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December 16th

Online petition urges L.A. to stop solar project

December 16, 2013

Fresh on the heels of its letter-writing campaign, the Manzanar Committee launched an online campaign Friday encouraging residents to sign a petition calling on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to halt its proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch project.

December 13th

Donations sought in wake of tragedy

December 13, 2013

Jillian Sedivec, 28, a Bishop resident most recently of Oceanside, was killed alongside her 4-year-old daughter, Savanah, on Dec. 10 in a traffic accident north of Oceanside.
The single mother leaves behind an 8-year-old daughter, Cydney, as well as funeral and memorial expenses.
A fund has been established at Fundrazr to help the family in its time of need. Donations can made securely online at

City weighs Symons contract termination

December 13, 2013

As of the Dec. 9 City Council meeting, the City of Bishop’s contract to provide police department emergency dispatch service to Symons Emergency Specialties was still not solidified but new possible future outcomes were discussed at length.

Help is available for the homeless

December 13, 2013

Inyo County agencies and organizations are offering a variety of assistance to homeless community members during this year’s bitterly cold winter season.
Along those lines, a program is currently being established that is especially dedicated to addressing the needs of the homeless population.
The Eastern Sierra Continuum of Care Program, a state- and federally-funded program, would provide essential services to the homeless population of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties, said Larry Emerson, housing and planning director for Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action.

Group fights back against LADWP

December 13, 2013

Manzanzar National Historic Site supporters are fighting back in an effort to prevent the construction of a 1,200-acre solar ranch across the highway from the former World War II internment camp.
The Manzanar Committee launched a formal letter-writing campaign Dec. 5, urging Los Angeles and Owens Valley residents to go on record in opposition to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed solar project which would be located in direct line of sight with the National Historic Site.

December 11th

Wish Trees still not bare

December 11, 2013

Plenty of bulbs – corresponding to the Christmas wishes/needs of local children from low-income families – are still hanging from Wish Trees at businesses throughout Inyo County, including the one at The Inyo Register in Bishop.
The deadline for choosing a bulb, fulfilling the wish and returning the unwrapped items to the Wish Tree businesses is at 5 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 13. This is the 18th year that Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action has organized the effort, and estimates having about 600 children signed up for the program in 2013.

Local police play Santa for a day

December 11, 2013

Local law enforcement is getting in the holiday spirit with the Third Annual Eastern Sierra Shop with a Cop event in Bishop.
The Bishop Police Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are teaming up with their Mono County counterparts this Saturday, Dec. 14 to ensure that local youngsters from low-income families get the full Christmas experience.

Rescheduled parade to follow decorating contest

December 11, 2013

With its annual Christmas parade back on track, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is turning its attention to another local holiday tradition – its Home and Business Decorating Contest.
Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson announced Tuesday that the parade, canceled last Saturday, Dec. 7 due to snow and slippery ice on Main Street and adjacent sidewalks, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21. The procession won’t be returning to Main Street, however.
The rescheduled parade will take place on Spruce Street east of (behind) Kmart and Vons.

December 10th

Broken heater during cold snap sends county employees home

December 10, 2013

PRESS RELEASE – The Inyo County Administrator closed the following County offices located in the County Annex Building in Independence Monday afternoon due to a broken heater.
The offices were expected to reopen to the public today.

Public Works
Environmental Health

For more information, contact the Administrator's Office at (760) 878-0291.

December 9th

How Lisa Schade became cats’ and dogs’ best friend

December 9, 2013

Before Lisa Schade, the old dairy-farm-now-animal-shelter south of Big Pine in Inyo County was euthanizing about 1,800 animals every year.
Today, that number has dropped to about 50.
Before Schade, the shelter adopted out about 80 animals a year.
Today, that number has climbed to about 250.
Just as critically, since Schade began her animal rescue work in 1996, Inyo/Mono Animal Resources and Education has helped to spay or neuter 10,000 cats and dogs, preventing tens of thousands more unwanted puppies and kittens from being born.

See Tuesday's edition for the full story.


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