April 11th, 2013
Investigators with the Inyo County District Attorneyâ€™s Office arrested two residents Thursday afternoon in connection with alleged embezzlement at Inyo County Health and Human Servicesâ€™ welfare office.
HHS Manager Dawndee Rossy, 46, of Bishop, has been charged with two counts of grand theft, 34 counts of identity theft, two counts of embezzlement, one count of possession of controlled substance, one count of welfare fraud and four counts of criminal conspiracy.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched to the Owens River near Laws shortly after noon Thursday to assist in a search for a kayaker in the water.
Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s deputies located the missing man hiking through a field just west of the river, on the east side of U.S. 6 with his life vest and kayak paddles.
Sheriffâ€™s Deputies at the scene said the man was safe and unharmed. He was evaluated by paramedics with Symons Ambulance Services.
For more information, see the Saturday, April 13 edition of The Inyo Register.
If you are stuck with a formula Western, how do you make it rise above the others that share a similar plot? Director Richard Thorpe and Producer J. Walter Reuban chose a brilliant location, several writers and a cast of great character actors and one ingĂ©nue making her debut. To make â€ś20 Mule Teamâ€ť (1940) all these things were done and the product is an interesting, distinctive and very entertaining film.
Air quality is deteriorating in the Eastern Sierra, and for once, according to one local resident, dust blowing off Owens Lake is not to blame.
Andrea Pucci has been in contact with local air quality officials and county and city leaders, asking them to look at the sky and see if they notice anything strange, particularly hazing over the once-blue skies and sunlight after jet trails join, creating what looks like light cloud cover.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker and author Nicholas Clapp will be signing copies of his latest book, â€śGold and Silver in the Mojave: Images of a Last Frontier,â€ť at the Eastern California Museum in Independence from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 13.
Clapp will make a presentation, followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.
BISHOP â€“ The Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fudn is offering up to 10 $1,000 scholarships for the 2013-14 school year to graduating Native American high school seniors, students who wish to attend or are attending vocational schools or college and to students attending graduate school.
Applications are available at local schools and by contacting the Jill Kinmont Indian Education Fund, 310 Sunland Dr. in Bishop.
For more information, call (760) 873-4459.
BISHOP â€“ The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking to community members to show support for local students by sponsoring the 2013 Junior Livestock Show.
The livestock show is the culmination of the exhibitorsâ€™ hard work and dedication to their projects.
The Fairgrounds is looking for sponsorships to offset the cost of awards, judges and other expenses associated with the production of the event.
â€śRewarding our local youth for their efforts only fortifies the values parents and leaders have sought to instill,â€ť a press release from the Fairgrounds states.
After a four-year journey of training and testing, a local teen is moving from dreams to career plans as he looks onward and upward to the next step on his lifeâ€™s path as an aviator.
On March 27, Blum attained his official Federal Aviation Administration airmanâ€™s certificate, aka pilotâ€™s license.
â€śI did very well,â€ť Blum said, with a broad smile.
Captain Blum began his flight training at the age of 13. Since then, he has worked several jobs, kept up with home schooling to graduate in 2014 and spent hundreds of aviation-training hours studying, testing and flying.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to move forward with a 500-killowatt solar project on Owens Lake.
Last week, the LADWP released a Notice of Intent to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the proposed Owens Lake Solar Demonstration Project, claiming that there are no significant impacts associated with the project.
If approved by the State Lands Commission, the project will be constructed on an area of the lake where the LADWP has already constructed dust control measures by spreading gravel.
Construction crews are hitting the streets of Bishop to install fiber-optic cables that could provide residents with improved Internet capabilities.
Contractors with Praxis, the company building the Digital 395 project, started work on Bishop streets Thursday, April 4, and are scheduled to complete their work in town in the next few weeks. Until the project is complete, residents can expect some traffic delays on city streets.