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October 25th

Youths suspected in felony bus vandalism

October 25, 2011

Local authorities are looking for information regarding a felony vandalism case involving buses in the Bishop Unified School District motor pool last week.
According to the Bishop Police Department, officers responded to a report of three juveniles seen in the area of Elm and Home Street schools at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 22.
“Upon search of Elm Street School, officers found small amounts of graffiti located on building number 36 and no further damage was located at the time of the original search.”

City hosting day-long Halloween soiree

October 25, 2011

City officials are providing a central location for Halloween festivities this weekend in hopes of bringing the community together and giving kids a safe trick-or-treating environment.
The second annual Truck or Treat event will be held from noon to about 9:30 p.m. Saturday between fields one and two in the Bishop City Park and will include a costume and vehicle decorating contest, a fun run and movies.

Bishop’s success stories going online

October 25, 2011

The City of Bishop has been chosen by the League of California Cities to join a new and unique program aimed at trying to help state municipalities share success stories as they weather the current financial crisis.
Bishop is one of the first two dozen out of more than 450 cities to be included in the program, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and League of California Cities known as “Strong Cities, Strong State.”

Public asked to weigh in on latest mobility document

October 25, 2011

City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishop’s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the city’s General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.

October 21st

Chalfant man in jail after ammo incident

October 21, 2011

Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots weren’t being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriff’s deputies – responding to a report of possible shots fired – allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, the call came in at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, reporting possible gun shots fired on Valley Road in Chalfant.

Hills bill likely to be stand-alone

October 21, 2011

Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pine’s beloved hills.
Feinstein Field Representative Chris Carrillo, who is taking over responsibilities on the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area designation, spent about three hours discussing the project with Stewardship Group representatives Chris Langley, Doug Thompson and Kevin Mazzu to get up to speed on the project.

Implementation of Travel Mngt. Plan raising eyebrows

October 21, 2011

The summer recreation season not only allowed residents and visitors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but also to become newly acquainted with a number of road closures on U.S. Forest Service land.
Crews with the Forest Service have been active the past few months working to implement the Travel Management Plan, which incorporates or excludes about 2,000 miles of non-system roads into or from the route system.

October 20th

Owens Valley Camp welcomes new division chief

October 20, 2011

CalFire has a new leader overseeing operations in the Owens Valley.
Division Chief Bart Chambers, who took his post in May, is now overseeing more than 200 inmate firefighters in the Owens Valley and Fenner Conservation camps and dozens of state firefighters, ensuring they are well trained and prepared to respond to local, state and national disasters.
As division chief, Chambers works with two battalion chiefs for the area, which stretches from the Eastern Sierra to San Bernardino.

What rules should DWP pump plan be held to?

October 20, 2011

Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are having a hard time agreeing on protocol when it comes to the LADWP’s annual operations report.
During Monday’s Inyo County-Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting, the two entities discussed whether section IV.8 of the Long-Term Water Agreement and Section I.C of the Green Book apply when the county contests the LADWP operations plan, as it did this year.
Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington says no, those sections do not apply, while the LADWP claims they do.

McAteer using technology as tool to strengthen ties

October 20, 2011

Local educators are offering parents the incentive of free technology to get involved in their child’s academic career.
According to Superintendent Terry McAteer, his office is introducing a new program that provides incentives for Latino families designed to get parents more active with academics and reward those who do with computers or other items that can be used as a family resource.
In the process of improving parental involvement, McAteer also hopes to bridge a growing technology gap and open lines of communication with an at-risk segment of the community.

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