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April 18th, 2014

Blackrock dispute still unresolved

April 18, 2014

Tuesday’s meeting of the Technical Group was eerily similar to the preceding Friday’s meeting.
With the Blackrock 94 dispute still on the table, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County Water Department staff remain in disagreement over the cause persed solar, which is another reason the industrial-scale solar ranch is on the drawing board.

Plans to honor Alice Piper going forward

April 18, 2014

The statue of Alice Piper will be unveiled on June 2, the 90th anniversary of the California Supreme Court case that carries her name, in front of the Big Pine High School.

School foundation turns 10 in 2014

April 18, 2014

Next month, the STEP Foundation will host its most elegant fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, as the organization enters its 10th year and approaches its $200,000 mark of providing education enrichment for Round Valley Joint Elementary School students.

April 16th

LADWP talks to supes about solar

April 16, 2014

Local leaders finally got some long-awaited answers about the proposed, widely unpopular Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to give local officials and concerned residents information on the LADWP project.
LADWP Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, explained why the department feels it needs a 200 megawatt, 1,200-acre solar station in the Owens Valley.

Celebrate Earth Day 2014

April 16, 2014

An event fast becoming local tradition returns to Bishop City Park this Saturday, encouraging celebration of natural resources, healthy lifestyles and an engaged community.
Now in its fourth year, the Bishop Earth Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. at the front of the park and runs until 4 p.m. Offered during those six hours will be the first annual “Sierra’s Got Talent” talent show, a recycled art competition, arts and crafts and dozens of booths of the educational and commercial variety.

Birthday bash celebrates Norman Clyde, a Sierra original

April 16, 2014

Norman Clyde remains a larger-than-life figure whose accomplishments as a mountaineer and climber are sometimes overshadowed today by a focus on a small number of personal quirks and amazing accomplishments that have also added to his status as a legendary figure in the history of the Eastern Sierra.

Bishop Rotary donates to housing project

April 16, 2014

Bishop philanthropists recently reached out to their Mammoth counterparts with financial support for an international relief effort.
The Rotary of Club donated $1,000 to the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club for its Corazon project in Mexico.
Bishop Club President Maggie Kingsbury presented the check to Dan Watson, project coordinator, at the Mammoth club’s March 27 meeting.

Significant Details: Headline news

April 16, 2014

April 12 ––––– The following headline made a screaming appearance just in time for the dreaded income tax deadline: “Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes.”
Great. Two days after I quit procrastinating and actually did my taxes, they come up with an excuse – “failure to evolve” – that could have let me dally another couple of days. So I procrastinated by reading the article. Waste of good wasted time. It was 1,000 words of contradictory gibberish, like most “genetic/DNA/science” articles, and it concluded procrastination is about half genetics and half just being lazy.

April 14th

Fighting fire with fire

April 14, 2014

A recent study by the U.S. Forest Service, Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Nature Conservancy suggests that the state can save millions by investing in local forests.
More specifically, the study indicates this investing is best done via pre-emptive forest fires and otherwise clearing away debris that could later on fuel catastrophic wild fires.

County setting its sights on illegal dumping

April 14, 2014

Inyo County is exploring ways to keep litter bugs from trashing local landscapes and may be seeking the public’s help.
As local leaders consider ways to close a $400,000 budget gap in the Inyo County Solid Waste Department, which may include increased fees at local landfills, county staff is considering the idea of surveillance at known illegal dumping sites. Also proposed are increased fines and fees for those caught littering and the implementation of a tip line to help catch illegal dumpers.

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