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August 2nd, 2012
As drought conditions worsen throughout the west, the U.S. Government is stepping forward to help local counties.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that the federal government is designating 76 additional counties, including Inyo and Mono counties, in six states as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat.
Inyo County Search and Rescue teams are currently scouring the backcountry in search of a 60-year-old hiker who was reported missing at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Gary Dankworth, of Carson City, set out to climb Norman Clyde Peak above Big Pine Saturday.
Dankworth has black and gray hair and a moustache and was last seen wearing a light gray hat, tan long-sleeve shirt, light gray pants and red boots and was carrying a day pack.
With less than two weeks to go before the filing period closes, four residents have secured themselves a place on Bishop ballots in hopes of being elected this November to one of three available City Council seats.
Incumbents Laura Smith, Susan Cullen and David Stottlemyre will be joined in the Nov. 7 General Election by Keith Glidewell, a local educator.
All-day, free festivities herald the grand opening celebration of a new facility in Big Pine established with the goal of promoting health and wellness throughout the entire community.
This Saturday, Aug. 4, the Big Pine Paiute Development Corporation invites the public to tour its new fitness facility, The Wellness Center, which offers equipment and programs for toddlers to teens and adults of all ages.
Lone Pine High School and Metabolic Studio teamed up this summer to help fund summer jobs at local businesses for 26 local students.
Summer Youth Employment and Training Program Coordinator Stacy Ayers said a grant from Metabolic Studio has allowed the school district to employ students at a number of Lone Pine businesses, ranging from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Lone Pine Cemetery District to the Chamber of Commerce, the Lone Pine Memorial Plunge and the Lone Pine Film History Museum, among many others.
Search and rescue crews have located what they believe to be the body of missing San Rafael hiker Thomas Heng, 31.
Inyo County Deputy Coroner Jeff Mullenhour said he expected to positively identify the body and possibly establish a cause of death before the end of the day Friday, but that information was not available as of press time.
A multi-agency search effort was initiated Monday morning after Inyo County authorities were notified that Heng had not returned for a solo hike to Mt. Langley that afternoon.
A routine traffic stop Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of two Lancaster residents and the recovery of a stolen vehicle.
According to Bishop Police Department Public Information Officer Katie Coffman, an officer stopped Ryan William Dunham, 33 and Charity Leeann Swagler, 34, at about 11:13 a.m. for a âminorâ infraction involving a defective windshield.
While running the driver, Swangler, and vehicle information, officers were advised by dispatch that the vehicle, a 2002 Mercedes, had been reported stolen out of the Lancaster area more than a month ago.
City leaders took a look at First Amendment rights Monday and decided to update Bishopâs policy on pre-meeting prayers to ensure the city is not at risk of being sued for its traditional invocations.
City Attorney Peter Tracy said that several cities in California have been threatened with lawsuits over invocations being given at the start of government meetings. The threats have come from a group that is attempting to ensure the First Amendment is being practiced in local government.
Collective Language, a youth-driven effort to promote artwork in the Owens Valley, will be returning to the Wünüt Novi Youth Center this Friday.
There is an increasingly pervasive threat lurking in medicine cabinets throughout the community. Abuse of commonly found prescription drugs is leading people to hospitals, rehab, criminal court and even to the grave. Fortunately, preventative information and recovery treatment are available â and those topics will be discussed at an upcoming, local prescription medication abuse symposium.