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September 21st

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.

September 14th

Final report on deadly crash still pending

September 14, 2010

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.

Supporting veterans in today’s job market

September 14, 2010

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 – positions they sometimes left at a moment’s notice before being deployed overseas and which the law guarantees they have a right to upon their return.

ESTA ready to begin new 'checkpoint' service

September 14, 2010

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is rolling out its latest cost-savings plan – 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.


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