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Bishop Paiute Tribe COSA - Monthly Bird Walk and Census

Our COSA Beginning Bird Walk and Census will be Saturday July 11th at 7:30a.m. The Conservation Open Space Area is being developed for wildlife and the community by the Bishop Paiute Tribe. This is a great walk for beginners as the birds are consistent We'll be keeping species lists and observing behavior as well as identifying the birds and their songs for beginners. Our bird list is now available on our web site! There have been surprises every month so far - come find out what new birds we'll see next time. All are welcome - these walks are for birders of ALL LEVELS, beginners included!

We will bring extra binoculars and field guides to share. If you'd like to print out a bird checklist, with blanks for adding your own discoveries, you can download that here: COSA Bird Checklist trifold (pdf)

Monthly Bishop Paiute Tribe COSA, Bird Walk and Census
When: Sat., Jul. 11 & 13 (7:30am)
Meet:
7:30am on June 13 and/or July 11
Meet Location: BLM/Forest Service Building on West Line Street in Bishop.
Questions/Volunteer to Lead a Walk: hillarybehr@yahoo.com. 


Birds and Brews - Second Tuesday of the Month
Second Tuesday of each month, 5pm: Birds and Brews! Meet other birders to talk birds and enjoy the delicious food and drink at the Mountain Rambler Brewery in Bishop. Eastern Sierra Audubon Event

When: Second Tuesday of the Month
Where:
Mountain Rambler, 186 South Main Street in Bishop. CA


Antelope Valley Weekly -  WEDNESDAY Birding
Leader: Elena Espinosa

We're meeting now at 8:30am on Wednesday mornings at the Sweetwater Coffee Shoppe in Coleville for our weekly morning birding. They make delicious beverages and serve croissant, burrito and bagel breakfasts. Arrive a little early to order before we head out. Please come out and join us! We're usually out for several hours in a car caravan. The Yellow Headed, Brewer's and Red-winged Blackbirds are back, along with the committees of Turkey Vultures. The Red-tailed Hawks are nesting. We have quite a few pairs of Common Mergansers in Walker River and the White Pelicans are visiting Topaz Lake. Bald Eagles are busy cleaning up the roads north of the Coleville Post Office.

Antelope Valley Weekly - WEDNESDAY Birding
When: Wednesdays (8:30am) 
Meet Location
: Sweetwater Coffee Shoppe at 107537 Hwy 395, Coleville, CA
Questions: Elena 928-300-8088 or espinosa2015@gmail.com

Caltrans: New Cable Median Barrier


Caltrans’ New Cable Median Barriers Improve Safety, Prevent Collisions

HUMBOLDT COUNTY – In this Caltrans News Flash, Public Information Officer Myles Cochrane goes out to the site of a collision with a newly-installed cable median barrier while Caltrans maintenance crews repair the damaged structure. Myles meets with traffic safety officials and district management to talk more about the benefits the new cable median barrier system provides the traveling public.

Cable median barriers are designed to catch stray vehicles and help prevent cross-median head-on collisions while lessening injuries to vehicle occupants. The new barriers have the added benefits of reducing visual impacts to communities and pose less of a problem for wildlife trying to navigate around the barriers.

This News Flash is the 34th in a series of videos highlighting Caltrans’ activities that keep California’s transportation system moving forward.

The video may be viewed at: http://youtu.be/27Snz_9ySH0

For more information about the department’s activities, connect with Caltrans: http://www.dot.ca.gov/socialmedia

Tri-County Fair: Exhibitor Guide Available Now Online


Dear Tri-County Fair Exhibitors,

Welcome to another fun filled year of exhibiting your crafts, talents and hobbies at the Tri-County Fair! If you are an experienced exhibitor, thank you for your continued support and participation, it is because of you that our fair is one of the best little fairs around! If you are a first timer, or still deciding, welcome and please join us! It is a great way to share your passions and support your community!

We have changed a few things this year, streamlining a couple departments, as well as adding some great new categories and special contests. Also, we have a few surprises in store as well, 2015 is going to be a fun year here at the Tri-County Fair.

Make sure you read through the book so you note the changes, like cash premiums instead of checks, a little earlier entry deadline and adjusted intake schedule, and a few others. We have made these changes to make the whole process a better experience for you, the exhibitors.

