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October 11th, 2011

Feds fund hands-on emergency training

October 11, 2011

A bomb goes off in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power office on Mandich Street in Bishop, destroying most of the building.
Police and fire personnel rush to the scene and begin to extinguish the blaze, evacuate nearby homes and businesses and begin rescue efforts, but the disaster has far reaching consequences for residents and the state at large. So, what happens next?
Public safety personnel from throughout Inyo County, 36 in all, gathered in Bishop Thursday to practice management techniques for just such a disaster.

Governor approves dual use roads pilot

October 11, 2011

Governor Jerry Brown signed off on Assembly Bill 628 Friday, creating the pilot program for the Inyo County Adventure Trails system.
Designed to boost the local economy and give off-road recreators the ability to drive their green sticker vehicles for up to 10 miles on county roads, A.B. 628 has seen widespread support in Inyo County.
Among those who endorsed the bill are local chambers of commerce, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.

October 10th

Cancer group’s annual fundraiser fast approaching

October 10, 2011

Cancer is still in the top five leading causes of death for Americans, according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s data for 2007, the most recent, complete statistics available. Cancer is number two on the top 10 list, just behind heart disease and way ahead of stroke and chronic respiratory disease. Cancer accounted for 562,875 deaths of the 2,423,712 deaths in 2007 in the U.S., or approximately 20 percent, according to the CDC.

Predictions call for another wet winter

October 10, 2011

Winter weather predictions for 2011 are not in line with historic models, indicating the Eastern Sierra could be in for another unusually wet winter this season and a snow line that could be as high as last year’s.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association has released a La Niña Advisory, as part of the El Niño Southern Oscillation Diagnostic Discussion issued by the Climate Prediction Center.
2010 was a La Niña weather pattern year and the 2011-12 winter season looks to be another La Niña year.

Community asked to unite against domestic violence

October 10, 2011

Perhaps a previously fashion-forward coworker has taken to wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants in warm weather. Or a once outgoing student has become withdrawn, sullen and even combative on the playground. Maybe a client shows up for a haircut appointment wearing a hat, underneath which there are clear signs clumps of her hair have been yanked from her scalp. Or perhaps there’s been constant yelling and sounds of things breaking from the apartment or house next door ever since that seemingly loving couple moved in.

Community asked to unite against domestic violence

October 10, 2011

Perhaps a previously fashion-forward coworker has taken to wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants in warm weather. Or a once outgoing student has become withdrawn, sullen and even combative on the playground. Maybe a client shows up for a haircut appointment wearing a hat, underneath which there are clear signs clumps of her hair have been yanked from her scalp. Or perhaps there’s been constant yelling and sounds of things breaking from the apartment or house next door ever since that seemingly loving couple moved in.

Community asked to unite against domestic violence

October 10, 2011

Perhaps a previously fashion-forward coworker has taken to wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants in warm weather. Or a once outgoing student has become withdrawn, sullen and even combative on the playground. Maybe a client shows up for a haircut appointment wearing a hat, underneath which there are clear signs clumps of her hair have been yanked from her scalp. Or perhaps there’s been constant yelling and sounds of things breaking from the apartment or house next door ever since that seemingly loving couple moved in.

October 6th

First responders in spotlight

October 6, 2011

This month and particularly this Saturday is being dedicated to appreciating first responders and law enforcement, as well as putting public safety in the spotlight.
October is National Fire Safety Month, the week of Oct. 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week and Saturday is being called Law Enforcement Appreciation Day by organizers in Bishop who have planned a weekend of fun at the Bishop City Park and at the Kmart store and parking lot.

Fruits of grant to be unveiled at fundraiser

October 6, 2011

The lights are bright, the acting superb, the story is engaging – then a singer’s microphone picks up the hum of a fax machine from the neighboring office, or the sound is too loud in one seat yet inaudible in another, or the sound goes out all together. These are some of the problems the local theater company, Playhouse 395, has had to deal with in what have been widely declared flawless productions otherwise.
It seems a solution has been found thanks to a $60,000 grant for a new sound system courtesy of the local Deininger Foundation.

County looking for more muscle in mussel fight

October 6, 2011

Inyo County is looking to the state government to help stop the spread of invasive quagga mussels, which can cause millions of dollars worth of damage to water infrastructure.

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