City of Bishop: Notice of Vacancy

NOTICE OF VACANCY

CITY OF BISHOP
WATER AND SEWER COMMISSION

PURSUANT TO GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 54974, notice is hereby given that the City Council of the City of Bishop announces an unscheduled vacancy on the Water and Sewer Commission. This appointment will be in effect until the end of the term on November 8, 2018. All interested persons interested in serving on this City Commission may contact Bishop City Hall, 377 West Line Street, Bishop, (760) 873-5863.

Applications and descriptions of duties and responsibilities of the commission are available at City Hall and on the City’s website at http://www.cityofbishop.com Applications will be accepted until the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Publish: 6/3/17, 6/10/17, 6/17/17

Caltrans: Construction Advisories

CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY

CALTRANS TO BEGIN RESURFACING PROJECT ON US 395 IN MONO COUNTY
Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway resurfacing project on US 395 from Eastside Lane in Walker, CA to the Nevada Stateline in Mono County.

The project consists of cold in-place recycling, cold plaining existing pavement, hot mix asphalt paving, guardrail replacement, rumble stripping, and restriping traffic lanes.

Work is scheduled to begin June 12, 2017, and to be completed in October 2017.

Traffic will be directed on US 395 with one-way reversing lane closures on the north and south bound lanes: Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Friday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Expected traffic delays will be up to 20 minutes with the most impact to travelers during the week of June 26, 2017.

This $10.7 million project has been awarded to Road and Highway Builders, LLC of Reno, NV.

Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.


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CALTRANS TO BEGIN SCRUB SEAL AND STRIPPING PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 158 IN MONO COUNTY

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway chip seal and stripping project on State Route (SR) 158 from the south junction of US 395 to the Southern California Edison Hydro Plant in June Lake, CA in Mono County.

The project consists of placing scrub seal on the roads surface and restriping traffic lanes. Work is scheduled to begin June 19, 2017, and to be completed on June 30, 2017.

Traffic will be directed daily on SR 158 from US 395 to the Southern California Edison Hydro Plan using reverse traffic control with flaggers and a pilot car: Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Expected traffic delays will be up to 20 minutes with the most impact to travelers during the week of June 26, 2017.

This $1.7 million project has been awarded to American Pavement Systems, Inc. of Modesto, CA.

 Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.


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CALTRANS TO RESUME WORK AFTER WINTER SUSPENSION ON US 395 IN MONO COUNTY

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to resume a highway resurfacing project on US 395 from State Route (SR) 270 to 0.1 mile south of Jack Sawyer Road near Bridgeport, CA in Mono County.

The project will remove the existing pavement, replace with a new asphalt surface, replace guardrail and restripe traffic lanes. Work is scheduled to resume after winter suspension on June 19, 2017, and be completed in late July 2017.

Traffic will be directed daily on US 395 from SR 270 to 0.1 mile south of Jack Sawyer Road using reverse traffic control with flaggers and pilot car: Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Expected traffic delays will be up to 20 minutes.

This $4.4 million project has been awarded to Herback General Engineering of Minden, NV.

Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.


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CALTRANS TO BEGIN SCRUB SEAL AND STRIPING PROJECT ON STATE ROUTE 158 IN MONO COUNTY

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is preparing to begin a highway chip seal and stripping project on State Route (SR) 158 from the south junction of US 395 to the Southern California Edison Hydro Plant in June Lake, CA in Mono County.

The project consists of placing scrub seal on the roads surface and restriping traffic lanes.

Work is scheduled to begin June 19, 2017, and to be completed on June 30, 2017.

Traffic will be directed daily on SR 158 from US 395 to the Southern California Edison Hydro Plan using reverse traffic control with flaggers and a pilot car: Monday through Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Expected traffic delays will be up to 20 minutes with the most impact to travelers during the week of June 26, 2017.

This $1.7 million project has been awarded to American Pavement Systems, Inc. of Modesto, CA.

Work is scheduled to begin as listed, but is subject to change due to traffic incidents, weather, availability of equipment and/or materials and construction related issues.

#  State Route 108 to Open Today at 2 p.m.

Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) would like to notify the traveling public that State Route (SR) 108 over Sonora Pass is scheduled to open today at 2 p.m. Snow and debris have been removed and work to ensure the traveling public’s safety is finishing up.

