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Lee Roeser: the best of the best

July 28, 2014

Lee Roeser was born to be a mule packer in the mountains and wilderness. At a very early age he learned the craft from his parents who ran a mule pack station. By 6 years old he was assisting his parents, by 13 was already earning a salary as a packer, and at 16 he was hauling explosives, gear and tools for a trail project.

Boy missing in backcountry

July 28, 2014

The search is on for a 13-year-old boy missing in the Sierra backcountry since Sunday afternoon.
The child, Austin Shedd, his father, Dr. Rick Shedd of Mammoth Lakes, and his father’s friend were reportedly on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park when the boy vanished.
Searching for the child are teams from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
According to the Park Service, the trio had hiked eight hours into the backcountry, planning to exit Sunday at Taboose Pass.

OVC wants open River Summit

July 28, 2014

The long-awaited River Summit is scheduled to start this morning, focusing on the Lower Owens River Project and what, if anything, should be done to meet the goals and expectations of the project.
But, the issue of whether the three-day series of meetings and tours will be open to the public has created a contentious situation “from the get go,” admits Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog so excited to see owner, it passes out.

Court decision could reach far and wide

July 25, 2014

A Superior Court decision in Sacramento County may have implications for groundwater pumping statewide, down the line.
On July 15, the court ruled in favor of Environmental Law Foundation, agreeing that groundwater pumping that interferes with navigable waterways does come under the public trust doctrine.

Read the full story in the Saturday, July 26, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Reward offered in missing persons case

July 25, 2014

Family members of an elderly Bishop woman who went missing almost two decades ago are offering a reward for any information that may provide some resolution in the case.
The Bishop Police Department investigated when Jennie Wyckoff, 90, disappearance 19 years ago, but the trail went cold and officials ultimately declared her dead after three years.

Read the full story in the Saturday, July 26, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Nonprofit needs help with annual fall fundraiser

July 25, 2014

In an effort to continue supporting local cancer patients, Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is currently seeking matching funds for its upcoming 14th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run fundraising event.
Money raised at the family-friendly fun run, which will be held on Oct. 18 and start and end at Bishop City Park, assists Inyo and Mono ESBCA clients who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and who apply to ESBCA for assistance.

Read the full story in the Saturday, July 26, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Summit Closed

July 25, 2014

BISHOP – The Owens Valley Committee released an open invitation to the Lower Owens River Project “River Summit” meet scheduled to begin Tuesday, July 29. However, the meeting is not open to the public. Those attending are the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff, Inyo County staff, consultants Ecosystem Sciences and parties to the Memorandum of Understanding.
According to LADWP, there will be a public meeting with Inyo County staff later this year to discuss the project.

Crash on U.S. 395

July 23, 2014

A two-vehicle collision on Main Street (U.S. Highway 395) in Bishop at the intersection of Mac Iver Street blocked the southbound lanes of traffic for a short time as emergency crews cleared the scene. The collision occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It is unknown if there were any injuries. Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, Bishop Police officers and Symons Ambulance Service responded.

Cincinnati man wins 2014 Badwater

July 23, 2014

The first wave of 2014 Badwater 135 ultramarathoners took off from Lone Pine to Horseshow Meadows, the first leg of the grueling foot race at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning with second and third waves heading out at 7 and 8 a.m.
Harvey Lewis, a 38-year-old teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, was on that final 8 a.m. leg and, after 23 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds, was the first runner to reach the finish at Whitney Portal, just shy of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.

County budget shortfall at $1.8 million

July 23, 2014

As county leaders wade through a messy 2014-15 budget process, county employees are expressing fear and uncertainty about their jobs.
County Administrator Kevin Carunchio said Inyo is facing a $1.8 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year, and has directed staff to participate in “creative budget solutions” and “service redesign” programs to reduce costs without cutting staff or services.

Grand Jury probes water systems

July 23, 2014

Following an inspection of the Inyo County Town Water Systems in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws, the Inyo County Grand Jury is recommending a price increase to keep the systems afloat.

Open house to focus on economic development

July 23, 2014

Ongoing, long-term planning efforts by the City of Bishop have now arrived in the realm of economic development.
After addressing other areas in recent years such as mobility and housing, officials are now taking a serious look at the current economic situation in Bishop, what needs to change, what should stay the same and how any potential change should be put into effect.
Essentially, according to Planning Director Gary Schley, the city is creating an updated road map that future projects, funding allotments and legislative changes will follow.

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 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.

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