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February 3rd, 2014
There was an overflow crowd at last weekâs public workshop at the Forest Service building in Bishop with 70 in attendance, eager to provide feedback on the latest iteration of the Inyo Forest Plan Revision.
The document under scrutiny was the preliminary âNeed to Change,â which provides the basic direction and policies for the final forest plan slated for completion on Jan. 4, 2016.
A vote to determine whether Bishop joins almost 100 other towns and cities across California in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags has been postponed a third time.
Just days before the City Council was scheduled to take up the matter at its Monday, Jan. 27 meeting, Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced he was scrapping SB 405 â the legislation city officials were on the fence about supporting â in favor of a new bill that reportedly addresses and resolves the concerns of major business and labor groups.
Inyo Countyâs high school students are among thousands across the state working hard to interpret, memorize and recite classical poetry in preparation for the 2014 county and state finals of Poetry Out Loud, now in its ninth year.
The competition is organized through the California Arts Council and was created with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts to engage high school students in the presentation of poetry through memorization and performance.
After watching in silence for the last month, it is now OK to ask, âHow are the New Yearâs Resolutions coming along?â
The Owens Valley woke up, happily, Friday morning to a blanket of snow down to 4,500-5,000 feet in the Sierra and a healthy blanket of white on the White Mountains (above) after the Eastern Sierra saw its first precipitation in what seemed like an eternity Thursday morning. The small storm dropped just over a foot on Mammoth Mountain and more at Lake Tahoe. Rain totals for Bishop reached .04 inches over 24 hours on Thursday with an additional spattering Friday night.
Miss California USAâs Miss Congeniality is headed to New York to appear on the âKatie Couric Showâ this week.
Kristina Blum, 22, of Bishop, said she will be boarding a flight in Los Angles Tuesday to make her first trip to the Big Apple to appear on the talk show, which is broadcast nationwide on the ABC Network.
Blum said Thursday she has been invited to appear on the show to discuss her experience in the Miss California USA Pageant held Jan. 2-4 in Long Beach.
There is a common saying that a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get to the door. False rumors also seem to share the same characteristic of a lie.
Rumors were flying fast and furious around the county for the past week over proposed changes coming to the Senior Lunch Program (a.k.a. Elderly Nutrition Program). Seniors were concerned that the program was going to be radically changed. As often happens with rumors that take on a life of their own, they became more and more inaccurate with each telling.
Bishopâs City Council is one step closer to changing its meeting times from evening to afternoon.
By a split vote of 4-1, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that could eventually change the way the elected panel has historically done business.
The move is being proposed as a cost-saver, one of many being considered over the past several months as department heads and the council brainstorm ways to reduce expenses in the face of less revenue.
The lack of water, everywhere, reached critical mass Monday night at the annual meeting of the Bishop Creek Water Association. The meeting venue had to be moved to accommodate nearly 100 people.
While little could be resolved in the face of a possible third year of drought conditions, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta expressed a willingness to work with Southern California Edison, the utility that controls the flows out of Bishop Creek reservoirs at Lake Sabrina and South Lake.
Inyo Countyâs Special Weapons Enforcement Team, a multi-agency equivalent of a SWAT team, ended a manhunt in the Bishop area this morning by taking Allen Harlan Stone, 24, of Bishop, into custody on two felony warrants.
Two other subjects, Emmett James Davis, III, 21, of Bishop and David Martinez, 34, of Bishop, were also taken into custody.
According to Sheriff Bill Lutze, Stone was wanted on felony warrants and had eluded local law enforcement for the past month.