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July 16th

Grand Jury weighs in on Inyo’s jails, detention centers

July 16, 2014

Inyo County’s detention facilities – the Inyo County Jail, Juvenile Hall, the Bishop Police Department and the Owens Valley Conservation Camp – are in good working order, according to the 2013-14 Inyo County Grand Jury.
Though each of the facilities are clean and maintained, the Grand Jury also said there is some room for improvement at each location.
Under Penal Code Section 919, the Grand Jury is charged with inspecting the conditions and management of all public prisons in the county and report its findings.

July 15th

Scott Matthew Stevenson

July 15, 2014

Scott Matthew Stevenson

Scott Stevenson, 47 years old, passed away on July 1, 2014, at his home in Canyon Country. In the last weeks of his life , he was surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1966. At that time he lived in Wrightwood. Two years later he moved with his family to Independence. He graduated from Owens Valley High School. After attending schools in California and Arizona, he received certificates in auto, diesel, and air conditioning mechanics.

July 14th

Wymond Walter Eckhardt

July 14, 2014

Wymond Walter Eckhardt

Wymond Walter Eckhardt Jr. passed away June 23 at his home in Solvang, surrounded by his loving family after a year-long battle with cancer. He was 84.
Wymond was born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1930. He was the eldest child of Dr. Wymond and Marie Eckhardt of Glendale, where he grew up. Wymond received his Bachelor of Arts from George Pepperdine College in 1953. He went on to obtain his Master’s and Doctorate of Education from University of Southern California in 1970.

Clean air grants fund 29 projects

July 14, 2014

The Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is pleased to report that as of the end of June, its Clean Air Projects Program (CAPP) has resulted in yearly reductions of more than 1.13 million pounds of air pollution District-wide.
Throughout Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties, more than 29 different projects were funded in whole or in part through CAPP. Initially kicked-off in late 2011, CAPP is now closing out the last of its projects.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Pine to Park Path project approaches completion

July 14, 2014

After a granted request for increased funds, City of Bishop Public Works and contractor work on the Pine to Park Path Project is slated for completion this month, Public Works Director David Grah recently said.
On June 23, the Bishop City Council approved an increase in the total expenditure for the project based on a request prompted by a recently discovered design error.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Golf Day event returns to Bishop

July 14, 2014

Everyone, from folks who have never played golf to seasoned golf pros, is invited to play games, enjoy dinner and take a chance at winning prizes at the second annual family-friendly Golf Fun Day next Saturday, July 19.
“It is a community-focused event to give families an opportunity to come out and have a good time. Everyone is welcome. There is no age limit and you don’t need to be a Bishop Country Club member,” Bishop Area Chamber Events Coordinator April Leeson said.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Double D falls to BSers

July 14, 2014

A definite trend is developing at Bishop City Park’s ball field. Of the two teams warming up and setting their batting order, one of the two is a “sure bet” winner. OK, the sure bet usually does win, but the underdog, though trailing up to the final innings, puts on an impressive drive, closes in on the eventual winner and keeps the game interesting.

Bishop Stingray numbers

July 14, 2014

The Bishop Stingrays put up impressive numbers as host of an invitational meet held at the Bishop City Park pool the weekend of June 20-22.

Boys, 7, 25-yd. Breaststroke
2nd: Luke Winzenread, 33.70
3rd: Isaiah Lowden, 39.48
Boys, 8, 25-yd. Breast
4th: Cole Coffman, 46.31
Girls, 9, 200-yd. Freestyle Relay
1st: Bishop: Brooke Winzenead, Isabeau Ostley-Vasquez, Uriah Martinez, Tylar Banta, 3:10.69
Boys, 9, 200-yd. FR
2nd: Bishop, Peyton Bishop, Kai Cokeley, Zayn Crockett, Carson Schmidt, 3:03.02
Girls, 8, 100-yd. FR

July 11th

See Vee traffic light could be followed by road extension

July 11, 2014

Caltrans will be putting a traffic light at North Sierra Highway and See Vee Lane within the next two years. Residents of Highlands Mobile Home Park took the first step in determining what else comes with that light at an Inyo County Public Works meeting held Wednesday evening at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Alternatives range from just a traffic light at See Vee Lane to extending See Vee Lane with additional access into HMHP.

Filing period for November election opens Monday

July 11, 2014

Voters throughout Inyo County will have a chance to redeem themselves this fall after the dismal turnout at the polls this past June.
With only one local race affecting voters of one district and close to a dozen incumbents running unchallenged for re-election, Inyo County saw one of the lowest voter turnout totals in recent history. According to the final results from the June 3 Primary, only 3,916 of the county’s 9,506 registered voters participated in the election, for a 41.2 percent turnout.
The participation state wide was worse, with California recording a 24 percent voter turnout.

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