SCE Direct Install Small Business program is back!

High Sierra Energy Foundation is thrilled to announce the SCE Direct Install Small Business program is coming back, April 1 through June 30 of this year!  In 2011, we successfully retrofitted more than 400 businesses throughout Mono & Inyo County!

If you are new to the program, had retrofits done in 2011 or didn’t qualify last time, you may be eligible again since there are a lot of new energy efficiency products for 2014 such as swapping light bulbs for LEDs!  Attached is the fact sheet that has the list of products that are available at absolutely no cost to you!  If you qualify, every business can receive up to $10,000 per service account that includes an energy assessment as well as the installation!

Since the program is commencing next month, Rick Phelps and I are currently doing outreach to businesses and we would love to put you on our list to see if you qualify.   Please email, your business name, physical address and the contact information of the person who would sign the authorization form to do the work, such as an owner or manager.

Starting April 1, SCE will be sending contractors to our area to help businesses identify ways to save electricity.  The energy consultation takes 5 to 10 minutes and they’ll recommend improvements and assist you in filling out the authorization form, as well as schedule an installation appointment, again all at no cost!

To ensure the success of the program in our communities, SCE contractors will visit every qualified business customer three times, so if they miss you on their first round, they’ll make two more attempts.

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19th Annual Home Show

It’s time to plan for the 19th annual home, garden and recreation show at the Tri-county fairgrounds May 2nd and 3rd!   Hosted by the Owens Valley Contractors and Vendors Association,  applications are being accepted now!   For exposure to thousands of potential customers, your business needs to be in the home show!  Generate sales and profits!  To get your application call 760-920-8950.  Reserve a great space today for the 19th annual home, garden and recreation show at the fairgrounds in bishop! Fill out the application here >>

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Proposed Water and Sewer Fees

The City of Bishop proposes to change its water and sewer fees starting in July 2014 and continuing through June 2019. Fee changes are to fund operating and maintenance costs, pay for critical repairs and replacements to the city’s infrastructure, comply with mandated health and environmental requirements, and improve fairness.
The proposed water and sewer fees are shown on the back of this page and reflect changes to customer categories and annual increases for inflation.

Public Hearing:
Before taking action on the proposed fees, the City Council will hold a public hearing on February 10, 2014 at 7:00 pm, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, in the City Council chambers, 301 West Line Street. Upon conclusion of the hearing, the Council will consider adoption of the proposed fees. If written protests against the proposed fees are submitted by a majority of affected parcels, the City will not approve the proposed fees.

More Details – DOWNLOAD PDF

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Bishop Chamber Event – Golf Fun Day!

Everyone is invited to join the Bishop Chamber of Commerce for our first-ever golfing fun day at Bishop Country Club!

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

2pm Registration
3pm Tee Off
6pm Dinner, Raffle & Awards

$35 includes 9 Holes Golf, Cart, Dinner & Raffle Entry

  • Each hole will feature a different “Big Break” style golf game with prizes at each hole.
  •  Everyone entered will receive tickets to the Big Raffle! Prizes include gift certificates, cash, merchandise and a LA-Z-Boy Recliner donated by Fendon’s Furniture.
  •  Registration includes barbecue dinner.

Everyone is welcome…members, non-members, great golfers & hackers, too!
No golf clubs? No problem!
Bishop Country Club has loaner clubs available.

DOWNLOAD The Bishop Chamber Fun Day Flyer

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Wye Road

Abbreviated Notice to Bidders

If approved by City Council, sealed proposals will be received by the City of Bishop at the Office of the City Clerk of the City of Bishop, City Hall, 377 West Line Street, Bishop, California, 93514 until three o’clock (3:00) in the afternoon on 22 August 2013, for furnishing all labor, materials, tools, implements and machinery to do and complete all work in a manner satisfactory to the City Engineer, for the Wye Road Intersection Improvements project. Contracting preferences do not apply to this project. The complete Notice to Bidders for this project is available at or is available from City of Bishop Public Works, City Hall, 760-873-8458.

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OVCVA in Progress

Please stay tuned for updates.  Any questions, please contact our president;

Dan Stone
OVCVA President
760-920-8950  cell

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Next Inyo Assoc. Meeting to have Irish Flavor

The next meeting of the Inyo Associates is set for Monday, March 18 at Sierra Adventure Center (formerly Bernasconi Center) in Big Pine. Social hour begins at 5:30 pm, and dinner starts at 6:30 pm.

Dr. McAteer and crew will provide a traditional Irish dinner. It will include corned beef and cabbage and accompaniments. We will be serenaded by Liz McAteer and Chuck Kilpatrick with Irish ballads. Local brewed beer will also be available.

Cost for the event is $20, whic will be used for improvements at the Center. Please RSVP by 5 pm March 13. Hope to see you there!

Directions: from Big Pine go westbound 0.5 miles on W. Crocker Avenue, turning at the Mobil Station in Big Pine, W. Crocker becomes Glacier Lodge Road follow it for 1.1 miles, turn right on Sugar Loaf Road at the Sierra Adventure sign and continue another mile to the facility.

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