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August 27th, 2012
Cottonwood Plaza at the corner of Main and Yaney in Bishop is under construction and contractors hope to have it inhabitable sometime in the near future.
Property owners have hired Rudolph Construction and architect Tom Schaniel to rehabilitate the long-vacant shopping center in hopes of drawing new tenants to the downtown core of Bishop.
âWeâre working away, rehabilitating the buildings, so nothing is going to be torn down,â Schaniel said.
Dealing with a cramped working environment, and hearing from the Inyo County Grand Jury about it for the past decade, the Bishop Police Department has abandoned piece-meal fixes in favor of a more lasting solution.
And it may not even have to relocate.
The Town of Mammoth Lakes on Tuesday reached a settlement agreement with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition over the townâs $43 million judgment, according to Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez.
Both sides made the announcement jointly.
The terms of the agreement remain vague but clearly a bridge has been crossed, said longtime Town Councilmember Rick Wood, an attorney.
âGive peace a chance,â said John Lennon and thatâs what the Happy Hoods art contest was all about. The contest sought kidsâ input in a multi-state, youth-oriented, anti-bullying campaign.
The Happy Hoods Anti-Bullying Art Contest was held for several awareness-raising reasons, explained the programâs founder, Carri Coudek.
âI wanted to get kids involved âŠ to have a say âŠ Their voices need to be heard.â And, Coudek added, âtheir artwork encouraged me to put together presentation kitsâ for implementation by schools, youth groups and any other interested parties.
Inyo Superior Courtâs two Courthouse Facilities Projects have been indefinitely paused, and, according to local officials, are âin grave jeopardy of cancellationâ due to state budget cuts.
These projects include the new, $33 million court facility in Bishop, and a $1.5 million facility in Independence.
Sunday turned out to be a much longer day than planned for a group of hikers from the Los Angeles area. Their moderately difficult ascent of 14,035-foot Mt. Langley took a serious turn when a knee injury left one of the group unable to walk.
Mark Kuckelman, 56, of Long Beach suffered a twisted knee just 30 minutes into the descent from Langleyâs summit. With a 10-mile hike and 4,000 vertical feet of descent ahead of them, the group, Bill Rudnisky, 32, Jeff Logan, 26 and Brian Hay, 26, along with Kuckelman, pondered the choices.
Visitors hoping to see some of the oldest living plants on the planet now have a brand-new visitor center to welcome them and introduce them to the Bristlecone Pine Forest.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta announced last week that the long-anticipated opening of the new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.
A grand opening celebration is slated to take place at Schulman Grove with music starting at 1 p.m. and the formal ceremony at 2 p.m.
In response to escalating statistics, Bishop California Highway Patrol will offer several Drive Smart program classes for young adults and senior citizens, free classes which are designed to lower vehicular collision-related injuries and fatalities.
The Lone Pine Memorial Plunge celebrates the end of summer and the installation of a brand-new water slide with free fun, food and floats for the whole family.
âWeâve done this (party) every year for about eight years or so,â swim instructor and pool manager Charles James said.
This yearâs Tri-County Fair organizers have made lemonade from the several hundred thousand lemons handed down by the State of California.
Faced with a growing funding gap roughly equivalent to what it spends every year to put on an end-of-summer party for Eastern Sierra residents and visitors, the Tri-County Fair was faced with an all-too common choice: adapt or die.