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The Rotary Club of Bishop Supports the Schools of Our Community

The Rotary Club of Bishop Delivers School Supplies to Local Schools

Karen Marshall, Pat Nahin, Kay O’Brien, in front Jacob Gilbert and Walker Thomas, fourth graders:  photo by Ed Nahin
Karen Marshall, Pat Nahin, Kay O’Brien, in front Jacob Gilbert and Walker Thomas, fourth graders: photo by Ed Nahin
Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Heather Carr, Jim O’Brien, Ed Nahin, Kay O’Brien, Josh Ingram, Jeff Burror, Matt Scott, in front Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, photo by Pat Nahin
Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Heather Carr, Jim O’Brien, Ed Nahin, Kay O’Brien, Josh Ingram, Jeff Burror, Matt Scott, in front Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, photo by Pat Nahin
Thad Taylor, Kay O’Brien and Jody Cutler, photo by Pat Nahin
Thad Taylor, Kay O’Brien and Jody Cutler, photo by Pat Nahin
The Rotary Club of Bishop is committed to helping school children in our community.  They work hard during the year raising funds for their many charitable programs.  Over $3600.00 was spent for classroom supplies for 960 children at the Pine Street and Round Valley Elementary schools.  Rotary members gathered at Kay O’Brien’s home Saturday October 4th and put together 60 boxes of classroom items.
The boxes were delivered to the schools on Monday October 6th.  Principal Heather Carr gave Jim O’Brien, Kay O’Brien Josh Ingram, Ed and Pat Nahin and Jack England a warm welcome and thanked the Rotary Club for boxes of classroom materials.
Accepting the boxes and getting ready to deliver the supplies to the classrooms were Vice Principal Gretchen Skrotzki, Cindy Tobey, Debbie Walder, Wayne Linse, Matt Scott and Tracey Taylor.  Karen Marshall, Principal at Round Valley Elementary School was surprised and delighted to get the boxes of school goodies.
The Rotary Club of Bishop welcomes people to visit their weekly Tuesday noon meetings at Astorga’s Restaurant.  We are all part of a diverse and vibrant Bishop community and are constantly seeking individuals who want to share in the service and fellowship of Rotary. Please call Pat Nahin for further information about our Club:    760 872 2022
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The Rotary Club of Bishop Delivers School Supplies to Local Schools

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Bishop / Eastern Sierra / Local Schools / Community / Rotary Club of Bishop / Pine Street School / Round Valley School / Elementary Schools

Hallenbeck Accepts Promotion as new Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento

District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento

District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento
District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento
Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is proud to announce the promotion of Tom Hallenbeck, District 9 Director.  Tom has accepted the position of Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento, Ca. effective October 1, 2014.
 
Tom started with Caltrans right after graduating from Union College with a Civil Engineering degree.  He began his career in the Office of Structures, Design & Construction working on bridge projects throughout the state.  In 1997 he accepted the position of District 9 Director in Bishop, CA.  
 
About his time as District 9 Director in Bishop, Tom stated, “It has been an honor and pleasure to serve the people of the Eastern Sierra for the last 17 years.  I am excited about taking on new challenges but also sad to leave the Bishop community that we have been a part of and raised our family in.  I look back on many accomplishments but look forward to the innovations and applications that will change the way we drive.”
 
Tom also stated that during his tenure in District 9, “We have responded to floods, fires and avalanches.  We have rehabilitated every rest area and almost every “Main Street” in the district and left them more accessible and more complete.  We have expanded and improved the US 395/SR 14 corridor, and by so doing, saved countless lives.  It has been a privilege to be a part of helping improve and maintain the El Camino Sierra and all of the roads in District 9. 
 
District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento
District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento
In his new position as the Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations, Tom will perform technical activities in support of the program and local agencies, respond to incidents on State highways, provide traffic design and support for project delivery, and integrate new technology and innovations into our system that will change the way we travel on our highways.
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District 9 Director Tom Hallenbeck Appointed Chief of the Division of Traffic Operations in Sacramento

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Mammoth Community Water District: Update on Conservation Efforts

MCWD UPDATE ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS AND WATER SUPPLY

Water demand drops 25% in August and groundwater pumping supplies almost 75% of MCWD water supply during this year’s drought. 
 
