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November 22nd, 2013

Free Wi-Fi for downtown Bishop

November 22, 2013

The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the City of Bishop and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office are collaborating to bring a free Wi-Fi zone to downtown Bishop for the benefit of merchants, students and the city, as well as tourists and visitors.
The Request for Proposals for iMain Street, which is the brainchild of Chamber Vice President Angie Aukee, has already gone out to bid, funding sources have been identified and it is hoped that the county’s largest free Wi-Fi zone will be up and running in early 2014.

Community Thanksgiving dinners being offered

November 22, 2013

Three separate community dinners are being held over the coming days as part of ongoing efforts to ensure everyone has a chance to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal regardless of economic or familial circumstances.
Each event is being offered free of charge and with no expectations other than joining other community members for good food and fellowship.
Residents of Independence are holding their annual dinner tomorrow, Nov. 24, at the Owens Valley School Multi-Purpose Room, 202 S. Clay St.

LP Schools closing early

November 22, 2013

Lone Pine Schools are closing early today, Friday, Nov. 22, due to gusty winds and low visibility.
The school is advising that all bus riders will be picked up from the high school at 12:30 p.m. and bus riders from Lo-Inyo Elementary School will be picked up at 12:42 p.m.

Three-Car collision closes U.S. 395

November 22, 2013

A three-car collision on U.S. 395 shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday sent two residents, one a California Highway Patrol Officer, to the hospital with minor injuries.
According to the California Highway Patrol Mammoth Lakes resident Colby Coats, 30 of Mammoth Lakes, was involved in a single-vehicle collision at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday just north of Lower Rock Creek Road in Mono County.
Bishop CHP Officer Richard Hudachek, 43, responded in a marked patrol car, finding Coats’ Toyota 4-Runner on the right shoulder of southbound lanes, facing north.

Swashbuckling thespians present Playhouse operetta

November 22, 2013

(This story originally ran in the Nov. 14 issue of The Inyo Register. –Ed.)

The show must go on, but how? The Playhouse 395 “Pirates of Penzance Jr.” cast of young actors recently took a break from a dress rehearsal to reflect on the artistic process.

November 21st

Get savvy to cyber safety measures

November 21, 2013

Twenty years ago, Spam was just a rectangular lump of processed meats sold in a tin. Now when we think of spam, it’s lowercase, referring to all the junk mail we get in our email inboxes. And it’s hardly innocuous; open the wrong spam and your computer can get a virus, or worse, you could find that your checking account has been emptied or your hard drive has been compromised.

November 20th

Mono man jailed for murder attempt

November 20, 2013

A Bridgeport man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 19, on suspicion of attempted murder after he beat and stabbed a Plymouth, Calif., man repeatedly in the head, arms and face, according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Department.
Travis Christian, 27, is currently in custody at the Mono County Jail, pending charges of attempted murder, deputies said.
Christian worked at the Big Mountain Lodge in Bridgeport at the time of the incident, and the incident is believed to be the result of an altercation between Christian and the victim, John Peabody, 66, deputies said.

Help stuff a bus on Saturday

November 20, 2013

Bishop’s branch of the Salvation Army is kicking off its holiday Kettle Bell drive today at Holy Smoke Barbecue then moving right into the Stuff-a-Bus Food Drive and Coats for Kids drive at the Vons/Kmart parking lot Saturday morning.
Teaming up with the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority and several local businesses, the Salvation Army is hoping to generate enough donations to ensure that families in need do not have to go without hot food or warm clothes this winter.

Is a greener Big Pine in Inyo County’s future?

November 20, 2013

The landscape of Big Pine’s enhancement mitigation projects has changed significantly in the past six weeks. A leased property cited as a fire and then a dust hazard has been cleared and fenced; the community’s 30-acre regreening site northeast of the town is being prepped and a well southeast of the Big Pine Paiute Reservation will be switched on for a few weeks a year to compensate for water used on those acres.

November 19th

Three arrested for early morning smash-and-grabs

November 19, 2013

Steve Klassen’s brand new Wave Rave outlet store in Bishop hasn’t even opened for business yet but that didn’t stop a trio of residents from allegedly breaking in Sunday and stealing merchandise, according to police.
The Bishop residents were arrested not long after the late-night/early-morning break-in after police literally followed a trail of clues to the residence in which they were hiding.

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