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April 21st, 2014
A fire, believed to be caused by an abandoned campfire, scorched 113 acres northeast of Bishop over the weekend.
The call came into CalFire dispatch just before 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The fire started near 5 Bridges Road, north of U.S. Highway 6.
According to the CalFire information office, 20 fire engines, two fire crews, two bulldozers as well as two air tankers responded to the fire.
Inyo residents had an opportunity to respond to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s Solar Ranch proposal at Tuesdayâ€™s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Representatives of the LADWP met with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the necessity for an industrial-scale solar facility in the Owens Valley and local residents responded, saying simply and clearly that the project is not wanted.
SATURDAY, APRIL 19 - A fire near the Owens River north of Bishop broke out late Saturday afternoon, prompting a closure of Five Bridges Road.
As of Saturday evening, the fire was not threatening structures, but fire officials did call in air tankers to battle the blaze from the sky.
For more details, see the Tuesday, April 22, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.
Tuesdayâ€™s meeting of the Technical Group was eerily similar to the preceding Fridayâ€™s meeting.
With the Blackrock 94 dispute still on the table, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County Water Department staff remain in disagreement over the cause and significance of the degradation of vegetation in the 330-acre parcel. Blackrock will be handed over to the Standing Committee, scheduled to meet in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 22. Fridayâ€™s meeting was a procedural requirement of the arbitration process.
The statue of Alice Piper will be unveiled on June 2, the 90th anniversary of the California Supreme Court case that carries her name, in front of the Big Pine High School.
Next month, the STEP Foundation will host its most elegant fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, as the organization enters its 10th year and approaches its $200,000 mark of providing education enrichment for Round Valley Joint Elementary School students.
Local leaders finally got some long-awaited answers about the proposed, widely unpopular Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to give local officials and concerned residents information on the LADWP project.
LADWP Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, explained why the department feels it needs a 200 megawatt, 1,200-acre solar station in the Owens Valley.
An event fast becoming local tradition returns to Bishop City Park this Saturday, encouraging celebration of natural resources, healthy lifestyles and an engaged community.
Now in its fourth year, the Bishop Earth Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. at the front of the park and runs until 4 p.m. Offered during those six hours will be the first annual â€śSierraâ€™s Got Talentâ€ť talent show, a recycled art competition, arts and crafts and dozens of booths of the educational and commercial variety.
Norman Clyde remains a larger-than-life figure whose accomplishments as a mountaineer and climber are sometimes overshadowed today by a focus on a small number of personal quirks and amazing accomplishments that have also added to his status as a legendary figure in the history of the Eastern Sierra.
Bishop philanthropists recently reached out to their Mammoth counterparts with financial support for an international relief effort.
The Rotary of Club donated $1,000 to the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club for its Corazon project in Mexico.
Bishop Club President Maggie Kingsbury presented the check to Dan Watson, project coordinator, at the Mammoth clubâ€™s March 27 meeting.