Mammoth Lakes, CA – Last month, Mammoth Community Water District customers made a significant effort to conserve water, and as a result, water demand dropped 25% from previous years.  This conservation effort from our customers contributes directly to maintaining a reliable water supply during the extended drought.  Our water supply consists of a mix of surface water and groundwater, and recycled water is used for golf-course irrigation.  With severely drought-limited surface water supplies this year, our groundwater supply has been essential to meet customer’s needs. Groundwater production has supplied almost 75% of our water supply during peak demand this summer, from 53% in June to 74% in July and August. Contributions from surface water and recycled water contributed 18% and 8% respectively.
Heavy reliance on groundwater pumping has stressed our wells and resulted in reducing the production capacity of two of our nine production wells.  The largest user of water, outdoor irrigation demand, is expected to decrease in September as the days shorten and cooler temperatures return.  We would like to thank our customers for the significant saving in water to date and request that conservation efforts continue.  Level 1 water restrictions are still in effect:
·         Even numbered addresses irrigate on MondayWednesday and Saturday
·         Odd numbered addresses irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
·         No irrigation between 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
·         A hose must be equipped with an automatic shut-off nozzle
·         No washing of hard surfaces is allowed unless for safety or health reasons
·         Leaks must be repaired within five days after notification from the MCWD
This year’s drought and heavy reliance on pumping underscores the importance of protecting our groundwater resources from potential adverse impacts of increased geothermal production by Ormat near our well locations.  These adverse impacts include polluting the groundwater and reducing the supply. The MCWD remains committed to pursuing a monitoring and mitigation plan for the geothermal plant expansion that protects our water resources and ensures the continued availability of a reliable water supply.
About Mammoth Community Water District 
MCWD provides water and wastewater utility service to the Town of Mammoth Lakes and surrounding areas.  MCWD strives to provide reliable, affordable utility service to our customers and to conduct our operations in a manner reflecting our stewardship role.  We encourage our customers to practice responsible use of our limited water resources, and to take advantage of the information and services available to support this goal.
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MCWD UPDATE ON CONSERVATION EFFORTS AND WATER SUPPLY

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Car Seat Safety Check by the Mammoth Lakes PD

MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

568 Old Mammoth Rd., P.O. Box 2799, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

** NEWS RELEASE **

CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

The Mammoth Lakes Police Department, in conjunction with Safe Kids California Mono County Project, will be conducting a Car Seat Safety Check at the Police Station on Saturday, September 20, from10 a.m. until Noon.

The Police Station is located at 568 Old Mammoth Road.

This will be an opportunity to have a trained person inspect your car seat to confirm that it is properly installed and the proper type for your child. If it is not, free car seats will be installed while supplies last.

Children under the age of 8 must be secured in a car seat or booster seat in the back seat.

Children under the age of 8 who are 4’9” or taller may be secured by a safety belt in the back seat. Children who are 8 years and over shall be properly secured in an appropriate child passenger restraint system or safety belt.

Car Seats are a proven life saver. Don’t miss this opportunity to make sure your child is riding safely!

FOR TIPS, VISIT THE WEBSITE www.mammothlakespd.org AND SEND AN EMAIL OR CALL OUR TIP HOT LINE @ 760 934-3261.

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MAMMOTH LAKES POLICE DEPARTMENT IS PERFORMING A CAR SEAT SAFETY CHECK

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Mammoth Lakes Police Department / Safe Kids California Mono County Project / Mono County / Eastern Sierra / Car Seat Safety / Child / Safe Passengers / Free Car Seats

Zumba Classes Return to Bishop this Fall

Get Fit and Have Fun with Zumba and Zumba Step Combo Classes

Public Announcement

CITY OF BISHOP

Get fit and have fun with Zumba and Zumba Step combo classes. Instructor Pam Galvin is back for another exciting season.

