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There’s still time to participate

July 21, 2014

We’re going to try this again.
After putting a call out for submissions for the Second Annual “A Day in the Life of Inyo County” keepsake publication and receiving a grand total of two submissions by Sunday’s deadline, The Inyo Register is going back to the drawing board.
Readers are now asked to keep track of what they do this Friday, July 25. A synopsis of what they did that day, along with any related photographs, may then be submitted to the Register by 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 for publication in the Thursday, July 31 “Day in the Life” special edition.

County to invest in better airport

July 21, 2014

Inyo County is moving forward with a plan for improving Bishop Airport.
Last week, county Public Works and a new contractor briefed 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.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 22, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Adventure Trails impact analysis out for review

July 21, 2014

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 “dual use,” giving drivers of green sticker off-highway vehicles permission to use the roads.

New tribal ponds may soon provide safe harbor for OV pupfish

July 21, 2014

The ponds at the Bishop Paiute Reservation are one step closer to being “stocked” 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 Tribe’s Environmental Management Office.

Bishop Tribe launching solar projects

July 18, 2014

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.

For the full story, see the Saturday, July 19 edition of The Inyo Register.

Inyo earns silver at State Fair

July 18, 2014

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 Fair’s 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

July 18, 2014

U.S. Officials Race to Ukraine to Investigate Crash

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Malaysian Plane Shot Down Near Russian Border (VIDEO)

July 17, 2014

Ukrainian rebels shot down a Malaysian jet carrying 295 people over eastern Ukraine near its border with Russia, a Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said.

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BREAKING NEWS: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border Of Ukraine (VIDEO)

July 17, 2014

Breaking News: Malaysia Airlines Plane Crashes Near The Border of Ukraine (VIDEO)

City oh so close to hiring new boss

July 16, 2014

The City of Bishop’s attempts to hire a new city administrator have run into delays during the contract negotiation phase.
When the July 14 City Council meeting agenda item came up for consideration – calling for approval of an employment agreement for a new city administrator/city clerk – City Attorney Ryan Jones asked the council to table the item. The council agreed.

Read the full story in the Thursday, July 17, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Brewery/pub nears completion

July 16, 2014

The much anticipated craft brewery Mountain Rambler Brewery will soon open its doors and join South Main Street’s business district.
Joe Lane, owner, spoke to the Bishop Rotary Club on Tuesday, July 15 about the business and shared his plans for the upcoming opening.

Read the full story in the Thursday, July 17, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Grand Jury weighs in on Inyo’s jails, detention centers

July 16, 2014

Inyo County’s detention facilities – the Inyo County Jail, Juvenile Hall, the Bishop Police Department and the Owens Valley Conservation Camp – are in good working order, according to the 2013-14 Inyo County Grand Jury.
Though each of the facilities are clean and maintained, the Grand Jury also said there is some room for improvement at each location.
Under Penal Code Section 919, the Grand Jury is charged with inspecting the conditions and management of all public prisons in the county and report its findings.

Clean air grants fund 29 projects

July 14, 2014

The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is pleased to report that as of the end of June, its Clean Air Projects Program (CAPP) has resulted in yearly reductions of more than 1.13 million pounds of air pollution District-wide.
Throughout Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties, more than 29 different projects were funded in whole or in part through CAPP. Initially kicked-off in late 2011, CAPP is now closing out the last of its projects.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Pine to Park Path project approaches completion

July 14, 2014

After a granted request for increased funds, City of Bishop Public Works and contractor work on the Pine to Park Path Project is slated for completion this month, Public Works Director David Grah recently said.
On June 23, the Bishop City Council approved an increase in the total expenditure for the project based on a request prompted by a recently discovered design error.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Golf Day event returns to Bishop

July 14, 2014

Everyone, from folks who have never played golf to seasoned golf pros, is invited to play games, enjoy dinner and take a chance at winning prizes at the second annual family-friendly Golf Fun Day next Saturday, July 19.
“It is a community-focused event to give families an opportunity to come out and have a good time. Everyone is welcome. There is no age limit and you don’t need to be a Bishop Country Club member,” Bishop Area Chamber Events Coordinator April Leeson said.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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