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September 3rd

County’s airport study points out pros, cons

September 3, 2014

Just as the City of Bishop is in the middle of planning for future economic development, Inyo County is in the process of getting public as well as professional input on its planned improvements of the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport – seen as a potential money-maker for the region.

Non-profit gears up for 13th annual poker run

September 3, 2014

United We Ride will be gathering next Saturday, Sept. 14, for its annual 9/11 Memorial Poker Run and barbecue to raise money for three local charities.
The 13th annual poker run will kick off with registration from 9-11 a.m. at Elks Park on West Line Street in Bishop. From there, riders head out on the Run, which will take them to Tom’s Place, Convict Lake and June Lake for cards, then back to the Elks Park for music, a barbecue, games and fun.

August 29th

Community comes together for film crew

August 29, 2014

Community members from throughout the Owens Valley teamed up over the last couple weeks to help a group of out-of-the-area filmmakers turn a dream into a reality.
According to Production Manager James Parker, the team of filmmakers, including Director Diego Contreras and Cinematographer Khalid Mohtaseb, had plans to shoot a full week in Inyo County, with stops on Movie Road in Lone Pine and at Laws Railroad Museum in Bishop.

Opportunity to comment on Forest Plan

August 29, 2014

The U.S. Forest Service has opened a 30-day public scoping period to start the National Environmental Policy Act process for revising forest plans on the Inyo, Sequoia and Sierra National Forests.
The scoping period began Friday, Aug. 29 with the publishing of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register.

Inyo supes accept Ice Bucket Challenge

August 29, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors and a number of county department heads have accepted the ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
The challenge was made at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting by Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley, who said he has personally witnessed the struggle against ALS as his brother, Phillip, was recently diagnosed with the disease.

Bishop bids adieu to Keith Caldwell

August 29, 2014

While Aug. 25 was the first City Council meeting for new City Administrator Jim Tatum, the outgoing City Administrator Keith Caldwell was showered with farewell speeches, gifts, well wishes and applause and some goodbye pie for good measure.
From City Council members to Bishop residents, many people said their goodbyes to Caldwell, whose last day in office was Friday, Aug. 29. Praise was so effusive that Caldwell announced, “I’ve changed my mind, I’m not leaving. This is too good,” which was greeted with a round of laughter.

CAO releases recommended budget

August 29, 2014

Inyo County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio has released his recommended budget, which trims the county’s structural deficit by $1 million.
However, those cost-saving measures – some of which have already been implemented – have had and could have an impact on county programs.
Carunchio says in his introduction summary of the budget that funds are available to complete construction of the new Inyo County Animal Shelter, provide core county services and programs and avoid further staff reductions through layoffs.

Bishop teen helps prevent school shooting

August 29, 2014

Local police are crediting a 14-year-old Bishop boy with possibly preventing a school shooting in Colorado.
According to press release from Bishop Police Department, the local teen was playing Xbox online – which allows people all over the world to text or chat back and forth – when he became aware of the possible threat.

August 27th

Scientists solve Death Valley mystery

August 27, 2014

Researchers from the led by a paleobiologist from the Scripps Institution of Oceanogrophy at U.C. San Diego has answered a question that has been asked since the 1940s: “How do the rocks on the famous Death Valley Racetrack move?”
Simply put, the answer is that there is a unique phenomena that occurs when weather conditions are just right and sheets of ice begin to move on the Racetrack Playa.

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.

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