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Crash report still pending

September 21, 2010

The much anticipated final report into the fatal vehicle accident that occurred Aug. 9 on U.S. 395 is still pending, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Laura Roberts. She said the release of the report is expected to take months, perhaps not until December.
Roberts said the investigation is still hinging on final reports from the multi-agency investigation team. The MAIT is currently busy with multiple major accidents throughout the state and can only complete one investigation at a time, Roberts said.

Fair announces 2010 food contest winners

September 21, 2010

They cooked, they baked, they barbecued – they conquered.

In keeping with what has become beloved – and fiercely competitive – local tradition, dozens of residents from Inyo and Mono counties vied for prizes and bragging rights at this year’s Tri-County Fair food contests.

Up for grabs in the Cookie, Shish Kabob Barbecue, Homebrewed Beer and Wine and Homemade Salsa and Dip contests were gift certificates and merchandise donated by area businesses, as well as ribbons courtesy of the fairgrounds.

Biz expo coming to Bishop

September 21, 2010

In an act of locals helping locals, the Owens Valley Vendors and Contractors Association and the Bishop Chamber of Commerce are hosting a large-scale networking event complete with agencies seeking contractors for work.
The OVCVA’s Second Annual Business Expo will happen from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Home Economics Building, at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop.
One of OVCVA’s founding members, Dan Stone of Stone Equipment Rentals, said he had been approached by many in the community about when another expo was going to be offered.

New Tribal royalty to be chosen

September 21, 2010

Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe 2009-10 Serena West is preparing to crown her successor this week as the Tribe holds its annual pageant in conjunction with California Indian Days Celebration events, including a parade and pow wow, scheduled to begin Friday, Sept. 25.

Dogged devotion

September 21, 2010

Residents and visitors are invited to bring their four-legged, winged, hooved and scaled family members – large and small – to St. Timothy’s Anglican Church in Bishop on Sunday, Oct. 3 to have their pets blessed as part of the church's annual offering.
The 2010 Blessing of Animals will begin at 10 a.m. at 700 Hobson St., and complimentary refreshments will be provided to all pets and their human companions after the service.

Park, PD and fire dept. dominate city reports

September 21, 2010

The department heads for the City of Bishop presented the City Council with updates from their respective offices at the council’s bimonthly meeting on Monday.
One of the busiest departments in the city right now is the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department. Chief Ray Saguine said August set a record with 39 calls and the volunteers are keeping busy in September with approximately one call a day.

Water Commission needs members

September 21, 2010

County leaders are hoping to direct attention to a need for community service in Inyo County as there have been no volunteers to sit on the county Water Commission.
The Water Commission has not had a quorum since the beginning of the year, meaning that it has been unable to meet in its capacity as an advisory body to the Board of Supervisors and the Water Department.
The board decided Tuesday to re-advertise for the three vacant positions rather than disband the group and hand its duties over to the Natural Resources Advisory Commission.

Youth ride away from Fair on new bikes

September 21, 2010

Fairs are ancient traditions which go back many generations, across many centuries. Even today, going to the local County fair is a childhood rite of passage for most Americans. The sights and the sounds of the carnival lights and music blend with the promising smells of delicious foods amid a cacophony of shouting carnival barkers alongside the excited squeals of laughter and excitement of fairgoers.

Face of local DMV moving on after 33 years

September 21, 2010

Three decades ago, a California resident could walk into the Department of Motor Vehicles and, for the sum of $3.25, leave with a brand-new driver’s license issued to any name of their choosing.
Not only has the price for a CDL increased in the past 30 years to its current $31, but the DMV can now only issue an ID or license with a person’s legal name on it.

City hires new administrator

September 21, 2010

The City of Bishop said goodbye and hello to some top personnel at the Sept. 13 City Council meeting.
The departure of City Administrator Rick Pucci was made official with the welcome of his successor, James M. Southworth.
In addition, the resigning Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan said she was happy to be leaving the city in capable hands. “I leave with complete confidence in the department,” she said. The council appointed Lieutenant Chris Carter as interim-chief until a replacement for Sheehan is found.

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