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April 19th, 2013

County close to recycling goal

April 19, 2013

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, Inyo County Waste Management Director Scott Eagan gave local leaders an overview of local recycling and diversion program and asked for any ideas and suggestions.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday that the county and its residents are able to divert 26 percent of the county’s waste from the landfills through recycling anything from wood, tires and paper, to electrical waste and food products that are composted.

April 18th

Warren St. ideas conceptualized

April 18, 2013

An ongoing collaboration between the city and the community of Bishop is continuing to breathe life into a major street improvement project and now the public can get a Technicolor peek into the possible future of a new main street.
Full-color art sketches and conceptional drawings depicting how possible Warren Street Improvement Project design elements might converge for a new look at Bishop’s proposed new main street are available for public viewing at City Hall and on the Public Works page at www.ca-bishop.us.

Animal-lovers raise $30K for new shelter in Big Pine

April 18, 2013

About 700 residents attended the 17th annual ICARE fundraiser dinner held last weekend at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, raising $30,000 for a new county animal shelter.
Animal lovers who gathered at the event were treated to a catered dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles.
Dinner was catered by Whiskey Creek, thanks to sponsorships from Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The meal was served by local 4-H Club members.

Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.

Super-low Sabrina will still be fishable for Opener

April 18, 2013

Two dry years in the Eastern Sierra and a Southern California Edison project that required the lake to be drained has Lake Sabrina west of Bishop looking like an alien moonscape.
Sabrina, a favorite destination in the Sierra, is currently so low that it has reverted back to being two separate natural lakes, and the smaller of the two is nearly dry.
What that means for next weekend’s fishing opener remains to be seen, but Sabrina Lake Boat Landing owner Juanita Apted is optimistic.

April 15th

Fundraiser for ‘little warrior’ Gia Joy this Saturday

April 15, 2013

The grandparents of a local toddler who is optimistically fighting cancer are organizing a new dinner-and-a-show fundraiser to help the battling babe and her family with ongoing medical expenses.
Jim and Suzanne Crawford of Dayton, Nev., mother and stepfather of Bishop resident Mike Gehringer and grandparents of Gia Joy Gehringer, are organizing the fundraiser locally and are planning another one in Nevada, to help Mike and his wife, Heather, with ongoing medical expenses incurred to treat Gia for crococcygel teratoma and yolk sac tumor since she was diagnosed in December.

April 12th

No mere superficial titles for inaugural Miss Bishops

April 12, 2013

What started as a traditional beauty pageant concept is evolving into an ambassadorial, community-enhancement enterprise with spin-offs to a wide range of public services by reigning city pageant queens.
Since they were crowned on Nov. 30, Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum and Miss Teen City of Bishop Indica Morgenstein, a Bishop Union High School junior, have enthusiastically jumped in to their roles as city ambassadors through public appearances and a variety of community service projects, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.

April 11th

Two arrested in welfare embezzlement case

April 11, 2013

Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Services’ welfare office.
HHS Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.

Missing kayaker found unharmed

April 11, 2013

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriff’s Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.

20 Mule Team and Borax legend make it to the Silver Screen

April 11, 2013

If you are stuck with a formula Western, how do you make it rise above the others that share a similar plot? Director Richard Thorpe and Producer J. Walter Reuban chose a brilliant location, several writers and a cast of great character actors and one ingénue making her debut. To make “20 Mule Team” (1940) all these things were done and the product is an interesting, distinctive and very entertaining film.

April 10th

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.

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