Archive - Apr 20, 2012
Candidates for the second supervisorial district of Inyo County gathered Monday evening to share their views on the local economy and their goals for office should they be elected in June.
The candidateâ€™s forum, organized, hosted and moderated by Skandar Reid of inyoface.org, drew approximately 80 residents who were interested in seeing how each of the three candidates would handle the three questions posed to them.
The candidates include incumbent Susan Cash, and challengers Russ Aldridge and Jeff Griffiths.
Paiute Palace Casino staff and management were joined by representatives from the Bishop Paiute Tribe Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Bishop City Council for the April 11 renovation completion ceremony.
Local fire departments are taking to social media websites and cable television this spring in their ongoing efforts to recruit additional volunteer manpower.
Residents responding to the sidebar ads on their Facebook pages or the commercials appearing in between â€śLaw and Orderâ€ť reruns may be pleasantly surprised.
As of August 2011, all six volunteer fire departments in Inyo County have been drawing from a pot of federal grant funding that provides firefighters, EMTs and engineers with benefits above and beyond the traditional, $10-$25 per-call stipend.
The Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Trustees took the first step in slicing more than $678,256 from its 2012-13 budget at Wednesdayâ€™s board meeting.
Given the â€śdownward spiral in school funding over the last years,â€ť as Superintendent Larry Todd described it at the districtâ€™s Town Meeting, Monday, the board also approved the effort to continue paring away in the hopes of cutting an additional $30,000-$60,000 before the final budget is passed.