Cause for Paws campaign. “We have about $70,000 to go to build the facility we think we need. We’re not there yet, we really haven’t reached the goal, but this is the final push, we’re in the home stretch.”

Trial date set in Rossy case

March 31, 2014

A trial date for the embezzlement case filed against Bishop residents Kenneth and Dawndee Rossy has been set for Oct. 6, 2014 in Independence.
The Rossys are accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from the public assistance program at Inyo County Health and Human Services, among other charges. A hearing was scheduled earlier this month so Inyo County courts could consider a motion filed by the defense to have comments Dawndee made to investigators suppressed. However, that hearing has been postponed.

March 29th

Do new leases violate Water Agreement?

March 29, 2014

Recent changes in the language of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power grazing leases have raised concern among Owens Valley ranchers. In response, Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington notified Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta where that language conflicts with the Inyo-L.A. Long Term Water Agreement.

March 28th

Changing of the guard at ES Realty

March 28, 2014

Like several family members before her, Randi Pritchard has been a local business owner for several years, taking pride in serving both residents of and visitors to the Eastern Sierra.
Earlier this year, the Bishop Union High School graduate went from co-owner of Eastern Sierra Realty to sole proprietor following the retirement of longtime broker and business partner Ann Wong.

March 26th

Get your garden growing

March 26, 2014

A beta and seed swap, along with a local plant sale, are some of the highlights of Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s upcoming GardenFest, an event geared toward both novice and green-thumb growers.
ESLT will help residents kick off the growing season from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at its office garden at 176 Home St., Bishop.
Attendees are invited to ask for advice from Master Gardeners, trade heirlooms in the seed swap, purchase plants from local nurseries and organizations, and much more.

Inyo leaders look at budget solutions

March 26, 2014

Inyo County staffers and department heads met with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss progress on the county’s “Creative Budget Solutions” initiative – an effort to cut costs, generate revenue and partner with other area agencies to close a $1.06 million budget gap anticipated for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year.

20 years of Banff in Bishop

March 26, 2014

The return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Eastern Sierra this week marks not only the event’s 20th anniversary, but adds credence to the modern axiom that if you build it – or in this case screen it – they will come.
Indeed, what began as an idea to promote a local business and simply offer something to do in Bishop has become one of the Eastside’s most popular and enduring annual events, drawing upwards of 1,000 residents and visitors over its two-night run.

March 25th

Alabama Hills Day celebration expanded in 2014

March 25, 2014

For the third year in a row, Eastside residents and visitors are invited to join in a celebration of one of the world’s most famous landscapes.
The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group is gearing up for the rapidly approaching 2014 Alabama Hills Day, a festival devoted to appreciating and educating others about the beloved geologic area.
The all-day event – by all accounts a greatly expanded version of previous celebrations – is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

 

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