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June 23rd, 2011

Is there room in Inyo for big solar?

June 23, 2011

In a county where only 2 percent of the land is owned by private citizens, finding a large parcel of property for development can be a difficult task.

June 21st

New watch dogs lined up for Inyo County

June 21, 2011

Inyo County will be watched by a new set of eyes when the 2011-12 Grand Jurors is sworn in on July 5.
The group of 11 residents commits an entire year to working on an annual report, a summary of investigations of departments and functions in the county and the cities and towns therein, brought to their attention by citizens.
The jurors’ mission statement states it “will act as the public’s ‘watchdog’ by investigating the affairs of government” and “(w)ill judiciously investigate all allegations against and misconduct by public officials.”

‘Happy Days’ are coming soon

June 21, 2011

Today marks the first day of summer and organizers at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair already have many of the logistics ironed out for this year’s much-anticipated event.
Officials have confirmed that the popular Russell Brother’s Circus and Discovering Science shows will be returning and flavors for various cooking and baking contests have been selected.
The theme for this year’s event is “Happy Days are Yours and Mine,” and event organizers are planning a ’50s theme reflecting the good old days of the hit TV show “Happy Days.”

June 20th

Comment sought on bighorn sheep plan

June 20, 2011

Residents are being asked to weigh in on the fate of the endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep as officials consider a new monitoring program that includes helicopters and radio tracking devices.
The National Park Service, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey and the U.S. Forest Service-Inyo National Forest, is seeking public comments about a proposal to conduct population monitoring, research and translocation of federally endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Ceremony honors sheriff’s personnel

June 20, 2011

Inyo County residents were afforded a rare glimpse this week of the internal honor code and hierarchy of the cadre of men and women sworn to protect them.
Virtually every available sheriff’s deputy was on hand Thursday for a formal promotion and inspection ceremony that was equal parts pomp and circumstance, and rigid discipline.
In addition to conducting a formal personnel inspection, Sheriff Bill Lutze and other administrative officials promoted two deputies for their outstanding service and welcomed two new recruits into their ranks.

June 15th

Inyo officials decide where to spend road funds

June 15, 2011

County leaders decided how they would spend more than $2 million in state road funding last week.
Inyo is eligible for $2,188,192 in Prop 1B road funds for the 2009-10 funding cycle, but, in order to receive those funds, the county is required to develop a project list and include those projects in a budget that has been adopted by the Board of Supervisors.
In accordance with Prop 1B funding, the county will be reimbursed for the road work once it is completed.

Council weighs mixed bag

June 15, 2011

Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting was an eclectic mix of air tanks, Farmer’s Market bureaucracy, the skate community, parking on Short Street and the Beatles.
Newly-sworn Eagle Scout Giacomo Timbrello was recognized by the council with a commendation for his accomplishments. Timbrello in turn wanted to thank the council with a rendition of “Blackbird” by the Beatles. His solo guitar strumming and vocals brought smiles to many, if not all, in the audience. He was there with his family, including his little sister, Anastasia. “She’s radical,” Timbrello told the council.

Relief still coming for Big Pine fire victims

June 15, 2011

The greenery of spring and summer has popped up among the acres blackened and scorched by the Center Fire in Big Pine, March 18. However, that does not mean things are going back to normal for the small community or the 20 families that lost their homes to a blaze that, fueled by strong winds, seemed to cut through the community like a laser beam.
“The relief efforts are on-going,” said the Reverend Dr. Karen Moore of the Big Pine Methodist Church on June 6. Moore was accepting donations from the Bishop Youth Football League and Bishop Waste Disposal.

June 14th

Inyo sheriff’s deputy honored for heroism

June 14, 2011

The after-effects of the multi-vehicle crash that killed four and injured 15 on Aug. 11, 2010 are still being felt. But now, much deserved honors are being bestowed upon an Inyo County sheriff’s deputy for what many are calling courageous and heroic actions.
Shane Scott, recently promoted to investigator, was reportedly the first responder on the scene of the accident, and with little regard for his own safety, entered a burning vehicle to save the life of a 22-year-old college student, Drew Constantine Delis.

Local church group on relief mission in Japan

June 14, 2011

Originally planned to help a church in the Sendai Prefecture, a small group of local students and chaperones is in Japan helping to clean up after the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Nine residents are part of the local Calvary Baptist Church group that had planned, as early as November, to go to Japan. Following the natural disaster of March 11, those plans have had to be altered slightly. Steve Stutler, leader of the group, said travel and other restrictions have been lifted only in the past few weeks and the group is still excited to go.

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