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March 26th, 2014

Get your garden growing

March 26, 2014

A beta and seed swap, along with a local plant sale, are some of the highlights of Eastern Sierra Land Trust’s upcoming GardenFest, an event geared toward both novice and green-thumb growers.
ESLT will help residents kick off the growing season from 3-6 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at its office garden at 176 Home St., Bishop.
Attendees are invited to ask for advice from Master Gardeners, trade heirlooms in the seed swap, purchase plants from local nurseries and organizations, and much more.

Inyo leaders look at budget solutions

March 26, 2014

Inyo County staffers and department heads met with the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to discuss progress on the county’s “Creative Budget Solutions” initiative – an effort to cut costs, generate revenue and partner with other area agencies to close a $1.06 million budget gap anticipated for the coming 2014-15 fiscal year.

20 years of Banff in Bishop

March 26, 2014

The return of the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour to the Eastern Sierra this week marks not only the event’s 20th anniversary, but adds credence to the modern axiom that if you build it – or in this case screen it – they will come.
Indeed, what began as an idea to promote a local business and simply offer something to do in Bishop has become one of the Eastside’s most popular and enduring annual events, drawing upwards of 1,000 residents and visitors over its two-night run.

March 25th

Alabama Hills Day celebration expanded in 2014

March 25, 2014

For the third year in a row, Eastside residents and visitors are invited to join in a celebration of one of the world’s most famous landscapes.
The Alabama Hills Stewardship Group is gearing up for the rapidly approaching 2014 Alabama Hills Day, a festival devoted to appreciating and educating others about the beloved geologic area.
The all-day event – by all accounts a greatly expanded version of previous celebrations – is scheduled for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

Darryl Truelsen

March 25, 2014

Darryl Truelsen
1937-2014

Darryl was born in Denver Colo. to Henry and Lyla Truelsen. The family moved to California when Darryl was 6 years old and grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He loved fishing from an early age and baseball. A born-to-be salesman, his neighborhood would see him coming and get out their pocketbooks, never saying “no, not today.”
Graduating from Van Nuys High School in 1955, he joined the Navy and was a radio operator aboard the USS Purvis and the USS Fessenden, where he traveled through both the Suez and Panama canals.

Beverly Faith Nixon

March 25, 2014

Beverly Faith Nixon
1928-2014

Beverly Faith Nixon, born Feb. 18, 1928, passed away peacefully on  Feb. 8, 2014 at Carson-Tahoe Medical Center, Carson City, Nev.
Beverly was born in Forest City, Iowa where she spent her younger years. She moved to Santa Monica with her mother, Eunice Swenson, during World War II. She lived most of her life in Southern California, with the past 21 years in Bishop.  

Deanne Kilpatrick

March 25, 2014

Deanne Kilpatrick
1923-2014

Deanne Kilpatrick, 90, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Valley Inn in Mancos, Colo. Private services will be held at a later date to celebrate Deanne and her late husband of 73.5 years, Bud.

March 24th

OVC doing solar right

March 24, 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 “Solar Done Right.” The main tenets of “Solar Done Right” are threefold: aggressive energy efficiency, small scale solar installations and local control of energy policy and policy implementation, said Powers.

Inagural Family Farm Read slated for April 5

March 24, 2014

This Saturday, Bishop Union High School’s 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.

Bishop refuses sale for court project

March 24, 2014

The state’s plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the court’s offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courts’ first-choice building site.

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