Community members in Lone Pine have rallied together to ensure that Santa Claus comes to town for the community‚Äôs annual Christmas Parade.
The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Caltrans District 9 are currently working to get all their ducks in a row to ensure the Lone Pine Christmas Parade comes to fruition, albeit a week later than originally scheduled, Saturday, Dec. 15, on Main Street.
An upcoming water and sewer rate study for the City of Bishop is expected to provide rate equity for residential and business customers and help establish rates for the next eight years.
About one month after raising rates on tenants at the city-owned Sunrise Mobile Home Park in Bishop, elected officials voted last week to lower rates for some residents in the park.
Last Monday, the Bishop City Council unanimously voted (with Councilmember Jeff Griffiths absent) to lower rent by $25, from $250 to $225 a month, for Sunrise residents who own their own mobile homes.
The first-ever Miss Teen and Miss City of Bishop were crowned Friday evening at the inaugural City of Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek. Of the two contestants for Miss City of Bishop, and four contestants for Miss Teen Bishop, Kristina Blum (far right) was crowned Miss City of Bishop and Indica Morganstein (third from left) was crowned Miss Teen Bishop. Both Blum and Morganstein will represent the city at a number of community and out-of-the-area events throughout the year, starting with the Bishop Christmas Parade this weekend.
The past few days have been painfully quiet in terms of Owens Valley high school sports.
The Bishop Broncos‚Äô match-up with the Mojave Mustangs, scheduled for this past Friday, was cancelled when high winds closed U.S. 395 to high-profile vehicles, which included the Mustangs‚Äô bus.
The balance of area athletes were on the road honing their skills in tournament play.
Bishop‚Äôs basketball squads are on the road to Mineral County today. The end of this week, both varsity teams will be participating in tournament action.
Antoinette ‘Toni’ Bartlett
Mildred Jane Cessna Freeman
With the first consolidated election between the city and county in the books and new City Council members elected by the people, County Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote met with the Bishop City Council Monday to discuss how election day went.
Before the council certified the city‚Äôs election results, Foote said she wanted to look at what cost savings were realized by consolidating the election and what, if any, changes city leaders would like to see before the next election.
For those who may not yet know it yet, Dr. Robert Denton is an Eastern Sierra icon, a local legend as a country doctor. Though he‚Äôll soon be turning 90, Denton said, ‚ÄúI‚Äôm the youngest of them,‚ÄĚ referring to country doctors, ‚Äúthe last.‚ÄĚ
Indeed, the passage of time seems meaningless to Denton when he animatedly recounts childhood adventures, medical exploits and strongly-held political, philosophical and spiritual beliefs.