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November 19th, 2012

Ancient artifacts stolen, desecrated near Bishop

November 19, 2012

Six ancient works of art were stolen from the volcanic tablelands north of Bishop last month in what officials are calling one of the most grievous acts of vandalism ever at an Owens Valley archeological site.
According to Bureau of Land Management Archaeologist Greg Haverstock, an unknown individual or individuals ravaged a half-mile federally protected archaeological site by using power tools to remove petroglyphs that could date back as much as 10,000 years.

Spreading the word about Digital 395

November 19, 2012

With high-speed Internet capabilities making their way to Inyo County through the Digital 395 project, local residents and business owners are joining forces through the Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium to promote the project and technologies that will be available locally.
Before the Digital 395 project is completed and turned on next summer, the Consortium hopes to get local communities up to speed on what a fiber-optic backbone means for the business community and private sector.

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.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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