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October 23rd, 2012
Saturday mornings, youâ€™ll find Joe Miller at the Farmersâ€™ Market in Bishop, surrounded by his heirloom cucumbers, tomatoes and, earlier this summer, Carolina Cross watermelons off the vine that won him a blue ribbon at this yearâ€™s Tri-County Fair.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials filed a federal lawsuit Friday to force the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District to halt what the department is calling Great Basinâ€™s â€śsystematic and unlawful issuance of water-wasting orders to L.A.â€™s customers,â€ť related to dust mitigation on Owens Lake.
To date, the LADWP has spent $1.2 billion over the past 10 years to control dust blowing off Owens Lake, in compliance with regulations.
A local ministry is moving ahead with plans to consolidate its Eastern Sierra operations in a larger, permanent facility to better provide spiritual and bodily solace to thousands of Inyo and Mono county residents.
On Oct. 10, Salvation Army Corps Officer Lt. Cathie McCulley, the local ministryâ€™s pastor, publicly launched a $1 million capital campaign to raise funds for its new permanent facility to be constructed at 106 MacIver St., Bishop.
Walls are usually built to separate one side from another or to keep something in and something out.
City department heads had the opportunity to list widespread accomplishments during Bishopâ€™s first State of the City report Oct. 9.
The idea came to Bishop City Councilâ€™s attention when various council members attended state meetings, such as League of California Cities, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Inyo County officials and the 2011-12 Grand Jury agree that the county should build a new consolidated office in the Bishop area. However, county officials say that conditions arenâ€™t as bad as the Grand Jury claimed in a report earlier this year.
In its 2011-12 report, the Grand Jury recommended in July that local officials continue to work with a local contractor to build a consolidated office, citing poor working conditions, high utility and lease costs and a lack of handicapped accessibility.
In exactly three weeks, voters in the City of Bishop will decide the future landscape of the City Council.
Appearing on Bishop voters’ Nov. 6 ballots alongside state elections and the race for the White House will be the five-person contest for City Council.
More than seven years of planning and construction culminates next week with Northern Inyo Hospital opening its new facility to the public.
The hospital passed a rigorous licensing inspection earlier this week (the last in a series of state and federal inspections) and was approved for licensing Thursday morning, allowing it to open its doors to patients Monday morning.
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will soon host its annual fun run, raffle and impromptu art sale, to benefit the organization, which sustains cancer patients and their families with emotional as well as financial support.
â€śWe expect about 300 people,â€ť ESBCA Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said of the annual event, which is the organizationâ€™s biggest fundraiser.