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A helping hand

March 4, 2015

Members of the Douglas County Alpine Club dropped by Death Valley National Park today to help staff rebuild the historic adobe wall at Cow Creek. The wall was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1934 and 1936. Constructed of native earth and water, the wall has suffered from years of exposure to the elements.
The Alpine Club worked with Cornerstones Community Partnerships, The NPS Vanishing Treasures Program and Americorps Blue IV team to stabilize and reconstruct portions of the wall.

Made in Bishop: Independent Project Press- Workshops

March 2, 2015

Independent Project Press is dedicated to bringing a compelling, artistic presence to all of the work that we produce, specializing in creating distinctive and unique printed objects which serve to transform “Product” into “Art.”

What's up this week?

March 2, 2015

Monday, March 2
Hula Girls
The Hula Halau O Koru meets every Monday at 5:45 p.m. at the Jill Kinmont Boothe School on Grandview Drive. more information, call Kymberlee Nalumaluhia at (760) 873-9818 or email at hawaiihulagal@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 3
Blood Drive in Bishop
There will be a blood drive at the Elks Lodge at 151 East Line St. today from noon-6 p.m. and tomorrow from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call (760) 920-3281 or log on to www.bloodhero.com, click “Donate Blood” and use the sponor code: BISHOP. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Wednesday, March 4

What you may have missed this week

February 27, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 24
• Center for Biological Diversity and Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility file lawsuit against Inyo County for approving Adventure Trails pilot project
• District federal court indicts Lone Pine man on numerous charges for removal of Native American artifacts
• Catch of the Week
• Man on the Street question of the week

Thursday, Feb. 26
• City Council votes to pre-fund Bishop Tourism Improvement District
• Owens Valley Committee offers compromise on river flow regime
• Incendio returns for first concert in four years
• Local teams end playoff runs

Governor declares state of disaster in Mono

February 27, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday formally declared Mono County a disaster area, opening state emergency funding for victims of the Round Fire in Swall Meadows.

“This will give us access every bit of resources the state can give,” said County Administrative Officer Jim Leddy.

“Primarily it will give us help in debris cleanup and other expenses.”

Leddy said further information will be discussed on Tuesday evening, March 3, when the Board of Supervisors will convene at 6 p.m. at the Crowley Lake Community Center.

The Round Fire destroyed 40 structures in Swall Meaows on Feb. 6.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: The Best Foods for a Longer Life

February 27, 2015

When it comes to maintaining health in our later years, eating right and fueling our bodies with nutritious food is key. Krystin Goodwin highlights the best foods for a longer life.

Made in Bishop: Steve White Woodworking- Curved wood

February 27, 2015

Making Wood Dance: Form and Function are present to varying degrees of everything you buy, but do you own any furniture that dances?

What's Up This Weekend?

February 26, 2015

The local VFW and American Legion posts will be busy today and tomorrow.

• Today, VFW Post 8988 in Bishop is holding a fundraiser yard sale from 8 a.m.-noon at the post patio area at 484 Short St., Bishop. Enter on First Street. There will be clothes, couches and other furniture, household items, kitchenware, books, home decorations, miscellaneous items and a lot more. Proceeds will support veteran projects.

This Day in History

February 26, 2015

A look back at some events that also happened on March 1 …

1565 – The city of Rio de Janeiro is founded.

1781 – The Continental Congress adopts the Articles of Confederation.

1803 – Ohio is admitted as the 17th U.S. state.

1872 – Yellowstone National Park is established as the world's first national park.

1932 – The son of Charles Lindbergh, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, is kidnapped.

1974 – Watergate scandal: Seven are indicted for their role in the Watergate break-in and charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice.

(Source: wikipedia)

Photo of the Week: On the Owens

February 26, 2015

Frank Redondo, who recently moved to Bishop from Southern California, fishes along the Owens River east of Bishop Tuesday afternoon. Redondo's fishing companion, Chico, is a big fan of the river, and gets excited when there's a fish on the line.

On the trail

February 25, 2015

Inyo County Sheriff's Department OHV Patrol Deputies Mike Durbin and Joe Vetter are hitting the dirt today, conducting OHV recreation patrols in south-east Inyo Counties. The deputies are seen here at Ubehebe Crater in Death Valley.

Mountain Rambler: Brewing in Bishop

February 25, 2015

Last night, Mountain Rambler Brewery released its American Wheat beer. Here is a brief look at the brewery operation.

It's hip to snip

February 24, 2015

Today is World Spay Day! Please spay or neuter your pets and help end the world's pet overpopulation. ICARE provides spay/neuter funding for low income pet owners of the Eastern Sierra.
For more information, contact ICARE at (760) 872-3802.

What's up this week?

February 24, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Rotary Club of Bishop
The Rotary Club of Bishop will meet at noon at Astorga’s Restaurant, 2206 N. Sierra Hwy., Bishop. Rotary is a global network of community volunteers. Call Ed Nahin at (760) 872-2022 for more information.

Free Computer Classes

College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 23, 2015

Saturday February 21st, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75
Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

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