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August 6th, 2014
The term isolated rain storms took on a whole new meaning for Eastern Sierra residents from Death Valley to Hammil Valley last weekend.
Rain pounded Hammil Valley Friday evening, sending water and mud coursing through the Doonanâs alfalfa ranch and across Carol and Randy Archuletaâs Freedom in Motion facility just to the south.
For more, read the Thursday, Aug. 7 edition of The Inyo Register.
Inyo County and the City of Bishop are in danger of paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines if commercial and certain rental property owners do not comply with the state-mandated Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.
The effects of the French Fire, burning in the Sierra west of Rock Creek, were very apparent Friday and even more so through Saturday, with smoky skies making outdoor recreation very unpleasant at best.
As of Monday morning, the fire had burned 13,267 acres in the Rock Creek drainage and was only 30 percent contained with 1,813 personnel on hand.
The River Summit ended at noon last Thursday with what some attendees emerging from the two-and-a-half day meeting described as âcautious optimism,â an over-used phrase but possibly the best outcome from the divergent groups invited or required to attend.
âWe have to be really smart in the way we do this,â said Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper. âWe can make this work; we just have to keep an eye on the goal.â
For the full story, read the Tuesday, Aug. 5 edition of The Inyo Register.
A funding setback at the Caltech-operated Owens Valley Radio Observatory may mean the facility will have to close the world-famous Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, which is located at Cedar Flat above Westgard Pass east of Big Pine.
Dr. John Carpenter, OVRO executive director, explained that CARMA applies for funding to the National Science Foundation every three years to operate the observatory. This year, the National Science Foundation returned the grant application with favorable reviews, but declined the request for funding.
This year, the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is celebrating the âOpen Spaces and Happy Placesâ of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties and to gear up for the biggest end-of-summer bash in the Sierra, The Inyo Register wants to see readers enjoying themselves in the great outdoors.
Each Tuesday throughout the month of August, the Register is planning to run a series of reader-submitted âselfies,â that show residents and visitors enjoying the wealth of open spaces and happy places in the Eastern Sierra.
The City of Bishopâs July 30 Economic Development Open House drew numbers, diversity and input that exceeded expectation, said city and agency officials.
The open house, organized by the city, Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Bauer of Bauer Planning & Environmental Services and BBC ResearchÂ & Consulting staff, was designed âto get public input on the Economic Development Element of (the cityâs) General Plan,â BBC Director of Research Adam Orens said - âhow to strengthen and diversify the cityâs economy,â in other words.
The search ended this week for 75-year-old Dawson Johnson, a hiker who disappeared Tuesday while hiking to and from Mt. Whitney.
Johnsonâs remains were spotted by helicopter in Sequoia National Park on the north slope of Mt. Whitney (approximately 13,300 feet in elevation) just before nightfall on Thursday.
Itâs believed Johnson fell in âa very rocky and steep areaâ of the mountain.
The eagerly-awaited sequel to "Sharnado" premiered last night on the SyFy Channel. Reviews have been âŠ mixed. But part of the fun came from seeing which celebrity would pop up next. In fact, there were more celebrity cameos in "Sharknado 2" than a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Which was your favorite?
On Monday, Bishop City Council approved the hiring of James âJimâ Jay Tatum as the new city administrator when current administrator, Keith Caldwell, retires on Friday, Aug. 29.
According to the city, Tatum brings more than 20 years of management-level experience, which he will use to âfacilitate the realization of the significant potential that exists within the city.â The appointment comes after a lengthy vetting period, which Tatum and several council members addressed at the July 28 Council meeting.
Read the full story in the Thursday, July 31, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.