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July 21st, 2011

Implementation of Travel Management Plan begins

July 21, 2011

Crews with the Inyo National Forest have begun converting words on paper from the 2009 Travel Management Decision into actual, on-the-ground actions.
As residents travel through the Inyo National Forest this summer they will likely see a diverse array of volunteers, partners and forest crews placing signs on newly designated routes, disguising and blocking unauthorized roads and fixing problem sections of system routes to ensure that they will be stable and can remain open for motorized use.

Waiver would benefit Big Pine residents rebuilding after fire

July 21, 2011

County leaders decided Tuesday to hold off on a motion that would waive building permit fees for residents of Big Pine who are rebuilding after the Center Fire earlier this year.
The potential move comes on the heels of Inyo County Public Works receiving requests from fire victims to waive certain building code provisions, such as snow load requirements and fire safety measures that were not required of older homes due to a grandfather clause.

July 20th

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney

July 20, 2011

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney
1949-2011

Juanita Jean Butterbredt Kinney, age 62, resident of Bishop for 34 years, born in Kelso, Calif., on May 18, 1949, passed away on July 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop.

USDA offering farm aid for 2009 losses

July 20, 2011

Farmers who suffered significant production losses in 2009 due to drought or other natural disasters could be eligible for federal aid.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the 2009 Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments program.
According to USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Klint Koble, “The SURE program compensates producers for production and/or quality losses during times of disaster. All producers who have experienced crop production and/or crop quality losses must apply for SURE program benefits by the July 29 deadline.”

County, courts hammer out new service contract

July 20, 2011

County leaders and state court officials have renewed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining the responsibilities of each entity as they work together to provide court services to rural Inyo County.
Since the State of California assumed responsibility for the operation and funding of the Superior Court, the county has continued to provide certain services to the court under an MOU, including bailiff services provided by the Sheriff’s Department.

July 18th

Just NDNs smothers Bad Company

July 18, 2011

Just NDNs proved why it sits atop the City of Bishop’s Coed B League standings with an 18-7 win over Bad Company last Thursday.
Bad Company was game, putting up a challenge in the fifth and sixth innings, but fell victim to NDNs lethal bats and impenetrable defense.
NDNs goes into the single-elimination tournament, starting tonight, as the team to beat for the Coed B championship.
Adrian Santana started the scoring drive for Just NDNs in the bottom of the first, with a double and scramble to third on an infield error.

July 15th

Buttermilk area in need of ‘facilities’?

July 15, 2011

Everybody does it, even climbers, hikers and off-road vehicle enthusiasts. And, there are so many of them doing it in Buttermilk area that the Forest Service is thinking about putting in facilities – yes, toilets – near the popular climbing boulders.
The Inyo National Forest is wrapping up a public comment period on its proposal to construct up to two permanent, vault toilets near the Buttermilk climbing area. The proposal provides two possible locations for the toilets: the first at Birthday Boulders and the second, if needed in the future, at the Borrow Pit.

Teen follows his dreams to Julliard

July 15, 2011

It may sound like a clichéd movie plot: a small-town boy, following his dream, practices diligently, puts his heart and soul into his work, overcomes the odds and earns the chance to make his dream a reality.
But this is no Hollywood script, it’s the real life of Bishop teen Andrew Hallenbeck, who got to audition with the prestigious Juilliard School.
Hallenbeck was vying for one of just a 150 or so spots among thousands of applicants from more than 40 countries. And – spoiler alert – the kid knows what he wants, and knows how to get it.

Mary Zolkiewicz

July 15, 2011

Mary Zolkiewicz
1921-2011

Born in Purley, England on May 28, 1921, Mary died July 11, 2011 in Bishop, California. Served in the Royal Air Force during World War II. Developed a lifelong interest in Polish culture and language. After the war, Mary was an English teacher to Polish military personnel who were exiled in England. She married one of her students, Leszek, who passed away in 2006. They were married 58 years. In 1948 Mary and Leszek moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Katana Marie Taylor

July 15, 2011

Katana Marie Taylor
2011-2011

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.
After being delivered Katana passed away July 13, 2011.

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