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August 23rd, 2012

State cuts put local court projects on hold

August 23, 2012

Inyo Superior Court’s two Courthouse Facilities Projects have been indefinitely paused, and, according to local officials, are “in grave jeopardy of cancellation” due to state budget cuts.
These projects include the new, $33 million court facility in Bishop, and a $1.5 million facility in Independence.

‘ … with a little help from my friends’

August 23, 2012

Sunday turned out to be a much longer day than planned for a group of hikers from the Los Angeles area. Their moderately difficult ascent of 14,035-foot Mt. Langley took a serious turn when a knee injury left one of the group unable to walk.
Mark Kuckelman, 56, of Long Beach suffered a twisted knee just 30 minutes into the descent from Langley’s summit. With a 10-mile hike and 4,000 vertical feet of descent ahead of them, the group, Bill Rudnisky, 32, Jeff Logan, 26 and Brian Hay, 26, along with Kuckelman, pondered the choices.

Georgia Gay Duncan (Harris)

August 23, 2012

 

Georgia Gay Duncan (Harris)

1944-2012

 

August 21st

Kenneth Alexander Helms Black

August 21, 2012

 

Kenneth Alexander Helms Black

1949-2012

 

New bristlecone visitor center opening soon

August 21, 2012

Visitors hoping to see some of the oldest living plants on the planet now have a brand-new visitor center to welcome them and introduce them to the Bristlecone Pine Forest.
Inyo National Forest Supervisor Ed Armenta announced last week that the long-anticipated opening of the new Bristlecone Pine Forest Visitor Center has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1.
A grand opening celebration is slated to take place at Schulman Grove with music starting at 1 p.m. and the formal ceremony at 2 p.m.

Driving ‘smart’ is focus of upcoming classes

August 21, 2012

 

In response to escalating statistics, Bishop California Highway Patrol will offer several Drive Smart program classes for young adults and senior citizens, free classes which are designed to lower vehicular collision-related injuries and fatalities.

End-of-summer pool party this weekend in LP

August 21, 2012

The Lone Pine Memorial Plunge celebrates the end of summer and the installation of a brand-new water slide with free fun, food and floats for the whole family.
“We’ve done this (party) every year for about eight years or so,” swim instructor and pool manager Charles James said.

August 20th

Not your grandfather’s Tri-County Fair

August 20, 2012

This year’s Tri-County Fair organizers have made lemonade from the several hundred thousand lemons handed down by the State of California.
Faced with a growing funding gap roughly equivalent to what it spends every year to put on an end-of-summer party for Eastern Sierra residents and visitors, the Tri-County Fair was faced with an all-too common choice: adapt or die.

August 16th

Lucretia ‘Tish’ Melvin Rockwell

August 16, 2012

 

Lucretia ‘Tish’ Melvin Rockwell

1924-2012

 

Rosie Lena (Gress) Heedick

August 16, 2012

 

Rosie Lena (Gress) Heedick

1930-2012

 

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...

 

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