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May 5th

City wants to partner with county on sales tax increase

May 5, 2014

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.

Local playwright’s latest work takes on family, redemption

May 5, 2014

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-Gilson’s production, “Who’s Lying Down in Your Heart?”

May 2nd

Blum making headlines

May 2, 2014

Inyo County Citizen of the Year Kristina Blum is making national headlines again – this time in a leading trade publication.
Blum, also Miss California USA’s 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 concert sold out

May 2, 2014

Mule Days announced Friday that tickets for the Dave Stamey and Baxter Black Concert, scheduled for Thursday, May 22, have sold out. It’s been at least 10 years since a Mule Days concert has sold out prior to the event.

PD looking into 1996 missing persons case

May 2, 2014

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.

April 30th

First step taken to resolve Blackrock wellfield dispute

April 30, 2014

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 Tuesday’s Standing Committee meeting in Independence, still has to get through both entities’ governing boards and a California Environmental Quality Analysis. Both processes will provide an opportunity for public comment.

Showcasing the Eastern Sierra from the ground up

April 30, 2014

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 – hidden beauty in the form of geological rarities and wonders unearthed from the harshest or most innocuous of local landscapes.

Effort to preserve Manzanar ongoing

April 30, 2014

The bronze plaque in the rock monument looks like an ordinary State of California Historic Landmark. The words on the plaque, however, are extraordinary.
“Concentration camp.”
“Injustices and humiliation.”
“Hysteria, racism and economic exploitation.”

Bishop’s latest ‘man about town’

April 30, 2014

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.

April 28th

Fundraiser features ice cream and auction items

April 28, 2014

The legendary Bishop Christian Schools’ 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, kids’ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...


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