July 21st, 2014
Inyo County is moving forward with a plan for improving Bishop Airport.
Last week, county Public Works and a new contractor briefted the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee on efforts to create a plan for the airport that will improve services and make the facility more desirable for commercial and private pilots.
Inyo County has released a draft environmental report on the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails project that proposes to designate some county-maintained streets and roads in each community as âdual use,â giving drivers of green sticker off-highway vehicles permission to use the roads.
The ponds at the Bishop Paiute Reservation are one step closer to being âstockedâ with fish, one with immeasurable value to the tribe: the Owens Valley pupfish.
The hardy little species once populated valley waters from Fish Slough north of Bishop to the Owens River delta north of Lone Pine and served as a food source to the Native Americans. The ponds constructed specifically for the long anticipated arrival of pupfish represent the one opportunity for the Tribe to preserve the culturally important species, according to Brian Adkins, director of the Tribeâs Environmental Management Office.
Next week, under the warm Eastern Sierra Nevada sky, a team of Bishop Paiute Tribe job trainees will construct four solar electric systems for low-income families on the Reservation, from start to finish.
This work is part of the on-the-job solar training program with non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives, which makes renewable energy technology and training accessible to underserved communities.
Independence residents Rich and Kathy White, and their team of volunteers from throughout Inyo County, are at it again.
For the eighth year in row, the couple have spearheaded the effort to take an Inyo County exhibit to the California State Fairâs California Counties showcase. And for the eighth year in a row, the exhibit designed by the Whites and put together with the help of businesses and agencies from all over the Eastern Sierra is an award-winner.
U.S. Officials Race to Ukraine to Investigate Crash
Summary and Trail Report
Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover made for a spectacular week of fishing and hiking in the Bishop Creek Canyon.
All of the passes are open with Pacific Crest Trail, John Muir Trail and Sierra High Route hikers showing up in force to resupply and grab a bite to eat before continuing their adventures in the Sierra backcountry.
Bishop Creek South Fork
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet, hosted by the Bishop Stingrays Swim Team.
Girls, 13, 100-yd. Fly
5th: Cayley Dishion, 1:37.36
6th: Danica Thornburg, 1:45.64
7th: Lily McGrale, 1:47.19
Girls, 14, 100-yd. Fly
1st: Emily Ball, 1:24.42
Boys, 14, 100-yd. Fly
1st: Tanner VanTassell, 1:14.21
Boys, 17, 100-yd. Fly
1st: George Meneses, 1:03.21
Girls, 11, 100-yd. Fly
4th: Madison Foster, 2:05.17
Girls, 12, 100-yd. Fly
4th: Molly Foster, 1:56.91
Girls, 13, 100-yd. Back
3rd: Danica Thornburg, 1:44.21
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo Association Finals in Rock Springs, Wyo. Wednesday morning, taking third of 29 with a 17.766.
Wednesdayâs performance ended the first round of the 174 total competitors with Inderbietenâs time good for 18th.
Ukrainian rebels shot down a Malaysian jet carrying 295 people over eastern Ukraine near its border with Russia, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said.