WHEN:

Classes begin Monday September 8th and will run Mondays and Wednesdays.

COST:

Cost is $5.

QUESTIONS:

For questions you can contact Karey at the City of Bishop Department of Community Services.  760-873-5863

Or, stop by the Bishop City Hall, located at  377 W. Line St in Bishop.

Get Fit and Have Fun with Zumba and Zumba Step Combo Classes

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Zumba / Zumba Step / Combo Classes / Instruction / Community / Bishop / City of Bishop / Bishop City Hall / Registration / Community Services/ Classes / Fitness / Public

Crowley Community Center Fall Classes

FREE ESL (English Second Language) Class in Crowley

Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos. Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos en Crowley Lake Community Center. Aprender de conversación, lectura, de la escritura y pronunciación para su uso en situaciones prácticas. Todos los materiales proporcionados.

Free English Class for Adults at Crowley Lake Community Center

Learn Conversation, Reading, Writing and Pronunciation for use in practical situations. All materials provided.

CROWLEY LAKE COMMUNITY CENTER

7-8:30pm on September 4, 11, 18, 25 and October 2, 9, 16, 30 You may bring your small children if necessary. Usted puede traer a sus hijos pequeños si es necesario. $5 for Mammoth and Bishop residents. $5 (por clase) para los residentes de Mammoth y Bishop. Para preguntas/For questions 760-935-4089.

Other Courses Offered by the Crowley Lake Community Center this Fall:

CSA 1 Fall Classes

Yoga – Ukulele – ESL – Nordic Dryland – AED/CPR

Nordic Dry Land Training Instructor: Nancy Fiddler, local Olympian Get your mind and body ready for cross country skiing this winter with technique, strength, plyometrics, and aerobic training.  Participants need running shoes and attire, short ski poles (preferably old nordic poles, about sternum high), water bottle (with holster is best), and a towel or mat for strength training.  All abilities welcome, but some physical fitness is required. Thursdays 9-11 am *meeting at Crowley Lake Park September 11, 18, 25 October 2, 16, 23, 30 November 6  

 

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Beginning ESL Instructor: Sharon Johnson Learn conversation, reading, writing and pronunciation for use in practical situations. All materials provided. Clase de Inglés gratis para adultos: Aprender de conversación, lectura, de la escritura y pronunciación para su uso en situaciones prácticas. Todos los materiales proporcionados. You may bring your small children if necessary. Usted puede traer a sus hijos pequeños si es necesario. Thursdays 7-8:30 pm September 4, 11, 18, 25 October2, 9, 16, 30

 

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CPR/AED Certification Course Instructor: Rob Deforrest Heartsaver®  CPR AED is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that teaches adult CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking on an adult.  This course teaches skills with AHA’s research-proven Practice-While-Watching (PWW) technique, which allows instructors to observe the students, provide feedback and guide the students’ learning of skills. Dates TBA *Students must pre-register for this class

 

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Yoga for Everyone Instructor: Desiree Federman                Come enjoy a casual, fun and safe class in a non-competitive environment. *mats not provided Sundays 5:00- 6:30 pm September 14, 21 October 5, 19, 26 November 2, 16, 23, 30  

 

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Prana Flow Yoga for Every-body Instructor: Kelley Doyle Prana Flow Yoga is an all levels yoga course designed to offer each person a way to explore breath and body movements as moving meditation to cultivate strength, flexibility and peace from the inside out. *mats not provided Mondays 8:30 -10 am September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 17, 24

 

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Beginning Ukulele Instructor: Greg Smith All ages welcome: we will explore the magic of music through playing songs on the ukulele. This little instrument can lead on to guitar or mandolin! Space is limited. Mondays 4:30-5:30 pm October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 17, 24 *Each class has a $5 material fee, pre-registration required

The CSA 1 is offering these classes to the public.  Anyone can attend but those residents living in the district can attend free of charge.

If you live Northwest of the Geothermal Plant and South of Sunnyslopes/Tom’s Place then you reside outside of the district and will be required to pay a nominal fee of $5 per class.

