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Remembering Manzanar

April 23, 2014

The landscape of the Owens Valley has just as many stories to tell as its people, alternately flourishing and suffering with the seasons and symptoms of progress – witness to the doings of men and mother nature alike.

Nourishing the mind, body and soul

April 23, 2014

In today’s hi-tech, high-speed, hi-definition, fast food, instant gratification-seeking society, it is easy to see how one’s world can get out of balance and essential needs can fall by the wayside.
Qwina and Irma West believe that the ability to reach harmony and balance in our daily existence stems from a complete balancing of the body, mind and spirit.
“We look for wellness and health, collectively. That’s what we do. Hence the name, Healings, Mind, Body and Spirit,” Irma said, “and spirituality comes before everything else.”

Lovato to lead at Manzanar

April 23, 2014

Former Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office Manager Bernadette Lovato is returning to the Owens Valley this summer to take over leadership at Manzanar National Historic Site.
Lovato has been selected as the new superintendent for Manzanar National Historic Site and is scheduled to step into her new position there this June, replacing retired Superintendent Les Inafuku.

Embezzlement suspect ID’d

April 21, 2014

Local authorities have completed an investigation into the embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a local business and have recommended that the U.S. Attorney General’s Office file charges.
The PD has recommended that multiple counts of burglary, grand theft, embezzlement, concealing stolen property, forgery, and making false record entries be filed against Dolores Kay “Lola” Marsh, a former employee of Inyo-Mono Body Shop. The PD has also requested that the charges be filed in Inyo County Court.

Fire burns 113 acres outside of Bishop

April 21, 2014

A fire, believed to be caused by an abandoned campfire, scorched 113 acres northeast of Bishop over the weekend.
The call came into CalFire dispatch just before 4 p.m. Saturday, April 19. The fire started near 5 Bridges Road, north of U.S. Highway 6.
According to the CalFire information office, 20 fire engines, two fire crews, two bulldozers as well as two air tankers responded to the fire.

Residents give LADWP earful

April 21, 2014

Inyo residents had an opportunity to respond to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Solar Ranch proposal at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Representatives of the LADWP met with the Board of Supervisors to discuss the necessity for an industrial-scale solar facility in the Owens Valley and local residents responded, saying simply and clearly that the project is not wanted.

Blaze burns north of Bishop

April 19, 2014

SATURDAY, APRIL 19 - A fire near the Owens River north of Bishop broke out late Saturday afternoon, prompting a closure of Five Bridges Road.
As of Saturday evening, the fire was not threatening structures, but fire officials did call in air tankers to battle the blaze from the sky.
For more details, see the Tuesday, April 22, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Blackrock dispute still unresolved

April 18, 2014

Tuesday’s meeting of the Technical Group was eerily similar to the preceding Friday’s meeting.
With the Blackrock 94 dispute still on the table, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Inyo County Water Department staff remain in disagreement over the cause and significance of the degradation of vegetation in the 330-acre parcel. Blackrock will be handed over to the Standing Committee, scheduled to meet in Los Angeles Tuesday, April 22. Friday’s meeting was a procedural requirement of the arbitration process.

Plans to honor Alice Piper going forward

April 18, 2014

The statue of Alice Piper will be unveiled on June 2, the 90th anniversary of the California Supreme Court case that carries her name, in front of the Big Pine High School.

School foundation turns 10 in 2014

April 18, 2014

Next month, the STEP Foundation will host its most elegant fundraiser, Evening Under the Stars, as the organization enters its 10th year and approaches its $200,000 mark of providing education enrichment for Round Valley Joint Elementary School students.

LADWP talks to supes about solar

April 16, 2014

Local leaders finally got some long-awaited answers about the proposed, widely unpopular Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power met with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors Tuesday to give local officials and concerned residents information on the LADWP project.
LADWP Assistant Director of Power System Planning and Development Michael Webster and Yamen Nanne, an engineer on the solar project, explained why the department feels it needs a 200 megawatt, 1,200-acre solar station in the Owens Valley.

Celebrate Earth Day 2014

April 16, 2014

An event fast becoming local tradition returns to Bishop City Park this Saturday, encouraging celebration of natural resources, healthy lifestyles and an engaged community.
Now in its fourth year, the Bishop Earth Day Celebration starts at 10 a.m. at the front of the park and runs until 4 p.m. Offered during those six hours will be the first annual “Sierra’s Got Talent” talent show, a recycled art competition, arts and crafts and dozens of booths of the educational and commercial variety.

Birthday bash celebrates Norman Clyde, a Sierra original

April 16, 2014

Norman Clyde remains a larger-than-life figure whose accomplishments as a mountaineer and climber are sometimes overshadowed today by a focus on a small number of personal quirks and amazing accomplishments that have also added to his status as a legendary figure in the history of the Eastern Sierra.

Bishop Rotary donates to housing project

April 16, 2014

Bishop philanthropists recently reached out to their Mammoth counterparts with financial support for an international relief effort.
The Rotary of Club donated $1,000 to the Mammoth Lakes Noon Rotary Club for its Corazon project in Mexico.
Bishop Club President Maggie Kingsbury presented the check to Dan Watson, project coordinator, at the Mammoth club’s March 27 meeting.

Significant Details: Headline news

April 16, 2014

April 12 ––––– The following headline made a screaming appearance just in time for the dreaded income tax deadline: “Procrastinating on those taxes? Blame your genes.”
Great. Two days after I quit procrastinating and actually did my taxes, they come up with an excuse – “failure to evolve” – that could have let me dally another couple of days. So I procrastinated by reading the article. Waste of good wasted time. It was 1,000 words of contradictory gibberish, like most “genetic/DNA/science” articles, and it concluded procrastination is about half genetics and half just being lazy.

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