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August 11th

Remains of Chicago man found near Temple Crag

August 11, 2014

Inyo County Search and Rescue recovered the body of a 27-year-old Chicago resident Wednesday evening. The SAR team determined the climber died from injuries suffered in a 500-foot fall.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was contacted on Aug. 6 by a local packer who reported finding an abandoned campsite near Third Lake in the North Fork of Big Pine Creek. Deputies learned that the camp was that of Brenton Wright. Officers learned that Wright had been in the Eastern Sierra for a month solo climbing various mountain routes.

Learning continues after school

August 11, 2014

The City of Bishop Community Service Department, Bishop Unified School District and Inyo County Superintendent of Schools are collaborating on The After School Program for grades 2-4 school age children.
Recreation Supervisor Waylon Cleland presented the concept to City Council on July 28. According to an agreement between the city and the county superintendent’s office, the program is “a well-developed afterschool program (that includes) instructional classes and team development.”

CG Roxanne LLC looking to build new pipeline

August 11, 2014

Inyo County Planning Commissioners denied a request from CG Roxanne LLC to amend a Conditional Use Permit for its expansion project 2-1 last week.

August 8th

‘Full Moon Over Mt. Whitney’ to shine at Smithsonian

August 8, 2014

Photographer Nolan Nitschke recently received a congratulatory message – he is a Wilderness Forever National Photo Competition finalist and his submission soon will be exhibited at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Support for ATV trails project mixed

August 8, 2014

Residents and visitors weighed in Wednesday on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the ATV Adventure Trails of the Eastern Sierra Project which, if implemented in a pilot project for two years, may allow ATV riders to travel from campsites and campgrounds to local stores, services and OHV trails using surface streets with restrictions.
Public input was gathered during a hearing hosted by the Inyo County Planning Commission in Independence. A public workshop followed that evening at City Hall in Bishop.

Yoemite fire-starter indicted

August 8, 2014

A grand jury this week indicted the man who accidentally started last summer’s Rim Fire on four federal charges.
Filed Thursday with U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, the indictment charges Keith Matthew Emerald, 32, with setting timber afire, leaving a fire unattended and unextinguished, violating a fire restriction and making a false statement to a government agency (a felony).

August 6th

ICARE’s Stitch Fund needs replenishing

August 6, 2014

Another success story is coming out of ICARE this week, but with that success comes the need to replenish financial resources.
ICARE once again paid for the surgery and medical treatment of an abandoned or lost and severely injured animal. The money for this treatment comes out of the organization’s Stitch Fund, which was established for this exact purpose.

For the full story, see the Thursday, Aug. 7 edition of The Inyo Register.

Rain causes mud slides throughout region

August 6, 2014

The term isolated rain storms took on a whole new meaning for Eastern Sierra residents from Death Valley to Hammil Valley last weekend.
Rain pounded Hammil Valley Friday evening, sending water and mud coursing through the Doonan’s alfalfa ranch and across Carol and Randy Archuleta’s Freedom in Motion facility just to the south.

For more, read the Thursday, Aug. 7 edition of The Inyo Register.

Recycle, save taxpayer money

August 6, 2014

Inyo County and the City of Bishop are in danger of paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines if commercial and certain rental property owners do not comply with the state-mandated Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.

August 4th

French Fire cause determined

August 4, 2014

The effects of the French Fire, burning in the Sierra west of Rock Creek, were very apparent Friday and even more so through Saturday, with smoky skies making outdoor recreation very unpleasant at best.
As of Monday morning, the fire had burned 13,267 acres in the Rock Creek drainage and was only 30 percent contained with 1,813 personnel on hand.

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