All classes are held at the Crowley Lake Community Center unless noted otherwise.

Registration Questions?  Please call Isabel, (760) 935-4089, or email isbxoxo@gmail.com

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Courses Offered by the Crowley Lake Community Center this Fall

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Crowley Lake / Crowley Community Center / Classes / Free / Fall Courses / Easter Sierra / Public / Community / Fall 2014 / Registration

Gymnastics Lessons are Back in the City of Bishop

Gymnastics Instruction with the City of Bishop is Back

Gymnastics with the City of Bishop is back! Enjoy instruction from Jacy Dagenhart, Sara Kokklenberg and Francisco Santana.

The registration period is shorter this session so sign up now for classes beginning next Monday, September 8th.

Classes are available for children 10 months to fourteen years. Schedules are available at the Bishop City Hall or online.

Gymnastics Instruction with the City of Bishop is Back

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Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

CITY OF BISHOP

377 West Line Street – Bishop, California 93514
Post Office Box 1236 – Bishop, California 93515
760-873-8458 publicworks@ca-bishop.us
www.ca-bishop.us
Public Works News Release 2 September 2014 Page 1 of 1

Public Works News Release

Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

The City of Bishop offers a water conservation incentive program to help its water customers save water. The program can provide some water saving items free like hose nozzles and can provide rebates on other water saving items like new sprinkler systems.

Free items include automatic hose shutoff nozzles, hose timers, and
irrigation timers.

$100 rebates are available for water wasting toilets, washing machines, and dishwashers that are replaced with water saving models. A $250 rebate is available for new sprinkler systems.

Specific requirements are available at the city website or by contacting Bishop Public Works.

For most free items you just need to stop by the Bishop Public Works
office, fill out a short form, and pick them up. The incentives are available only to water customers of the City of Bishop and are limited to one per customer account.

Saving water saves money, reduces water rates, protects groundwater, is the right thing to do, and is now required by the state.

Contact the City of Bishop Department of Public Works at 873-8458 for more information on water conservation, the water conservation incentive program, and the City’s water system.

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Water Conservation Incentives from the City of Bishop

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Bishop / Eastern Sierra / Water Conservation / Department of Public Works / City of Bishop / Incentives / Rebates / Free / Community

 

Community Flu Clinics 2014

MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESENTS COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS 2014

Date Location Day/Time

09.29.14 Lee Vining Community Center Monday 4:00-6:30 PM
10.07.14 Walker Senior Center Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 PM
10.08.14 Bridgeport Health Department Wednesday 1:00-3:30 PM
10.09.14 June Lake Community Center Thursday 5:00-6:30 PM
10.15.14 Paradise Fire Station Wednesday 4:30-5:45 PM
10.15.14 Swall Fire Station Wednesday 6:15-7:15 PM
10.16.14 Chalfant Community Center Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
10.16.14 Benton Community Center Thursday 6:30-7:30 PM
10.20.14 Mammoth Lakes Elem. School Monday 4:00 – 7:00 PM
10.23.14 Crowley Lake Community Center Thursday 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone over the age of six months.

FluMist® nasal spray is available for healthy, non-pregnant 2-49 year olds.
The pneumococcal vaccine is also available. Free with Medicare Part B card present; otherwise $78.00.
Pneumococcal not available at Lee Vining Community Flu Clinic.

Cost for Flu vaccine:

$10 for adults (19 yrs and older)
$5 for children (6mo -18 yrs)

Medicare Part B free with card present.

Additional Clinics:

10.27.14 Mammoth Health Department Monday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, by appt
10.30.14 Mammoth Health Department Thursday 8:30-11:00 AM, by appt
11.04.14 Mammoth Health Department Tuesday 4:30-6:30 PM, drop-in
11.12.14 Mammoth Health Department Wednesday 4:30-6:30, drop-in

Children may also receive flu vaccine at school clinics to be held this Fall.

 

MONO COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT PRESENTS COMMUNITY FLU CLINICS 2014

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In Our Community: Alta One Federal Credit Union in Bishop and Lone Pine

Black Friday Visa Campaign

Who is the AltaOne Federal Credit Union in Your Community?

