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‘Easy Rider’ asks: Did my generation blow it?

December 31, 2013

Last time we closed with Wyatt’s statement at the end of “Easy Rider,” saying, “We blew it.”

Feds cite ‘waste and abuse’ at OV Housing Authority

December 31, 2013

Federal officials have reviewed the Owens Valley Indian Housing Authority’s use of several federal grants, and have put the organization on notice.
The OVIHA has been given until Feb. 1 to correct several serious accounting discrepancies and program deficiencies or face having to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

City Council sizing up retailers’ reactions to a plastic bag ban

December 31, 2013

Bishop area elected officials and community leaders are in the process of gauging the retail sector’s reaction to a possible statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
An online survey created by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau asks merchants, among other questions, whether such a ban would create a financial burden and if so, whether they would pass that expense on to the customer.

Changes on tap for Bishop’s water and sewer rates?

December 31, 2013

Citizens interested in weighing in on proposed City of Bishop water and sewer rate changes must do so by the first week in February.
The City Council approved the Notice of Public Hearing and proposed water and sewer fees presented by Public Works Director David Grah on Dec. 9. That same week, notice of the upcoming public hearing went out to 1,232 property owners and ratepayers, Public Works Secretary Michelle Thomas said. The hearing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Council Chambers at 377 W. Line St.

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