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November 21st, 2013
Twenty years ago, Spam was just a rectangular lump of processed meats sold in a tin. Now when we think of spam, itâs lowercase, referring to all the junk mail we get in our email inboxes. And itâs hardly innocuous; open the wrong spam and your computer can get a virus, or worse, you could find that your checking account has been emptied or your hard drive has been compromised.
A Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 19, on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat and stabbed a Plymouth, Calif., man repeatedly in the head, arms and face, according to the Mono County Sheriffâs Department.
Travis Christian, 27, is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail, pending charges of attempted murder, deputies said.
Christian worked at the Big Mountain Lodge in Bridgeport at the time of the incident, and the incident is believed to be the result of an altercation between Christian and the victim, John Peabody, 66, deputies said.
Bishopâs branch of the Salvation Army is kicking off its holiday Kettle Bell drive today at Holy Smoke Barbecue then moving right into the Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive and Coats for Kids drive at the Vons/Kmart parking lot Saturday morning.
Teaming up with the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority and several local businesses, the Salvation Army is hoping to generate enough donations to ensure that families in need do not have to go without hot food or warm clothes this winter.
The landscape of Big Pineâs enhancement mitigation projects has changed significantly in the past six weeks. A leased property cited as a fire and then a dust hazard has been cleared and fenced; the communityâs 30-acre regreening site northeast of the town is being prepped and a well southeast of the Big Pine Paiute Reservation will be switched on for a few weeks a year to compensate for water used on those acres.
Steve Klassenâs brand new Wave Rave outlet store in Bishop hasnât even opened for business yet but that didnât stop a trio of residents from allegedly breaking in Sunday and stealing merchandise, according to police.
The Bishop residents were arrested not long after the late-night/early-morning break-in after police literally followed a trail of clues to the residence in which they were hiding.
This Wednesday is National Geographic Information Services Day and Inyo County is inviting the community to learn about real-world applications of GIS and how it is being used locally.
Inyo County will host a GIS Day event from 2-6 p.m. Wednesday in the Board of Supervisors Room in the County Administrative Center.
A Gallup poll conducted March 7-10, 2013 showed that 76 percent of Americans support solar energy. In a very ambitious move, the state of California is requiring that solar, wind and other renewable sources make up 33 percent of the electricity supply by 2020.
Local Internet service providers are beginning to roll out new, faster Internet services available through the Digital 395 broadband network but local businesses are not getting the same treatment as residential customers.
When Praxis completed the Digital 395 project Oct. 31, residents almost immediately had access to Internet speeds 10-20 times faster than what had been available for years. However, businesses with Internet access did not receive automatic upgrades to faster speeds and are still operating at their pre-Digital 395 speeds.
This December, holiday crowds can enjoy winter fun in a brand-new venue at the first-ever Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Holiday Craft Bazaar â an event organizers hope to make a local holiday tradition.
After the Bishop Christmas Parade on Main Street, folks can haul family and friends over to the Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will offer shopping opportunities, hands-on crafting for youngsters, a chance to win prizes and a turn on Santaâs knee.
Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and a group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers are cold, wet and running out of supplies, but still managing to perform as many as 50 surgeries a day in the Philippine disaster zone.
âThere are a few times in life when you make a swift, heartfelt decision because you know itâs the right thing to do, even if it means sacrifice, uncertainty and potential danger,â Karch said in a Mammoth Medical Missions update Sunday.