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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Good Things - Unforgettable Holiday Cookies

December 22, 2014

’Tis the season for best-in-show desserts, and a batch of homemade cookies is the perfect holiday gift for the friends, neighbors, and schoolteachers in our lives. Sandwich walnut cookies, allergy-friendly molasses cookies, and sparkling vanilla sandwich cookies will do the trick for all your cookie-giving needs.

County sets new senior meal fee schedule

December 19, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a new fee schedule for senior meals offered through the Inyo County Growing Older and Living With Dignity program.
Under the new fee schedule, state-funded meals will remain free. However, seniors who receive meals through the IC-GOLD program will be charged $5 one day a week. Seniors who have home delivered meals through IC-GOLD will be charged anywhere from $1 to $9, for meals depending on their income.

For more details, see the Saturday, Dec. 20 issue of The Inyo Register.

Tesla coming to Lone Pine

December 19, 2014

Construction of a Tesla electric vehicle supercharger is underway at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.
The $100,000 to $175,000 supercharging facility is being installed by Tesla at no charge to the museum and is expected to attract more visitors to the community of Lone Pine.

For the full story, see the Saturday, Dec. 20 issue of The Inyo Register.

Adventure Trails hearing postponed again

December 18, 2014

The public hearing on the Adventure Trails project scheduled for Dec. 30 before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Independence has been rescheduled to 10 a.m. Jan. 22 in Independence.
According to the county, the hearing on the Adventure Trails Environmental Impact Report – to be held prior to the board’s ruling on the EIR – was pushed back to ensure there is enough time for the Fair Political Practices Commission to make a ruling on a potential conflict of interest.
See Saturday’s Inyo Register for the full story.

Arcularius honored for 21 years of service

December 17, 2014

Inyo County staff and leaders and various organizations and individuals attended Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting to honor longtime First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius, who will be retiring at the end of the month.
During her time on the Board of Supervisors, Arcularius has overseen a number of projects, including the construction of a new jail in Independence in the early ’90s, the early discussions on Adventure Trails three years ago and much more.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Another chapter closed on Bishop video

December 17, 2014

Two segments of the City of Bishop’s premier promotional video are posted on the Internet as the development of the project progresses.
According to filmmaker Ryan Christensen, who is producing the video with the input of various members of the community, the goal of the film is to portray the uniquely strong sense of locals’ emotional bond to one another, and to the surrounding environment as well as “inspire more visitors” and invigorate the local economy.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15

December 16, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Whiskey Creek now on the market

December 15, 2014

After nearly a year of shuttered windows and locked doors, the Whiskey Creek building and property located at 524 N. Main St. in Bishop are now for sale.
Broker Randi Pritchard of Eastern Sierra Reality, Inc. said Monday that the building and property are being listed this week. The asking price is $1.5 million.
Pritchard said the price on the building does not include fixtures, furniture or restaurant equipment, which is owned by Sam Walker, who originally owned the Mammoth Lakes Whiskey Creek, and not the group of local individuals who are selling the property.

County remains in negotiations for Bishop building

December 15, 2014

Inyo County leaders continue to look into the possibility of constructing a new county office building at the intersection of Wye Road in Bishop.
The county is currently in lease negotiations with Joseph Enterprises of Bishop, which owns the property.
Last week the Board of Supervisors held a closed-session lease negotiation with Joseph Enterprises to work out a land exchange. The county is proposing to trade a piece of property it owns south of Jack in the Box in Bishop for the parcel at the northeast corner of the Wye Road/U.S. Highway 6 intersection.

Supervisors amend their greenlight of solar project

December 12, 2014

In an effort to avoid litigation, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend the Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impacts for the Munro Valley Solar project, a four megawatt solar facility in Olancha.
This week’s amendments request that the developer, Munro Valley LLC, keep the project as far away from U.S. Highway 395 as possible and conduct archeological studies before a building permit is issued.

BP Chevron closed

December 12, 2014

The Big Pine Chevron Gas Station and Food Mart was forced to close recently for not meeting environmental requirements for its secondary containment system.
Gas stations are among some of the most stringently regulated businesses in the state, overseen by multiple departments and agencies. They are required to have multiple backup systems to protect the environment which includes everything from airborne pollution to groundwater contamination.

Utility work on ‘2nd Main St.’ near completion

December 12, 2014

Underground utility work on the Warren Street Improvement Project continues this month as the City of Bishop prepares for concrete work scheduled to commence early next year.
“We have a lot of work now complete,” said Public Works Director Dave Grah. He went on to say that the contractors working on underground utilities along the Warren Street corridor worked with the communityto minimize impacts. He added that underground construction work always poses challenges, and the contractor and city were prepared to handle those issues.

Bishop High going high-tech

December 10, 2014

In a move Superintendent Barry Simpson called a “game-changer” for students at Bishop Union High School, the district will be converting its traditional library into a modern “learning center.”

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