March 24th, 2014
A combination of local energy and regional political pressure can help Inyo County take advantage of its solar power potential and maybe stymie plans by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to build a large-scale commercial solar project in the county.
That one-two combo was suggested by consultant Bill Powers during a presentation called âSolar Done Right.â The main tenets of âSolar Done Rightâ are threefold: aggressive energy efficiency, small scale solar installations and local control of energy policy and policy implementation, said Powers.
This Saturday, Bishop Union High Schoolâs Future Farmers of America is hosting the premier Family Farm Read event intended to encourage reading while introducing the world of farm animals to local youngsters.
The stateâs plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the courtâs offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courtsâ first-choice building site.
At the conclusion of last weekâs Renewable Energy General Plan workshop, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant application to the California Energy Commission that will help fund continued research on renewable energy and energy transmission.
Kathleen Ann Warta
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor, 2 days old, born March 8, 2014, passed away on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Katori was preceded in death by her sister, Katana Taylor; great-grandparents, Michael and Janet Strickler; great-grandpa, John McKellips; and great-great-grandparents, Ila and David Connell.
Ronnie Thomas Roberts
Born June 13, 1934 in Tacoma, Wash., Ronnie Roberts often commented that he âdidnât stay in Tacoma long enough to get rained on.â
Ronnie grew up in the Southern California communities of Alhambra and Long Beach. He attended Long Beach Poly High School where he played football and was part of the Comus Club. He continued playing football for Whittier College, which he attended from 1953-57, earning his B.A. in Psychology, Political Science and Religion. At Whittier, he was part of the Lancer Society.
Behind the unassuming gray door of room 208 in the Bishop High School math building, an upbeat technological world lies in wait. The classroom acts as newsroom, makeshift film set and tech center â an oasis of opportunity for those students journalistically, technologically and artistically inclined.
An array of PCs and Macs perch on the table tops in an orderly matrix, making room 208 one of the only hybrid classrooms in the state. This variety provides the platform for real-life experience with both programs.
The droughtâs impact on Eastern Sierra tourism took a serious turn for the worse this week when the source for Alpers Trophy Trout literally dried up.
Inland Aquaculture Group, the area source for the Alpers trout operating out of Conway Ranch, was informed by Southern California Edison last October that there would not be enough water to support the fishery through this winter. The Lundy Lake watershed is at 24 percent of normal.
Planning is underway for the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and related events.
Each year, hundreds of students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage to reflect on life in the World War II Interment camp and educate the public on the history of the Japanese Americans incarcerated there.
The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 26 at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. 395 between Lone Pine andÂ Independence.