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February 23rd, 2012

Inyo moving forward in bid to take over senior services

February 23, 2012

Inyo County took another step this week towards separating its senior programs from Mono County’s.
Inyo County Health and Human Services, earlier this week, submitted a letter to the California Department of Aging expressing interest in becoming the designated Area Agency on Aging for Inyo County.
Last year, Inyo County sent a request to Mono County, asking them to pitch more money into the joint program to help cover administrative costs (which Inyo County has traditionally funded).

February 22nd

DWP, Great Basin at odd over Owens Lake dust work

February 22, 2012

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is saying it has fulfilled its legal obligation to mitigate impacts of dust blowing off Owens Lake.
In a presentation to Great Basin last week, the LADWP said that it is not solely responsible for dust blowing off the lake and that dust was an issue in the Owens Valley long before the Southern California utility began exporting water from the area.
In short, the LADWP said it believes it has done all it is required to on the lake.
Great Basin Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade said the LADWP’s position is “nonsense.”

RC Club back on track with new home

February 22, 2012

Owensville RC Club members and their scaled-down dirt-track race cars have a new, permanent home.
The club had been set up temporarily in an area of the Tri-County Fairgrounds designated for 4-H animals while the members worked on approval from the City of Bishop for a spot at the park. After objections were filed by residents near the park, the club withdrew its application and Jim Tatum, CEO of the Tri-County Fairgrounds stepped up with a solution: just under an acre of land on the north end of the fairgrounds, facing North Sierra Highway near the Bishop Veterinary Hospital.

February 21st

Rediscovering what matters most

February 21, 2012

For its first official, full-length theater production, the Writers Actors Guild will be staging an adaptation of one of the most popular and widely praised memoirs of the modern era.
In doing so, WAG hopes “Tuesdays with Morrie” will provide the fledgling collective with both the support and foundation needed to stage future, original productions penned by its members.

Inyo officials seek way to continue nixed state program

February 21, 2012

Inyo County’s Health and Human Services and Probation departments have joined forces to come up with the funds to continue a program that was abandoned by the state three years ago.
Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner said that despite the discontinuation of the state-funded Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention program, the county was able to continue the project through 2012 via a cooperative effort by HHS and Probation.

Supes to get preview of Friday water meeting

February 21, 2012

County leaders have scheduled a short meeting today to discuss personnel matters in the Health and Human Services Department and talk about an upcoming Inyo County-Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Standing Committee gathering.
Today’s Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The board will also discuss the county’s stance on Governor Jerry Brown’s “Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act.”

February 20th

Fond farewells bid to Jill Kinmont Boothe

February 20, 2012

Friends, family members and myriad admirers of Jill Kinmont Boothe are offering their final farewells this weekend to the woman whose actions, words and example inspired countless around the globe.
Born Feb. 16, 1936 to Bill Kinmont and June Haines Kinmont, Boothe passed away Feb. 9 at the age of 75 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nev.

Plan for PD expected to save city $80K-plus

February 20, 2012

City leaders this week backed a plan to help maintain public services while alleviating some of the workload on an understaffed Police Department – all at an expected cost savings to Bishop taxpayers.
Chief Chris Carter earned approval Monday from the City Council to create a new Police Service Technician position out of an existing dispatcher vacancy.

Curtis exhibit coming to a close soon

February 20, 2012

There is only a short time left to experience the extremely popular exhibit of photogravures of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis at the Eastern California Museum. The last day the exhibit will be shown in its present form will be Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The museum is open all three days of the President’s Day Weekend, which offers locals and visitors a good opportunity to view the Curtis exhibit.

February 16th

Lifelong dreams getting real for Jesse Steele

February 16, 2012

Local high school graduate Jesse Steele is making good on his dream of working in the movies in L.A. and recently celebrated the premier of his first feature film.
Steele has been somewhat of a local celebrity, working on his own television program, “Get Real with Jesse Steele” when he was still in high school and moving on to theater productions put on by the Inyo Council for the Arts and Playhouse 395.
About two years ago, Steele moved to Southern California in an effort to further his career.

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