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August 22nd

Public asked to weigh in on future of airport

August 22, 2014

Inyo County Public Works and Wadell Engineering Corporation are inviting residents to a series of public meetings next week designed to help shape the future of the Eastern Sierra regional Airport in Bishop.
On Aug. 25 and 26, Public Works will present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan to interested community members.

Read the full story in the Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Judge Canfield remembered

August 22, 2014

Inyo County lost a long-time public servant and well respected community member Tuesday afternoon.
Born Oct. 20, 1946, retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge Patrick Canfield passed away shortly before noon Tuesday of apparent cardiac arrest.
A life-long athlete with a passion for football and rugby, Canfield graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964. He went on to study at Stanford University, where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also spent a year studying abroad on Stanford’s Florence, Italy campus in 1966.

Keough’s blaze stopped at 18 acres

August 22, 2014

Southbound traffic on U.S. Hwy. 395 came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire, just south of Keough’s Hot Springs, generated heavy smoke and threatened to jump the highway.
The initial alarm went out at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 20, bringing responders from CalFire and U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management as well as Bishop, Independence, Big Pine and Mammoth Lakes fire departments. The fire burned up to the shoulder of the highway, but was contained at 18 acres, according to a press release from CalFire.

Baseball behind barbed wire

August 22, 2014

Seven years ago I stepped onto the sacred grounds of Manzanar with the frigid cool morning breeze greeting me on a February morning. I thought of the orphaned internee Dennis Bambauer who lived in the Manzanar children’s village and his quote, “there was always the wind.”

August 20th

Event funding on chopping block

August 20, 2014

A preliminary budget adopted by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in June does not include funding for the county’s Community Projects Sponsorship Grant which has traditionally helped sustain some of the county’s most popular events.
Those missing funds have some organizations, including the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, which received $31,000 from the program last year, concerned about the direction the county is heading in an effort to balance its budget.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

NIH and Toiyabe team up

August 20, 2014

Northern Inyo Hospital and Toiyabe Indian Health Project are coordinating their healthcare efforts to ensure that local patients receive the best care possible without unnecessary costs.
Administrators for NIH and TIHP met Aug. 15 to discuss shared goals and challenges in managing healthcare in Inyo County.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Educator takes on dyslexia screening, tutoring

August 20, 2014

One local child spurred her mother on to become a dyslexia specialist and open a business in Bishop that screens and treats dyslexics.
“A lot of people think dyslexia is a visual issue but it’s not,” dyslexia specialist Rebecca St. Marie said, but “switching letters as they process language is only one aspect of the learning disability.”

UPDATE: Firefighters contain Keoughs fire

August 20, 2014

Update 6:55 p.m. - CalFire reports that aggressive fire suppression efforts by ground and air resources stopped the forward rate spread of the fire at 18 acres. Full containment of the fire is expected this evening.
Approximately 70 firefighters battled the fire. There was no report of injuries to civilians or firefighters.
The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.
U.S. Highway 395 is open and the public is asked to use caution while fire crews are mopping up and patrolling the fire.

August 18th

City settles claim for $38,000

August 18, 2014

The City of Bishop has agreed to pay out $38,000 in a settlement agreement with former City Administrator candidate David Buckingham to avoid what could have been a costly lawsuit.
According to the settlement agreement, Buckingham claims he was hired as the Bishop City Administrator last month. However, the city later hired Jim Tatum to serve as administrator.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Ballot set for Nov. election

August 18, 2014

Registration forms are in and the ballot is set for the Nov. 4 election.
An extended filing period for several local offices opened the door for a number of residents to submit their paperwork and officially enter the race for office.
According to Assistant County Clerk/Recorder and Registrar of Voters Michele J. Hartshorn, five candidates have tossed their hats in the ring in the race for the Bishop City Council.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

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