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August 29th, 2014

CAO releases recommended budget

August 29, 2014

Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio has released his recommended budget, which trims the county’s structural deficit by $1 million.
However, those cost-saving measures – some of which have already been implemented – have had and could have an impact on county programs.
Carunchio says in his introduction summary of the budget that funds are available to complete construction of the new Inyo County Animal Shelter, provide core county services and programs and avoid further staff reductions through layoffs.

Bishop teen helps prevent school shooting

August 29, 2014

Local police are crediting a 14-year-old Bishop boy with possibly preventing a school shooting in Colorado.
According to press release from Bishop Police Department, the local teen was playing Xbox online – which allows people all over the world to text or chat back and forth – when he became aware of the possible threat.

August 28th

Fly fishing from heaven

August 28, 2014

For the past few months, I have been hearing and seeing reviews for Tenkara fly fishing rods and had been hoping to give one a try. I enjoy the challenge of a new skill but I like to get all the help I can when learning it. So this past week I linked up with fly fishing guide and Tenkara instructor Pat Jaeger at Eastern Sierra Guide Service to have him show me the ropes.
Pat and I went out and threw some flies with some of his Tenkara setups on the Lower Owens River and I learned a few things about Tenkara fishing.

Fishing Report

August 28, 2014

Lake Sabrina
A bit of wind, a dip in temps, shorter days, a spot of color here and there, a lack of children during the week – could it mean that fall is just around the corner? But first, we have the last holiday weekend of summer, Labor Day and the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair.
Fishing this week was on and off. Saw some nice stringers leaving the lake and some not so nice stringers. Anglers not catching fish can come on into the store and get some advice.

August 27th

Scientists solve Death Valley mystery

August 27, 2014

Researchers from the led by a paleobiologist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanogrophy at U.C. San Diego has answered a question that has been asked since the 1940s: “How do the rocks on the famous Death Valley Racetrack move?”
Simply put, the answer is that there is a unique phenomena that occurs when weather conditions are just right and sheets of ice begin to move on the Racetrack Playa.

Residents help set city priorities

August 27, 2014

More than 120 residents from throughout Inyo County weighed in recently when the City of Bishop asked for input on the future of economic sustainability and growth in Bishop.
Overwhelmingly, they said the city’s top priority for economic development should be promotion of tourism. Rounding out the top five were downtown business improvements, Bishop airport expansion/improvements, arts and cultural promotion and new business recruitment.
Local business owners were joined at the open house by attendees as far away as Shoshone.

Franklin Earl West Jr.

August 27, 2014

Franklin Earl West Jr.
1935-2014

Franklin Earl West Jr. was born in Clarksburg, W.V., on March 16, 1935 where his grandmother had a little restaurant called the Cozy Corner. In later years, his mom had a little Restaurant called the HI-HO. Oh the stories he would tell.

August 26th

Broncos football, volleyball sneak peak

August 26, 2014

The Bishop Broncos football squads will start their season this Friday under a new program, one that similar sized schools have used for a while.
Both the varsity and junior varsity teams will be practicing together and partially sharing the coaching staff. “It brings the teams closer,” said head coach Bill Egan. “Schools like Sierra Canyon and Paraclete have been using this program; it puts the emphasis on consistency and experience.”

Patrick Kyle Canfield

August 26, 2014

Patrick Kyle Canfield
1946-2014

Patrick Canfield was born Oct. 20, 1946 and was raised in Santa Barbara. 

Jo Ann Williams Brackett

August 26, 2014

Jo Ann Williams Brackett
1938-2014

Jo Ann Williams Brackett, 75, of Murphy, N.C. passed away after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer’s on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014. She was surrounded by family and friends.

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