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August 20th

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.
NIH CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane said Wednesday that Toiyabe and NIH are planning to develop a county wide communication network for healthcare processionals that will ensure patients don’t receive duplicate services when referred from one organization to the other.

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.

Seeing the world at eight MPH

August 18, 2014

Local educator Jan Rhoades recently fulfilled a long-held dream when she spent more than one year, covering more than 4,000 miles of U.S. roadways on a coast-to-coast tour bicycle.
The trip had been “a long-standing dream,” Rhoades said. “I thought, if I never do this, it will be a regret when I’m on my deathbed. The trip got under my skin and it’s a beautiful way to see the world at eight miles per hours” – a great title “if I ever write a book.”

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

Today in History: Aug. 18

August 18, 2014

Highlights of this day in history: Mongol ruler Genghis Khan dies; Women in U.S. clinch right to vote; James Meredith graduates from Univ. of Miss.; Vladimir Nabokov's 'Lolita' published in U.S.; Actor-director Robert Redford born.

August 15th

Fire destroys 43 hotel rooms

August 15, 2014

A massive fire at the Vagabond Hotel in Bishop displaced more than 60 visitors, caused a six-hour closure of North Main Street and drew a lot of attention from curious residents and visitors Thursday.
According to Bishop Police Public Information Officer Katie Coffman, the cause of the fire is under investigation by CalFire, but is not believed to have been intentional. She added that there were three reported injuries. Two people were treated and released at the scene, and a third was transported to Northern Inyo Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and a hand injury.

Bishop leader will be missed

August 15, 2014

With many accomplishments and much praise, City Administrator Keith Caldwell will end his seven-year tenure with the City of Bishop at the end of this month.
Caldwell, whose last day on the job will be Friday, Aug. 29, and his wife, Vicky, will return to their hometown of Winder, Georgia next month. “It’s going back to family. That’s big for us. I’m going back to my other home,” said Caldwell, where his children and grandchildren live.

Winter closure of Whitney Portal Road under consideration

August 15, 2014

Whitney Portal Road was on the agenda twice at Tuesday’s Inyo County Board of Supervisors Meeting. Public Works Director Clint Quilter discussed the seasonal closure of Whitney Portal Road and asked for direction from the Board as to whether it should be a “soft” or “hard” closure.
The discussion that followed was in regards to a road closure schedule needed for reconstruction of approximately 11 miles road from Tuttle Creek Road to the parking lot at the Whitney Portal Store.

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