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January 28th

Mary Ann ‘Sunshine’ Billingsley-Moore

January 28, 2013

Mary Ann ‘Sunshine’ Billingsley-Moore
1956-2013

Mary Ann “Sunshine” Billingsley-Moore passed Jan. 14, 2013 at the age of 56 at the Hospice of Kitsap from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She loved all who came to visit her in her last days and hours.
Mary Ann was born on July 3, 1956 to Colonel (Cricket) and Martha Billingsley of Chico. The family later moved to Chalfant.

January 25th

Probe of welfare theft ongoing

January 25, 2013

As the Bishop Police Department continues investigating allegations that a county employee embezzled taxpayer money from the local Health and Human Services welfare office, county officials refuse to comment on the employee’s current employment status with the county.
County Counsel Randy Keller said Friday that he will not discuss if any action has been taken at the county level, citing Section 3.12 of the county personnel rules and regulations, which he says prohibits him from disclosing personnel information.

PD and Sheriff’s Dept. investigating burglaries

January 25, 2013

Local law enforcement launched dual investigations early Friday morning into the burglaries of Holy Smoke Texas Barbecue on Main Street in Bishop and the Chevron Station in Big Pine.
As of press time yesterday, it was unclear if the two incidents were related, but Bishop Police officials say they have promising information in regards to the Holy Smoke break-in. The Big Pine Chevron burglary is being investigated by the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department.

Community Reads embraces Latino culture

January 25, 2013

In a continued effort to unite the communities of Inyo County, bridge cultural differences and promote reading, the Inyo County Office of Education is launching its Fifth Annual Community Reads Program.
Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer announced this week that the 2013 program will revolve around the book “Into the Beautiful North,” by best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Urrea.

Digital 395 on track

January 25, 2013

Despite an ambitious time line demanding completion by this summer, Digital 395 project proponents say everything is on schedule and looking good for the proposed July 31 “light-up” date.
In a presentation to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, Mike Ort, CEO of Praxis, the contractor handling construction of the California Broadband Cooperative project, said major construction to bring a fiber-optic backbone and high-speed Internet capability to the Eastern Sierra is set to begin in Inyo County.

January 23rd

Embezzlement suspected at county office

January 23, 2013

Bishop police officers are investigating the alleged embezzlement of welfare funds in the Bishop Office of Health and Human Services.
According to Police Chief Chris Carter, the investigation is ongoing and authorities “are playing this close to the vest” until the investigation is concluded.

Kingsley asks to revisit Inyo Film contract talks

January 23, 2013

Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley said Tuesday that he is hoping to re-open discussions at the board’s next meeting about the contract for the position of Inyo County Film Commissioner.
Kingsley said he felt he had misunderstood the county’s rules for ratifying contracts while discussing the contract last week – and ultimately voting against giving Film Commissioner Chris Langley seven months’ back pay even though he was initially in favor of doing so.

NIH begins effort to find a new administrator

January 23, 2013

Northern Inyo Hospital is in the midst of executing a succession plan, using national and international recruiting agencies, to find suitable replacement for its chief executive officer.
NIH Chief Executive Officer/Chief Financial Officer John Halfen plans to retire and it is incumbent on the hospital’s Board of Directors to find his replacement – or replacements.

Security upgrade coming for Juvenile Hall

January 23, 2013

County leaders, on Tuesday, approved a $112,000 contract that they hope will improve security at the Inyo County Juvenile Detention Center in Independence.
Chief Probation Officer Jeff Thomson said a new security system at the juvenile hall “is very well needed.”
“The juvenile hall was built in 1995 and we’ve had the same security system since then,” Thomson said. “When the equipment went in it was top of the line, but it’s time to make some adjustments.”

January 22nd

Tyler Graig ‘Ty’ Brown

January 22, 2013

 

Tyler Graig ‘Ty’ Brown

1982-2012

 

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