Author Archive | Gigi de Jong

Five Candidates Vie for Three Bishop City Council Seats

Candidates up for election for the Bishop City Council met with the public last week on Thursday, October 25th to present their credentials and answer questions. Hosted by the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, in conjunction with the VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the event drew a sparse crowd of Bishop City voters to hear […]

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Ham Radio Field Day, June 23 & 24, in Lone Pine

Despite the Internet, cell phones, email and modern communications, every year whole regions find themselves cut off.  Tornadoes, fires, storms, ice and even the occasional cutting of fiber optic cables leave people without the means to communicate.  In these cases, the one consistent service that has never failed has been Amateur Radio. This weekend local […]

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Hello Dolly! A Playhouse 395 production is a Must-See

An impressive production of Hello Dolly! by Playhouse 395 opened in Bishop last week and this lively, colorful musical spectacular boasts a large cast of talented local singers and dancers. Hello Dolly! is filled with toe tapping rhythms, memorable lyrics and energetic dance scenes. The musical numbers range from poignant solos to sweet and sassy […]

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State Route 190 Has Re-Opened

[UPDATE] (Press Release from State of California Department of Transportation, District 9) State Route 190 between State Highway 395 and the junction with State Route 136, has re-opened without restrictions to the traveling public. State Route 190 was closed due to flooding between US Highway 395 and the junctions of State Route 136/190. At approximately […]

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Inyo County Search & Rescue Water Rescue Training

Volunteers and Sheriff’s Coordinators of Inyo County Search and Rescue participated in a “water rescue” training session last week at Klondike Lake. The team conducts monthly training sessions on all aspects of search and rescue and annual water and river rescue training is held during the summer months.  The team has had a number of […]

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Eastern Sierra Certified Farmers’ Market Growing

Local growers of organic produce are enjoying brisk sales at the outdoor summer market held every Friday evening from 5:30 – 7:30pm in Bishop. This annual summer market, now on a new day and in a new location, in Talmage Park on the corner of Main street and Academy, is expanding to include local crafters […]

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Local Mother of Four Battles Cancer

A long-time resident of Lone Pine, Kristin Palmer, is battling with the threat of an undefined cancer in the prime of her life. At age 30, Kristin, the mother of 4 children between the ages of 4 and 10, is undergoing 16 weeks of chemotherapy plus surgery to be followed by radiation treatment at the […]

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PETS of the WEEK – July 13, 2011

MARY is an adorable 7-month old Husky mix. She’s sweet, friendly and smart! As soon as you meet Mary, you’ll love this cuddly girl as much as we do. SYLVIA is a one-year old white and spotted tabby who came into the Shelter with her litter of seven kittens. She has completed her mommy duties […]

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Eastside This Week: Fish, Flowers & Fun

General Trout Season Opening Day Saturday, April 30th All lakes and streams in Inyo and Mono County open for fishing from just before sunrise. Get your 2011 California Fishing License for the Trout Opener – Log on to – Visit one of 30 authorized license agents in the area – Go to the Bishop […]

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