Please check out our new special contests, we hope you find them as fun and creativity-inspiring as we do! Here they are:

  • Piñatas
  • Dream Catchers
  • Sock Puppets
  • Cookies of the World
  • Pecan Pie Contest
  • Carne Asada BBQ Contest
  • On The Spot Salsa Contest
  • Viva Margarita Contest
  • Art on the Spot
  • Recreate a family Photo
  • Native American Regalia
  • Latin Regalia

All the information on these fun new exhibits and all your old favorites can be found right here in the Exhibitor Guide Book! We can’t wait to see what you create to share with us this year! See you in September! Sally A. Symons CEO, Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair

Click here to for the PDF version of the Tri-County Exhibit Book or download from the attached link.

County of Inyo - Env. Filings: Variance LADWP, Ind. Yard Concrete Crane Pad, Aspendale Fire Station, Owens Lake Master Project

The following documents filed and/or posted on July 6, 2015, in the County Clerk's Office pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):

Document Type: NOTICE
Project Title: TO CONSIDER THE GRANTING OF A REGULAR VARIANCE TO LADWP, CASE NO. GB15-01
Lead Agency:
GREAT BASIN UNIFIED AIR POLLUTION CONTROL DISTRICT

The document can be viewed here: http://inyocounty.us/EnvironmentalDocuments/Documents/15-024.pdf

The following documents filed and posted on July 2, 2015, in the County Clerk's Office pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):

Document Type: NOTICE OF EXEMPTION
Project Title: INDEPENDENCE YARD CONCRETE CRANE PAD
Lead Agency: LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER & POWER

The document can be viewed here: http://inyocounty.us/EnvironmentalDocuments/Documents/15-023.pdf

The following documents filed and posted on June 26, 2015, in the County Clerk's Office pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):

Document Type: NOTICE OF EXEMPTION
Project Title: CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT #2015-01 – ASPENDELL FIRE STATION
Lead Agency:
INYO COUNTY PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The document can be viewed here: http://www.inyocounty.us/EnvironmentalDocuments/Documents/15-022.pdf

The following documents filed and posted on June 24, 2015, in the County Clerk's Office pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA):

Document Type: NOTICE OF PREPARATION
Project Title: NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS FOR THE OWENS LAKE MASTER PROJECT
Lead Agency:
LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF WATER & POWER

The document can be viewed here: http://www.inyocounty.us/EnvironmentalDocuments/Documents/15-021.pdf

A complete list of documents filed/posted in the County Clerk's Office pursuant to CEQA since January 1, 2010 can be viewed on the following website: http://www.inyocounty.us/EnvironmentalDocuments/EnvDocs.php

Caltrans: State Route 168 Open without Delays

Update - State Route 168 Open without delays

BISHOP – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to inform the traveling public that State Route 168 East is now open without delays. The California Technical Institute relocation project is now complete. The California Technical Institute was issued a permit by Caltrans to move the oversized telescopes from Cedar Flat near the Bristlecone Forest to Big Pine, California along State Route 168. The project was initially scheduled to be completed on July 10th, but has reported that all telescopes have been moved ahead of schedule.

For the latest in highway information please visit Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call our Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623). # For the safety of workers and other motorists, please be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!


Have a fun and safe holiday!

City of Bishop: Big Day at the Park

The City of Bishop will be hosting their Annual “Big Day at the Park” on Saturday, . Everyone is welcome to enjoy a day at the City Park to celebrate the July 4th Fourth of July with activities starting at 11:00 AM and ending at 4:00 PM.

Starting at 11 AM – For the spectator, come and watch an exciting Exhibition Baseball Game at Diamond Four; For some exercise, bring your tennis rackets and balls and play on the city tennis courts or check in at the City Pool Office to check out a bocce ball set or a volleyball to get started on a game of bocce ball or get some digs in this summer in our volleyball sand courts!

To cool off – come and join us at the City Pool free of charge from 11 AM to 4 PM! Live music will begin at 2:00 PM and FREE watermelon, ice cream, and pie will be served from 2 PM to 4 PM.

Don’t miss out on the fun! If you need more information please call Bishop City Hall at (760) 873-5863. Hope to see you there!