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January 16th, 2015

Help coming for contractors and vendors

January 16, 2015

Comments made at a Bishop Chamber of Commerce luncheon have resulted in an effort to improve local business’ chances of landing federal contracts.
The Chamber and Manzanar National Historic Site are hosting a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall in Bishop to help contractors and vendors cut through the red tape involved in applying for government contracts.
Barbara Eschels of the National Park Service will specifically be offering guidance on navigating the federal System for Award Management.

A new approach to the job search

January 16, 2015

Comments made at a Bishop Chamber of Commerce luncheon have resulted in an effort to improve local business’ chances of landing federal contracts.
The Chamber and Manzanar National Historic Site are hosting a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall in Bishop to help contractors and vendors cut through the red tape involved in applying for government contracts.
Barbara Eschels of the National Park Service will specifically be offering guidance on navigating the federal System for Award Management.

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

January 14th

Fourth year of drought for Sierra?

January 14, 2015

The Eastern Sierra is in the midst of the worst drought it has seen since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began keeping records in the 1930s.
Though January, February and March are the big snow years in the Sierra Nevada, Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington said this week that conditions are on track to be as dry as last year.
However, Harrington did say there is always hope that the area can see another “Miracle March,” as experienced in 1991, when what was a dismally dry winter turned into a very wet spring.

Who’s who of Inyo off to Death Valley

January 14, 2015

Inyo County heavyweights are headed to Death Valley this weekend for an annual gathering that brings decision-makers and movers and shakers together over a not-inexpensive three-day period.
More than 100 residents and community leaders from throughout California will be meeting at the Furnace Creek Inn for the 2015 Inyo Associates Death Valley retreat, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18.

Ellis back on Bishop City Council

January 14, 2015

The empty seat on Bishop City Council, vacated by newly elected Inyo County Auditor Dave Stottlemyre, has been filled.
The council voted unanimously Tuesday to appoint former council member Jim Ellis to the seat over fellow candidate and former appointee Keith Glidewell. Both Ellis and Glidewell received support for appointment during public comment.
Candidates for the seat expressed their interest for consideration through letters sent to City Hall following the resignation of Stottlemyre. Ellis and Glidewell were the only two residents who submitted letters of interest.

January 13th

Pro Football Playoff Preview and Predictions: League Championship Round

January 13, 2015

1/18/15
Green Bay @ Seattle 3:05pm
Betting: Over/Under: 47 Spread: Seattle -7
What to watch for:

January 12th

Mono County praises Gorge ruling

January 12, 2015

Mono County District Attorney Tim Kendall is applauding this month’s court decision that requires the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to provide enough water in the Owens River Gorge to sustain local fisheries.
The ruling (which was covered in the Saturday, Jan. 3 article, “Owens Gorge issue settled”) was signed Jan. 7, about 24 years after proceedings were initiated by Mono County in 1991.

A busy 2015 ahead for Bishop Chamber

January 12, 2015

Less than two weeks into the new year, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce has completed its calendar of events for everything from high-profile events like the Blake Jones Trout Derby and Fishing Opener press reception, to regular business like Chamber Board meetings.
It’s events like those, and the organizational meetings that make them happen, that has put Bishop and the Eastern Sierra on the map for vacationers and other visitors each year.

County campsite fees increased

January 12, 2015

County leaders voted last week to adjust the fees charged at county-operated campsites, boat launches, storage facilities and parks. This is the first time those fees have been adjusted in 13 years.
At Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting, Senior Deputy County Administrator Pam Foster explained that Inyo County has two conflicting ordinances on the books that outline how to handle fees charged at county-operated recreation areas.

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