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September 6th, 2013

City rolls out fall recreation line-up

September 6, 2013

All month, City of Bishop Community Services will be offering new and returning recreational, social and entertainment opportunities for Bishop residents, from tots to elders.
Dance and art programs, multi-level gymnastics and a festival for senior citizens are all in the offing as the fall season gets under way.
DANCE

Owens Lake is for the birds

September 6, 2013

The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile “lake” delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the “dry lake,” which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output. 

September 5th

Inyo pot farm raid leads police to SoCal meth lab

September 5, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Many of the details surrounding this week’s raid on the meth lab are being withheld, but officials said it stemmed from agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service serving multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was itself raided last week.

Time travel this weekend

September 5, 2013

Laws Railroad Museum is returning to the good ole days of the American West with homebaked pies, 10-gallon hats and good old fashioned hard work this weekend.

September 3rd

Torrance man falls to his death after summiting Mt. Whitney

September 3, 2013

A 60-year-old Southern California man fell to his death Sunday afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48 states.
According to a press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Torrance resident Yukio Kato was on his way back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead from the 14,497-foot summit and was about a mile down the trail at an elevation of about 13,500 feet when he fell an estimated 200 feet off a cliff.

August 30th

Cooking with love at Bishop’s newest bistro

August 30, 2013

Chef Darin Harding mixes a dozen years of sous chef experience with fresh, organic ingredients and liberal pinches of love to serve up original culinary creations at his new Bishop bistro.
Since Sage Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at 621 W. Line St., customers have been enjoying inventive “continental fine dining,” said Harding, a former Convict Lake Restaurant chef. “You can dress up or down; the emphasis is on the food.”

Inyo pot farm leads police to SoCal meth lab

August 30, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Agents from the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service served multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was raided last week.

August 29th

All smoke, no fires for Owens Valley residents

August 29, 2013

While storm activity has spared the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada for the past week, Owens Valley residents remain impacted by smoke from wildland fires raging on the western slopes.
Between the Windy Peak Fire 21 miles west of Aberdeen and the Fish Fire burning towards the Golden Trout Wilderness Area, Great Basin Air Pollution Control District declared an “unhealthy for sensitive group” advisory at Owens Lake and a “moderate” advisory in Bishop on Saturday. By Sunday, south winds had cleared out the Bishop area but a haze remained in the north end of the valley Monday morning.

PD stays one step ahead of Inyo County’s Grand Jury

August 29, 2013

Through creativity, renovation and response to previous Inyo County Grand Jury recommendations, the Bishop Police Department has earned very high marks on the 2012-13 Inyo County Grand Jury report card that the BPD received last month.
The Grand Jury’s Oct. 24, 2012 inspection of the BPD, which was led by Police Chief Chris Carter, resulted in the department receiving both several commendations and a few recommendations.

Adventure Trails coming to Inyo

August 29, 2013

With funding in hand, the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails Group is entering the final stages of implementing AB 628, the pilot adventure trails program in Inyo County.
Volunteer groups are currently working with the U.S. Forest Service to build information kiosks in and around local ATV recreation sites and a series of public meetings to gather input from residents before final implementation are on the horizon.

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