Round Fire Relief Event - Sat., Mar. 7, 2015

A fundraising dinner and concert to benefit those affected by the Round Fire in Swall Meadows and Paradise is being organized by local citizens, the Rotary Clubs of Bishop, Bishop Lions Club, Altrusa of the Eastern Sierra, and service clubs in Mammoth Lakes. The event will take place at the Charles Brown Auditorium at the Tri-county Fairgrounds from 6-9.

The menu will include beef tri-tip, smoked turkey, garlic roasted potatoes, veggies, salads, beverages, and Schat’s bread. 4H kids will provide desserts. A no-host bar will offer beer and wine. Bishop’s own String Theory will entertain the crowd. A Silent auction will be held and those wishing to donate items for the auction.

Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased in Bishop at Spellbinder’s Books, Eastern Sierra Community Bank, and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, and in Mono County at the Crowley Lake Store, the Booky Joint and the Mammoth Fire Station. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will go to those affected by the Round Fire.

Round Valley Fire Fundraising Dinner and Concert 
When: Sat., Mar.7 (6-9 PM)
Tri-County Fairgrounds - Charles Brown Auditorium 
Cost: $20 per plate
Ticket Locations: Bishop at Spellbinder’s Books, Eastern Sierra Community Bank, and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce, and in Mono County at the Crowley Lake Store, the Booky Joint and the Mammoth Fire Station
Silent Auction Donations: Barbara at 760 937-6745. 
Questions: Jeff Griffiths 760 937-0072 Laura Smith 775 815-7628

ICA: LIVE Music - Incendio

Presented by ICA

Incendio, the Los-Angeles based "world guitar" group, will be making their first concert appearance in Bishop in 4 years on Saturday, February 28 at Bishop High School. The quartet - Jim Stubblefield (guitar), JP Durand (guitar), Liza Carbe (bass) and Tim Curle (drums) - will be performing compositions from their CD "The Shape of Dreams", which spent a year atop the Amazon.com MP3 downloads in Flamenco since its June 2013 release.

With eight internationally released CD's as well as a DVD, the group is presently at work on a Christmas CD and is writing new music for a 2016 release. But to local folks it may seem like they haven't been too far away. Band co-leaders Liza Carbe and JP Durand have stage-managed the last three Millpond Festivals under the supervision of Inyo Council for the Arts director Lynn Cooper and have gotten to spend a lot of time getting to know the community.

"The first few visits to this area were pretty eye-opening for us when we came for the Festival", explains guitarist JP Durand. "There was a real natural beauty and a warmth to the folks in the area. But having the opportunity to watch people work behind the scenes at Millpond and now at a variety of other venues with other artists, as well as work with kids in workshops we've seen Bishop and the surrounding areas at a ground level and it's been really gratifying to make friends and work with them. So now the band gets almost a different, more familiar kind of homecoming - many new friends we've made haven't seen the full band before - it's exciting to come back."

When: Sat., Feb. 28 (7pm)
Bishop High School at 301 N. Fowler Street
Tickets: $15 for adults and $10 for students
TIcket locations: Inyo Council for the Arts as well as the night of the show.

Incendio Tickets for Round Fire Victims
By special arrangement between the Arts Council and the band, tickets will be donated to families who lost all or part of their home in the recent Round Fire - the group extends their best to those families affected by the fire and has been impressed and inspired by the local outpouring of support. If you are one of those families, please contact Lynn Cooper at ICA at 760-873-8014.

County of Inyo: Public Hearing Notice


The Inyo County Planning Commission will conduct a public hearing for General Plan Amendment (GPA) No. 2013-02/ Inyo County - Renewable Energy on:

March 4, 2015, beginning at 10:00 a.m.,
Board of Supervisors Room
County Administrative Center
224 North Edwards
Independence, California 93526

Project Summary: An update to the Inyo County General Plan is proposed to address renewable solar energy development. As part of this update, Solar Energy Development Areas (SEDA) are proposed where renewable energy solar projects may be developed based on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Report prepared for the GPA, additional site specific studies and environmental review, and permitting pursuant to the County’s Renewable Energy Ordinance Title 21, and other applicable State, federal, and local laws. Other updates proposed for the General Plan include: capping solar development based on megawatts and corresponding acreages allowed per SEDA; identifying and defining appropriate scales and sizes of solar facility development; providing that social, cultural, visual, economic, and environmental impacts are minimized; requiring reclamation at the termination of solar facilities; minimizing water consumption; working to protect military readiness; and; discouraging conversions of lands utilized for agriculture, mining, and recreation.

Copies of relevant materials for this project are or will be available for review at the Inyo County Planning Department (168 N. Edwards Street, Independence) and the Inyo County Planning Department's website: http://inyoplanning.org/projects/REGPA.htm

If you would like to submit comments, please send them to PO Drawer L, Independence, CA 93526, or email them to: inyoplanning@inyocounty.us, or fax them to (760) 878- 0382. If you have questions, please call the Inyo County Planning Department at (760) 878-0263.

