August 8th, 2014
A grand jury this week indicted the man who accidentally started last summer‚Äôs Rim Fire on four federal charges.
Filed Thursday with U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, the indictment charges Keith Matthew Emerald, 32, with setting timber afire, leaving a fire unattended and unextinguished, violating a fire restriction and making a false statement to a government agency (a felony).
Another success story is coming out of ICARE this week, but with that success comes the need to replenish financial resources.
ICARE once again paid for the surgery and medical treatment of an abandoned or lost and severely injured animal. The money for this treatment comes out of the organization‚Äôs Stitch Fund, which was established for this exact purpose.
For the full story, see the Thursday, Aug. 7 edition of The Inyo Register.
The term isolated rain storms took on a whole new meaning for Eastern Sierra residents from Death Valley to Hammil Valley last weekend.
Rain pounded Hammil Valley Friday evening, sending water and mud coursing through the Doonan‚Äôs alfalfa ranch and across Carol and Randy Archuleta‚Äôs Freedom in Motion facility just to the south.
For more, read the Thursday, Aug. 7 edition of The Inyo Register.
Inyo County and the City of Bishop are in danger of paying tens of thousands of dollars in fines if commercial and certain rental property owners do not comply with the state-mandated Mandatory Commercial Recycling Law.
The effects of the French Fire, burning in the Sierra west of Rock Creek, were very apparent Friday and even more so through Saturday, with smoky skies making outdoor recreation very unpleasant at best.
As of Monday morning, the fire had burned 13,267 acres in the Rock Creek drainage and was only 30 percent contained with 1,813 personnel on hand.
The River Summit ended at noon last Thursday with what some attendees emerging from the two-and-a-half day meeting described as ‚Äúcautious optimism,‚ÄĚ an over-used phrase but possibly the best outcome from the divergent groups invited or required to attend.
‚ÄúWe have to be really smart in the way we do this,‚ÄĚ said Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper. ‚ÄúWe can make this work; we just have to keep an eye on the goal.‚ÄĚ
For the full story, read the Tuesday, Aug. 5 edition of The Inyo Register.
A funding setback at the Caltech-operated Owens Valley Radio Observatory may mean the facility will have to close the world-famous Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy, which is located at Cedar Flat above Westgard Pass east of Big Pine.
Dr. John Carpenter, OVRO executive director, explained that CARMA applies for funding to the National Science Foundation every three years to operate the observatory. This year, the National Science Foundation returned the grant application with favorable reviews, but declined the request for funding.
This year, the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair is celebrating the ‚ÄúOpen Spaces and Happy Places‚ÄĚ of Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties and to gear up for the biggest end-of-summer bash in the Sierra, The Inyo Register wants to see readers enjoying themselves in the great outdoors.
Each Tuesday throughout the month of August, the Register is planning to run a series of reader-submitted ‚Äúselfies,‚ÄĚ that show residents and visitors enjoying the wealth of open spaces and happy places in the Eastern Sierra.
The City of Bishop‚Äôs July 30 Economic Development Open House drew numbers, diversity and input that exceeded expectation, said city and agency officials.
The open house, organized by the city, Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, Sandra Bauer of Bauer Planning & Environmental Services and BBC Research¬† & Consulting staff, was designed ‚Äúto get public input on the Economic Development Element of (the city‚Äôs) General Plan,‚ÄĚ BBC Director of Research Adam Orens said - ‚Äúhow to strengthen and diversify the city‚Äôs economy,‚ÄĚ in other words.
The search ended this week for 75-year-old Dawson Johnson, a hiker who disappeared Tuesday while hiking to and from Mt. Whitney.
Johnson‚Äôs remains were spotted by helicopter in Sequoia National Park on the north slope of Mt. Whitney (approximately 13,300 feet in elevation) just before nightfall on Thursday.
It‚Äôs believed Johnson fell in ‚Äúa very rocky and steep area‚ÄĚ of the mountain.