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November 14th, 2014

L.A., Great Basin strike Dry Lake accord

November 14, 2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office announced Friday that the City of Los Angeles and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District have reached an agreement regarding dust mitigation work on Owens Lake.
Currently, the LADWP uses about 25 billion gallons of water annually and has spent $1.3 billion since 2000 to control dust at Owens Lake. That is the equivalent of nearly two months out of every Los Angeles ratepayer’s annual water bill is spent on Owens Lake dust mitigation, including the cost of replacing the water used there.

Olancha solar projects get greenlight

November 14, 2014

Despite protests from audience members and the threat of a lawsuit, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors gave its stamp of approval to an environmental analysis and General Plan amendment that pave the way for a solar project in Southern Inyo.
After lengthy discussion, the board certified a Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impact for the Munro Valley Solar Project as presented by the Planning Commission, which essentially greenlights the project pending results of an archeological review.

Council OKs Bishop Tourism Improvement District

November 14, 2014

The Bishop City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Bishop Tourism Improvement District, which will levy a 2 percent tax on local hotels and motels to help attract more tourists to the area.
The City of Bishop will collect the tax and hand the revenue, an estimated $296,000 each year, over to the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The Chamber board will decide how to spend the money, but the majority must be spent on sales and marketing.

November 13th

VIDEO - State Your CFP Case: UCLA

November 13, 2014

Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak explains why the 11th ranked Bruins deserve more consideration from the College Football Playoff Committee.

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November 12th

Ribbon cutting for new animal shelter Friday

November 12, 2014

Inyo County and ICARE of the Eastern Sierra are inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.
The county and ICARE will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.

New art venue opens in Bishop

November 12, 2014

There is a new public venue in Bishop that offers writing, arts and crafts and other classes ­– no experience required – as well as space for events.
Last month, veteran writer/actor/educator Eva Poole-Gilson opened the doors of The Imagination Lab, a space for classes, workshops, parties, performances, meetings and events. It also houses a speech therapy and a tutoring business.         

November 11th

Pro Football Round Up

November 11, 2014

Thursday 11/6
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3

The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in
years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.

Sunday 11/9/14
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14

Fall Highball 2014

November 11, 2014

November 10th

A hometown hero honored

November 10, 2014

It was 10 years ago today that the community unveiled a long-planned memorial to one of the nation’s bravest soldiers: Kern W. Hudson Dunagan, a Bishop graduate whose heroism in the Vietnam War earned him the Medal of Honor.

Adventure Trails EIR on its way to supes

November 10, 2014

The Inyo County Planning Commission has reviewed the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Adventure Trails pilot project and forwarded the document on to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors for a final decision next month.
The Planning Commission made no formal recommendation to the board, but did accept comments from dozens of residents and visitors who either attended last week’s Planning Commission meeting, or submitted comment letters to be entered into the record.