Branch Managers, Corinna of Bishop and Marian of Lone Pine are key players in each of their communities.

Congratulations to Corinna (Boston Red Sox Superfan) for becoming the newly-elected Treasurer of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce. Corinna is here below accepting the AltaOne Federal Credit Union CEO’s Ice Bucket Challenge.

 

And, Marian (with her sons) painted the water tower in Lone Pine…

Lone Pine AltaOne FCU Branch Manager, Marian-- and her sons, helped paint the Gateway to the Eastern Sierra Water Tower
Lone Pine AltaOne FCU Branch Manager, Marian– and her sons, helped paint the Gateway to the Eastern Sierra Water Tower

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They record their own commercials…

AltaOne Branch Managers in Bishop and Lone Pine work together to record their new commercial with KIBS KBOV Radio
AltaOne FCU Branch Managers, Corinna of Bishop and Marian of Lone Pine, work together to record their new commercial with KIBS KBOV Radio. Click for the Imagine Sweepstakes through Oct. 15th.

Plus, they create partnerships.

Together– Waylon and Willie of KIBS and AltaOne Federal Credit Union’s favorite leaders & characters of the community… give to you, the Ass-Cot.

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KIBS burros and AltaOne FCU working together… #peoplehelpingpeople

 

 

 

 

People helping people,

#teamKIBS & your local AltaOne FCU

HIGH TECH PRODUCTS OF THE NOT-SO-DISTANT FUTURE

Google Glass Augmented Reality
Google Glass Augmented Reality

AltaOne members can now access some of the most cutting-edge technological tools to help manage their finances – MSC Online, mobile apps, BudgetPro, BillPayer, Popmoney, etc. Outside the AltaOne world, technology continues to explode. Products such as Google Glass — the amazing eyewear that conducts Google searches, snaps photos and videos and tracks trending news — are already here. 

Let us take a gander at what other items are on the horizon that are destined to “wow” the world.

The “Eye-Witness”

The Eye-Witness
The Eye-Witness

A portable retina scanner may soon be available to help fight identity theft and protect your personal security. The tiny device is only 5″ long x 3.5″ wide. The scanners can be used by financial institutions to identity members conducting transactions in an efficient and unassuming manner. Look for these devices to really take off when the technology is incorporated into a smartphone.

The Six-Million-Dollar … Finger?

Bionic Fingers Could Help Humans Get a Grip
Bionic Fingers Could Help Humans Get a Grip

How annoyed do you get when you realize the beer bottle is not a twist-off and you cannot find a bottle opener? Introducing “bionic fingers.”

These robotic devices, which are still just prototypes, simplify such tasks as peeling a banana and unscrewing bottle caps. Developed by MIT researchers, users wear the “supernumerary robotic fingers” on the wrist. The device is equipped with two “fingers” that move in-sync with the real fingers.

 Too Much Scale?

 Too Much Scale

As if stepping on a scale is not difficult enough for some folks. Now there is a scale that not only displays your weight — it also discloses your body mass index, heart rate and fat mass.

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is quite the know-it-all. The $150 device also knows the indoor air quality and room temperature.

We will be far more impressed if the scale can tactfully recommend the right diet for users, as well.

Holographic Telepresence

Holographic Telepresence
Holographic Telepresence – Well, that’s a little creepy.

Just when we learned how to use video conferencing tools, the next incarnation has already arrived — holographic video conferencing.

“Holographic telepresence” transmits a 3-D moving image to each destination – giving the appearance that you are actually in the room with your associates.

The technology already exists for other purposes. For example, it has recreated deceased rapper Tupac Shakur’s image for a music festival.

The Polish company Leia (named after the Star Wars’ Princess Leia), has produced the Leia Display XL, which projects images onto a cloud of water vapor. This technology is destined to achieve widespread popularity. Expect to see it marketed within about a year.

We live in such intriguing times.

Who is the AltaOne Federal Credit Union in Your Community?

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