August 11th, 2011
Through what appears to be a mutually agreeable decision, Bishop City Administrator Jim Southworth has stepped down after 10 months on the job.
Southworth had been on administrative leave since July 27. Mondayâs Bishop City Council meeting included a closed session agenda item to discuss a âpublic employee performance evaluation.â After a short meeting behind closed doors, the council returned to chambers with the following announcement.
Hangar fees at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport are going up, but not yet.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to increase fuel and ramp fees at Bishopâs airport, the only county-operated facility that sells aviation fuel. But when it came time to discuss raising fees for hangar rentals and tie-downs, the board members were surprised to learn the increase would apply to all county operated airports.
The Lion Wildland Fire in Sequoia National Forest that has been a source of smoke and headaches for many in Inyo County, is 75 percent contained.
The blaze, now at 20,166 acres, was sparked by lightning on July 8 and has been allowed to run its natural course, ridding the forest of dead and downed brush to create what officials say will be safer, more manageable fire conditions in the future.
Fire officials expect the fire to grow approximately 150 acres over the next several days, until it reaches the perimeter line to the south along Alpine Creek.
The tourney will be held this Saturday at Millpond County Park. Sign-ups close at 5:30 p.m., a half-hour before the tournament starts, at 6 p.m.
For more information, call Steve Oglesby at (760) 873-6666.
Lone Pine Volleyball Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Volleyball Indian taco sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.
The Indian tacos can be pre-ordered, $6 each, from any volleyball player or by calling coach Mel Joseph at (760) 382-0406.
Delivery will be available.
LAKE SABRINA BOAT LANDING
Wow, what a week!
A thousand pounds of fish from Department of Fish and Game on Aug. 1 and then last Friday, here comes the stock truck again with another 1,500 pounds of fish. We were all doing the woo-hoo dance - thatâs a lotta fish!
Thank you, DFG!
So to the catching and lots of it, fishing was great - thanks to the 2,500 pounds of fish.
County leaders approved a proposal to add some additional security to the Eastern Sierra Transit motor pool.
Last Tuesday, Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson said there is funding available through the Local Transportation Commission to construct security lighting and fencing at ESTAâs headquarters at the county-operated Eastern Sierra Regional Airport.
The board approved a proposal in February that would have provided the lighting, however, with a fast approaching grant deadline for the funding, no bids were submitted for the project.
A massive truck hauling spent nuclear machinery will be passing through Inyo County on a 21-day journey from San Onofre to Clive, Utah. The super load measures 399 feet long, 20 feet wide and more than 16 feet tall with 200 or so tires, consisting of a trailer weighing more than one million pounds and three trucks.
The loads are reportedly the heaviest in California history. This trip is the first of four scheduled for this year.
Linda Louise Morse
Linda Louise Morse, age 56, made her home and raised her children in Big Pine. On May 18, 1955, in Ridgecrest, she blessed the world with her arrival and on Aug. 1, 2011, she was freed, to walk unencumbered at God’s side.
There are small notebooks, or sometimes just a few bits of paper, and a writing utensil, stuffed into a can or box of some sort at the highest point of nearly every mountain in the Sierra Nevada and beyond. These summit registers are a record of the peakâs visitors, considered historical documents by some.
Unfortunately, the registers have become a target for thieves.