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June 2nd, 2014

Decision day in District 1

June 2, 2014

Today is the big day with residents from all over the county encouraged to head to the polls.
The only race in Inyo County is the one District 1 residents will be deciding for the seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors being sought by Dave Tanskley, Dan Totheroh and Bill Stoll.
Last Tuesday, The Inyo Register and the Independence Civic Club hosted a candidate’s night at the Bishop Senior Center to allow voters to get to know the candidates a little better.

‘Roaming’ bears visiting Bishop area in search of food

June 2, 2014

This year’s continued drought may be contributing to recent bear sightings in the Bishop area.
Reports came in over the weekend placing one or more bears on West Line Street in the area of Calvary Baptist Church, and in the Round Valley area near the CalFire Conservation Corps camp.
Inyo County Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper said Monday that sheriff’s dispatch was notified of a bear on West Line Street at about 10 p.m. Sunday.

May 30th

Vehicle vs Chevron

May 30, 2014

First District Supervisor Rick Pucci sweeps up after a single-vehicle collision Friday evening at Bishop Chevron at 950 Tu Su Ln. Pucci said he is a friend of the businesses owner. According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, Carolyn Rose Kaatz, 69, of Bishop, was driving through the parking lot of the gas station at about 10 miles per hour. For an unknown reason, Kaatz failed to stop in a parking stall in front of the convenience store, and drove through a glass window, into the business. Cleland said no injuries were reported.

Supervisor candidates answer constituents

May 30, 2014

At this past Tuesday’s candidate’s forum for District 1 Supervisor hopefuls Bill Stoll Dave Tanskley and Dan Totheroh had an opportunity to field questions from constituents.
In the Q&A portion of the Candidate’s Night Forum, residents were invited to submit a question or questions to one or all three candidates. The forum co-host, the Independence Civic Club, screened the questions to ensure there were no repeats. (See the Thursday, May 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register to see how candidates responded to four questions given in advance regarding countywide issues.)

Public comment period on sage grouse plan coming to a close

May 30, 2014

About a dozen Eastern Sierra residents, representing both Inyo and Mono counties, attended the final public hearing on a proposal to list the bi-state distinct population of sage grouse as threatened and create nearly 2 million acres of critical habitat to help the bird recover.
Despite the sparse turnout, two local leaders, Mono County Supervisors Larry Johnston and First District Inyo County Supervisor Linda Arcularius, spoke on the matter.
Thursday’s meeting was the final public hearing on the proposed sage grouse designations. The deadline for comments is June 9.

Bishop Chamber working to leverage upcoming visits

May 30, 2014

Visitation is on the rise in Bishop, with current numbers set to eclipse a record set in 2006.
It’s a trend the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau hopes to maintain over the next few weeks, not just for Bishop but for the entire Eastern Sierra as two major events bring hundreds of travelers and potential media exposure to the area.

May 29th

Mark Alvin Kiner

May 29, 2014

Mark Alvin Kiner
1950-2014

Mark Alvin Kiner, age 63, resident of Bishop his entire life, born on Oct. 5, 1950, passed away May 19, 2014 at his home in Bishop.
Mark was a Vietnam veteran and lifetime member and past commander of VFW Post 8988 in Bishop. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved camping, hunting and fishing.
He was a loving husband to his wife, Phyllis; and a loving father to his sons. He was always willing to help people in need, as well as friends and family.

End of the road

May 29, 2014

After more than two decades, and with a heavy heart, Randy Gillespie announced this week he will be closing his ATV and motorcycle sales and repair business.
Located at 174 S. Main St., Bishop, Golden State Cycle has been an institution in the local motorsports scene.
For 14 years, from 1995 to 2008, Golden State Cycle sponsored the Bishop Arenacross every summer at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, and more recently, through Gillespie, has been a supporter of the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails System.

May 28th

Dist. 1 candidates address the issues

May 28, 2014

With exactly a week to go before election day, candidates for District 1 Supervisor gathered at the Bishop Senior Center Tuesday to face constituents and answer questions about county and district-specific issues.
Tuesday’s Candidate’s Forum, hosted by the Independence Civic Club and The Inyo Register with help from Blogging Bishop owner Dee Younger, included four prepared questions about county-wide issues, and 10 questions from constituents. (Read about the Q&A in Saturday’s edition of The Inyo Register.)

Vendor facing criminal charges

May 28, 2014

A vendor at Bishop Mule Days ran afoul of local game wardens – and California state law – over the weekend when he tried to sell a conscientious citizen a necklace made of bear claws.
Because the sale of any type of bear parts from any type of bear is illegal in California, the vendor, a local man, could face either misdemeanor or felony charges. Whether charges are filed at all, and at what level, will be determined by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.

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