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September 15th, 2011
Live, eclectic music and cultural connections will be set against the backdrop of the Sierra Nevada this weekend at the 20th annual Millpond Music Festival.
In addition to musical acts including the Marc Atkinson Trio, Incendio, The Bills, the Joe Craven Trio and world famous Los Lobos, this yearâ€™s festival will feature food and art vendors, kids crafts and two authentic cultural villages.
A large contingency of citizens opposed to a truck route around the city of Bishop showed up at Mondayâ€™s City Council meeting to voice their concerns. Many citizens admitted they were under the impression there would not be another chance to comment on the matter and others said they thought the idea was a scheduled project to be completed in the near future.
A truck route is not on any project list nor was the subject on the councilâ€™s agenda.
Local reaction to a Caltrans Highway Project that would bypass parts of Olancha/Cartago has been mixed, with some saying the project will make the communities safer and others claiming a bypass will kill local businesses that rely on through-traffic.
One southern Inyo County property owner is speaking out against a proposed highway project, claiming that Caltrans ignored the wishes of citizens and the local government.
The idea of a truck route in, or perhaps around, the City of Bishop has stirred the hornetâ€™s nest.
The so-far controversial notion, along with possibly adding streets to relieve downtown congestion and various street and pedestrian improvements, is part of the cityâ€™s update to its transportation blueprint and has generated many pro and con comments.
Inyo County has agreed to enter exclusive negotiations with Joseph Enterprises for the purchase of property that can be used for consolidated office space.
Fifth District Supervisor Richard Cervantes opposed the exclusive agreement, saying that now is not the time for the county to go into debt to build new office space that would ultimately negatively impact the local community.
U.S. troops may be pulling out of Iraq, but the war rages on in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan, and Americans continue to die in combat in all three hot zones.
With so many brave men and women still on todayâ€™s battlefields and in harmâ€™s way, advocates at home and across the nation are reminding fellow citizens that while these troops are strong and dedicated, they still need a little tender loving care and the gift of knowing someone on the outside cares about them.
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.
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 â€“ if for but a few short hours.
Lawsâ€™ 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.
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 Renoâ€™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.
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 â€“ 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.