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December 12th

City offers Jeff Griffiths best wishes at county

December 12, 2012

Jeff Griffiths has made his final motion as a member of the Bishop City Council and is preparing to take his seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in January.
Griffiths, a councilman for the past six years, will become Inyo County’s new Second District Supervisor, a position he won in the June Primary,

Fate of Darwin Post Office up in air

December 12, 2012

Residents in Darwin learned earlier this month that the U.S. Postal Service will be suspending operations at their local post office, forcing them to retrieve their mail 25 miles away in Keeler, in a region of the county that does not have public transportation.
In a letter mailed to Darwin residents Nov. 30, the USPS said the Darwin Post Office, located at 251 Reddy St., will be suspended effective Monday, Dec. 31 because “lease negotiations with the current landlord have failed and attempts to locate a suitable new location within the city limits of Darwin have been unsuccessful.”

December 10th

Tree removal on hold in Independence

December 10, 2012

Independence residents rallied to the cry of a chainsaw last week when crews hired by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power began cutting down several trees in their community.
Residents said the LADWP had no right to remove the trees because they are located on county property adjacent to a City of Los Angeles parcel in Independence.

The Rock Shop

December 10, 2012


“Geologists have a saying – rocks remember.” 

– Neil Armstrong

Pond rehabilitation project continues

December 10, 2012

Crews from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are beginning the second phase of a habitat improvement project east of Bishop.
The LADWP has drained and will be burning Rawson Pond No. 1, just south of Buckley Pond, this week to remove an excess growth of tules. With the pond burned, a group of community volunteers will meet early next month to dredge and rebuild the pond beds, making it an ideal fishery for anglers and a comfortable habitat for trout, bass, catfish and blue gills.

December 7th

New CEO for Register

December 7, 2012

Inyo County’s hometown newspaper is entering the holiday season, and looking to the future, with a new publisher at its helm.
Dion Agee of Crowley Lake was selected in mid-November by Horizon Publications to take over day-to-day operations of The Inyo Register, one of two newspapers owned in California by the corporation.
Agee replaced Carol Ross, who resigned as publisher in September in order to relocate out of state.
And while Agee may be new to the Register team, he is by no means a stranger to Inyo or Mono counties.

Blum, Morgenstein ready to serve

December 7, 2012

As Bishop’s newest ambassadors, Kristina Blum and Indica Morgenstein will spend the next year representing the local community as Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop, respectively.
Of the field of six contestants, judges said they selected Blum and Morgenstein as Bishop’s queens because they most embodied the qualities pageant organizers were looking for – good role-models and motivated young women with a drive to serve their community.
Both girls were crowned Friday, Nov. 30, at the first ever Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek in Bishop.

Generosity sprouting up around Inyo County

December 7, 2012

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to make local youngsters’ Christmas wishes come true by participating in the annual Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
For the 17th year, IMACA is partnering with The Inyo Register and dozens of other local businesses and community organizations to ensure that less-fortunate youth throughout the county don’t have to go without this holiday season.

Fruitcake Fest rears its head Dec. 15

December 7, 2012

Independence is taking its famed holiday celebration theme south of the border this year.
The county seat’s annual ode to a questionable Yuletide treat and the people who love it is returning to the spotlight in 2012 as the Fiesta de Fruitcake Independence Fruitcake Festival. The soiree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the American Legion Hall on Edwards Street (U.S. 395).
Everyone is invited to come out to the eighth and possibly final installment of the Independence Fruitcake Festival.

‘A date which will live in infamy’

December 7, 2012

Rescuers search for survivors near the U.S.S. West Virginia following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Today marks the 71st anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would be “a date which will live in infamy” – which left 2,402 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. There are still an estimated 1,177 U.S. sailors buried in the depths of the harbor. In all, eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk.

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