Archive - 2010 - News Article
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.
Residents and visitors are invited to bring their four-legged, winged, hooved and scaled family members â large and small â to St. Timothyâs 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.
The department heads for the City of Bishop presented the City Council with updates from their respective offices at the councilâs 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.
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.
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.
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 driverâs 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 personâs legal name on it.
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. âI leave with complete confidence in the department,â she said. The council appointed Lieutenant Chris Carter as interim-chief until a replacement for Sheehan is found.
Representatives from the California Highway Patrol said Monday morning that the extensive report of the deadly crash that killed three and injured 16 on Aug. 9 on U.S. 395 will not be made public until next week.
The report has been purported as ready for release at least three previous times and the reason given for the delay has been the same every time: the CHP commanders and chiefs want to make sure the report is as thorough as possible.
Veterans returning to the Owens Valley from service in Iraq now have extra help in finding and re-securing employment.
Local contractor Dan Stone, at the behest of the U.S. Defense Department, will be helping local returning vets get back to their old jobs â positions they sometimes left at a momentâs notice before being deployed overseas and which the law guarantees they have a right to upon their return.
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is rolling out its latest cost-savings plan â literally.
In order to save money and continue offering daily service to residents, Checkpoint buses will begin picking up residents at fixed locations and taking them to their chosen destinations next week.