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October 27th, 2011

Postal Service opts to close Darwin office

October 27, 2011

With the post office scheduled to close in Darwin, local leaders met Tuesday to discuss how residents in that part of the county will be receiving their mail.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson said the U.S. Postal Service, after deciding to close the post office without so much as notifying the county, decided recently to place a set of cluster mail boxes on a county right-of-way – again, without any conversation with Inyo officials.

City budget projections may be too ‘optimistic’

October 27, 2011

What have previously been considered routine budget adjustments and commission recommendations came under careful consideration and close scrutiny Monday as the Bishop City Council works to make every penny count with fewer of them rolling in.
There is an approximate $723,774 deficit between projected expenditures, $9,604,253, and revenues, $8,880,479, for fiscal year 2012-13 and Councilmember David Stottlemyre said he’s afraid the deficit gap could widen as he perceives the revenue forecasts to be too optimistic.

Lawrence Roane Weisenberg

October 27, 2011

Lawrence Roane Weisenberg
1954-2011

Roane was born Feb. 2, 1954 in Richmond, Va. to Frank Weisenberg and Jean K. “O’Cano.” He is survived by his loving wife of more than 11 years, April “Whitlock” Weisenberg.
Roane was a gentle soul, always with a smile on his face, he knew no strangers.  Roane’s mission in life was to teach the world about Love, Friendship, Kindness, Gentleness and Truthfulness.

Diann Stever

October 27, 2011

Diann Stever
1945-2011

Diann Stever, aged 66, a resident of Bishop for 33 years, born in Detroit, Mich. on May 5, 1945, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2011.
Diann was raised in Tarzana and lived various places in Southern California prior to moving to Bishop in 1978. She worked at Safeway, later Vons, in Bishop and Mammoth Lakes and retired after 30 years of service.

Lorraine Julia (Hauck) Pischel

October 27, 2011

Lorraine Julia (Hauck) Pischel
1927-2011

Lorraine Julia (Hauck) Pischel died Oct. 20, 2011 at Southern Inyo Hospital. Lorraine was born Sept. 4, 1927 in Beulah, N.D. to Fred and Rose (Braun) Hauck. She is preceded in death by her sisters, Anna Goldade and Cleo Mettler; and is survived by sisters, Josephine Zeigler and Kathleen Breneman; and brother, Wilfred Hauck.
Lorraine grew up and attended school in the Beulah, N.D. area where she met and married Harold Walter Pischel on Oct. 25, 1949.

Pauline Elizabeth (Huarte) Pedro

October 27, 2011

Pauline Elizabeth (Huarte) Pedro
1929-2011

Pauline was born in Round Valley, Calif. on Sept. 9, 1929 and passed away on Oct. 23, 2011. She was 82 years old. She was a lifelong resident of Bishop.

October 25th

Youths suspected in felony bus vandalism

October 25, 2011

Local authorities are looking for information regarding a felony vandalism case involving buses in the Bishop Unified School District motor pool last week.
According to the Bishop Police Department, officers responded to a report of three juveniles seen in the area of Elm and Home Street schools at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 22.
“Upon search of Elm Street School, officers found small amounts of graffiti located on building number 36 and no further damage was located at the time of the original search.”

City hosting day-long Halloween soiree

October 25, 2011

City officials are providing a central location for Halloween festivities this weekend in hopes of bringing the community together and giving kids a safe trick-or-treating environment.
The second annual Truck or Treat event will be held from noon to about 9:30 p.m. Saturday between fields one and two in the Bishop City Park and will include a costume and vehicle decorating contest, a fun run and movies.

Bishop’s success stories going online

October 25, 2011

The City of Bishop has been chosen by the League of California Cities to join a new and unique program aimed at trying to help state municipalities share success stories as they weather the current financial crisis.
Bishop is one of the first two dozen out of more than 450 cities to be included in the program, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and League of California Cities known as “Strong Cities, Strong State.”

Public asked to weigh in on latest mobility document

October 25, 2011

City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishop’s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the city’s General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.

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