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October 21st, 2013
The bright sunshine in Independence last Tuesday matched the sunny financial projections for Inyo Countyâs recently completed $2 million solar project which includes three separate arrays of photovoltaic solar panels that are capable of generating 430 kilowatts of electricity.
Sixteen days and more than $24 billion in lost revenue and wages later, the U.S. government shutdown has ended with approval of a national spending plan that will be in place from now through Jan. 15.
Federal officials have also agreed to raise the nationâs debt limit through Feb. 7 to avoid defaulting on debt.
The end of the shutdown means workers deemed ânon-essentialâ who were furloughed Oct. 1 have been allowed to return to work and the ânon-essentialâ federal services that were shut down will resume.
Locally, the national parks are once again open to residents and travelers.
Longtime Bishop resident Kathryn Henderson passed away last week just after her 80th birthday, leaving behind the lifetime legacies of a loving family and a strong commitment to community and public service.
Henderson died on Oct. 13, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno surrounded by family, according to daughter-in-law Cindy Henderson. In her obituary, son Don Henderson wrote, âShe was a born-again Christian who loved her family and savior, Jesus Christ.â
Local law enforcement has opened an investigation into the theft of medical records from Northern Inyo Hospital in a case that has shaken community members and NIH itself.
This past summer, hospital officials noticed that an employee in the records department had illegally obtained and was in possession of a patientâs medical file. Hospital Administrator John Halfen said Thursday that the employee, Cherie LaBraque, was fired within hours of the discovery, but the ramifications of the theft are far-reaching.
One hundred sure-footed, long-eared equines are hitched up and lined up along Aberdeen Station Road â across the highway from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Aqueduct Intake â in anticipation of a 240-mile journey to Southern California.
LADWP and City of L.A. officials were on hand for a plaque ceremony that memorializes the opening of the Intake and the L.A. Aqueduct in February, 1913.
âWe believe the freedom and exhilaration of outdoor challenges changes lives. No one should be left behind simply because of a disability.â Â
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The American Legion will be banding together with Carlâs Jr. to raise funds in support of Wounded Warrior Project athletes who will be attending the upcoming Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra winter event.
One hundred mules will step out in formation on Friday, Oct. 18 to start a 240-mile journey alongside the Los Angeles Aqueduct that will take them from the Owens Valley to Los Angeles in about 27 days to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the completion of the Aqueduct.
The City of Bishop declared a local Arbor Day in order to become an official Tree City USA, a designation that will further the cityâs overall nationwide status and its City Park Arboretum Project.
Inyo County has approved a game-plan for approaching fundraising, design and construction of a new Inyo County Animal Shelter.
Local leaders finalized a time-line last Tuesday that will get the ball rolling on design of the new building once fundraising efforts conclude in December.
The Big Pine Paiute Tribe is hosting its 2013 Fall Fandango this month with traditional and contemporary events in celebration of the time of harvest.
âRemembering the wisdom of our pastâ is the 2013 theme of the Oct. 18-19 weekend Big Pine Fall Fandango, or Tovowahamatu Nawenikina Pabanawani. Big Pine Paiute Tribe Community Projects Coordinator Sage Romero explained that Tovowahamatu is the original Paiute name for the Big Pine area and nawenikina pabanawani means âthe people come together for harvest celebration.â