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April 5th, 2012

Project to revitalize Bishop’s commercial corridor

April 5, 2012

Phase one of the Warren Street Improvements project – conceived to functionally and aesthetically rejuvenate and expand Bishop’s commercial district – is under way and City of Bishop Public Works Department is actively soliciting public input.

Second home destroyed by second fire in Big Pine

April 5, 2012

Two separate fires in Big Pine Saturday destroyed two separate homes, one on Hill Street and a second at the end of West Street in an area known as Indian Camp.
According to Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Marzano, Big Pine firefighters were just mopping up after the home fire on Hill Street when the call came in at about 4:30 p.m. for a second structure fire on West Street.
Officials with CalFire are looking into the cause of the structure fire at Indian Camp although no foul play is suspected, according to the chief.

April 3rd

Home lost, but lives saved

April 3, 2012

A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighbor’s house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighbor’s home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
“As Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,” the press release states. “Galen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.”

City to apply for $1.1 million grant on IMACA’s behalf

April 3, 2012

City leaders are teaming up with the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to apply for state funds to tear down and rebuild a senior living facility that has been in operation since the 1940s.
Last week, the Bishop City Council approved IMACA’s request that the city apply for $1.1 million of state Community Development Block Grant to reconstruct the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street.

SAAM 2012 focuses on prevention

April 3, 2012

In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.

Bishop teen flying the friendly skies

April 3, 2012

Getting a driver’s license may be longed-for rite of passage for many teenagers, but for 16-year-old Wesley Blum, it is “not a priority.”
Blum has set his sights high, planning to earn his international pilot’s license by passing the Federal Aviation Administration’s written, practical and oral tests in 2013.
Blum has come a long way since his first flight with family friend George Batchelder four years ago. While the young man isn’t exactly sure when he caught the flying bug, Blum recalled that he “watched (the movie) ‘Top Gun’ every single day as a kid.”

A new normal: life a year after the Center Fire

April 3, 2012

The scarred landscape was the first to recover after the Center Fire blew through Big Pine just over a year ago.
Mert Stewart’s pasture, blackened from fence line to fence line, sprouted green shoots within weeks. The skeletal trees above grazing land south of Baker Creek Road are shrouded in a pale green haze after lying dormant for the past year. Nature has a way of healing itself and so, to an extent, do the people who spent the night of March 18, 2011 wondering what they would come back to the next morning.

First-ever celebration of Alabama Hills coming soon

April 3, 2012

Lone Pine is inviting the community to save the date of April 14 for the community’s first annual Alabama Hills Day, hosted by the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group.
The Stewardship Group has planned a full day worth of tours in the Hills, lectures on local history at the Lone Pine Museum of Film History and information sharing between different user groups who love the Hills.
Alabama Hills Day will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

March 29th

Lawsuit again targets Sierra’s commercial Wilderness users

March 29, 2012

Commercial stock packers have found themselves, again, between a rock and hard place.
In response to a lawsuit filed by the High Sierra Hikers Association, the federal court has curtailed permits for commercial stock operators in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and that ruling may extend to all commercial uses of designated Wilderness areas within the Park.
“The economic impact would be devastating,” said Craig London of Mt. Whitney Pack Trains and Rock Creek Pack Station. “If packers are shut out of the Park for a year or two, we can’t recover. This is a business, not a hobby.”

Agencies’ concerns haven’t delayed Digital 395 project

March 29, 2012

Despite environmental concerns being voiced about the Digital 395 broadband project, a spokesperson for the developer said work will be moving forward with little or no delay.
Elizabeth Glazner, communications director for Praxis Associates, said agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have raised a number of concerns about potential impacts resulting from Digital 395, which aims to construct a 583-mile fiber-optic underground cable network along U.S. 395 from Barstow to Carson City.

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