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September 26th, 2014

Bishop gets a boost from recent events

September 26, 2014

A recent Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau report indicated benefits for the city garnered from local as well as tourist events.
On Sept. 22, Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson reported to the City Council on past and upcoming events, some of which constitute considerable enrichment of the local economy.

CHAMBER NEWS
Thomson began with a report on Chamber activities and achievements.

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

September 25th

2014 Bishop Pow Wow starts Friday

September 25, 2014

Dozens of local residents have been working hard to roll out the welcome mat for dancers and drummers from all over the West as they convene on Bishop for the 2014 Pabanamanina Pow Wow, running Friday, Sept. 26 through Sunday, Sept. 28.
Festivities, held in honor of California Indian Day (observed tomorrow), kick off Friday night with registration, dancing and a grand entry, all at the pow wow grounds across from the Paiute Palace Casino on North Pa Ha Lane.

VIDEO: Game of the Week: Eagles - 49ers

September 25, 2014

Brendon Ayanbadejo previews this week's Eagles-49ers matchup

September 24th

Barlow earns Miss Native American USA honors

September 24, 2014

Mallory Barlow of Bishop has set out be an inspiration to Native American youth throughout the Eastern Sierra and the nation.
Over the past 10 years, Barlow has participated in Native American pageants across the country, promoting her message of perseverance and celebrating her Paiute heritage.

Alabama Hills group expands with new board members

September 24, 2014

The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group decided at a recent board meeting to expand its reach by adding eight new members to its board of directors.
Expanding its board from five to 13 members has allowed community leaders like Warner Fellows, Linda Hubbs, Dana Jeffries, Dave McCoy, Jennifer Roeser, Marian Seiter, Bob Sigman and Kurt Wedberg to join current members: President Chris Langley, Vice President Kevin Mazzu, Treasurer Doug Thomson, Secretary Jim Jennings and member Kathy Bancroft.

1,240 acres of ranch land preserved

September 24, 2014

Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierra’s cherished landscapes.
The ESLT announced earlier this month the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, an expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre property’s working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement held by ESLT.

September 23rd

VIDEO: 49ers Press Pass: September 22, 2014

September 23, 2014

September 22nd

County grant cycle begins

September 22, 2014

With a final budget in place and $95,000 available for local programs and events, Inyo County is now accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations for the Community Project Sponsorship grant program.
The program was recently spared by the Board of Supervisors during budget hearings, after draft budgets proposed axing the grant to cut county costs and reduce the structural deficit. Ultimately, the board reinstated the grant program at 95 percent of its historic funding level.

Alabama Hills bill headed to Congress

September 22, 2014

Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has introduced legislation that, if approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, will establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area.
The designation would cover 18,610 acres of the Alabama Hills west of Lone Pine and preserve that land for recreational use by the public and future generations.

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