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November 4th, 2010

Turnout at annual cancer walk exceeds expectations

November 4, 2010

Almost 350 men, women and children from the Eastern Sierra and beyond gathered last weekend to show their moral and financial support for cancer victims far and wide.
A sea of pink – balloons, streamers, T-shirts, hats – greeted spectators and participants of Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance’s 10th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run at the Bishop City Park on Saturday.

Chicken measure flies with voters

November 4, 2010

The feathers are still up in the air, but preliminary results show that chickens will be coming home to roost in the City of Bishop.
As of Wednesday morning, the Inyo County Elections Office said that Measure C, dubbed the “Chicken Measure,” received 474 “Yes” votes over 338 “No” votes in Tuesday’s election.

Brown elected governor again, Prop 19 a no-go and Boxer back in

November 4, 2010

California voters elected Jerry Brown as governor, shot down the legalization of marijuana via Proposition 19 and voted against Proposition 21 that adds an $18 surcharge for vehicle licensing to help support state parks.
Inyo County residents, however, would have elected Meg Whitman as governor and defeated the vehicle licensing fees proposition.
In most cases, Inyo County’s election results differed from the state as a whole, with local residents favoring Republican candidates while the statewide majority of the votes going to Democratic candidates in most races.

November 2nd

Local youth elect Jerry Brown in straw vote

November 2, 2010

The future leaders and decision-makers of Inyo and Mono counties – high school students – voted in a mock election on Thursday. The exercise is a way to introduce the soon-to-be voters to the process and for the local electorate to hear and see what the local youth have to say on matters.
Students of all grades, but mostly seniors, voted on four ballot measures, the California gubernatorial race and the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Barbara Boxer.  

Making public lands stewards out of public lands users

November 2, 2010

Special guest speaker Linda McMillan will lead a conference starting at 9 a.m. Thursday that will explore ways of trying to turn public land users into public lands stewards.
The conference and discussion, “Building Connections to Success,” is being sponsored by the Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association’s Public Lands Partnership Program along with the Inyo National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s Bishop Field Office.

Crowded ballots await voters today

November 2, 2010

Voters across the state today will be weighing in on nine ballot measures, selecting local representatives to serve in the House of Representatives, State Senate and State Assembly as well as voting for a new governor.
Locally, residents in the City of Bishop will weigh in on the controversial chicken measure that will determine whether citizens can raise poultry and rabbits within the city limits.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m.

November 1st

Dual-access plan hits road block

November 1, 2010

Local advocates for access to public lands hit a speed bump recently with their dual-access route program, but the team is determined to motor on.
The nonprofit group Advocates for Access to Public Lands is working on a plan called the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails System that will allow licensed drivers to take green-sticker vehicles on state and county roads to reach off-road destinations.

Eyeing a better tomorrow

November 1, 2010

The retired Reverend Caddy Jackson has proposed a way of transforming the entire community by combatting its single biggest problem – substance abuse. More specifically, he wants to cut the effects of substance abuse in half in 10 years.

October 28th

Pestmaster parking space sparks talk of layoffs, relocation

October 28, 2010

One of the only companies that has its national corporate headquarters located in Inyo County says it is afraid it may have to leave the area because of a single parking space. However, the solution may be as simple as changing the wording on an application.
Pestmaster Services had received word from the City of Bishop that it would have to seek a Conditional Use Permit from the city Planning Commission to set aside parking requirements and to allow for a trailer and storage facility to remain on the property in accordance with city ordinances.

Alpers opposes DFG stocking proposal

October 28, 2010

The California Department of Fish and Game will meet in November to vote on a controversial measure that some say will impact private fish stocking operations throughout the Eastern Sierra.
Specifically, the measure would require any entity in the state that stocks its waters from a private or state-run fishery to pay for an environmental study to ensure the fish do not interfere with, or cause harm to, one of 87 species under concern.
While the DFG says Eastern Sierra operations will not be impacted, local fish farmers aren’t convinced.

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