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November 11th, 2013

Arbitration panel finds impacts at Blackrock

November 11, 2013

A recent ruling on Inyo County’s claims that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s water-gathering efforts have had an adverse effect on vegetation in the Blackrock area is being viewed as a win for Inyo County, its residents and the environment.
On Oct. 21, a three-member arbitration panel released a 14-page decision about the dispute between Inyo County and the LADWP over whether LADWP’s groundwater pumping and surface water management practices have adversely affected vegetation in the approximately 330 acres of the Blackrock area.

New art walk coming to downtown Bishop

November 11, 2013

Leading the way in holiday festivities, this week’s inaugural Downtown Bishop Chocolate Art Walk will be a combination of a grand opening, art, music and, yes, chocolaty treats.
Event founder and key organizer Bruce Licher encourages everyone to attend his and wife Karen Neilsen Licher’s grand opening of The Project Room gallery in their shop, Independent Press Project, which is the centerpiece of the art walk’s agenda from 5-8 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 15.

November 8th

Local veterans putting spotlight on POWs and MIAs

November 8, 2013

This Monday, residents across the nation will be celebrating the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who have served to preserve the nation’s freedom.
Though Veterans Day is a celebration of all members of the armed forces, this holiday weekend, the Bishop Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, veterans all, are remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and never returned home from foreign conflicts.

L.A. officials done dwelling on the past

November 8, 2013

There it went.
As Los Angeles speeds into its next century of water history, it has put the Los Angeles Aqueduct squarely in the rearview mirror.

Creative outlet

November 8, 2013

Local skateboarders and snowboarders are among the residents who have been keeping a curious and close eye on the progress being made at the soon-to-be-opened Wave Rave Outlet Store in Bishop.
Located on U.S. 395 north in Bishop directly across the highway from the Meadow Farms Country Smokehouse, Wave Rave’s fans should have no trouble finding it – just look for the white gondola lift beneath the bright yellow “Wave Rave Outlet” sign with a large colorful mural on the south face of the building.

November 6th

Big plans for June Mtn.

November 6, 2013

A slew of Mammoth Mountain bigwigs hit June Lake late Tuesday night, Nov. 5 to roll out an ambitious new plan for June Mountain Ski Area that they say will save the ailing ski area – and to set a new industry precedent.
“We are going to offer ‘Kids Under 12 Ski Free,’” MMSA Chief Operating Officer Greg Dallas told approximately 120 people crowded into the community center in June Lake. “That’s a huge deal. No one else is doing this. Most places there are restrictions, there are asterisks in the fine print.”

Hollywood takes a shining to local BLM employee

November 6, 2013

Donna McMullen, a recent retiree from the Bishop Bureau of Land Management Field Office, received prestigious recognition at the annual California On Location Awards held Nov. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She has spent many years handling filming permits for projects in Inyo and Mono counties on BLM-managed lands, and for her efforts, has been named “Federal Employee of the Year.”
During her time with the Bishop BLM office, according to Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, McMullen earned the respect and affection of hundreds of filmmakers.

November 5th

Where does your drinking water come from?

November 5, 2013

As 100 mules march from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where L.A.’s water comes from, The Inyo Register’s correspondent, Elizabeth Glazner, took to the streets to find out if L.A. residents are aware of their
relationship with the Eastern Sierra.

“It comes from two sources: the aqueduct that is stealing it from the Eastern Sierra, and also the Colorado River.”
– Stuart Hamilton, 63

“Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. There may be other reservoirs around here too.”
– Joshua Kelley, 23

November 4th

A crowning achievement

November 4, 2013

Bishop crowned its newest ambassadors at the second annual Miss Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Pageant held Saturday at Bishop Union High School.
The five volunteer judges selected Chelsea Smart to serve as Miss Bishop and Callie Rose Kruse to serve as Miss Teen Bishop for the next 12 months.
As queens, the two Miss Bishop winners will head a number of community service efforts locally, serve as ambassadors at out-of-the-area events and make guest appearances at events such as the Bishop Christmas parade and community Easter egg hunts.

Modern-movie screenings return to Lone Pine Film History Museum

November 4, 2013

With the 24th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival wrapped up, the Lone Pine Film History Museum is getting back to its regularly scheduled events, and that means community movie nights.
The museum reintroduced its movie program this past weekend with a showing of the Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman action/adventure movie “Oblivion.”
Museum Director and former president and CEO of Republic Pictures Bob Sigman said the movies are shown free of charge for all community members, but donations are accepted, and greatly appreciated.


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