Archive - News Article
March 27th, 2012
In an effort to make Inyo Countyâs recreational opportunities available for all, the Advocates for Access to Public Lands and the Bishop Lions Club recently completed an ADA accessible fishing deck at Rawson Pond No. 3.
While the deck is complete, AAPL and a handful of community volunteers are still working on rehabilitation projects at Buckley and Rawson ponds and, according to Project Coordinator and AAPL President Dick Noles, the fishery will not be in top shape for about a year.
As the U.S. Forest Service prepares to move forward with implementation of a new planning rule on the Inyo, Inyo County leaders are demanding that the federal agency gives local leaders a seat at the table as decisions on the plan are made.
With a little help from one of the worldâs most famous skateboarders, the Lone Pine Skate Park Project is moving forward.
According to project organizer Lynne Bunn, the Tony Hawk Foundation recently announced that it will be donating $10,000 to the skate park fund.
Reagan Slee knew when he graduated from Bishop High that he wanted to own a sporting goods store some day. What he didnât know was how the different career paths he would eventually take paved the way to Reaganâs Sporting Goods. He probably also didnât know how much work it would take to bring that dream to life.
A massive search effort to locate a California resident who mysteriously disappeared in Death Valley earlier this month come to a tragic conclusion Tuesday.
George Kohler, a 67-year-old San Francisco resident who went missing in Death Valley March 12, was found deceased Tuesday afternoon between Mesquite Spring Campground and Scottyâs Castle Road.
âIt appears that Mr. Kohler left the campfire and took off cross-country on foot,â said Inyo Count Search and Rescue Coordinator Corporal Terry Waterbury.
Park patrons and business and property owners within the City of Bishop can expect certain fees and rates to rise this summer.
As part of a routine review process, the Public Works and Community Service departments are proposing raising various fees and charges as early as June 1.
Each year, all city departments are required to review fees and charges to determine if they cover the costs reasonably borne for providing service, City Administrator Keith Caldwell said at the March 12 City Council meeting.
Park at the corner of Hanby and East Pine behind Sterling Heights.
The Bishop Community Garden is the love child of the Friends of Eastern Sierra Gardens, the University of California Cooperative Extensionâs Master Gardener Program and Bishop City Park.
After almost two years of fundraising and planning efforts, the Bishop City Council approved last week the construction and maintenance of the Bishop Dog Park, a full-service, fenced-in, off-leash area to be located at the back of Bishop City Park.
The first of its kind for the Owens Valley, the dog park is now scheduled to open this summer and project proponents, supporters and local dog owners are celebrating what they call an asset to citizens of the community, both human and canine.
To some, placing a 3,200-acre, 500-megawatt solar plant in the remote reaches of southeast Inyo County seems like a good idea. To others, the proposal raises concerns about providing security, emergency response and other county services in the isolated region.
County leaders met on Tuesday with representatives of BrightSource Energy, proponent of the solar plant project. During that discussion, BrightSource laid out its conceptual plans for the Hidden Hills Solar Energy Generating System and the Board of Supervisors and county staff put some of its concerns on the table.
Fun, food and information are key ingredients in Bishopâs second annual Earth Day, an eco-centric, awareness-raising celebration scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Bishop City Park.