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Blum wins title at state pageant

January 8, 2014

Step back Sandra Bullock – Bishop’s Kristina Blum is the new Miss Congeniality, after winning the title in the Miss California USA 2014 pageant.
Representing the Eastern Sierra, 22-year-old Blum competed in the Miss California USA 2014 Pageant Jan. 2-4 in Long Beach. She is the first blind contestant to compete in that pageant and “hopes to challenge others to be all they can be no matter what challenges they face,” said Micah Williams, Blum’s acting public relations person and significant other.

D.A. asks for trial date in HHS embezzlement

January 8, 2014

Inyo County Superior Courts have been asked to set a trial date for Dawndee and Kenneth Rossy, the Bishop couple accused of embezzling as much as $1.5 million from the Inyo County Health and Human Services Public Assistance program while Dawndee worked as a supervisor in the department.
District Attorney Tom Hardy said Tuesday that during a Dec. 18 hearing on the embezzlement case, he requested the courts schedule a trial for this coming May. The courts are now tasked with deciding if that is an appropriate time line for the trial to begin.

Fact or fiction: Local brothers join search for bigfoot

January 8, 2014

Has definitive proof been obtained to finally convince the world that one of its most enduring myths is actually reality? And did local brothers Daniel and David Greene play a key role in the discovery?
Neither the Greenes nor Spike TV will say, but urge the curious to tune in tomorrow night to the premier of the new reality series, “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.”

GED testing now available in Inyo

January 8, 2014

Starting this month and for the first time in more than 20 years, local residents will be able to take the General Education Degree test in Inyo County.
Through the coordinated efforts of Cerro Coso Community College and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office, the Bishop campus of the Eastern Sierra College Center will be the site of monthly testing dates for a wide variety of state and national tests.

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