July 9th, 2014
Inyo County Planning Director Josh Hart proposed several fee changes in his department report to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in an effort to generate new revenue or at least break even on some department responsibilities.
Hart proposed fee increases for mine evaluations, appeals and for the Lone Pine Architectural Design Review Board. He also proposed legalizing and taxing the use of vacation homes in residential areas, and a switch to online notices for the Planning Commission agenda.
An afternoon contact between Inyo County sheriffâs deputies and an alleged kidnapper resulted in the fatal shooting of a local residentâs dog Monday.
During the incident, Raymond Denver, 42, was arrested for alleged kidnapping, assault and other felony and misdemeanor charges.
Deputies had been looking for Denver since July 6, just before 11 p.m., when someone reported to the Sheriffâs Office that âDenver had been witnessed forcing a female into his vehicle following a domestic dispute,â a Sheriffâs Office press release states.
Rhonda Kolene Rothchild
Rhonda Kolene Rothchild, born Feb. 11, 1960, lived in Bishop since the 1980s. She died June 22, 2014.
She is survived by her sister, mother and wife, Barbara Briggs.
She was crazy at times, but a good person with an awesome sense of humor.
Frances Rowan passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 in Camarillo. She was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Johnson City, Tenn.
She and her husband Kenneth Rowan were married 67 years and lived in Grand Junction, Colo. before moving to Bishop in 1970.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; four children, Janice, Fred, Dan and Don; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.
Born April 6, 1950 in Oakland, Dennis Hubartt passed away June 21, 2014 in Carson City.
He was preceded in death by both parents, John and Ruth Hubartt; and his eldest son, John Joseph Hubartt.
Dennis retired from Bishop Elementary School District in September 2004 after serving 25 years in the grounds/maintenance department.
He met his wife Patricia in high school their freshman year. They were married in 1969 and have been married 45 years.
The Evolution Group, a subrange of the Sierra Nevada, was the site of an important milestone in local climbing last month.
Twenty-six-year-old Austin Siadak left his car at North Lake on June 23, hiked over Lamarck Col to Darwin Bench in Sequoia-Kings National Park, climbed roughly eight miles of technical alpine rock, then retraced his steps back to his car, in less than 24 hours. On June 24, after 23 hours and 58 minutes on the go, Siadak became the first recorded person to complete this mission within one day. Previously, the fastest car-to-car time was 27 hours.
This week the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds will be buzzing with the activity of hundreds of local and visiting youth as they prepare to show and sell at the annual Junior Livestock Show and Auction.
Residents have an opportunity to join in the festivities as spectators at the shows and as buyers at the live auction to be held at 6 p.m. this Saturday.
With the Digital 395 fiber-optic backbone in place, the Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium is helping locally owned small businesses capitalize on the improved Internet access.
The ESCRBC is giving away $700 and $1,300 âonline deployment packagesâ that will partner local businesses with professional web designers to increase convenience for local shoppers and access a new market of out-of-the-area customers.
Those who would like to apply for the ESCRBC online deployment packages are asked to apply at escrbconsortium.org/online-presence/ by July 20.
Northern Inyo Hospital has approved a balanced budget, but to continue operating in the black, administrators say the district must reconsider how it does business.
At a special meeting on Wednesday, the hospital Board of Directors approved a set of personnel policies that will allow NIH to maintain its balanced budget despite increasing costs and a decrease in the number of patients using the hospital.
âWeâre just trying to turn the corner before the corner smacks us in the face,â said Hospital Administrator Victoria Alexander-Lane.
An extracurricular Bishop Union High School science club has officially launched a stratospheric commercial company that literally allows clients to test and publicize their products from the edge of Earthâs atmosphere.