Archive - News Article
January 4th, 2013
In offering recent year-end reviews of 2012 county operations, more than a dozen department heads and elected officials spotlighted accomplishments that ranged from seemingly small victories to major realignments to simply continuing to deliver a high level of services and programs in the face of tight budgets.
Their reports were delivered during the last Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012, when they discussed what they said were the âhighlightsâ of the year in their departments.
Just three days into the new year and state officials say a healthy-looking Sierra snowpack â with above-average stores of water west of Bishop â could mean an ample water supply for millions of Californians this spring and summer.
An abundant snow year in the Sierra generally translates to increased visitation at Mammoth Mountain, which, in turn, means increased traffic (and business transactions) along U.S. 395. A promising spring runoff for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power might not be out of the question, either.
Home Room had a vague function years ago: a place to study, or not, and to get brief notices from school administrators. That ancient definition of Home Room is far from what Bishop Union High School students will be involved in beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The 30-minute period had been referred to as a âflex periodâ or an âadvisory period,â but will be officially Home Room with a flexible function exceeding the traditional concept.
Since 1985, a group of concerned local business leaders in Bishop have worked to support the educational needs of Bishop Union High School. According to the groupâs president, Wendy Duncan, for the past 27 years the Foundation for Excellence has worked hard, with the support of the community, to raise funds to benefit the needs of the teachers and students at the school.
According to Duncan, the work of the foundation is especially important today.
There were plenty of highlights in Inyo County government during 2012, ranging from seemingly small victories to major realignments to simply continuing to deliver a high level of services and programs in the face of tight budgets.
Travelers journeying along U.S. 395, their eyes inevitably drawn to the imposing escarpment of the Eastern Sierra, now have a unique opportunity to glimpse the seldom-seen bighorn that dwell in the most rugged terrain of the mountains. At the south end of the town of Independence, motorists encounter the first in a series of four âMigrating Muralsâ planned for the highway corridor, which tells the story of the migratory and endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep and the need to protect them.
December 28th, 2012
School gardens, space flight, Facebook passwords, predatory lenders, suspicious irrigation equipment and reporting elder abuse are all the subject of new laws taking effect in the new year.
June Mountain Ski Area just might be more difficult to keep closed than it is to keep open.
Although the ski area will not open this winter, the mountain itself is still there â big, gorgeous, tree-free, covered in a deep blanket of white â and itâs proving irresistible to some snowmobilers and backcountry skiers.
Thereâs only one problem.
It might get them hurt, or even killed.
Thatâs because the ski area right now is neither fish nor fowl, neither a true, groomed and heavily managed ski area, nor a true wilderness backcountry.
That makes it dangerous.
Several local residents have taken an oath, swearing to look after some of the communityâs most vulnerable citizens.
On Monday, Dec. 17, Presiding Inyo County Superior Court and Juvenile Court Judge Dean Stout conducted a swearing-in ceremony for the first group of Court Appointed Special Advocates for the Eastern Sierra in the historic courtroom in Independence.
A routine California Air National Guard training exercise came to an abrupt halt Thursday afternoon when an F-16C fighter jet from Fresno crashed on Owens Lake about 10 miles south of Lone Pine.
According to the Air National Guard, the pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft after reporting an in-flight emergency at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.