Archive - 2014 - News Article
Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell will be going before the Inyo County Board of Supervisors today to propose a joint increased sales tax that could help fund local services, such as police and fire departments for the city, and solid waste disposal for the county.
Officials in Bishop are considering placing a Transaction and Use Tax increase on the Nov. 4 ballot and are hoping the county will want to join forces in the effort to bring in much-needed revenue.
Currently, Inyo County charges a .05 percent TUT.
Have you ever wondered whether your siblings grew up in a totally different house than you did? That very question inspired Bishop playwright Eva Poole-Gilsonâs production, âWhoâs Lying Down in Your Heart?â
Inyo County Citizen of the Year Kristina Blum is making national headlines again â this time in a leading trade publication.
Blum, also Miss California USAâs Miss Congeniality, is featured in a three-page spread in the soon-to-be released Summer 2014 issue of Pageantry magazine, the most recognized pageant publication worldwide.
Mule Days announced Friday that tickets for the Dave Stamey and Baxter Black Concert, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, have sold out. Itâs been at least 10 years since a Mule Days concert has sold out prior to the event.
The Bishop Police Department has re-opened a cold case from 1996 in hopes of solving the 18-year-old missing persons case and bringing closure to a local family.
After seven years of wending their way through procedure, Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representatives have resolved the dispute over Blackrock 94.
The resolution, approved at Tuesdayâs Standing Committee meeting in Independence, still has to get through both entitiesâ governing boards and a California Environmental Quality Analysis. Both processes will provide an opportunity for public comment.
This weekend, the 19th Annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show will once more showcase various local businesses and the wares and services they offer to make living and playing in the Eastern Sierra easier and more attractive.
At the same time, the Eastern Sierra Gem and Mineral Show will expose residents and visitors to lesser known but no less valuable attractions and resources â hidden beauty in the form of geological rarities and wonders unearthed from the harshest or most innocuous of local landscapes.
The bronze plaque in the rock monument looks like an ordinary State of California Historic Landmark. The words on the plaque, however, are extraordinary.
âInjustices and humiliation.â
âHysteria, racism and economic exploitation.â
Flat Stanley has been the guest of Carol and John Dipoma of Bishop for the past few weeks. Sent from Simi Valley by their 7-year-old grandson Dylan Dipoma, the one-dimensional fellow got a chance to take in all that the Eastern Sierra has to offer, including fishing at Intake II this past weekend.
The legendary Bishop Christian Schoolsâ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kidsâ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.