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October 27th, 2014

4 MW solar plant planned for Olancha

October 27, 2014

County leaders will soon be considering whether to allow the construction of a feed-in tariff solar facility in Southern Inyo.
If approved, the proposal will go before the Board of Supervisors and if approved there, will become the first feed-in-tariff project in Inyo County. Essentially, the solar energy produced at the site will be sold to a third party – in this case, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

Fire stopped in its tracks

October 27, 2014

A fast, cooperative response and an extra resources detail assigned to the Owens Valley helped save homes near the Alabama Hills when a fire broke out Saturday morning.
CalFire had staffed extra resources in the Owens Valley over the weekend due to forecasted high winds and low humidity, “and the preparation paid off,” CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said. “Great cooperation from outside agencies and resources served the community well and kept the fire to a minimum.”

October 24th

Round Valley School fundraiser coming soon

October 24, 2014

Community members have the chance to enjoy fine wine, fine art and even better company next month while supporting local education.
Round Valley School’s STEP Foundation is holding its annual Toast to the Arts fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain Light Gallery, 106 S. Main St., Ste. 203.
Specialty beers, microbrews, catered food and a raffle are also on the evening’s agenda as the STEP Foundation attempts to raise funds for the students at Round Valley Joint Elementary School.

Adventure Trails EIR coming out soon

October 24, 2014

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to weigh in on the final fate of the ATV Adventure Trails project as the Final Environmental Impact Review is released Nov. 5.
The Inyo County Planning Commission will hold a public meeting to review the Final EIR and receive input from residents at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5 in the Inyo County Board of Supervisors room in the County Administrative Center in Independence.

Death Valley boss leaving?

October 24, 2014

A job opening for Death Valley National Park superintendent is being advertised online to apparently replace Kathy Billings, who was behind a recent unpopular decision impacting Inyo County and its tax base.
Billings, reportedly still working as superintendent, has had a controversial tenure as Death Valley’s boss since she came on board last March.
Phone calls to Death Valley National Park seeking comment were not returned as of press time Friday.

VIDEO: Student opens fire at a Washington state high school

October 24, 2014

A student opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday, wounding an unknown number of victims before killing himself with a gun.

October 23rd

Food drive this Saturday

October 23, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 25 is National Make a Difference Day.

Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, The Bishop Lions Club and the Sunrise Rotary Club are teaming up to sponsor a Food Drive for the Salvation Army.
Teams will be stationed at Manor Market and Vons from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. collecting food. Donations are also accepted.

All food proceeds will go to The Salvation Army and all monies donated will be going to the Food Kitchen at the United Methodist Church.

Norma Inez Forsyth

October 23, 2014

Norma Inez Forsyth
1920-2014

Norma Inez Forsyth, age 94, was born in Nebraska and passed away on Sept. 29, 2014 in Lone Pine. Norma raised her family working as a waitress for more than 30 years in the Southern California area before marrying Russell Forsyth and retiring to Big Pine where they lived for more than 40 years. During their retirement years she and her husband traveled throughout the United States, fishing and golfing through nearly every state (having only missed two of the 50) and enjoying being in the outdoors.

Marie June Chalmers

October 23, 2014

Marie June Chalmers
1930-2014

Marie June Chalmers, 84, born in Sacramento on June 20, 1930, passed away Oct. 10, 2014 in Bishop.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Albert, in 2009.
She leaves behind her loving daughters, Debra, Janice, Christine and Linda; grandchildren, Bryan, Sarah and Roman.
She moved to June Lake in 1970 before migrating to Bishop in 1997 with husband Al to escape the snowy winters of June Lake. Marie served in the Lady Bills and enjoyed playing bingo at the Elks Lodge with friends. She will be dearly missed by family and friends.

VIDEO: Rivers v. Manning: Who wins Thursday night

October 23, 2014

On Pro Football Now, Sports Illustrated senior writer Don Banks, Super Bowl champion Amani Toomer, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Andrew Perloff discuss their predictions for Thursday night's matchup of the Chargers and Broncos.

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