September 6th, 2013
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has released for public review a Draft Environmental Impact Report in which it presents its proposal to construct a 1,200-acre solar ranch south of Independence and east of Manzanar National Historic Site.
Prepared with the assistance of Anaheim-based POWER Engineers, Inc., the three-volume document details not just the project itself but also its potential impacts, ultimately concluding that LADWPâs proposal âwould not result in significant unavoidable adverse impacts.â
Eighth District Congressman Paul Cook (R) held a town hall meeting in Bishop Thursday to discuss everything from the conflict in Syria and his stance on American involvement, to wilderness designations, to veterans rights.
Cook, a freshman Congressman, serves on House Committee on Veteransâ Affairs among other committees in Washington. He is a retired Marine Colonel and Vietnam vet who has served in local government in Yucca Valley and served six years in the state Assembly.
Hear about it in the park, read about it in the papers â Inyo County officially recognizes Recovery Month and joins in its national observance with a grand event, personal testimonials and informational articles.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â On Sept. 3, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September as Recovery Month, Director of Inyo County Health and Human Services Jean Turner said. Recovery Month should heighten public awareness and discussion of âthe prevalence of mental and substance-use disordersâ and HHSâ many recovery and wellness, she added.
All month, City of Bishop Community Services will be offering new and returning recreational, social and entertainment opportunities for Bishop residents, from tots to elders.
Dance and art programs, multi-level gymnastics and a festival for senior citizens are all in the offing as the fall season gets under way.
The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile âlakeâ delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the âdry lake,â which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output.Â
Last Sunday night, the Tri-County Fairgrounds main arena was not the place to be if you were a telephone pole. Drivers at this yearâs Destruction Derby, the climax of the 2013 Fair, showed no respect for the barriers that defined the crash zone. The poles were sent flying, powered over, used as a wedge for a spectacular near roll-over, served as a fulcrum to trap cars and generally abused. During the Powder Puff heat, Trica Weatherford blasted sideways over the poles, circled the track to re-enter at the west end and went on to win the heat.
The Bishop Broncosâ football squad looks to maintain its phenomenal run of big games, taking the Whittier Christian Heralds apart with a 41-6 win.
âOverall this was a solid game to start the season,â said coach Arnie Palu. âSeveral sophomores have not missed a workout or practice since closing out the 2012 season. The freshmen have come on board following the sophomores leadership. As a staff we are blessed to coach this very dedicated group that is seeing their hard work and disciple pay off on the field.â
A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Many of the details surrounding this weekâs raid on the meth lab are being withheld, but officials said it stemmed from agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service serving multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was itself raided last week.
Laws Railroad Museum is returning to the good ole days of the American West with homebaked pies, 10-gallon hats and good old fashioned hard work this weekend.
Joan âJoniâ Louise Wentworth
Joan âJoniâ Louise Wentworth of Anacortes, Wash. and former resident of Bishop went to The Lord on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 19, 1936.
At a young age she moved to New York City with her parents, Clem and Alice Rande, where she graduated from high school and went to work as a teletype operator for Transworld Airlines in the Manhattan headquarters.