Tri-County Fairgrounds: Round Fire Community Benefit Sale

Help! We need hangers in the Home Economics building to set up for the RoundFire Community Benefit Sale. Whatever you can spare would be greatly appreciated. Just drop them by the Home Ec. Building. Spread the word please!

Round Fire Community Benefit Sale
When: Sat., Mar. 7 - Sun., Mar. 8

Where: Tri-County Fairgrounds
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Tri-County Fairgrounds: Save the Date - Powerhouse Dance

POWERHOUSE!!! combines brilliantly innovative tap, precision clogging, and explosive stomp to bring you an electrifying dance experience. Uniquely American, it has all the power, excitement and style of America's best music and dance.

Selected from the very best competitive dancers in the country, POWERHOUSE!!! performers do more than simply dance. They entertain from start to finish, engaging the crowd the crowd with their amazing energy and talent. Audiences can't help but clap along and stomp their feet as they see, learn about and even try PERCUSSIVE DANCE.

POWERHOUSE!!! has a great, wide-ranging appeal to all age groups. A typical POWERHOUSE!!! audience has young children, teens, and adults. Boys get into the athletic nature of this masculine dance form. Girls love the excitement. Teenagers love it, enjoying the awesome talent and great music. Parents love the family nature of the group. Seniors enjoy the energy and showmanship of the dancers. There is something for everyone.

When: Thurs. Apr. 9 (7pm)
Tri-County Fairgrounds - Home Ec. Building
Cost: $2, (12 & Under) FREE
Questions: 760-873-3588, or ceo@tricountyfair.com

Flowmotion Pilates: Class Spotlight


Zumba with Jessi
Ditch the workout & join the party! Zumba mixes low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval-style, calorie-burning dance fitness party. Join our Zumba family!

  • Tuesdays (6:30pm)
  • Thursdays (6:30pm) 

Yoga with Erin Spitzer
Erin received her yoga teacher training from Alex Pfieffer in Madison, WI. Her training and passion in yoga is rooted in vinyasa flow. Vinyasa simply means conscious movement connected to breath. She loves the vinyasa style because it allows for creativity in movement, pace, and asana (pose) exploration. During Erin's classes students flow with the breath through asanas with a purpose to stretch and work every major muscle group. Asanas are held in an effort to release tension and draw ease into the body. They will also be held to enhance strength, focus, and personal intention. Erin believes in the empowerment yoga brings to any coupled athletic endeavor. In her practice and classes she strives to cultivate strength and ease in body and mind. She hopes to see you on the mat! Namaste.

  • Mondays (9:00am - 10:15am) Restorative Yoga -Slow Flow
  • Saturdays (11:30am - 1:00pm) Vinyasa Yoga  - All Levels

​Where:FloMotion Pilates, 168 W. Line St., Bishop, CA
760-920-1373 or jessi@flowmotionpilates.com 


The Rafters: LIVE Music

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City of Bishop: Adult Softball League

The City of Bishop will be hosting a mandatory adult softball manages meeting

We will discuss items from last season, structure of league division, season dates, team fees, and league changes. We will be continuing our Women’s league, playing possibly on field #1 this season. Teams will receive their registration packets. Please send one representative from each team.

When: Tues., Mar. 10, 2015 (5:15)
Bishop City Council Chambers
Questions: Community Services Department 873-5863

Master Gardener Program: Waterbath Canning Workshop

Waterbath Canning Workshop

Have you ever wanted to know how to preserve fresh berries or fruit into a delicious jam, marmalade or chutney? The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Inyo and Mono Counties will be holding a workshop to teach you how to preserve using a waterbath canner.

This workshop in our Edible Education Series will focus on how to make berry jams and citrus marmalades using the waterbath canning method and techniques. You will receive recipes for Berry Jams, Citrus Marmalades and Springtime Chutneys.

The events are open to the public and are available for a pre-registration fee of $15 to cover expenses. For more information and to register please email . 

When: Sat., Mar. 7 (10am-12 noon)
 Jill Kinmont Booth School, 166 Grandview Road, Bishop.
Cost: $15 pre-registration fee
Registration: cjellis@ucanr.edu or call 760-873-7854

When: Sun., Mar. 8 (1pm to 3pm)
 Boulder Creek RV Resort, 2550 Hwy 395, Lone Pine
Cost: $15 pre-registration fee
Registration: cjellis@ucanr.edu or call 760-873-7854

Make checks payable to UC Regents and either mail or drop off to the UCCE Office, 207 W. South Street, Bishop. 

Questions: Bonnie Kelley Master Food Preserver Workshop Advisor UCCE Inyo and Mono Counties Master Food Preserver 818-681-5281 bkelley455@gmail.com