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Archive - 2014

June 4th

Supes race too close to call

June 4, 2014

In just a few days, the horse trailers and motorhomes and RVs will begin rolling into the Owens Valley once more.
Only this time, they’re not bringing mules and mule owners from around the country; no, this caravan is reserved for the California High School Rodeo Association State Finals, returning to Bishop for the 10th consecutive year.

City Council edging closer to replacing outgoing administrator

June 4, 2014

With the clock counting down to City Administrator Keith Caldwell’s imminent departure, Bishop’s City Council looks to be on the verge of hiring his replacement.
Caldwell’s position was advertised both locally and nationally, resulting in a pool of candidates from across the Eastern Sierra and the country that the City Council has narrowed down to two top prospects.
According to Caldwell, the council’s final interview with one of those candidates is set for Monday during closed session of a special meeting called at noon.

June 3rd

Early election results are in

June 3, 2014

A tally of the mail-in ballots received by the Inyo County Elections Department prior to today's election has been finished.
Shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m., election workers completed an initial count of 1,733 ballots sent in by vote-by-mail voters or those living in mail-in precincts.
Of those ballots, 429 came from District 1. The early count has Dan Totheroh in the lead for Supervisor with 222 votes, followed by David Tanksley with 161 and Bill Stoll with 46.

Rhiannon Giselle Murphy

June 3, 2014

Rhiannon Giselle Murphy
1994-2014

Jerry Horton

June 3, 2014

Jerry Horton
1943-2014

Lifetime Big Pine resident Argus Jerald “Jerry” Horton, also known as “Moon” to good friends and family, passed away peacefully surrounded by family Thursday, May 22, 2014. He was 71. Jerry was born March 18, 1943 at the Northern Inyo Hospital.
His parents, Clyde and Minnie Horton; sister, Mary Ann; and brother, Jim “Norg,” preceded Jerry in death.

Michael Dane Armstrong

June 3, 2014

Michael Dane Armstrong
1967-2014

Michael Armstrong, 47, of Pacifica, passed away peacefully in his sleep from a prolonged illness on Thursday, May 22 at his residential care home in San Jose, Calif.
Michael moved to Bishop as a child with his family in 1975 and attended schools in Bishop and was a graduate of Bishop High School. Michael was on Bishop’s swim team and was an avid skier on the Bishop High School ski team. He choose his profession as a chef and was a wonderful and gifted cook.

June 2nd

Inyo voters urged to weigh in on state races

June 2, 2014

Across California today, voters will be helping to narrow the field of candidates in eight races for state office, including governor and attorney general.
Residents of various districts throughout the state will also be weighing in on races involving the state Assembly, Senate and their Congressional representatives.

Decision day in District 1

June 2, 2014

Today is the big day with residents from all over the county encouraged to head to the polls.
The only race in Inyo County is the one District 1 residents will be deciding for the seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors being sought by Dave Tanskley, Dan Totheroh and Bill Stoll.
Last Tuesday, The Inyo Register and the Independence Civic Club hosted a candidate’s night at the Bishop Senior Center to allow voters to get to know the candidates a little better.

‘Roaming’ bears visiting Bishop area in search of food

June 2, 2014

This year’s continued drought may be contributing to recent bear sightings in the Bishop area.
Reports came in over the weekend placing one or more bears on West Line Street in the area of Calvary Baptist Church, and in the Round Valley area near the CalFire Conservation Corps camp.
Inyo County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper said Monday that sheriff’s dispatch was notified of a bear on West Line Street at about 10 p.m. Sunday.

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.

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