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August 16th, 2011

Inyo joins four Nevada counties in land search

August 16, 2011

With a federal grant in hand, Inyo County is on its way to identifying property that can be used for renewable energy generation and transportation.
Inyo County is now partnering with Nye, Esmeralda, Lincoln and White Pine counties in Nevada to spend $1 million on a quest for land that can be used for renewable energy.
The five-county cooperative group received an Environmental Protection Agency Brownfields Coalition Assessment Grant to conduct environmental site assessments and area-wide planning in support of renewable energy, transmission and economic development.

Supes OK building at Bishop dump

August 16, 2011

County leaders approved a $75,000 project Tuesday that will get a long awaited project at the Bishop Sunland Landfill off the ground.
Using a local contractor, the county will install a new building at the gate of the landfill, providing handicapped accessibility, new restroom facilities and storage and work space for landfill employees.
Deputy Public Works Director Jeff Alstrom said the county received five bids for the project, which aims to erect a modular building at the entrance to the landfill along with a new sceptic system and water lines.

Fair exhibitor entry forms due this week

August 16, 2011

The sweet smell of the Tri-County Fair is in the air.
Entry forms for exhibits are being accepted starting this week and tickets go on sale next weekend in anticipation of the annual end-of-summer celebration scheduled to begin Thursday, Sept. 1.
The Fair exhibit office, located near the stables on the grounds, will be open all this week through Saturday to accept exhibit entry forms. Exhibits themselves will be accepted on varying schedules – depending on the type and contest – as outlined in the Fair’s Exhibit Guidebook.

August 15th

County leaders enter zoning talks

August 15, 2011

County leaders weighed in on the Planning Department’s move to update local zoning ordinances.
On Tuesday, the board reviewed five bullet points on local zoning laws, ranging from keeping animals to producing wind energy and working from home.
Earlier this year, Inyo County hired a consultant to review the current zoning ordinance and recommend updates and changes. The report the consultant delivered included many sections the county does not currently have on the books, such as rules and regulations for adult entertainment enterprises, that the board opted to leave out of the county code.

One year later, the healing continues

August 15, 2011

Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of what has been called the worst vehicle accidents in Inyo County history. Representatives from the California Highway Patrol said a full report of the accident is due by the end of August.

Christine Joyce ‘Juice’ Watterson

August 15, 2011

Christine Joyce ‘Juice’ Watterson
1953-2011

Juice was born April 12, 1953 and she made her journey on Aug. 3, 2011.
A Cry Dance will be Saturday evening, Aug. 13, 2011 at 702 Sewaye Ln. (Ernestine’s house).  Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Brune Mortuary.  Burial will follow at Sunland Cemetery.  Gathering after burial (potluck) will be at the Barlow Lane Gym.

Matthew Allan Hill

August 15, 2011

Matthew Allan Hill
1974-2011

Matt was born in Lone Pine on March 26, 1974 and left us Aug. 7, 2011 in Reno, Nev.

Susan Margaret Jenkins

August 15, 2011

Susan Margaret Jenkins
1958-2011

Born in Lone Pine, Susan Margaret Jenkins, 52, a resident of Lone Pine, Bishop and Long Beach, passed away July 31, 2011 at her home in Long Beach.
Susan was a wonderful and unique woman. She loved to cook for everyone and always lent a helping hand. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and everyone she cared for. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothea Jenkins; father, James Jenkins; and brother, James Jenkins.

Susan Margaret Jenkins

August 15, 2011

Susan Margaret Jenkins
1958-2011

Born in Lone Pine, Susan Margaret Jenkins, 52, a resident of Lone Pine, Bishop and Long Beach, passed away July 31, 2011 at her home in Long Beach.
Susan was a wonderful and unique woman. She loved to cook for everyone and always lent a helping hand. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children and everyone she cared for. She will be greatly missed.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothea Jenkins; father, James Jenkins; and brother, James Jenkins.

August 11th

City boss steps down 10 months in

August 11, 2011

Through what appears to be a mutually agreeable decision, Bishop City Administrator Jim Southworth has stepped down after 10 months on the job.
Southworth had been on administrative leave since July 27. Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting included a closed session agenda item to discuss a “public employee performance evaluation.” After a short meeting behind closed doors, the council returned to chambers with the following announcement.

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