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Earth to Sky club claims another ‘first’

October 31, 2014

Earth to Sky Calculus, a student science group, recently set a record by eclipsing all former methods used to photograph the phases of a solar eclipse.        
During the Oct. 23 partial eclipse of the sun, members of the student-directed group captured 11 images of the crescent sun taken from a suborbital helium balloon. The photo series was taken “in a way that’s never been done before,” said Earth to Sky mentor Dr. Tony Phillips.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

REGPA almost out for public review

October 31, 2014

Inyo County Planning is nearing completion of its Renewable Energy General Plan Update Environmental Impact Report as work continues on other General Plan updates.
Planning Director Josh Hart explained that the General Plan, which experienced a major overhaul in 2001, is a “living, breathing document” that is subject to regular amendments to ensure the county’s guiding document for land-use planning is up-to-date with the changing world.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

LADWP, Inyo consider part 2 of pumping plan

October 31, 2014

The Inyo County-L.A. Technical Group met Thursday afternoon to go over the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s conservative pumping plan for the next six months. The group, staff from LADWP and the Inyo County Water Department, will reconvene in late November, in time to dot the i’s and cross the t’s before the December Standing Committee meeting.

VIDEO: The Best Halloween Costumes for Pets

October 31, 2014

Halloween is the perfect time to have fun, pet owners! Why not let your pet in on the fun with a new costume this season.

VIDEO: City of Bishop Fall Update

October 30, 2014

City leaders update residents on latest activities, including Warren Street Improvements, which began this week, digital offerings and a recap of fall events.

VIDEO: Bumgarner Shines As Giants Win World Series

October 30, 2014

Madison Bumgarner punctuated one of the finest World Series performances in baseball history by pitching the San Francisco Giants to their third title in five years with a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 on Wednesday night.

Inyo Office of Education agrees to pay LP legal fees

October 29, 2014

The final shoe has dropped in the legal issues between the Lone Pine Unified School District and the Inyo County Office of Education. According to LPUSD Board President Le Roy Kritz, the district’s law firm has received acknowledgement that Lone Pine’s legal fees will be covered by the county office.
In a phone interview, Kritz said the district took the legal action to ensure the Office of Education would not carry out the perceived threats in a letter sent to the district Board of Directors in early June. The legal fees are approximately $13,000, Kritz said.

Family fun offered at the Toiyabe Road Run

October 29, 2014

Residents of all ages and fitness levels are invited to join Toiyabe Indian Health Project this Saturday for its 33rd Annual Road Run.
The race will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Millpond Recreation Center and will include food, race T-shirts, a participant Halloween costume contest, awards by local artists, kids’ activities and raffle prizes.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

DAR, VFW ladies join forces to honor vets

October 29, 2014

The Palisade Glacier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is partnering with the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8988 to honor Inyo County Veterans, and to participate in the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration this November.
The Secretary of Defense was authorized in 2008 by the National Defense Authorization Act to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Sheriff's Dept. seeks suspect considered armed and dangerous

October 29, 2014

The Inyo County Sheriff's Department issued the following information around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday:

WANTED For Felony Battery and Violation of Parole - Considered ARMED AND DANGEROUS

Name: ANDREAS, RICHARD FARRELL JR

Age: 32
Sex: Male
Race: Native American
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 210
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Build: Average
Complexion: Dark Scars:

Tattoos:
R EYE: STAR, L EYE: 4 DOTS, L NECK: "MARIA JESUSITA", ABDOMEN: "VNS"

Last Address:
1050 S MAIN ST LONE PINE CA

Remarks:

Bishop's 2014 Chocolate Art Walk

October 29, 2014

Residents and visitors gathered on Bishop's Main Street Friday, Oct. 24 for an evening of live music, local artwork and, of course, chocolate.

City’s inaugural After School Program a hit

October 27, 2014

In its first year, the City of Bishop After School Program for Bishop Elementary School first- through fourth-graders is getting rave reviews from students, teachers and parents.

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.”

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