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Archive - May 2014

May 30th

Vehicle vs Chevron

May 30, 2014

First District Supervisor Rick Pucci sweeps up after a single-vehicle collision Friday evening at Bishop Chevron at 950 Tu Su Ln. Pucci said he is a friend of the businesses owner. According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Carolyn Rose Kaatz, 69, of Bishop, was driving through the parking lot of the gas station at about 10 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, Kaatz failed to stop in a parking stall in front of the convenience store, and drove through a glass window, into the business. Cleland said no injuries were reported.

Supervisor candidates answer constituents

May 30, 2014

At this past Tuesday’s candidate’s forum for District 1 Supervisor hopefuls Bill Stoll Dave Tanskley and Dan Totheroh had an opportunity to field questions from constituents.
In the Q&A portion of the Candidate’s Night Forum, residents were invited to submit a question or questions to one or all three candidates. The forum co-host, the Independence Civic Club, screened the questions to ensure there were no repeats. (See the Thursday, May 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register to see how candidates responded to four questions given in advance regarding countywide issues.)

Public comment period on sage grouse plan coming to a close

May 30, 2014

About a dozen Eastern Sierra residents, representing both Inyo and Mono counties, attended the final public hearing on a proposal to list the bi-state distinct population of sage grouse as threatened and create nearly 2 million acres of critical habitat to help the bird recover.
Despite the sparse turnout, two local leaders, Mono County Supervisors Larry Johnston and First District Inyo County Supervisor Linda Arcularius, spoke on the matter.
Thursday’s meeting was the final public hearing on the proposed sage grouse designations. The deadline for comments is June 9.

Bishop Chamber working to leverage upcoming visits

May 30, 2014

Visitation is on the rise in Bishop, with current numbers set to eclipse a record set in 2006.
It’s a trend the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hopes to maintain over the next few weeks, not just for Bishop but for the entire Eastern Sierra as two major events bring hundreds of travelers and potential media exposure to the area.

May 29th

Mark Alvin Kiner

May 29, 2014

Mark Alvin Kiner

Mark Alvin Kiner, age 63, resident of Bishop his entire life, born on Oct. 5, 1950, passed away May 19, 2014 at his home in Bishop.
Mark was a Vietnam veteran and lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 8988 in Bishop. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Phyllis; and a loving father to his sons. He was always willing to help people in need, as well as friends and family.

End of the road

May 29, 2014

After more than two decades, and with a heavy heart, Randy Gillespie announced this week he will be closing his ATV and motorcycle sales and repair business.
Located at 174 S. Main St., Bishop, Golden State Cycle has been an institution in the local motorsports scene.
For 14 years, from 1995 to 2008, Golden State Cycle sponsored the Bishop Arenacross every summer at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, and more recently, through Gillespie, has been a supporter of the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails System.

May 28th

Dist. 1 candidates address the issues

May 28, 2014

With exactly a week to go before election day, candidates for District 1 Supervisor gathered at the Bishop Senior Center Tuesday to face constituents and answer questions about county and district-specific issues.
Tuesday’s Candidate’s Forum, hosted by the Independence Civic Club and The Inyo Register with help from Blogging Bishop owner Dee Younger, included four prepared questions about county-wide issues, and 10 questions from constituents. (Read about the Q&A in Saturday’s edition of The Inyo Register.)

Vendor facing criminal charges

May 28, 2014

A vendor at Bishop Mule Days ran afoul of local game wardens – and California state law – over the weekend when he tried to sell a conscientious citizen a necklace made of bear claws.
Because the sale of any type of bear parts from any type of bear is illegal in California, the vendor, a local man, could face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Whether charges are filed at all, and at what level, will be determined by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.

May 27th

Kathleen ‘Kay’ Otto

May 27, 2014

Kathleen ‘Kay’ Otto

Kathleen Otto went home to the Lord on May 18, 2014. Kathleen was born Aug. 10, 1927 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She lived and worked in Timmins, Canada as a linotype operator until March of 1965 when she and her family moved to Bishop. Kathleen worked for Chalfant Press in Bishop as a linotype operator for a couple of years. Kathleen was the apartment manager for LeAnn and Gene Rassmussen for about 20 years before retiring and moving to Yerington, Nev. in 2004.

Donald Charles Krause

May 27, 2014

Donald Charles Krause

Donald Charles Krause a longtime resident of Bishop, passed away May 17, 2014, in Thornton, Colo. where he had lived for the past eight years. He was born June 23, 1924, in Detroit, Mich. Donald was a decorated combat veteran, serving with the U.S. Army’s 36th Infantry Division during World War II. He was a graduate of the University of Michigan and employed with the State of California, Department of Transportation, for 30 years. Donald retired in 1987 out of the Bishop office.


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