Local officers with the California Highway Patrol welcomed a new member to their ranks this week.
Veterans with the Lone Pine CHP office will spend the next 45 days â€śbreaking inâ€ť Officer Jeremy Patch, who graduated from the grueling 27-week CHP Boot Camp April 29 and reported for duty in Inyo County this past Monday.
Patch will be living in Lone Pine and working out of the Southern Inyo office.
As with all new officers, Patch had an opportunity to visit Inyo County prior to graduation from the academy to tour his duty station and conduct a ride-along with a local officer.
The airport in Bishop could be quiet this Fourth of July.
The rising cost of fireworks, the incredible amount of manpower required and dwindling donations are major factors in the Bishop Volunteer Fire Departmentâ€™s decision of whether to have a show this year.
Fire Chief Ray Seguine said the volunteers will decide at their next meeting on Tuesday, May 17 if the sky will be full of the flowers of fire this Fourth.