Archive | December, 2014

Update on ATV Adventure Trails Pilot Program

By Charles James The battle continues on the ATV Adventure Trails Pilot Program, slated for a public hearing before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors onJanuary 22 at 10 a.m. in Independence. Perhaps the “third time will be a charm” for the already twice-scheduled public hearing for consideration by the Supervisors to approve the project’s […]

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‘Jug’ Watterson: 1950-2014

Dale “Jug” Watterson, 64, of Bishop, Ca. passed away on December 21, 2014 in his home surrounded by loved ones. Jug was born in Bishop to Pearl Watterson on September 14, 1950.  He spent his childhood hunting and fishing with his Gramps, brothers and cousins. He joined the Army in 1969, he then met the […]

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Alabama Hills hikes this weekend

– Press release from the BLM The Bureau of Land Management will host interpretive hikes in the Alabama Hills this December to discuss film history and view scenic arches as a part of our ‘Discover the Desert’ initiative. Discover the Desert focuses on connecting people with spectacular places and resources in the California desert by […]

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Broncos host 37th Annual Christmas Classic

Bishop Union High School will be hopping with activity next week when the 37th Annual Christmas Classic will be held at Gus Klekas Gymnasium. Six boys varsity basketball teams will be participating, including Lone Pine, Lee Vining and the host Broncos. The schedule The 37th Annual “Christmas Classic” Varsity Basketball Tournament 6 Team Round Robin […]

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Fruitcake Fever alive and well in Independence

By Charles James If you “love the night life”… and you “gotta’ boogie on the disco ‘round”, oh yeah,” well then you would have really loved the Independence Civic Club’s 10th Annual Fruitcake Festival held last weekend at the American Legion Hall. Despite the craziness, no arrests were reported. This year’s theme, “Saturday Night Fruitcake […]

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Inyo Supervisor Linda Arcularius honored for years of dedicated service

By Charles James Linda Arcularius is retiring at the end of the month. She has been Inyo County’s First District Supervisor for over 21 years after being first appointed to fill a vacancy on the board in 1993. She then went on to win 5 elections, four of which were uncontested. Not only is Arcularius […]

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Moral Recognition Therapy for inmates

– Press release from the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office On December 19th, 2014 the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with Inyo County Health and Human Services, proudly hosted its first Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT) graduation for the following five inmates who successfully completed the voluntary multi-phased program: Sage Haithcoat, Joe Baros, Robert Vanvelzer, Ky […]

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Still dim numbers for water content

By Deb Murphy While some Southern California weathermen optimistically look at current conditions as a glass half full, the truth is the glass isn’t even half full. Try less than 10 percent full. Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington delivered the latest numbers at Monday evening’s meeting of the Water Commission. The only optimistic […]

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Humans help ICARE Stitch Fund

– Press release Spellbinder Books of Bishop’s 15th annual ICARE Shopping Day on December 13th was a win-win for shoppers and ICARE’s Stitch Fund. Eighty-three shoppers purchased $5 coupons with proceeds totaling $4155. Coupons shown at the register were good for a 20%-25% discount on purchases made that day. Additional donations of $1,996 were added […]

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