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May 30th, 2014

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
1950-2014

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
1927-2014

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
1924-2014

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.

May 23rd

County working with courts on new Indy facility

May 23, 2014

Inyo County is attempting to push the state of California and Administrative Offices of the Courts through a quagmire of bureaucracy in an effort get a new court facility built in Independence.
Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors approved a Memorandum of Understanding with the AOC that will facilitate lease negotiations for a piece of county property near the jail in Independence to be used for the new courthouse.

City, school district team up on sports project

May 23, 2014

City officials are teaming with the Bishop Unified School District to enable more sporting opportunities for the community and enhance the existing City Park campus.
In the next week or two, the city will be opening a public comment period for an environmental analysis of plans to construct a multi-use sports field on the long-vacant lot south of the Bishop Senior Center and east of the existing park.

Local lifesavers complete week-long training

May 23, 2014

Last Wednesday, a group of Inyo County Search and Rescue members finished up a seven-day training exercise on the Birdie Cracks off Chalk Bluff Road north of Bishop. The task at hand: lowering a litter down the side of the mountain, with the help of ropes and guide lines.

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