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May 8th, 2013

ESLT names its new director

May 8, 2013

New leadership has taken the reins at Eastern Sierra Land Trust.
The ESLT Board of Directors announced this week the successful completion of its Executive Director search with the appointment of Kay Ogden.
Ogden left her position as associate director of the Sierra Nevada Alliance in South Lake Tahoe to begin work as ESLT Executive Director on May 1. “She brings great passion for the Eastern Sierra landscape and experience in project management, strategic planning, building connections, and leading effective programs,” a press release from ESLT states.

May 6th

Parents needed to provide prom red carpet treatment

May 6, 2013

Bishop Union High School juniors and seniors are going to get the red carpet treatment next weekend as they arrive to prom dressed to the nines.
Parents, teachers and school administrators are invited to take a half hour before prom this Saturday to serve as the “paparazzi” and provide the memories of camera flashes to go with the glitz and glamor of the night.
Those who arrive will have an opportunity to take red carpet pictures of students and even ask a couple “Hollywood Premier” style questions like “What are you going to do now?” before the students hit the dance floor.

May 3rd

Court rules on LADWP lawsuit

May 3, 2013

The City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s high-profile lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and other environmental agencies was dismissed this week by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
The City’s federal court lawsuit, filed in Fresno last year, attempted to prevent Great Basin from issuing more dust control measures on Owens Lake.

May 2nd

Fairgrounds abuzz this weekend

May 2, 2013

This weekend the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop will be teaming with family friendly activities for both residents and visitors courtesy Laws Railroad Museum, the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association, the local RC club and more.
Kicking off the weekend’s events will be the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association 18th Annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show, the Taste of the Sierra and the Lone Pine Gem and Mineral Society’s 10th annual Gem and Mineral Show Friday evening.

April 29th

Traffic stop nets three on felony drug charges

April 29, 2013

A traffic stop for a “minor traffic infraction” has landed three Southern California residents in jail on felony charges.
The Bishop Police Department announced late Monday afternoon the early-morning arrests of Raymond Louis Rodriguez, 25, of Upland, Toni Lorell Zarate, 27, of Azusa, and Ky Ta, 38, of Alta Loma, on numerous drug-related charges – including transporting and possessing controlled substances for the purposes of selling them.

PD investigating embezzlement at local business

April 29, 2013

The Bishop Police Department announced late Monday afternoon that it is investigating yet another case of alleged embezzlement in the City of Bishop.
According to Bishop PD Public Information Officer Katie Coffman, police were notified last Thursday, April 29 of “possible embezzlement occurring at Inyo Mono Body Shop.” The specific charge the PD is now investigating is 508 PC, the California Penal Code for embezzlement of more than $950.

A High Sierra tradition

April 29, 2013

Team Sierra, a group of friends and family members from Southern California, has made Convict Lake their annual vacation destination every Opening Day for the past several years. The group arrives early, setting up at its favorite spot on the south shore at midnight and waiting until sun-up to cast a line. This year the group saw record numbers (top), with 21 attending the annual fishstravaganza. Shown at bottom left are Jeff and John Diaz with Jeff’s 4.1-lb. rainbow; and at far right are Tom and Jesse Diaz with their healthy stringers. For more Opening Day photos, see pg.

Inyo official fights drastic rate hike

April 29, 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.

April 25th

Have you seen this Colt?

April 25, 2013

Home Street Middle School announced this week the launching of a unique fundraising activity in which the community can be “Colted.”
Basically, if residents wake up to find an obnoxiously painted wooded colt in their yard, they’ve been “Colted.”
But it’s all in good fun – and for a good cause, according to the school.
“Victims” of the colt prank can call HSMS at (760) 872-1381 to have the hideously-painted likeness of the school’s mascot removed, or, for a $25 donation, can select the colt’s next resting place.

Bridgeport bank manager arraigned for embezzlement

April 25, 2013

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 “embezzlement by a bank employee,” according to the U.S. Attorney’s 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 Saturday’s edition of The Inyo Register.

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