February 17th, 2014
Inyo County and the City of Bishop will benefit from newly-allocated California Transportation Commission funds which will allow several Public Works projects to move forward.
The CTC recently allocated $138 million in new funding to 32 projects aimed at improving infrastructure such as highways, bridges and passenger rail, while also strengthening the stateâs economy, according to a Jan. 31 Caltrans news release.
High winds on U.S. Highway 395 caused one big rig rollover that prompted the California Highway Patrol to begin escorting vehicles along the main corridor over the weekend.
While conducting escorts, the winds were so strong that one officer reported blowing rocks and sand broke the window of his patrol vehicle Saturday.
According to a press release, the CHP received reports of a single-vehicle big rig rollover about a quarter-mile north of State Route 167 north of Lee Vining at about 3:45 p.m. Saturday.
Northern Inyo Hospital Dr. Kristin Collins has returned from Haiti with a continued passion for the service and rewards she experiences from practicing pediatric medicine abroad.
Like Bishop, Deschapelles, Haiti is a small town nestled in a valley between two mountain ranges. Like Bishop, the wide-spread population depends heavily on its rural hospital. Deschapelles is home to Hospital Albert Schweitzer where Collins spent May 2013 giving of her medical skill set and learning more about how to upgrade medical care in simple but profoundly effective ways.
PUBLISHED FEB. 15, 2014 ââ Taking potshots at the Olympics is easier than having Ole Einar Bjoerndalen shoot fish in a barrel. Actually, since heâs the 10K Sprint Biathlon gold-medalist from Norway, itâs more like shooting pickled herring in a hot tub. Which would look like fish soup.
The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking for a new boss.
The Tri-County Fair 18th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 19 to consider, among other things, selection of a new CEO.
Interim Fair CEO Sam Dean said this week that the board has not actually made the decision to hire a new leader for the fairgrounds, and will have to check its finances before any final decision is made.
What the board will be doing next week is interviewing two final candidates who have applied for the position.
Ninety years ago, a 15-year old Native American girl from Fish Lake Valley took an important step toward access to quality education. Alice Piper and six unnamed co-plaintiffs sued the Big Pine School District and prevailed in the California Supreme Court.
While the courtâs judgment stopped short of abolishing the concept of âseparate but equal,â the case is considered a precedent for the United States Supreme Court decision that did, Brown v Board of Education.
The Inyo County Sheriffâs Office took steps this week to simultaneously reduce costs and provide the public with easier access to current crime-related information.
On Thursday, the Sheriffâs Office launched a new, online Citizen RIMS program that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere looking for information from the department, freeing staff from having to process those requests over the phone or in person.
On behalf of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Bishopâs Independent Living Center Bowling Team recently accepted a donation from Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek.
Through the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market sales of her anti-bullying Happy Hoods program gear, Coudek raised enough funds to donate $20 to DSES on Feb. 6 at the Back Alley, 649 N. Main St., where the United Methodist Church Social Services team meets twice-weekly. Since Happy Hoods was founded in 2012, Coudek has routinely donated to various local causes $1 for each smiley-face, anti-bullying hoodie she sells.
FEB. 8, 2013 ââ Thereâs a sappy little saying that assures us âitâs the little things in life that count.â Well, here are some little things that are annoying, amusing and befuddling, especially if youâre getting grumpy about getting older.
Itâs not reassuring when you walk into an antique store and your first thought is, âGee, I didnât realize all my kitchen utensils and equipment are worth so much money.â
The smile of Ronald Walton (more affectionately known as Ronnie, Ron-boy and Smiley) beamed from Feb. 11, 1960 until Feb. 3, 2014, and will continue to shine in the memories of the many who loved him. He was a good and generous friend to all and an inspiration to many.