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April 22nd, 2013
A crew from Caltrans clears the road on Tioga Pass just in time to allow brave and hearty anglers access to high-country fishing spots during this weekendâs fishing opener. Caltrans has re-opened the pass (State Route 120 West/Tioga Pass Road) to the east Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. The highway will remain closed beyond the park. âUsers can access S.R. 120 for recreational activities from the junction of U.S. 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate,â a press release from Caltrans states. This partial opening is dependent on favorable weather.
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 countyâs waste from the landfills through recycling anything from wood, tires and paper, to electrical waste and food products that are composted.
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 Bishopâs proposed new main street are available for public viewing at City Hall and on the Public Works page at www.ca-bishop.us.
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 wasÂ served by local 4-H Club members.
Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.
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 weekendâs fishing opener remains to be seen, but Sabrina Lake Boat Landing owner Juanita Apted is optimistic.
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.
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.
Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ 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.
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 Sheriffâs 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.
Sheriffâs 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.
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 ingĂ©nue making her debut. To make â20 Mule Teamâ (1940) all these things were done and the product is an interesting, distinctive and very entertaining film.