Archive - 2014 - News Article
(Following is the first of three articles profiling local schoolsâ new administrators. âEd.)
While new students filed into classrooms in the Owens Valley last month, administrators were also filing into new offices.
The retirement of Joel Hampton, Owens Valley Unified School District superintendent, and the resignation of Lone Pine Unified School District Superintendent Victor Hopper to take over a superintendentâs position in the Central Valley, initiated a shift of administrators from points north in the Eastern Sierra, south.
Longtime director of Caltrans District 9 Tom Hallenbeck has accepted a promotion and will begin work as the Caltrans Chief of Traffic and Operations in Sacramento Oct. 1.
Hallenbeck said he got word of the promotion earlier this week.
Over his 17-year career as District 9 Director, Hallenbeck has overseen a number of high-profile highway improvement projects, including the Blackrock and Manzanar four-lane projects and restorations of every rest area in the massive district, which runs from Mojave to Lee Vining.
The 23rd Annual Millpond Music Festival comes to Bishop Friday evening, kicking off a weekend that promises an incredible line-up of Grammy-nominated musicians, up-close time with the performers in the Workshop Tent, great food and handcrafted art from local skilled artisans â all in the magical, Eastern Sierra venue known as Millpond.
Over the past weeks, Millpond performers have been highlighted, giving local readers a brief glimpse of what to expect, music-wise, this year at Millpond. Here are three more talented performers taking the stage this weekend:
Bishop Lions Club was recently recognized for the myriad ways in which it continues to enrich the community by giving of its time, service, sponsorship and donations.
Lions Club member Stephen Winzenread accepted the Quarterly Citizens Award on behalf of the service organization at the Sept. 8 City Council meeting.
Councilman Dave Stottlemyre began the presentation, saying, âBy no means is this list of activities that the Lions Club have done over the year complete; not even close.â He then read a list of activities and projects in which the club has participated.
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WEDNESDAY â A 50-acre fire near June Lake erupted Tuesday afternoon, threatening structures at the June Lake ski area, and promoting evacuations and a closure of State Route 158.
The June Fire started at the base of June Mountain and, as of Wednesday morning, was zero percent contained.
According to officials, fire behavior includes torching, spotting, and active runs.
Fall is on its way, and its impending arrival marks the return of the popular âExplore Your Universeâ lecture series, featuring talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries.
The Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College invite the public to attend their first installment of the 2014 edition at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Sept. 18, when Dr. Christopher Greer from the University of Arizona gives a talk titled âImaging a Black Hole: From the Owens Valley to the South Pole.â
New City Administrator Jim Tatum recently talked about his first weeks in office and his plans for the immediate future in his first report before the Bishop City Council.
At the Sept. 8 meeting, Tatum began with gratitude for the âphenomenal receptionâ city staff has given him and went on to include topics concerning the city budgets and development of the business community.
During her quarterly report before City Council, Miss Bishop Chelsea Smart spoke about everything from taking the Ice Bucket Challenge to starting a local youth program about which she is passionate.