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October 10th, 2014

Significant Details: Challenging times

October 10, 2014

“The biggest challenge we are facing as a government department is that we will run out of allocated funding in two weeks, and there seems to be no other available revenue options that don’t present their own unique set of challenges.

VIDEO: Best Seasonal Produce for Fall

October 10, 2014

Summer may be over, but there are a few flavorful fruits and veggies that may get you excited for the Fall season! Krystin Goodwin (@Krystingoodwin) has a few of the best harvested produce to inspire you to get cooking this season!

October 8th

School board candidates discuss the issues in Round Valley

October 8, 2014

Tuesday evening’s candidates’ forum at the Round Valley Elementary School, sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Bishop and The Inyo Register, featured three candidates vying to fill two seats on the Board of Trustees which are opening in November.
Round Valley has a three-person Board of Trustees currently composed of Joe Griego, Howard Arcularius, and Stacy Sparrow. Trustees Griego and Arcularius opted not to run for re-election.
Stepping up to fill the vacancies are Jeff Perry, Shawn Ray and Eduardo Sandoval.

Supes not crazy about cuckoo listing

October 8, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors raised concerns Tuesday about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement that it has listed the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Airtanker crashes, killing pilot

October 8, 2014

Last night, Tuesday, Oct. 7, emergency personnel were able to access the crash site of a CalFire airtanker that had crashed near Yosemite National Park and determined that the pilot on board had died.
The CalFire airtanker (Tanker 81) based out of the Hollister Air Attack Base had been fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal when officials lost contact with it late this afternoon.
The pilot’s family has requested we withhold release of the pilot’s name until all immediate family can be notified.

October 6th

City Administrator off to a good start after one month in the office

October 6, 2014

At the end of his first month in office, Bishop City Administrator Jim Tatum talked about what is on his plate now, how he might use his years of management and finance experience to lead the city and his plans for the city’s future.
“This is a job that I’ve wanted to hold for a long time. To have it and to work with city staff and City Council has exceeded my expectations – to have the opportunity to impact my hometown and to work in the building where I went to kindergarten.”

Arts Council celebrates local artists

October 6, 2014

The Inyo Council for the Arts will be opening its gallery for a reception this Friday to welcome three local artists being celebrated as part of its Featured Artists series.
David Kirk, Gail Camic-Smith and Nigel Smith, each local artists with diverse backgrounds and styles, will have their works on display in the ICA gallery from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.
The ICA has scheduled a reception to commemorate the show to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 10 at 137 S. Main St., Bishop.
The following is a brief statement from each artist provided by the ICA:

David Kirk

VIDEO: Arizona, Arizona State, USC: Who Had The Best Hail Mary?

October 6, 2014

One Hail Mary in a season is considered a rarity. So how about three in three weeks... in the same conference? Check out how the Sun Devils defeated the Trojans Saturday night and how the miracle touchdown compares to similar feats of fait completed by Arizona and USC earlier this season.

October 3rd

Construction to begin on Warren improvements

October 3, 2014

According to the City of Bishop Public Works Department, the Warren Street Improvement Project is moving forward with its utility work and construction phases, commencing this year.
Public Works Director David Grah said the project, which has been three years in the planning and designing, would begin this fall. It is hoped that once completed, the city-owned Warren Street roadway area could become a second main street that revitalizes downtown businesses and invites community activities.   
Utility Work

Photographer’s pursuit of Sierra dragonflies

October 3, 2014

For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of “captivating beauty and diversity,” Barbara said, “and they are fun to watch.” Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs – an immature
stage of development –
are especially “voracious eaters of mosquito larva.”

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