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April 10th, 2013

What's up, up there?

April 10, 2013

Air quality is deteriorating in the Eastern Sierra, and for once, according to one local resident, dust blowing off Owens Lake is not to blame.
Andrea Pucci has been in contact with local air quality officials and county and city leaders, asking them to look at the sky and see if they notice anything strange, particularly hazing over the once-blue skies and sunlight after jet trails join, creating what looks like light cloud cover.

April 9th

'Gold and Silver' author coming to ECM Saturday

April 9, 2013

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp will be signing copies of his latest book, “Gold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
Clapp will make a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

Indian scholarships

April 9, 2013

BISHOP – The Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fudn is offering up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to graduating Native American high school seniors, students who wish to attend or are attending vocational schools or college and to students attending graduate school.
Applications are available at local schools and by contacting the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund, 310 Sunland Dr. in Bishop.
For more information, call (760) 873-4459.

For the FFA & 4-H

April 9, 2013

BISHOP – The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking to community members to show support for local students by sponsoring the 2013 Junior Livestock Show.
The livestock show is the culmination of the exhibitors’ hard work and dedication to their projects.
The Fairgrounds is looking for sponsorships to offset the cost of awards, judges and other expenses associated with the production of the event.
“Rewarding our local youth for their efforts only fortifies the values parents and leaders have sought to instill,” a press release from the Fairgrounds states.

April 8th

Dreams take flight for local teenager

April 8, 2013

After a four-year journey of training and testing, a local teen is moving from dreams to career plans as he looks onward and upward to the next step on his life’s path as an aviator.
On March 27, Blum attained his official Federal Aviation Administration airman’s certificate, aka pilot’s license.
“I did very well,” Blum said, with a broad smile.
Captain Blum began his flight training at the age of 13. Since then, he has worked several jobs, kept up with home schooling to graduate in 2014 and spent hundreds of aviation-training hours studying, testing and flying.

LADWP pursues Owens Lake solar project

April 8, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to move forward with a 500-killowatt solar project on Owens Lake.
Last week, the LADWP released a Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Owens Lake Solar Demonstration Project, claiming that there are no significant impacts associated with the project.
If approved by the State Lands Commission, the project will be constructed on an area of the lake where the LADWP has already constructed dust control measures by spreading gravel.

Digital 395 work under way in City of Bishop

April 8, 2013

Construction crews are hitting the streets of Bishop to install fiber-optic cables that could provide residents with improved Internet capabilities.
Contractors with Praxis, the company building the Digital 395 project, started work on Bishop streets Thursday, April 4, and are scheduled to complete their work in town in the next few weeks. Until the project is complete, residents can expect some traffic delays on city streets.

Casino upgrades include new jobs

April 8, 2013

As part of their efforts to expand and modernize, the Paiute Palace Casino and the Bishop Paiute Tribal Council are adding new services, staff and amenities to accompany what they call an improved Las Vegas-style look.

April 6th

Hidden Hills project on hold

April 6, 2013

Less than a month after reaching an agreement with Inyo County to mitigate impacts to services created by the Hidden Hills Solar Project, the proponent, BrightSource Energy, Inc., has pulled its permit application and put the project on hiatus.

BrightSource announced this week that it has withdrawn its application for the 250 megawatt, 3,280-acre project proposed in southeast Inyo County, citing “challenges associated with the project schedule and uncertainty around the timing of transmission upgrades.”

Southern Sierra gets first new sheep herd in 100 years

April 6, 2013

With the population of the endangered Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep at 500 and rising, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife is attempting to establish a new herd near Olancha Peak.

The DFW worked March 25-27 to relocate 14 bighorn sheep from healthy herds to the Olancha Peak area, which was home to a herd that died out in the early 1900s.

The creation of the Olancha Peak herd represents the first reintroduction of Sierra bighorn to historical habitat since 1986.

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