July 6th, 2011
A proposed Adventure Trails System for Inyo County has passed the Senate Natural Resources Committee unanimously and will be heading for the Senate Appropriations Committee later this summer for final approval.
California State Assembly Bill 628, introduced by Assembly Republican Leader Connie Conway, of Tulare, aims to authorize a pilot project in Inyo County to interconnect existing trails designed for off-highway vehicles, such as four wheelers. If approved, the bill will allow OHV users to travel a small distance on surface streets to access amenities such as food and fuel.
A local woman is going to give her kidney to someone she hardly knows, and is giving it selflessly.
âI never thought twice or wondered why I should do this,â Tonya Miller said at the home of Stan Summers, the man she plans on donating her kidney to. She said before she even knew she was going to donate, God had spoken to her and told her she was a match and that she could withstand this challenge.
God must have known that Miller is what is known as a âuniversal donor.â This includes more than her universally accepted type O-negative blood.
With July 4 approaching, Americans are asked to remember the sacrifices that this countryâs service members make every day in the name of freedom.
Among those preparing to fight, protect and serve in the name of freedom overseas is Lance Cpl. Caylen S. Vetter, 24, of Bishop.
Vetter, a 2005 Bishop Union High School graduate, is gearing up with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit to be deployed to Afghanistan this summer.
Vetter has been in the military for two years.
A cross-country trip on U.S. 6 will bring travelers through a number of small towns and across even more scenic stops, but, according to Malerie Yolen-Cohen, Inyo Countyâs attractions have been some of the best so far.
Yolen-Cohen, a Stamford, Conn. resident and travel writer, is making the trip from Provincetown, Mass. to Long Beach, the traditional beginning and end of U.S. 6. Along the way, she has been blogging about her adventures.
The geothermal project in Southern Inyo County has had its credit rating reduced due to lowered energy capacity and output, and mounting debt.
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Coso Geothermalâs rating from a âB+â to âB.â
According to Standard and Poorâs, another credit rating firm, âcredit ratings are not investment advice, or buy, hold, or sell recommendations. They are just one factor investors may consider in making investment decisions.â
Fun, friends and fireworks are just some of the attractions residents will find at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport in Bishop this year as the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departments hosts its annual Independence Day fireworks show.
Itâs a celebration that almost wasnât this year, when the department considered cancelling the traditional festivities due to budget and manpower concerns â essentially the drain the show puts on both.
In the end, and hoping the community will pitch in with gate fees and donations, the volunteer firefighters decided the show must go on.
No funeral services will be held for 32-year Bishop resident Virginia Glidden.
Born Aug. 21, 1912 in Oregon, Virginia died June 20, 2011 at home with her nephew/companion, Duane Dutro, at her bedside.
Virginia is survived by her three daughters, Virginia Kettle of Coeur D’ Alene, Idaho, Dr. Chrissie Gray of Tulsa, Okla. and Melissa Sledz of Tigard, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Local leaders are looking to the public for input on where supervisorial districts should be drawn.
Every 10 years, after the federal census is complete, the county is required to review its district boundaries and, if the population change found by the census shows a shift in the countyâs population, re-draw the boundaries to be sure each county supervisor is serving approximately the same number of citizens.
According to Planning Director Josh Hart, each supervisor must represent between 17 and 23 percent of the population.
The murder trail stemming from the death of James Eric Rambeau, Jr. in June 2009 has included many tangents, such as the revelation of questionable behavior at the Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office, the use of a widely mistrusted jailhouse informant, threats against D.A. Art Maillet and arresting officers, bomb threats at the jail, and a change of venue for the trial from Inyo to Ventura counties.