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February 3rd

Council holds off on plastic bag prohibition decision

February 3, 2014

A vote to determine whether Bishop joins almost 100 other towns and cities across California in supporting a statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags has been postponed a third time.
Just days before the City Council was scheduled to take up the matter at its Monday, Jan. 27 meeting, Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) announced he was scrapping SB 405 – the legislation city officials were on the fence about supporting – in favor of a new bill that reportedly addresses and resolves the concerns of major business and labor groups.

Preparing young poets

February 3, 2014

Inyo County’s high school students are among thousands across the state working hard to interpret, memorize and recite classical poetry in preparation for the 2014 county and state finals of Poetry Out Loud, now in its ninth year.
The competition is organized through the California Arts Council and was created with the help of the National Endowment for the Arts to engage high school students in the presentation of poetry through memorization and performance.

Significant Detail: Don’t forget the resolve

February 3, 2014

After watching in silence for the last month, it is now OK to ask, “How are the New Year’s Resolutions coming along?”

January 31st

A rain gauge half full

January 31, 2014

The Owens Valley woke up, happily, Friday morning to a blanket of snow down to 4,500-5,000 feet in the Sierra and a healthy blanket of white on the White Mountains (above) after the Eastern Sierra saw its first precipitation in what seemed like an eternity Thursday morning. The small storm dropped just over a foot on Mammoth Mountain and more at Lake Tahoe. Rain totals for Bishop reached .04 inches over 24 hours on Thursday with an additional spattering Friday night.

Kristina Blum to appear on ‘Katie Couric Show’

January 31, 2014

Miss California USA’s Miss Congeniality is headed to New York to appear on the “Katie Couric Show” this week.
Kristina Blum, 22, of Bishop, said she will be boarding a flight in Los Angles Tuesday to make her first trip to the Big Apple to appear on the talk show, which is broadcast nationwide on the ABC Network.
Blum said Thursday she has been invited to appear on the show to discuss her experience in the Miss California USA Pageant held Jan. 2-4 in Long Beach.

No changes made to Senior Meal programs

January 31, 2014

There is a common saying that a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get to the door. False rumors also seem to share the same characteristic of a lie.
Rumors were flying fast and furious around the county for the past week over proposed changes coming to the Senior Lunch Program (a.k.a. Elderly Nutrition Program). Seniors were concerned that the program was going to be radically changed. As often happens with rumors that take on a life of their own, they became more and more inaccurate with each telling.

January 30th

Anthony Stone

January 30, 2014

Anthony Stone

Born Dec. 2, 1941 in Stewart, Nev., Anthony Stone passed away Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 at Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Anthony was raised in Big Pine, where he resided at the Indian Camp. His interest when he was young was baseball, fishing and hunting. He then met his true love, Patricia Summers of Bishop, and married in 1959, to whom he was married for 55 years.

Thomas Franklin Ingersoll

January 30, 2014

Thomas Franklin Ingersoll

Tom was born in Watsonville on Sept. 17, 1940 to Dee and Mildred Ingersoll. As a teen he worked in the lettuce fields in Salinas.
Fresh out of high school, he married Norma Grubb and he began his Forest Service career in the Los Padres National Forest at Arroyo Seco. A short time later he transferred to the Cuyama area, where their two children were born. In 1974 he transferred to the Inyo National Forest at Bishop. After he and Norma divorced, he married Frances Farrell, the love of his life and his partner for 33 years.

Barbara Anne Christenson

January 30, 2014

Barbara Anne Christenson

Barbara Anne Christenson passed away in Reno on Jan. 25, 2014. Barby was born in Regina, Saskatchewan on Nov. 3, 1934 to R.H. Smith and Isabelle Findlayson. Her childhood was spent in Canada. She attended the University of Alberta in Edmonton where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing.

January 29th

Council closer to daytime meetings

January 29, 2014

Bishop’s City Council is one step closer to changing its meeting times from evening to afternoon.
By a split vote of 4-1, the council approved the first reading of an ordinance Monday night that could eventually change the way the elected panel has historically done business.
The move is being proposed as a cost-saver, one of many being considered over the past several months as department heads and the council brainstorm ways to reduce expenses in the face of less revenue.

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