Archive - 2014 - News Article
Owens Valley School District in Independence is putting on a show tonight and inviting the community to come watch.
Missoula Children's Theatre's "Cinderella" will be presented at 5:30 p.m. in the Owens Valley School gym, 202 S. Clay St. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 18 and under.
Dozens of students in grades K-12 have been cast in the play, and spent the past week rehearsing for several hours each day after school in preparation for tonight's performance.
The community is invited to attend and support the students' theatrical endeavor.
Some of you might think the only fun, educational items on the Internet are pictures of cats.
Not so. Right behind cats, the next biggest category of âstuffâ on the Internet is advice about various topics and trends you probably didnât know you needed help dealing with, and the always popular âstrange news.â I spent a few hours last weekend cruising through various sites on the Interweb, and found the following random bits of advice, counsel and oddities.
County leaders on Tuesday agreed to postpone a March 18 vote on a General Plan amendment that many fear will open the flood gates to large-scale, industrial solar and wind renewable energy development.
Any decision by the Board of Supervisors on whether to approve the draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment has been put on hold until April 1, in favor of a presentation on March 18 by the Planning Department.
Sunny with a high of 67 degrees â thatâs the weather forecast for this Saturdayâs 46th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby held at Pleasant Valley Reservoir.
The elderly gentlemanâs eyes sparkle a bit while a smile crosses his lips as he talks about moving carefully over the barbed wire fence under the cover of darkness, being careful not to drop his homemade fishing pole and tackle. He relates how he and other fisherman were sneaking out of the Manzanar War Relocation Center so they could breathe the fresh, free air of the towering Sierra Nevada mountains and enjoy the simple pleasures that come from fishing for trout in high country streams and lakes.Â
Six years ago, the sound of construction came to a stop in the city of Bishop. With the U.S. economy slipping into recession, general contractors found themselves sitting on their hands as money stopped circulating. âThere was not a lot of work and a lot of contractors were going out of business,â said Dan Stone, a co-founder of the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association.
In a plea agreement with the Mono County District Attorneyâs Office, resident Howard Walters pleaded guilty to one charge of misdemeanor vandalism and was ordered to pay $3,823 in restitution to the Bureau of Land Management after he damaged a cultural site in the Chalfant area.
Law enforcement rangers and archaeological staff from the BLM Bishop Field Office opened an investigation into the damage of a cultural resource site in the Chalfant Valley in January after rangers received a report of a man digging in the area.
The economic benefits for communities located near national parks and other recreation and scenic hot spots are significant â as long as access to those areas is preserved.
A recent report released by the National Park Service concludes that, nationwide, the countryâs parks have contributed more than $14.7 billion to gateway communities in 2012. A separate report suggests that 2013âs numbers will tell a different story due to the 16-day government shutdown in October.
Community members have invested more than just time and labor in planning this Saturdayâs Third Annual Eastern Sierra Community Auction Night.
Numerous individuals, families and business owners have donated approximately $10,000 worth of products, services and other auction items in an effort to help United Methodist Church re-invest those donations back into the community.
Live and silent auctions will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 15 in the Methodist Center, 205 N. Fowler St., Bishop. Appetizers, dessert and beverages will be served at no charge.
As Bishop officials continue to weigh the Administrative Office of the Courtsâ proposal to build a court facility on municipal property behind City Hall, the public response so far has been overwhelmingly negative.
The actual plans for the new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop are still on hold, meanwhile, pending necessary documentation.