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July 23rd, 2014

Open house to focus on economic development

July 23, 2014

Ongoing, long-term planning efforts by the City of Bishop have now arrived in the realm of economic development.
After addressing other areas in recent years such as mobility and housing, officials are now taking a serious look at the current economic situation in Bishop, what needs to change, what should stay the same and how any potential change should be put into effect.
Essentially, according to Planning Director Gary Schley, the city is creating an updated road map that future projects, funding allotments and legislative changes will follow.

July 22nd

Scott Matthew Stevenson

July 22, 2014

Scott Matthew Stevenson
1966-2014

Scott Stevenson, 47 years old, passed away on July 1, 2014, at his home in Canyon Country. In the last weeks of his life , he was surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1966. At that time he lived in Wrightwood. Two years later he moved with his family to Independence. He graduated from Owens Valley High School. After attending schools in California and Arizona, he received certificates in auto, diesel, and air conditioning mechanics.

C.B. Jack Frost

July 22, 2014

C.B. Jack Frost
1944-2014

Born in Fresno on Feb. 8, 1944 to C.B. Jack Frost Sr. and Georgerina Frost, C.B. Jack Frost, age 70, passed away on July 12, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop surrounded by his loved ones. He lived in Big Pine for 28 years.

Phyllis Ann Coufal

July 22, 2014

Phyllis Ann Coufal
1932-2014

Phyllis Ann Coufal, age 82, resident of Bishop for 24 years, born in Valparaiso Neb. on Feb. 24, 1932 passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014. She was surrounded by her number one priority, her family.
Phyllis was born and raised on a farm in southeastern Nebraska. She met her husband-to-be, Alois Coufal at a church dance and was married shortly thereafter on April 24, 1950. They moved to Southern California in January 1956, living in Anaheim until 1990 when they moved to Bishop.

July 21st

There’s still time to participate

July 21, 2014

We’re going to try this again.
After putting a call out for submissions for the Second Annual “A Day in the Life of Inyo County” keepsake publication and receiving a grand total of two submissions by Sunday’s deadline, The Inyo Register is going back to the drawing board.
Readers are now asked to keep track of what they do this Friday, July 25. A synopsis of what they did that day, along with any related photographs, may then be submitted to the Register by 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 for publication in the Thursday, July 31 “Day in the Life” special edition.

County to invest in better airport

July 21, 2014

Inyo County is moving forward with a plan for improving Bishop Airport.
Last week, county Public Works and a new contractor briefted the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and Northern Inyo Airport Advisory Committee on efforts to create a plan for the airport that will improve services and make the facility more desirable for commercial and private pilots.

Adventure Trails impact analysis out for review

July 21, 2014

Inyo County has released a draft environmental report on the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails project that proposes to designate some county-maintained streets and roads in each community as “dual use,” giving drivers of green sticker off-highway vehicles permission to use the roads.

New tribal ponds may soon provide safe harbor for OV pupfish

July 21, 2014

The ponds at the Bishop Paiute Reservation are one step closer to being “stocked” with fish, one with immeasurable value to the tribe: the Owens Valley pupfish.
The hardy little species once populated valley waters from Fish Slough north of Bishop to the Owens River delta north of Lone Pine and served as a food source to the Native Americans. The ponds constructed specifically for the long anticipated arrival of pupfish represent the one opportunity for the Tribe to preserve the culturally important species, according to Brian Adkins, director of the Tribe’s Environmental Management Office.

July 18th

Bishop Tribe launching solar projects

July 18, 2014

Next week, under the warm Eastern Sierra Nevada sky, a team of Bishop Paiute Tribe job trainees will construct four solar electric systems for low-income families on the Reservation, from start to finish.
This work is part of the on-the-job solar training program with non-profit solar installer, GRID Alternatives, which makes renewable energy technology and training accessible to underserved communities.

Inyo earns silver at State Fair

July 18, 2014

Independence residents Rich and Kathy White, and their team of volunteers from throughout Inyo County, are at it again.
For the eighth year in row, the couple have spearheaded the effort to take an Inyo County exhibit to the California State Fair’s California Counties showcase. And for the eighth year in a row, the exhibit designed by the Whites and put together with the help of businesses and agencies from all over the Eastern Sierra is an award-winner.

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