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April 29th, 2013
One Inyo County official is leading the charge against legislation she says will cost local residents 700 percent more than they are accustomed to.
Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote, serving as co-chair of the California Clerk-Recorders Legislative Committee, has been working to prevent the passage of SB 391, the California Homes and Jobs Act.
Home Street Middle School announced this week the launching of a unique fundraising activity in which the community can be âColted.â
Basically, if residents wake up to find an obnoxiously painted wooded colt in their yard, theyâve been âColted.â
But itâs all in good fun â and for a good cause, according to the school.
âVictimsâ of the colt prank can call HSMS at (760) 872-1381 to have the hideously-painted likeness of the schoolâs mascot removed, or, for a $25 donation, can select the coltâs next resting place.
Roxanna Foley, 52, of Bridgeport, was arraigned today in federal court in Sacramento.
She was indicted on April 18 by a federal grand jury on charges of theft and âembezzlement by a bank employee,â according to the U.S. Attorneyâs Office.
The indictment alleges that Foley embezzled approximately $320,000 from Eastern Sierra Community Bank over a four-month period.
She was employed at the bank as a manager.
For more, see Saturdayâs edition of The Inyo Register.
In yet another sign that summer is on its way to the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans has removed the packed winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass.
âThe diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route,â said Public Information Officer Florene Trainor. âCaltrans crews responsible for the pass opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.â
Gene Wayne Harris, 41, of Mammoth Lakes, was arraigned in federal court today on a grand jury indictment that charges him with attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
Historical realities merge with contemporary concerns at an annual event that will combine a wide variety of exhibits, art, dance, discussion and more at Manzanar this weekend.
Manzanar National Historic Site invites everyone to participate in a weekend of special activities in honor of the Manzanar Committeeâs 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. All of the many events are free.
A crew from Caltrans clears the road on Tioga Pass just in time to allow brave and hearty anglers access to high-country fishing spots during this weekendâs fishing opener. Caltrans has re-opened the pass (State Route 120 West/Tioga Pass Road) to the east Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. The highway will remain closed beyond the park. âUsers can access S.R. 120 for recreational activities from the junction of U.S. 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate,â a press release from Caltrans states. This partial opening is dependent on favorable weather.
With Earth Day approaching on April 22, Inyo County Waste Management Director Scott Eagan gave local leaders an overview of local recycling and diversion program and asked for any ideas and suggestions.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday that the county and its residents are able to divert 26 percent of the countyâs waste from the landfills through recycling anything from wood, tires and paper, to electrical waste and food products that are composted.
An ongoing collaboration between the city and the community of Bishop is continuing to breathe life into a major street improvement project and now the public can get a Technicolor peek into the possible future of a new main street.
Full-color art sketches and conceptional drawings depicting how possible Warren Street Improvement Project design elements might converge for a new look at Bishopâs proposed new main street are available for public viewing at City Hall and on the Public Works page at www.ca-bishop.us.
About 700 residents attended the 17th annual ICARE fundraiser dinner held last weekend at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, raising $30,000 for a new county animal shelter.
Animal lovers who gathered at the event were treated to a catered dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles.
Dinner was catered by Whiskey Creek, thanks to sponsorships from Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The meal wasÂ served by local 4-H Club members.
Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.