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Archive - Aug 16, 2012

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Lucretia ‘Tish’ Melvin Rockwell

August 16, 2012

 

Lucretia ‘Tish’ Melvin Rockwell

1924-2012

 

Rosie Lena (Gress) Heedick

August 16, 2012

 

Rosie Lena (Gress) Heedick

1930-2012

 

Plaque keeps fallen officer’s memory, local history alive

August 16, 2012

Eleven years to the day since Bishop Police Officer Richard E. Perkins was killed in the line of duty, local law enforcement and community leaders gathered to honor their friend and recognize his contributions to the community.
In addition to being an 11-year veteran of the city’s police force, Perkins was a member of the Bishop Mural Society and artist, and had an interest in local history.

County balks at fire fees

August 16, 2012

Inyo County is protesting a state move to charge residents $150 a year for fire prevention efforts.
The state announced earlier this month that it will begin billing for a State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Benefit Fee that was enacted in July 2011.
“Inyo County has a strong and ongoing opposition to these fees,” a press release from the Inyo County Planning Department states.
According to the state, the annual fee is to pay for administration of fire prevention efforts on state-managed lands that are outside of incorporated cities.

A first in city’s 109-year history

August 16, 2012

City leaders witnessed history Monday evening when Hindu Statesman Rajan Zed delivered the first Hindu invocation in the city’s 109-year history.
Just one month after the council approved a resolution updating city guidelines for invocations to ensure that it can continue the long-held tradition without endorsing any one religion, Zed delivered a Hindu invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures at the start of the City Council meeting. As he read the Sanskrit invocation, Zed paused occasionally to translate the prayer.

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