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June 16th, 2014

Farmers Market opens Saturday

June 16, 2014

Local residents will be heading to market in Bishop with fresh, local, organic goods this week.
The Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market in Bishop kicks off at 9 a.m. this Saturday on Church Street behind Bishop City Hall between Warren and Fowler streets.
The Mammoth Lakes Farmers’ Market will kick off Independence Day weekend, and is being held in honor of past Mammoth Mayor Skip Harvey. “Skip’s Outdoor Market” will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 2 at the Mammoth Luxury Outlet Mall.
The ESCFM is home to a number of local growers, each with their own unique niche.

Local grads receive close to $400K in scholarships

June 16, 2014

High school students graduating in Inyo County earlier this month left their respective schools with not only the knowledge gained over the previous four years, but also close to $400,000 in financial aid.
More than $380,900 in scholarship money was awarded to high school seniors from Bishop to Lone Pine in what parents, administrators and school staff are calling an amazing display of generosity and support by the local community.

Hiker missing on Mt. Whitney

June 16, 2014

A search is currently underway for a missing hiker last seen returning from a summit of Mt. Whitney on Saturday.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Office was notified Sunday afternoon that 60-year-old John Likely from Dumont, N.J. had been separated from his hiking group and hadn’t been seen since Saturday.

June 13th

Libraries, museum in county ‘creative budget’ crosshairs

June 13, 2014

Local leaders will meet at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to discuss service redesign for the Inyo County Library System and the Museum Services Department.
Among proposals on the table are options to combine the Library and Museum Services Director positions for a cost savings of $147,000, and a separate proposal to increase the Library budget by $167,000.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to discuss five separate proposals on Tuesday. However, it is not scheduled to make a decision on any of them.

City boss candidates undergo background checks

June 13, 2014

Bishop’s City Council is expected to select a new administrative officer by the end of the month.
Concluding a final interview with one of the top two candidates for the position earlier this week, the council has directed background checks be conducted on both individuals.
According to current City Administrator Keith Caldwell, who is resigning in September to relocate back to Georgia, the background checks could take several weeks.
“Hopefully the process will be complete by the end of June,” he said in an email sent out Monday after the council’s closed session interview.

Electric car maker making moves beneficial to Eastern Sierra

June 13, 2014

An unprecedented move by one of the auto industry’s fringe players this week could have trickle-down benefits for the Eastern Sierra.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk announced in a blog post Thursday that his company would be abandoning its patents in order to share the technology with competing manufacturers such as Audi, Toyota, Ford and General Motors.

Future of Tecopa Hot Springs in question

June 13, 2014

Faced with a concessionaire contract set to expire by the end of the year and dilapidated infrastructure, local leaders have some tough choices to make regarding the Tecopa Hot Springs.
On Oct. 1 of this year, the contract with CLM Services Corporation, which operates the Tecopa Hot Springs and campgrounds, will expire. CLM has no plans to renew its contract with the county, leaving local leaders with the choice of seeking a new concessionaire, taking on operations at the hot springs itself, or closing the area altogether.

June 11th

It’s official: Totheroh wins District 1

June 11, 2014

A hand count of ballots cast in the race for District 1 Supervisor has been completed and the unofficial count held true. Dan Totheroh will take his seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors this coming January.
The race for District 1 County Supervisor was the only contested race in the county in the June 3 Primary, and voters gave Totheroh the votes he needed to take the win without heading back to the polls in November.

OHV trails project nears finish line

June 11, 2014

Signs are up and the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails system’s off-highway trails are ready for use, but county officials are still working on an Environmental Impact Report that will steer the selection of dual-use county and city streets to be included in the route system.
On Saturday, members of the Adventure Trails group and local OHV users met at the Laws Poleta OHV area for an official ribbon cutting tailgate party, celebrating the completion of Adventure Trails signage for the area.

Series of radio plays debuts Sunday

June 11, 2014

Metabolic Studio is continuing its efforts to add to the life force and quality of life in the Owens Valley – a conscious response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s continual taking from the valley via groundwater export.
And this time, the L.A.-based collection of artists and activists has its sights set on entertaining the masses with a look back at local history.

 

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