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January 19th, 2015

There’s a new chef in town

January 19, 2015

Fort Independence Travel Plaza is inviting the community to come welcome it’s new four-star chef at the Tunapi Grill.
Chef Michelle “Mike” Hanson has taken on the duty of overseeing all aspects of the Fort’s food operation.
The travel plaza and Tunapi, located 2.5 miles north of Independence offers a convenience store, gift shop, truck stop and the Winnedumah Winns Casino, and has become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike.

Better looking Bishop businesses

January 19, 2015

Business owners along U.S. Highway 395 literally have minutes to make an impression on motorists as they drive through on their way to Mammoth, Reno or Los Angeles.
Bishop Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tawni Thomson believes that impression should, obviously, be a good one, ultimately convincing travelers to stop, get out of their cars and patronize local shops.

Pro Football Playoff Round Up

January 19, 2015

Sunday 1/18/15

Seattle (14-4) 28 vs
Green Bay (13-5) 22

January 16th

Local filmmaker in running for $1 million

January 16, 2015

Local cinematographer Alex Pollini is a finalist in the annual Crash The Super Bowl competition, which challenges consumers to create a television ad for Doritos tortilla chips.
The winner, chosen by viewer vote, will receive $1 million, a one-year contract with Universal Pictures and have their winning commercial aired during the Super Bowl.
Pollini is the director of photography for “Baby’s First Word,” which was written and produced by his longtime friend, Travis Braun. The commercial’s star is baby Liam Crew, whose first word turns out to be a bit unorthodox.

Changes coming to LORP flows?

January 16, 2015

Inyo County and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials are planning to re-think how flows on the Lower Owens River are managed to create a healthier ecosystem on the stretch of river that was re-watered in 2005.
County and LADWP officials and Lower Owens River Project consultants met with a number of interested residents Wednesday to take a look at the LORP and what’s changed on the river over the past year and discuss what changes can be made to improve the river.

Help coming for contractors and vendors

January 16, 2015

Comments made at a Bishop Chamber of Commerce luncheon have resulted in an effort to improve local business’ chances of landing federal contracts.
The Chamber and Manzanar National Historic Site are hosting a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall in Bishop to help contractors and vendors cut through the red tape involved in applying for government contracts.
Barbara Eschels of the National Park Service will specifically be offering guidance on navigating the federal System for Award Management.

A new approach to the job search

January 16, 2015

Comments made at a Bishop Chamber of Commerce luncheon have resulted in an effort to improve local business’ chances of landing federal contracts.
The Chamber and Manzanar National Historic Site are hosting a workshop from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Jan. 21 at City Hall in Bishop to help contractors and vendors cut through the red tape involved in applying for government contracts.
Barbara Eschels of the National Park Service will specifically be offering guidance on navigating the federal System for Award Management.

January 15th

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 Oscar Nominations Announced

January 15, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris will host the Academy Awards on February 22 and the list of who will be nominated for an Oscar has been announced. Grand Budapest Hotel and Birdman lead the nominations list with nine each. Meryl Streep nabbed her 19th nomination, and Bradley Cooper earned his third consecutive acting nod. Four Brits were nominated this year in the Best Acting categories, Felicity Jones has been nominated along with fellow British actress Rosamund Pike and Eddie Redmayne and Benedict Cumberbatch.

January 14th

Fourth year of drought for Sierra?

January 14, 2015

The Eastern Sierra is in the midst of the worst drought it has seen since the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began keeping records in the 1930s.
Though January, February and March are the big snow years in the Sierra Nevada, Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington said this week that conditions are on track to be as dry as last year.
However, Harrington did say there is always hope that the area can see another “Miracle March,” as experienced in 1991, when what was a dismally dry winter turned into a very wet spring.

Who’s who of Inyo off to Death Valley

January 14, 2015

Inyo County heavyweights are headed to Death Valley this weekend for an annual gathering that brings decision-makers and movers and shakers together over a not-inexpensive three-day period.
More than 100 residents and community leaders from throughout California will be meeting at the Furnace Creek Inn for the 2015 Inyo Associates Death Valley retreat, scheduled for Friday, Jan. 16 through Sunday, Jan. 18.

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