June 12th, 2012
A final tally of Tuesdayâs votes shows two out of three incumbent county supervisors have been unseated and the third is headed to a runoff election in November.
After verifying and tallying all but 70 outstanding provisional ballots, the Inyo County Elections Department released a final count late Thursday night that reveals essentially the same results as those reported immediately after the June 5 Presidential Primary.
Bishop will see an influx of visitors this weekend as hundreds of California High School Rodeo Association finalists and their families take up residence for six days of exciting rodeo action.
Approximately 260 competitors, the best in the state from nine rodeo districts stretching from the Oregon to Mexico borders, will be putting their skill and talent to the test for the chance to advance to the National Finals in Iowa.
Preliminary results from Tuesdayâs Primary election show close races for County Supervisor seats in Southern Inyo â and possible runoff elections â and, in Bishop, a victory for challenger Jeff Griffiths over incumbent Susan Cash.
As of midnight on Wednesday, 1,300 provisional and absentee ballots still had be counted, so a runoff between Griffiths and Cash is not out of the question, depending on the contents of those outstanding votes.
County leaders Tuesday rejected the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs annual Lower Owens River Project Work Plan and Budget in favor of a plan they drafted. The county plan includes all the traditional elements and funding the two agencies have approved in past years.
Per an agreement between the two agencies, the annual work plan and budget has traditionally outlined the county and utilityâs share of the cost of hydrologic monitoring, biologic and water quality monitoring, mosquito abatement, beaver control, adaptive management and invasive weed species control.
Altrusa, Inyo County First 5, Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners, Owens Valley Edible Gardens, Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action and 20 Clarke Street Head Start preschoolers christened a new multi-purpose childrenâs garden Tuesday, June 5.
Not long after their teacher, Robin Murray, helped the youngsters cut a flowered-garland âribbonâ with large pruning sheers did they scamper off into their produce garden to pick strawberries.
Mervin J. Sam
Mervin Sam, 48, a former longtime resident of the Owens Valley, passed away on May 30, 2012 in Reno, Nev. at Renown Hospital with his family at his side.
Kenney Scruggs, the Bishop attorney and civic activist who became a voice in court for children trapped in their parents’ custody battles, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 62.
Scruggs worked tirelessly on criminal and domestic cases, and often took on unpopular clients and cases without concern for the personal consequences. Her friends and relatives will remember her best for her personal devotion to loved ones who needed her.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr. beloved husband, father, son and grandpa, was born Aug. 25, 1964 to Jess Robert Paco Sr. and Virginia Jelinek.
He married Maria Elaine Vega on Aug. 25, 1985.
Bishop AYSO teams recorded wins at both the Toiyabe League and tournament levels last weekend to end their Spring Select soccer season.
The eight-week season culminated at the Toiyabe Tournament, June 2-3 at Edmonds Sports Complex in Carson City, Nev.
The two Bishop Under-10 girls teams finished one-two in league with coach Eric Tillemansâ team taking first with 27 points over coach Winzenreadâs team with 25 points.
Coach Chuy Gonzalesâ U10 boys team finished third in league play.
The Bishop Nursery Ghost Peppers crept past the Reds in Division C of the Bishop Adult Softball League action Tuesday night.
The division leader, Bad Company, wasnât as lucky with a 1-17 loss to the BSers.
The Reds jumped out to a 0-4 lead in the top of the first. Taylor Neubauer scored the first run off a double from Earl Lent.
With two runners on and 2 outs, Darren Spoonhunter slammed an in-the-park home run to the fenceline to bring in 3 runs for the 0-4 lead.
The Peppers got off to a slow start in the bottom of the inning.