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May 13th, 2013

In the rocks, under the stars

May 13, 2013

One of Southern Inyo’s most enduring summer events is returning next month with a familiar face in tow.
Rex Allen Jr., son of seminal singing cowboy Rex Allen and longtime friend of the Lone Pine Film History Museum, will perform in the heart of the Alabama Hills on Saturday, June 1 as part of the museum’s largest, annual fundraiser.
Concert in the Rocks takes place in Lone Ranger Canyon just as the sun begins to set behind the Sierra – making for what Museum Director Bob Sigman calls “an enchanting evening.”

May 9th

SR 120 West/Tioga Pass Road re-opened to park entrance gate

May 9, 2013

Caltrans re-opened State Route 120 West – more widely known as Tioga Pass Road – to the east Yosemite National Park entrance gate on Thursday afternoon. The road was closed over the weekend due to recent storms.
Tioga is still closed beyond the park entrance but Yosemite officials indicated to Caltrans the road could be opened all the way through the park as early as this Saturday, May 11, depending on the weather.

May 8th

Tribe helping families make a home in Bishop

May 8, 2013

One local family has bought a brand new house as a result of an ongoing program that is in the process of weaving newly-constructed model homes into a well-established community.
Mark and Andri Napoles received the key to their new, Pa Ha Lane model home on Wednesday, May 1 and on May 3, Darren Bernard and his son took possession of a home of their own. As they spread out in their new homes, other families apply to get on the Bishop Paiute Tribe Community Development Department project waiting list so they can do the same in the future.

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.

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