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March 7th, 2014

Court idea raises ire

March 7, 2014

As Bishop officials continue to weigh the Administrative Office of the Courts’ proposal to build a court facility on municipal property behind City Hall, the public response so far has been overwhelmingly negative.
The actual plans for the new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop are still on hold, meanwhile, pending necessary documentation.

New CEO at helm of Inyo County paper

March 7, 2014

Inyo County’s hometown newspaper will be heading into its 144th year with a new leader at the helm.
Rena Mlodecki has been appointed the new CEO/publisher of the Register effective March 3. She brings with her 36 years of experience in the newspaper industry, along with a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in the values of community journalism.
Mlodecki is settling in and enjoying getting to know both the area and its people.
“I am pleased to already have met a very friendly variety of business owners and residents,” she said.

Community comes together to support Alice Piper project

March 7, 2014

“Who is Alice Piper” is the question driving the Big Pine Unified School District and Big Pine Paiute Tribe in the effort to raise funds for a statute honoring the Paiute from Fish Lake Valley.
The life-size statue, designed by Matt Glenn of Big Statues in Provo, Utah from a sketch done by Robert Guiteriez, will be placed on the front lawn of the Big Pine High School, surrounded by a garden area and seating.

Inyo-Mono Promise widens pathway to college

March 7, 2014

Cerro Coso Bishop campus’ hallway was packed on Tuesday with Inyo and Mono county educators, local officials, students and other community members at a reception for University of Nevada at Reno staff in a celebration of the Inyo-Mono Promise.

NIH honors loyal employees

March 7, 2014

Long-term employees were recently recognized by Northern Inyo Hospital during an annual event meant to honor those recording milestone years with the healthcare facility.
NIH hosted a breakfast celebration at the Tallman Pavilion at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop on Feb. 13, honoring 61 employees for five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 35 and 40 years of service to the hospital district.

March 6th

Op-Ed: L.A.’s 20th century solution to a 21st century issue

March 6, 2014

Does the sun no longer shine in Los Angeles? This is essentially what the city’s utility is asserting, for why else would a metropolis with millions of acres in rooftops and parking lots and thoroughfares under the Southern California sky look to a coveted landscape 200 miles away to install solar panels? Any thinking person can see that California would be a better place if solar panels were integrated into the city.

March 5th

Owens Valley ranching in the spotlight

March 5, 2014

Last Thursday’s Ranchers Panel portion of the Community Reads program was held just a day after the Owens Valley woke up to clouds and puddles following the first night of rain in nearly two months.
The rain made for a more optimistic panel of four cattlemen and the topic of the first question asked by County Office of Education Superintendent Terry McAteer. Tom Noland with the Spainhower Ranch in Lone Pine admitted he ran outdoors at 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 and “got wet.”

Adventure Trails under environmental review

March 5, 2014

Work is continuing on an environmental report for the pilot Adventure Trails program that proponents hope will attract tourists to the area for off-highway vehicle recreation.
When complete, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Program will designate several city and county roads as “combined use.” The designation will allow licensed drivers of green-sticker off-highway vehicles, such as quads, ATVs and side-by-sides, to travel from local communities to OHV recreation areas using local streets and roads.

Letter to the Editor: Selling city property to courts a bad idea

March 5, 2014

(Following is a letter the author intends to present to the Bishop City Council later this month. –Ed.)

Attention: Bishop City Council Members
Subject: New Courthouse Proposal
I am somewhat dismayed and seriously concerned that you are considering approval of this proposal. I sincerely hope that it proves to be a consideration only and not an approval.
Following are my reasons of concern. I hope you take the time to read all of them. I would certainly welcome the opportunity to discuss them further with any of you.

Driver killed, passenger hurt in Mono rollover

March 5, 2014

Local law enforcement is investigating a fatal, single-car collision Wednesday morning that claimed the life of an as-yet unnamed, 51-year-old Fallon, Nev. resident and left a 21-year-old Lancaster woman with moderate injuries.
Alcohol is believed to have played a role in the crash.
The CHP is withholding the names of the two vehicle occupants, pending notification of the next of kin of the deceased.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the collision took place on Lundy Lake Road at U.S. Highway 395 just before 5:30 a.m. The CHP was notified of the crash about 5:36 a.m.

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