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September 6th, 2013

Congressman Cook faces local constituents

September 6, 2013

Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook (R) held a town hall meeting in Bishop Thursday to discuss everything from the conflict in Syria and his stance on American involvement, to wilderness designations, to veterans rights.
Cook, a freshman Congressman, serves on House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs among other committees in Washington. He is a retired Marine Colonel and Vietnam vet who has served in local government in Yucca Valley and served six years in the state Assembly.

September is Recovery Month in Inyo

September 6, 2013

Hear about it in the park, read about it in the papers – Inyo County officially recognizes Recovery Month and joins in its national observance with a grand event, personal testimonials and informational articles.                        On Sept. 3, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as Recovery Month, Director of Inyo County Health and Human Services Jean Turner said. Recovery Month should heighten public awareness and discussion of “the prevalence of mental and substance-use disorders” and HHS’ many recovery and wellness, she added.

City rolls out fall recreation line-up

September 6, 2013

All month, City of Bishop Community Services will be offering new and returning recreational, social and entertainment opportunities for Bishop residents, from tots to elders.
Dance and art programs, multi-level gymnastics and a festival for senior citizens are all in the offing as the fall season gets under way.
DANCE

Owens Lake is for the birds

September 6, 2013

The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile “lake” delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the “dry lake,” which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output. 

September 5th

Inyo pot farm raid leads police to SoCal meth lab

September 5, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Many of the details surrounding this week’s raid on the meth lab are being withheld, but officials said it stemmed from agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service serving multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was itself raided last week.

Time travel this weekend

September 5, 2013

Laws Railroad Museum is returning to the good ole days of the American West with homebaked pies, 10-gallon hats and good old fashioned hard work this weekend.

September 3rd

Torrance man falls to his death after summiting Mt. Whitney

September 3, 2013

A 60-year-old Southern California man fell to his death Sunday afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48 states.
According to a press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Torrance resident Yukio Kato was on his way back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead from the 14,497-foot summit and was about a mile down the trail at an elevation of about 13,500 feet when he fell an estimated 200 feet off a cliff.

August 30th

Cooking with love at Bishop’s newest bistro

August 30, 2013

Chef Darin Harding mixes a dozen years of sous chef experience with fresh, organic ingredients and liberal pinches of love to serve up original culinary creations at his new Bishop bistro.
Since Sage Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at 621 W. Line St., customers have been enjoying inventive “continental fine dining,” said Harding, a former Convict Lake Restaurant chef. “You can dress up or down; the emphasis is on the food.”

Inyo pot farm leads police to SoCal meth lab

August 30, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Agents from the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service served multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was raided last week.

August 29th

All smoke, no fires for Owens Valley residents

August 29, 2013

While storm activity has spared the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada for the past week, Owens Valley residents remain impacted by smoke from wildland fires raging on the western slopes.
Between the Windy Peak Fire 21 miles west of Aberdeen and the Fish Fire burning towards the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, Great Basin Air Pollution Control District declared an “unhealthy for sensitive group” advisory at Owens Lake and a “moderate” advisory in Bishop on Saturday. By Sunday, south winds had cleared out the Bishop area but a haze remained in the north end of the valley Monday morning.

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