May 23rd, 2014
Students at Bishop High School have rallied around teacher Zack Quintana since the graphic design/multi-media teacher was let go Tuesday. At this point, realizing they canât undo whatâs already happened, the hope of the most active students is that at least their teacher will be able to attend graduation.
The details of the firing are from Quintanaâs perspective. As a Regional Occupation Program teacher, the Inyo County Office of Education does the hiring, the vetting and the firing. School administrators cannot speak to personnel matters. Administrators are standing by their decision.
Local leaders met Tuesday to discuss transmission corridor planning in Inyo County that could impact renewable energy development in the Owens Valley and other parts of Inyo.
Over the years, the Owens Valley has been targeted for a number of transmission corridors that would transmit solar and wind energy from areas as far north as Oregon and Washington, to reaches as far south as Los Angeles.
Nichol Lynn Scott
Born Jan. 24, 1980, Nichol Lynn Scott, age 34, passed away April 14, 2014.
She was a beloved daughter, sister and mother and her time was cut short.
Always remembered and never forgotten. XOXO.
Jazz is coming out west early next month for the Lone Pine Film History Museumâs annual Concert in the Rocks fundraiser, featuring world renowned jazz pianist Monty Alexander.
Joining Alexander for the benefit will be Hassan Shakur on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums, with guests Frank Vignola on guitar and singer Allan Harris.
Each June, the scenic Lone Ranger Canyon in the Alabama Hills is transformed into an âunder the starsâ venue for hosting the annual âConcert in the Rocks.â
Federal Fish and Wildlife authorities have rescheduled two public hearings on a proposal to designate the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of the greater sage-grouse as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service extended the comment period for the Sage Grouse proposal for 60 days, making the deadline June 9. According to USFWS Deputy State Supervisor for Nevada Carolyn Swed, the new hearing schedules were set to give residents more time to review information and make informed comments on the proposal.
Mule Days isnât the only hub of activity in Bishop this week, thanks to the Inyo Council for the Arts and its popular, bi-annual Arts and Crafts Fair in the Bishop City Park.
With everything from photography and other fine arts, to edibles like homemade brittle, jams and jellies, the Memorial Day Weekend Arts and Crafts Fair is a must for residents and visitors enjoying Mule Days or a long fishing weekend alike.
According to ICA Director Lynn Cooper, the event includes 135 vendors and food booths from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday.
Officials at June Mountain are hoping to extend the season by accessing groundwater under the ski resort.
The Inyo National Forest has received a proposal from June Mountain Ski Area to drill three or four test wells to see if the mountain has enough water in the ground to blow more snow next season.
When ice first melts off of any lake in the spring, the fish are hungry and careless so fishing is always going to be good. Right now throughout the Eastern Sierra that is exactly what is happening.
The short mild winter might have been bad for the Eastern Sierra Nevada as a whole, but it does not seem to have affected the fish. On the contrary the fishing has been great and the lack of snowfall has allowed access to some higher lakes and streams, which are inaccessible after bigger winters like we had in 2010-11.
Summary and Trail Report
With the heat wave in Southern California in full effect, the Bishop Creek drainage saw more hiking and angling visitors than normal for this time of year, a testament to great weather and great early season access. Overall the fishing was spectacular and the hiking, although a bit snowy above 10,500 feet, was excellent.