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September 12th, 2011

‘We will never forget …’

September 12, 2011

With Sunday marking the 10th anniversary on the Sept. 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, citizens are being asked to honor and recognize those who perished, the first responders who faced unspeakable horrors and those who spent the ensuing weeks on heartbreaking recovery efforts.
Bishop resident Mike Fennessy knows first-hand what those search and rescue efforts entailed, having arrived at Ground Zero early Sept. 12, and searching for the next two weeks for survivors.

September 8th

Good Ole Days returning to Inyo

September 8, 2011

There was a time when neighbors were more than friends and whole communities relied on the skills and trades practiced by their fellow citizens.
Laws Railroad Museum is bringing that era back – if for but a few short hours.
Laws’ annual Good Ole Days festival is returning to the museum this Saturday. The free event features live music, kids games, great food and the ever popular pie auction in addition to dozens of demonstrations by local volunteers who have kept tradition alive by maintaining skills of days gone by.

Reno med students in need of local board

September 8, 2011

Nevada schools of medicine require students to complete a four-week residency in a rural, small-town setting in order to graduate.
Jamie Anderson, director of the University of Reno’s Department of Interdisciplinary Medical Education, said these students must have somewhere to live during their residency programs. As such, the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine is seeking those willing to open up their homes in the Bishop area.

9/11 commemoration in Big Pine Sunday

September 8, 2011

The community of Big Pine will be holding a special 9/11 commemoration on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The event, a year-and-a-half in the making, is put on by the same residents who have been instrumental in collecting, storing and distributing donations to the victims of the Center Fire of March 2011 – the First United Methodist Church of Big Pine.
The Reverend Dr. Karen Moore said that all she did was put up a poster after the fire and the donations started pouring in.

September 6th

Mammoth Hospital moving in

September 6, 2011

Mammoth Hospital will be opening a physical therapy center at the corner of West Line and Home streets, next to Home Street School and just a block east of Northern Inyo Hospital, this fall.
However, at press time there, did not seem to be a consensus among the involved parties on where employees and patients will park.
Nonetheless, Mammoth Hospital is prepared to take appointments for the new facility, according to a press release.

Keeping the stories of 9/11 alive

September 6, 2011

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. approaches, one Inyo County native is doing her part to preserve the stories of heartbreak and heroics that were a result.
From the moment horrific news spread across the nation that Tuesday, Class of 1999 Bishop Union High School graduate Jenny Pachucki was feeling the effects.

September 2nd

Hester Lake saga to be subject of new book

September 2, 2011

Following the success of his last book about plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, Peter Stekel, author of “Final Flight,” is in the area researching another story of a lost airship.
This latest account, Stekel said, has all the makings of a classic Greek tragedy.
Stekel is in the area hoping to rake up stories, witness accounts and anything related to Hester Lake and its contents.

Cops crack down on illegal activity at river

September 2, 2011

Local authorities are working together to show a stronger presence at the Owens River after shocking, violent videos showed up on the popular website YouTube.com depicting a number of fights at popular riverside hangouts.

August 30th

Land deal preserves critical deer habitat

August 30, 2011

A piece of land – a view, a vital migration path, a home – will be preserved as such forever. Bob and Lee Naylon have basically sold their development rights on their 104 acres in Swall Meadows to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. Known as a conservation easement, the deal ensures that no matter who owns the land in the future, there can never be any development on the property.
The easement is a unique opportunity for the land owners to retain ownership and management responsibilities for their land while designating how the land will be used now and in the future, according to ESLT.

Bishop, Indy court projects proceed

August 30, 2011

Superior Court Judge Brian Lamb said the money is in hand and preliminary work for site selection for the new Bishop court facility is in progress.
During a meeting with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors last Monday, Lamb also said the state is nearly ready to begin construction on a new court facility adjacent to Inyo County Jail in Independence. He said work on the Independence facility should begin in the next couple years.

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