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November 1st, 2012

Solar project becoming reality at Big Pine Schools

November 1, 2012

The massive structures going up in Big Pine schools’ parking lot are not two carport on steroids. By early next week, solar panels will be installed on top of the girders and the Big Pine Unified School District will be on its way to near energy self-sufficiency.
When completed by mid-December, the solar installation will provide 80 percent of the schools’ electricity, indirectly, and, even more importantly, reduce their bill by the same. With an average monthly $5,000 electricity bill, that translates into a $48,000 annual savings.

Run returns with message of wellness, community

November 1, 2012

Toiyabe Indian Health Project is gearing up for the 31st annual Toiyabe Road Run scheduled for this Saturday at the Millpond Recreation Center.
The annual road run is designed to get residents of all ages and abilities together for a fun, healthy day of activity and fellowship centered around three races of various lengths, a 10K, a 5K and a 1K.

Plans coming together for corridor overhaul

November 1, 2012

City of Bishop Public Works continues to court community input on proposed upscale upgrades to the Warren Street corridor.
Although the project won’t break ground for several years, the look of the completed project is taking shape on project drawings and an environmental analysis is also in the works. Progress can be greatly furthered by community feedback, said Director of Public Works David Grah. “Public input is a continuous process.”

Effort to catalogue local addresses under way

November 1, 2012

Inyo officials are beginning an effort to locate and catalogue every physical address in the county this week.
The Sheriff’s Department, utilizing a 2011 Homeland Security Grant, has contracted with Geographic Technologies Group to verify addresses throughout the county.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, crews from GTG will be out and about for the next month to ensure that every building in Inyo has a physical address that is correctly recorded in county documents.

October 30th

Search for missing hiker enters 7th day

October 30, 2012

Local authorities are continuing a search for a missing hiker from Pacific Palisades who has been in the backcountry for more than 10 days.
Authorities launched a massive search effort last Wednesday after the hiker failed to return from a planned three-day hike in the Inyo National Forest.

Early detection saves lives

October 30, 2012

An effort is under way to remove fear about and break down barriers surrounding annual mammogram breast cancer screenings. As part of that effort, local women are being given financial and informational support to educate and encourage them to be proactive on behalf of their own health care and even to save their own lives.

October 29th

Chamber of Commerce queries the City Council candidates

October 29, 2012

 

Four of the five candidates for Bishop City Council met with an audience of about 30 residents Thursday evening to discuss local businesses and what they would do, if elected, to help Bishop’s economy. 

City leaders get their ducks in row

October 29, 2012

Bishop leaders recently gave the go-ahead on two park-related issues and cleared up some wording in an ordinance dealing with the appointment of City Council members.
In light of Councilmember Jeff Griffith’s election to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, which will take affect in January, city leaders met Monday to discuss guidelines for filling City Council vacancies.
The council unanimously approved an ordinance that will update the city code regarding council appointments.

Art of reciting poetry coming to Inyo schools

October 29, 2012

Local high school students are joining their peers nation-wide in polishing recitation and life skills as they prepare for the 2012-13 Poetry Out Loud competition, where contestants stand to win prizes in the thousands of dollars.
“Poetry Out Loud national recitation contest introduces high school students to the magic of great poetry,” states the POL website, www.poetryoutloud.org.

October 25th

Picture-perfect pond to protect the OV pupfish

October 25, 2012

The Bishop Paiute Tribe Native Fish Refuge continues its efforts to preserve native desert fish populations while creating opportunities for cultural and environmental education, preserving tribal links to its past and furnishing a public recreation venue.

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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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