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June 27th, 2013

Get an early look at livestock

June 27, 2013

With Bishop’s livestock show and auction slated for July 10-13, Bishop High School’s Future Farmers of America are going into high gear with a preview show, providing members with a chance to perfect showmanship techniques and giving prospective buyers a first glance at home-grown, well-fed, well-groomed pigs, lambs and calves.
The preview will start at 10 a.m. at the school farm on Sunland, but the real work for the students started two years ago for the calf projects or earlier this year for the pigs and lambs.

Stickells earns silver in Washington, D.C.

June 27, 2013

After months of intensive research and success at regional and state level competitions, Laura Stickells, a 2013-14 senior at Bishop Union High School, earned second place and the silver medal at National History Day on June 13 in College Park, MD. Her individual senior exhibit was titled, “The Bonus Army: A Turning Point in Veteran Rights.”
Stickells said her award-winning entry, presented on a large six-foot-tall exhibit board of “quotes, pictures, your own writing and analysis of the event,” was suggested to her by her history teacher Karyn Helfrich-Holland.

County workers undergo fraud training

June 27, 2013

In response to the arrest earlier this year of a Health and Human Services employee for allegedly stealing taxpayer money for eight years, virtually all Inyo County staff will be participating in a fraud training exercise Wednesday and Thursday.
The fraud training will be held in Bishop, and according to Inyo County Auditor-Controller Amy Shepherd, most county employees, from managers to clerical staff to museum employees, are required to attend.

County’s Ombudsman program needs volunteers

June 27, 2013

As Inyo County Health and Human Services takes over the Eastern Sierra’s ombudsman program, it is sending out an all-call. Wanted: volunteers who are interested in the welfare of elderly Eastern Sierra residents. Flexible hours and locations. Training will be provided.
The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, part of HHS’ Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging division since April 1, is preparing to launch a multi-phase volunteer recruitment campaign in Owens Valley. Currently, Ombudsman is operating with one administrator and one part-time volunteer.

June 26th

What is 07.12.13?

June 26, 2013

Owens Valley residents who read The Inyo Register, frequent Facebook or check out public bulletin boards have probably see it by now: 07.12.13.
And along with sightings of the digits have probably come some questions, chief among them being: “What does it mean?”
The theories have been abundant, and entertaining.
Are these lottery numbers?
Is this some sort of Dooms Day prophecy?
Is this the combination to a safe as part of some major cash giveaway?
Is Publisher Dion Agee planning to tightrope walk across the Owens River Gorge on this date?
No, these are not lottery numbers.

June 25th

Dry summer means more fire restrictions

June 25, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 2013 – A general lack of precipitation in the Eastern Sierra has led to fire and fireworks restrictions on public lands.
Effective Friday, the Bureau of Land Management-Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions.
“Ongoing drought conditions, well below average rain and snowfall this past winter and warmer than average temperatures have led to very dry conditions for this time of year,” said INF Supervisor Ed Armenta. “We are experiencing very high fire danger and continued hot and dry weather patterns here in the eastern Sierra.”

June 24th

What is 07.12.13?

June 24, 2013

Owens Valley residents who read The Inyo Register, frequent Facebook or check out public bulletin boards have probably see it by now: 07.12.13.
And along with sightings of the digits have probably come some questions, chief among them being: “What does it mean?”
The theories have been abundant, and entertaining.
Are these lottery numbers?
Is this some sort of Dooms Day prophecy?
Is this the combination to a safe as part of some major cash giveaway?
Is Publisher Dion Agee planning to tightrope walk across the Owens River Gorge on this date?
No, these are not lottery numbers.

June 21st

County to repay Coso

June 21, 2013

Coso Operating Company has settled its appeal of Inyo County’s property tax assessment for 2010-12 for Coso’s geothermal plant in Southeast Inyo. The re-assessed property value means the county owes the company for taxes that were paid.
The county won’t be hit for the total $825,000 difference, as the Board of Supervisors, in response to Coso’s appeal, “impounded” $1.1 million in taxes that Coso paid on the 2010 assessment.

USFWS proposal sparks concern

June 21, 2013

Eastern Sierra residents and visitors are being urged to help fight a proposal that aims to save three amphibian species, but could devastate the local tourist-dependent economy and restrict access to popular recreation destinations in the process.

June 20th

Comments needed on yellow-legged frog proposal

June 20, 2013

Residents of Inyo County are being asked to get their comments in on a proposed critical habitat designation in the Sierra.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate critical habitat for the yellow-legged frog, the Yosemite toad and the northern population segment of the mountain yellow-legged frog in California.

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