June 4th, 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, theyâre 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.
With the clock counting down to City Administrator Keith Caldwellâs imminent departure, Bishopâs City Council looks to be on the verge of hiring his replacement.
Caldwellâs 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 councilâs final interview with one of those candidates is set for Monday during closed session of a special meeting called at noon.
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
Lifetime Big Pine resident Argus Jerald âJerryâ Horton, also known as âMoonâ 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 âNorg,â preceded Jerry in death.
Michael Dane Armstrong
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 Bishopâs 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.
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.
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 candidateâs night at the Bishop Senior Center to allow voters to get to know the candidates a little better.
This yearâs 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 Sheriffâs Public Information Officer Carma Roper said Monday that sheriffâs dispatch was notified of a bear on West Line Street at about 10 p.m. Sunday.
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.