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April 25th, 2013

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.

Sonora Pass open

April 25, 2013

In yet another sign that summer is on its way to the Eastern Sierra, Caltrans has removed the packed winter snow, cleared the debris and made the necessary repairs to open State Route 108 over Sonora Pass.
“The diligent work of Caltrans crews enabled the opening of the pass for motorists who utilize this route,” said Public Information Officer Florene Trainor. “Caltrans crews responsible for the pass opening extend their best wishes for safe summer traveling to those who enjoy the recreational opportunities this part of California has to offer.”

Feds arraign Mammoth man on child porn charges

April 25, 2013

Gene Wayne Harris, 41, of Mammoth Lakes, was arraigned in federal court today on a grand jury indictment that charges him with attempted production of child pornography and attempted enticement of a minor, U.S. Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.

Pilgrimage brings civil rights into focus

April 25, 2013

Historical realities merge with contemporary concerns at an annual event that will combine a wide variety of exhibits, art, dance, discussion and more at Manzanar this weekend.
Manzanar National Historic Site invites everyone to participate in a weekend of special activities in honor of the Manzanar Committee’s 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage. All of the many events are free.

April 22nd

Tioga Pass cleared to eastern park entrance

April 22, 2013

A crew from Caltrans clears the road on Tioga Pass just in time to allow brave and hearty anglers access to high-country fishing spots during this weekend’s fishing opener. Caltrans has re-opened the pass (State Route 120 West/Tioga Pass Road) to the east Yosemite Park Entrance Gate. The highway will remain closed beyond the park. “Users can access S.R. 120 for recreational activities from the junction of U.S. 395 at Lee Vining up to the park entrance closure gate,” a press release from Caltrans states. This partial opening is dependent on favorable weather.

April 19th

County close to recycling goal

April 19, 2013

With Earth Day approaching on April 22, Inyo County Waste Management Director Scott Eagan gave local leaders an overview of local recycling and diversion program and asked for any ideas and suggestions.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors was told Tuesday that the county and its residents are able to divert 26 percent of the county’s waste from the landfills through recycling anything from wood, tires and paper, to electrical waste and food products that are composted.

April 18th

Warren St. ideas conceptualized

April 18, 2013

An ongoing collaboration between the city and the community of Bishop is continuing to breathe life into a major street improvement project and now the public can get a Technicolor peek into the possible future of a new main street.
Full-color art sketches and conceptional drawings depicting how possible Warren Street Improvement Project design elements might converge for a new look at Bishop’s proposed new main street are available for public viewing at City Hall and on the Public Works page at www.ca-bishop.us.

Animal-lovers raise $30K for new shelter in Big Pine

April 18, 2013

About 700 residents attended the 17th annual ICARE fundraiser dinner held last weekend at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, raising $30,000 for a new county animal shelter.
Animal lovers who gathered at the event were treated to a catered dinner, live and silent auctions and raffles.
Dinner was catered by Whiskey Creek, thanks to sponsorships from Union Bank of California, Sierra Wave Media and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. The meal was served by local 4-H Club members.

Read more in the Thursday, April 18 edition of The Inyo Register.

Super-low Sabrina will still be fishable for Opener

April 18, 2013

Two dry years in the Eastern Sierra and a Southern California Edison project that required the lake to be drained has Lake Sabrina west of Bishop looking like an alien moonscape.
Sabrina, a favorite destination in the Sierra, is currently so low that it has reverted back to being two separate natural lakes, and the smaller of the two is nearly dry.
What that means for next weekend’s fishing opener remains to be seen, but Sabrina Lake Boat Landing owner Juanita Apted is optimistic.

April 15th

Fundraiser for ‘little warrior’ Gia Joy this Saturday

April 15, 2013

The grandparents of a local toddler who is optimistically fighting cancer are organizing a new dinner-and-a-show fundraiser to help the battling babe and her family with ongoing medical expenses.
Jim and Suzanne Crawford of Dayton, Nev., mother and stepfather of Bishop resident Mike Gehringer and grandparents of Gia Joy Gehringer, are organizing the fundraiser locally and are planning another one in Nevada, to help Mike and his wife, Heather, with ongoing medical expenses incurred to treat Gia for crococcygel teratoma and yolk sac tumor since she was diagnosed in December.

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