The State Route opening is dependent on favorable weather. If the area is impacted by inclement weather Caltrans may have to re-close the highway.

Caltrans would like to also remind travelers of the truck restrictions recently enacted on SR 108 and advise big rig drivers to continue to use an alternate route.

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For the latest road condition information call the Caltrans Road Condition Hotline at 1-800- 427-ROAD (7623). Real time conditions are also available online and for mobile phones at http://quickmap.dot.ca.gov. Changeable Massage signs have information regarding pass closures and road conditions.

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For the safety of workers and other motorists, please Be Work Zone Alert. www.dot.ca.gov

UCCE Master Food Preservers: Fermentation of Foods

The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Inyo and Mono Counties are hosting a workshop to teach people how to ferment food in Mammoth at the Mammoth Community Center. It would be great if you could help us get the word out to the Mammoth Community and the surrounding areas including Bishop by posting the information about our workshop below on Blogging Bishop:

Have you ever wanted to learn how to preserve foods with Fermentation? Come to our workshop and let us teach you how! The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Inyo and Mono Counties will teach you how to ferment kvass, white kimchi, pickles and sourdough starter. You will learn what ingredients are added and you will leave the workshop confident in how your fermented foods have been made using one of the oldest forms of food preservation. Learn tips and tricks and receive recipes and tastings of all that we show you how to make.

When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 ( 10am to 12pm)
Where: 
Mammoth Community Center at 1000 Forest Trail in Mammoth Lakes
Fee: $15.00 and you must register in advance.
Reserve a spot: Viv at 760-937-5582 or email her at immg@ucanr.edu

ESMF: Paying Tribute to Service Members

ESMF pays tribute to Service Members

Eastern Sierra Music Festival seeks photos of local active duty and retired service members to share during its second annual July 21-22 music festival.

The photos will be part of a video montage aired on a large screen overlooking the event stage. The video will play between artists each night of the July 21-22 festival held in Bishop.

Eastern Sierra Music Festival is looking for either a copy of the member’s service photograph; an action shot of the service member, or photograph of him or her in uniform with their family.

Please include a few sentences about the person you want to honor such as where they serve(d), rank, and years of service.

Questions or photo submissions can be sent to lisa@wwmusicfest.org. Deadline for submissions is July 1st.

For more information about the Eastern Sierra Music Festival, please visit wwmusicfest.org or visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Eastern Sierra Music Festival benefits The National Wounded Warrior Center set to be built in Mammoth Lakes by Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra.

Bishop Union HS: Bronco Football Golf Tournament

Bishop Union High School
Bronco Football Golf Tournament

Come support the Bishop Bronco Football Program and enjoy a day of fun at the beautiful Bishop Country Club.  Saturday, June 24th is a chance for the Bronco Football family to gather at the Country Club to play golf and raise some much needed funding.

The day starts with a continental breakfast before the Four-Person Scramble tournament begins.  There will be awards for the first and second place teams, as well as prizes for the “longest drive” and “closest to the hole” contest winners.  There will be great raffle prizes and beverages available.

The cost to play is just $50 for members of the Country Club and $75 for non-members.  That investment includes a continental breakfast and BBQ lunch.  You may pre-register your four-person team at the Bishop Country Club (873-5828) or register the day of the event.  

All proceeds go to the Bishop Union High School Bronco Football Program. The team is in need of new uniforms, so your participation and support are greatly appreciated.  

Questions or offers of tax-deductible sponsorship?  
Call Bronco head football Coach Arnie Palu at 760-937-4929 or Barry Simpson at 760-872-3584.

Date: June 24th, 2017

  • 7:30 a.m.  Registration begins
  • 8:30 a.m.  Tee Off

Where: Bishop Country Club

Caltrans: HAWK Pedestrian Beacon

Caltrans Takes Flight with the HAWK Pedestrian Beacon, an Innovative Safety System Benefiting Motorists, Pedestrians & Bicyclists

OAKDALE – When rural highways slice through towns, they create conflicts as fast-moving cars enter pedestrian-heavy neighborhoods with schools, shopping and homes adjacent to the road. 

Crosswalks painted on the street might not be sufficient to alert drivers that they are entering a pedestrian zone, and traffic signals could impact the traffic flow as vehicles repeatedly stop and start as the signal rotates from red to green. 

