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March 5th, 2014
Work is continuing on an environmental report for the pilot Adventure Trails program that proponents hope will attract tourists to the area for off-highway vehicle recreation.
When complete, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Program will designate several city and county roads as âcombined use.â The designation will allow licensed drivers of green-sticker off-highway vehicles, such as quads, ATVs and side-by-sides, to travel from local communities to OHV recreation areas using local streets and roads.
(Following is a letter the author intends to present to the Bishop City Council later this month. âEd.)
Attention: Bishop City Council Members
Subject: New Courthouse Proposal
I am somewhat dismayed and seriously concerned that you are considering approval of this proposal. I sincerely hope that it proves to be a consideration only and not an approval.
Following are my reasons of concern. I hope you take the time to read all of them. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss them further with any of you.
Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal, single-car collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an as-yet unnamed, 51-year-old Fallon, Nev. resident and left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The CHP is withholding the names of the two vehicle occupants, pending notification of the next of kin of the deceased.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Lundy Lake Road at U.S. Highway 395 just before 5:30 a.m. The CHP was notified of the crash about 5:36 a.m.
There was a âsecret languageâ in use for decades before Twitter and texting turned millions of people into linguistic twits who think they are being cute because they use âwordsâ only the cool kids understand. Hate to break it to you cool kids, but today, even Grandma knows how to LOL.
With the Inyo County Board of Supervisors scheduled to make a final ruling on the controversial proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment at its Tuesday, March 18 meeting, a number of community members and organizations are publicly opposing the amendment.
Recent storms that washed through the Owens Valley provided as much as a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain on the Owens Valley floor and 36-48 inches of snow in the Mammoth area.
That was enough moisture for state fire officials to lift a burn suspension that has been in place since the beginning of the year.
CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said Monday the burn suspension was lifted in both Inyo and San Bernardino counties as of 6 a.m. Monday morning. The burn suspension in Mono County was lifted in January.
From the perspective of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the current drought has had little impact on visitation or local events and promotions.
At the Feb. 24 City Council meeting, Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson painted an optimistic picture of what the agency âhas been up to,â including local and Southern California events, a new hiking publication, an international TV spot and upcoming public mixers and meetings.
MARCH 1 âââ Like a lot of residents, Iâm perplexed by the actions of the Inyo County Planning Commission this week. More than that, Iâm outraged.
Iâve observed and reported on local government and its agents for the past 14 years. What Iâve witnessed, for the most part, is democracy in action: citizens providing guidance to their elected leaders or volunteers appointed to digest that input on the elected officialsâ behalf and pass it on in the form of a policy recommendation.
The public comments from some of the 70-plus residents present at Wednesdayâs Planning Commission meeting in Independence showed overwhelming disapproval of the draft General Plan amendment on renewable energy.
All but one of the 32 speakers offering public comments over three hours strongly opposed the Inyo County
Planning Departmentâs request for approval to send the draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the county Board of Supervisors for adoption.
Newly appointed Fairgrounds CEO Sally Symons, a longtime community volunteer, is preparing to begin work at the fairgrounds this Monday.
Symons is a Bishop native who has volunteered her time to do everything from serve on civic boards and committees, to mentor local youngsters interested in agriculture. Now, she said she is looking forward to earning a living doing the things she has always volunteered to do.
Tri-County Fair Board President Maria Kemp said the board felt Symonsâ local roots and passion for the community made her a perfect candidate for the position of Fairgrounds CEO.