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October 3rd, 2014

Construction to begin on Warren improvements

October 3, 2014

According to the City of Bishop Public Works Department, the Warren Street Improvement Project is moving forward with its utility work and construction phases, commencing this year.
Public Works Director David Grah said the project, which has been three years in the planning and designing, would begin this fall. It is hoped that once completed, the city-owned Warren Street roadway area could become a second main street that revitalizes downtown businesses and invites community activities.   
Utility Work

Photographer’s pursuit of Sierra dragonflies

October 3, 2014

For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of “captivating beauty and diversity,” Barbara said, “and they are fun to watch.” Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs – an immature
stage of development –
are especially “voracious eaters of mosquito larva.”

October 1st

Altrusa spreads literacy, and comfort, throughout Eastern Sierra

October 1, 2014

Excitement is spreading throughout the Eastern Sierra for the upcoming Altrusa Art Show.
The 16th annual event will be held this weekend in the Floriculture Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Altrusa member Andrea Shallcross, this art show is a unique and beloved opportunity for local artists to share their work.

Business owners, community leaders urged to innovate

October 1, 2014

Next week, more than 150 community leaders from across the Sierra, both on the east and west side, will be gathering in Tahoe City for a three-day conference on planning for the region’s economic future.
As it celebrates 20 years of community development, the Sierra Business Council is hosting the Peak Innovation Conference Oct. 8-10, featuring lectures by two best-selling authors, among other agenda items.

Down by the River

October 1, 2014

This past Saturday afternoon, Range and River Books looked exactly the way owner Diane Doonan pictured when she moved her used book store to Bishop’s Main Street. The store was full of people: families with barely-walkers reading in the children’s section, friends getting their first look at her new location and readers spending a chilly, breezy afternoon working their way through the orderly maze of books.

September 30th

Anita Rae Wallis

September 30, 2014

Anita Rae Wallis

Born May 10, 1948, Anita Rae Wallis passed away Sept. 12, 2014.
She is survived by her partner of 21 years, Linda Gregg of Independence; her daughter, Deena Roberts and her family of Arkansas, including Anita’s grandchildren; brother, Mike Wallis; sister-in-law, Pam Wallis of Bishop; as well as family and friends of more than 58 years, including Steve and Rosie Young of Lone Pine.
A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Lone Pine VFW Hall.

Louis ‘Lou’ Richard Hahaj

September 30, 2014

Louis ‘Lou’ Richard Hahaj

Louis Richard Hahaj (Lou), age 56, died at Renown Regional Medical center in Reno, Nev. on Sept. 13, 2014 after a long illness.
Born Aug. 28, 1958 in San Gabriel, Lou’s family moved to Bishop when he was 6. Lou served in the United States Marine Corps from 1978 until 1983 when he was honorably discharged. He worked as a heavy equipment mechanic for 37 years.
Lou had a big heart and loved his family very much. He would have given anything to anyone in need. Lou will be missed.

VIDEO: Is The Pac-12 Overrated?

September 30, 2014

Remember those debates about whether the Pac-12 could overtake the SEC as America's best conference? Well, week five is all Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak needed to see. He explains why fans out west need to lower expectations... a lot.

September 29th

Motel fee would fund tourism projects

September 29, 2014

In an effort to strengthen the local tourism economy by increasing overnight hotel and motel stays, the Bishop City Council has taken steps to establish a Bishop Tourism Improvement District.
A resolution that would establish the BTID was approved by the City Council as its Sept. 22 meeting.

New leader for RV school district

September 29, 2014

(The following is the third of three stories on new administrators at local school districts. –Ed.)
Of the three educators moving into new administrative roles at new schools, Karen Marshall has the easiest transition into the role of superintendent/principal. She has been at Round Valley Elementary School for 15 years and served as vice principal for the last three under Dan Moore.
Marshall attributes the closeness of the community and parent involvement with that special feeling at RV as well as the relationship among the staff.

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