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October 8th, 2014

Supes not crazy about cuckoo listing

October 8, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors raised concerns Tuesday about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s announcement that it has listed the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.

Airtanker crashes, killing pilot

October 8, 2014

Last night, Tuesday, Oct. 7, emergency personnel were able to access the crash site of a CalFire airtanker that had crashed near Yosemite National Park and determined that the pilot on board had died.
The CalFire airtanker (Tanker 81) based out of the Hollister Air Attack Base had been fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal when officials lost contact with it late this afternoon.
The pilot’s family has requested we withhold release of the pilot’s name until all immediate family can be notified.

October 6th

City Administrator off to a good start after one month in the office

October 6, 2014

At the end of his first month in office, Bishop City Administrator Jim Tatum talked about what is on his plate now, how he might use his years of management and finance experience to lead the city and his plans for the city’s future.
“This is a job that I’ve wanted to hold for a long time. To have it and to work with city staff and City Council has exceeded my expectations – to have the opportunity to impact my hometown and to work in the building where I went to kindergarten.”

Arts Council celebrates local artists

October 6, 2014

The Inyo Council for the Arts will be opening its gallery for a reception this Friday to welcome three local artists being celebrated as part of its Featured Artists series.
David Kirk, Gail Camic-Smith and Nigel Smith, each local artists with diverse backgrounds and styles, will have their works on display in the ICA gallery from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.
The ICA has scheduled a reception to commemorate the show to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 10 at 137 S. Main St., Bishop.
The following is a brief statement from each artist provided by the ICA:

David Kirk

VIDEO: Arizona, Arizona State, USC: Who Had The Best Hail Mary?

October 6, 2014

One Hail Mary in a season is considered a rarity. So how about three in three weeks... in the same conference? Check out how the Sun Devils defeated the Trojans Saturday night and how the miracle touchdown compares to similar feats of fait completed by Arizona and USC earlier this season.

October 3rd

Construction to begin on Warren improvements

October 3, 2014

According to the City of Bishop Public Works Department, the Warren Street Improvement Project is moving forward with its utility work and construction phases, commencing this year.
Public Works Director David Grah said the project, which has been three years in the planning and designing, would begin this fall. It is hoped that once completed, the city-owned Warren Street roadway area could become a second main street that revitalizes downtown businesses and invites community activities.   
           
Utility Work

Photographer’s pursuit of Sierra dragonflies

October 3, 2014

For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of “captivating beauty and diversity,” Barbara said, “and they are fun to watch.” Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs – an immature
stage of development –
are especially “voracious eaters of mosquito larva.”

October 1st

Altrusa spreads literacy, and comfort, throughout Eastern Sierra

October 1, 2014

Excitement is spreading throughout the Eastern Sierra for the upcoming Altrusa Art Show.
The 16th annual event will be held this weekend in the Floriculture Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Altrusa member Andrea Shallcross, this art show is a unique and beloved opportunity for local artists to share their work.

Business owners, community leaders urged to innovate

October 1, 2014

Next week, more than 150 community leaders from across the Sierra, both on the east and west side, will be gathering in Tahoe City for a three-day conference on planning for the region’s economic future.
As it celebrates 20 years of community development, the Sierra Business Council is hosting the Peak Innovation Conference Oct. 8-10, featuring lectures by two best-selling authors, among other agenda items.

Down by the River

October 1, 2014

This past Saturday afternoon, Range and River Books looked exactly the way owner Diane Doonan pictured when she moved her used book store to Bishop’s Main Street. The store was full of people: families with barely-walkers reading in the children’s section, friends getting their first look at her new location and readers spending a chilly, breezy afternoon working their way through the orderly maze of books.

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