With that in mind, Caltrans installed a HAWK (High intensity Activated crossWalK) pedestrian beacon at State Route 108 and Lee Avenue in Oakdale. It is one of three HAWKs on California highways, with others in Crescent City (photo) and Los Banos. It is just one of many innovative approaches to safety being used by Caltrans.  

In this Caltrans News Flash, we explain how the HAWK enables pedestrians to cross busy roads. Intersections with the HAWK have experienced a 69 percent reduction in pedestrian-related collisions. 

The HAWK also has a role in Caltrans’ Active Transportation Program (ATP), which encourages walking and cycling for short trips. The ATP increases safety and mobility for those using non-motorized transportation, while helping California achieve its greenhouse gas reduction goals. 

This video may also be viewed at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/paffairs/newsflash/ This Caltrans News Flash is the 134th in a series highlighting Caltrans' activities that present the wide-ranging and critical work that Caltrans does to enhance California's economy and livability. To see more videos, search for #CaltransNewsFlash on Twitter or visit http://bit.ly/1ez3LYz.

WELCOME BACK CHSRA!

CHSRA is back and town, you check out the activities in person at the Tri-County Fairgrounds this week.
Click here for the official CHSRA website.

Monday, June 12, 2017

  • 7:00 am rope breakaway calves, tie down goats , then tie down calves, throw steers, Main Arena
  • 7:00 AM Cutting – 1 st go; Boys Go First – Cutting Arena
  • 11:00 AM CHECK IN re-opens
  • 2:00 PM CHECK IN CLOSES – Every contestant must be checked in by this time or Will be disqualified ! ***** All Scholarship Applications Must Be Turned in by the Close of Check In
  • 5:30 PM Welcome Complimentary BBQ & Chamber Introduction Every one Welcome to attend! Hosted by the Chamber and Fairgrounds.
  • 7:30 PM Reined Cow Horse – 1 st Go Round MAIN ARENA ****Goat Roping – After Barbeque – hosted by District 8

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Patriotic Day! Red, White, Blue

  • 7:00 AM Cutting – 2 nd go; Girls Go First – Cutting Arena
  • 9:00 AM 1 st Go Begins - Rodeo Slack
  • 12:00 – 4:00 pm Volley ball Tournament
  • 3:00 PM Reined Cow Horse – 2 nd Go MAIN ARENA
  • ***CHSRA Scholarship Silent Auction Begins: Opens 1 hour before Rodeo Performance.
  • 7:00 PM Rodeo Performance - Official Opening Ceremonies
  • 9:30 PM - 12 Mid. Dance (Charles Brown Building) Black/White Theme 2 Chaperones each from Districts 1, 2, 3 and 5

Caltrans: Seasonal Pass Opening Status

SEASONAL PASS OPENING STATUS

Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 continues to work on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing its eight highways with seasonal closures.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the public as well as Caltrans’ workers.

This is the District 9 Seasonal Pass Status as of Thursday, June 8, 2017:

State Route 108 – Sonora Pass

Crews have reached the summit but continue to remove snow and repair the highway.  Route reopening is scheduled for Friday, June 9th at noon, but is subject to current weather conditions.

State Route 120 West – Tioga Pass (from the Junction of US 395 to the Yosemite National Park Gate)

Caltrans crews have cleared snow on State Route 120 west to the top of the pass and met up with Yosemite National Park road crews who are clearing snow from Tioga Road inside the park.  Work continues with removing snow from the shoulders, road repair and rock removal.  Extensive damage occurred to guardrail from the heavy snow and requires repair before the highway can be safely opened to the traveling public.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.

  • State Route 203 - From the Mammoth Mountain Parking Lot to Minaret Vista
  • Snow removal will begin on June 12, 2017.  There is no estimated date for reopening the highway at this time.
  • State Route 270 – Bodie Road – Opened May 15, 2017
  • State Route 89 – Monitor Pass – Opened May 8, 2017
  • State Route 168 West – Bishop Creek – Opened April 24, 2017
  • State Route 120 East – Mono Mills – Opened April 14, 2017  
  • State Route 158 – June Lake Loop – Opened April 14, 2017

All information is subject to change due to weather conditions.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).

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For the safety of workers and other motorists, Be Work Zone Alert and Move Over where possible.

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