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November 19th, 2012

Stuff-a-Bus kicks off giving season

November 19, 2012

Bishop’s private and business community gave by the basketful and by the bus load during this past weekend’s coat and food drives for The Salvation Army.
The Kmart parking lot was the hub of much philanthropic activity on Saturday, Nov. 17, with citizens, businesses and service organizations collaborating to provide necessities to support fellow community members in need.
An Eastern Sierra Transit Authority bus was there for the company’s Sixth Annual Stuff-a-Bus food drive, held to help stock the Salvation Army’s food pantry during the holiday season.

November 16th

Digital 395 work to start soon in Inyo

November 16, 2012

High-speed Internet capabilities and increased regional bandwidth is making its way to Inyo County and bringing with it the promise of immediate economic opportunities for local contractors and future long-term possibilities for residents and businesses.
The California Broadband Cooperative, through Praxis, Inc., is using the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act federal stimulus package to lay more than 500 miles of fiber-optic conduit from Barstow to Carson City, creating a looped system that will increase Internet speeds and capabilities and prevent outages along its route.

Night class gives locals a leg-up in medical field

November 16, 2012

An ongoing vocational night class offers interested community members an introduction to skills needed to enter the medical assisting profession.
The current Medical Assisting: Intro to Front and Back Offices adult night class is being held 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesdays in room 136 at Bishop Union High School. “The class was started to help people find good jobs,” said instructor Laura Smith, “to provide an introduction to the skills needed to work as a medical assistant in a variety of medical settings … I have had physician offices call me to refer students to them.”

Let it snow … or rain

November 16, 2012

Clouds enshroud the Sierra Nevada outside of Bishop Friday afternoon courtesy of a storm that was expected to bring more snow to Mammoth and rain showers to the Owens Valley this weekend. Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, which officially opened Nov. 8 for the 2012-13 season, has already received 17.7 inches of the white stuff this month – three inches of that fresh snow over a three-day period just this week. MMSA’s website announced on Friday expectations for snow all weekend and at least another three inches by Sunday.

November 14th

Community drug, alcohol awareness event planned

November 14, 2012

A local sports coach is calling for community support to help realize a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day centered around substance abuse awareness, recovery alternatives and sober fun for local youth.
“We, as a community, have the chance to show our youth how much we care about the choices they make,” said Bishop Union High School head varsity baseball coach Tim Reid, the event organizer who has been clean and sober “going on 20.”

Community drug, alcohol awareness event planned

November 14, 2012

A local sports coach is calling for community support to help realize a Drug and Alcohol Awareness Day centered around substance abuse awareness, recovery alternatives and sober fun for local youth.
“We, as a community, have the chance to show our youth how much we care about the choices they make,” said Bishop Union High School head varsity baseball coach Tim Reid, the event organizer who has been clean and sober “going on 20.”

Inyo working to improve its digital database

November 14, 2012

High-level officials and members of the public were shown this week how Inyo County’s Geographic Information Systems database has grown by leaps and bounds, and how it can continue to grow to the benefit of residents relying on county services.

Facilitator helping INF identify planning concerns

November 14, 2012

Inyo National Forest officials are collecting comments and concerns from residents regarding its upcoming three-year Forest Plan Revision Process.
For the past couple weeks, a third-party facilitator bridging the gap between Forest Service staff and forest users has collected information from various user groups to update a collaborative plan for the Planning Rule update.

November 12th

Educators react to Prop 30’s close win

November 12, 2012

The passage of Proposition 30 on Nov. 6 was met with a mixture of relief and trepidation by Owens Valley school administrators and district board members.

INF seeks public input before implementing new forest plan

November 12, 2012

Residents are being invited to work with the Inyo National Forest as it prepares to implement a new plan.
Forest officials are hoping to get local residents and forest stakeholders involved at a public meeting Friday, Nov. 16 or Saturday, Nov. 17. At both meetings, officials will discuss how the Forest Service will work with the public as it begins the three-year Forest Planning Rule Revision process.

 

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