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August 27th

Residents help set city priorities

August 27, 2014

More than 120 residents from throughout Inyo County weighed in recently when the City of Bishop asked for input on the future of economic sustainability and growth in Bishop.
Overwhelmingly, they said the city’s top priority for economic development should be promotion of tourism. Rounding out the top five were downtown business improvements, Bishop airport expansion/improvements, arts and cultural promotion and new business recruitment.
Local business owners were joined at the open house by attendees as far away as Shoshone.

August 25th

The Inyo Register asks residents to ‘Believe in your Selfie’

August 25, 2014

Winter is coming! And while The Inyo Register recognizes that there is a veritable avalanche of winter activities in the Eastern Sierra, we also recognize that there are many local activities that require warm weather.
Daylight Savings Time ends Nov. 2, and autumn – or even winter – temperatures are likely to accompany it, so that gives residents a little more than two months to accomplish any summer goals they set for themselves this year.

NIH concerned over D.A.’s plea agreement with former employee

August 25, 2014

Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy has reached a plea agreement with Bishop resident Cherie Matteson née LeBraque who was accused last year of illegally accessing medical records at Northern Inyo Hospital.
The proposed plea agreement states that LaBraque enters a plea of guilty or no contest to unlawfully accessing medical records (a misdemeanor) and that she be placed on probation for three years.

Supes wait and see about See Vee

August 25, 2014

With no immediate funding and overwhelming response from the Highlands Mobile Home Park, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors took a conservative wait and see stance on any extension of See Vee Lane at its meeting last Tuesday.

Fond farewells at NIH

August 25, 2014

As of July, Northern Inyo Hospital has bid farewell to six retirees who served from 12-36 years in positions ranging from leadership to rank and file.
According to NIH Chief Performance Excellence Officer Maria Sirois, the following snapshots of the retirees’ careers and retirement plans are courtesy of the retirees and their coworkers and supervisors.

VIDEO: Monday Morning Team Coverage: Napa Valley Quake Aftermath

August 25, 2014

Aftermath from Sunday's Napa Valley quake

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.
According to county Public Works Director Clint Quilter, the layout plan builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.

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.”

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