Archive | March, 2015


Water restrictions for City of Bishop

Starting again Wednesday, April 1st , outdoor irrigation in the City of Bishop will only be allowed between the hours of 5 pm and 9 am. This state-mandated restriction had been relaxed during the cold winter weather because of safety concerns related to freezing. Because of the drought, the State of California required that the […]

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Bishop Building Improvement Project awards three grants

– Press release The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that several local businesses will receive free financial assistance with storefront upgrades. In January, the Chamber announced a partnership with a generous anonymous local sponsor of the Bishop Building Improvement Project (BB-IP). The sponsor provided $7,500 to be awarded through a simple […]

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Update on Warren Street Improvements Project

By Deb Murphy Area shoppers who have squeezed into the parking lot off Warren Street, north of JC Penney, can rejoice. By May there will be noticeably more room to both park and maneuver. The aisles and spaces will be widened and the lot will have a name, “Sycamore Square,” as part of the Warren […]

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Photo courtesy Kevin Mazzu

4th annual Alabama Hills Day packed with activities

– Press release Come celebrate the 4th annual “Alabama Hills Day” on Saturday, April 11th from 9am to 3pm in Lone Pine, CA. The purpose of the event is to celebrate this scenic landscape and educate the public about the wide variety of groups/activities that access & interact with the Alabama’s. Co-sponsored again this year […]

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Chief Damon Carrngton reads off the names on the department's memorial plaque.

‘Piners’ celebrate new fire structure

By Deb Murphy Saturday was a good day to be a “Piner.” The Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department threw a party to celebrate the grand opening of its new engine bay, a 2,000 square foot structure with garage doors tall enough to admit high-clearance engines and water tenders and gear for all 35 of the […]

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Rash of buglaries in North Sierra Highway area

– Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Bishop has had a string of burglaries recently in the North Sierra Highway area, and we are asking for the public’s assistance: • On March 20th a local resident reported a lock being cut off a storage shed at the Meadow Lakes Storage facility – 2356 North Sierra Highway. • […]

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I-Main: Free Wi-Fi along Main St. Bishop

– Press release The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the highly anticipated I-Main Street project is now up and running! I-Main is the system that provides free Wi-Fi access to people passing along Main Street and visiting the Bishop City Park. The I-Main Street concept was first discussed at a Chamber […]

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Inyo Supervisors pass revised REGPA

By Deb Murphy By the end of an amicable but long public hearing on Inyo County’s Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment, Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors passed the amendment with some revisions to the Planning Commission recommendations. The revisions focused on pulling back some of the boundaries of proposed Solar Energy Development Areas, in the […]

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Thinning work at Old Shady Rest

– USFS press release The Inyo National Forest announces that a mechanical thinning project will begin this week in the Old Shady Rest Campground and surrounding area.   The project is designed to provide needed defensible space for the community of Mammoth Lakes in the event of a wildland fire. Approximately thirty acres will be […]

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Banff Mountain Film Festival in Bishop this weekend

– Press release Good things come to those who wait. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour is coming to Bishop! This year’s World Tour showcases the very best mountain filmmakers, allowing you to experience the stories that inspire us to continue exploring our environments.   The Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival is the […]

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Pictured is ESLT’s Board of Directors, from left: Tim Bartley, Will Richmond, Byng Hunt, Kay Ogden (Executive Director), Randy Keller, Marie Patrick, Tony Taylor,
Bob Gardner (not present: Jan Hunewill).

Byng Hunt joins ESLT Board of Directors

– Press release Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is thrilled to welcome long-time Mammoth Lakes resident and Eastern Sierra advocate, Byng Hunt, to its Board of Directors. Byng recently retired from his role as Mono County District 5 Supervisor, a position he had held since 1999. After supporting ESLT’s work as a member of this non-profit organization for many […]

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