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June 9th

Because the show must go on …

June 9, 2014

Not even the arts are immune from America’s economic downturn, which has hit many local businesses and individuals.
Last week, Playhouse wrapped up a successful 50/50 raffle at Bishop Mule Days, and is kicking off its annual membership drive this week to ensure that the show can indeed go on.
According to Playhouse Treasurer Stan Conger, the all-volunteer community theater group struggled through the recession only to find that after three good, but financially disappointing events in a row, the group is extremely low on operating capital.

June 6th

Eyes on Bishop Creek water supply for 2015

June 6, 2014

While the West Bishop area still suffers from a water table gone wild, the area water association came to two agreements at Tuesday evening’s packed meeting: Rock Baker is the new board member and lawyers seem to have gummed up the effort to keep water in the ditches through the year.

Supes express access concerns with frog proposal

June 6, 2014

Though the mountain yellow legged frogs and Yosemite toad have been listed as endangered and threatened, respectively, the controversial critical habitat designation associated with those listings is still up in the air.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, outlining local concerns about the habitat proposals and how they will impact residents and visitors to the area and requesting that popular recreation areas remain accessible to residents and visitors.

Long-awaited honor unveiled at Big Pine Schools

June 6, 2014

Alice Piper, a local Native American heroine, was celebrated in Big Pine with a new memorial statue unveiled Monday, June 2 on the lawn outside the Big Pine High School. The full-size bronze statue is the work of Matt Glenn of Big Statues of Provo, Utah.
It was 90 years ago, in 1923, that this 15-year-old from Fish Lake Valley was denied entry to the newly built Big Pine High School on the basis of her race.

June 5th

Totheroh the unofficial District 1 winner; recount to start Monday

June 5, 2014

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Unofficial, final election results have Dan Totheroh winning election to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors by the slimmest of margins.
According to Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote, a hand count of the remaining provisional ballots on Thursday afternoon gave Totheroh an additional six votes, bringing his total share of the District 1 vote to 50 percent plus 1-and-a-half. In races where there are more than two people running, a candidate must garner at least 50 percent plus 1 to win; otherwise, the top two vote-getters advance to a runoff in the next election.

June 4th

CARMA opening to public

June 4, 2014

The University of Chicago, University of Maryland, CalTech, UC Berkeley and University of Illinois are welcoming the public to their annual open house at CARMA – the Combined Array for Millimeter-wave Astronomy – at Cedar Flat this Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CARMA is the world’s largest and most powerful observatory of its kind.

It takes a village …

June 4, 2014

In just a few days, the horse trailers and motorhomes and RVs will begin rolling into the Owens Valley once more.
Only this time, they’re not bringing mules and mule owners from around the country; no, this caravan is reserved for the California High School Rodeo Association State Finals, returning to Bishop for the 10th consecutive year.

Supes race too close to call

June 4, 2014

In just a few days, the horse trailers and motorhomes and RVs will begin rolling into the Owens Valley once more.
Only this time, they’re not bringing mules and mule owners from around the country; no, this caravan is reserved for the California High School Rodeo Association State Finals, returning to Bishop for the 10th consecutive year.

City Council edging closer to replacing outgoing administrator

June 4, 2014

With the clock counting down to City Administrator Keith Caldwell’s imminent departure, Bishop’s City Council looks to be on the verge of hiring his replacement.
Caldwell’s position was advertised both locally and nationally, resulting in a pool of candidates from across the Eastern Sierra and the country that the City Council has narrowed down to two top prospects.
According to Caldwell, the council’s final interview with one of those candidates is set for Monday during closed session of a special meeting called at noon.

June 3rd

Early election results are in

June 3, 2014

A tally of the mail-in ballots received by the Inyo County Elections Department prior to today's election has been finished.
Shortly after the polls closed at 8 p.m., election workers completed an initial count of 1,733 ballots sent in by vote-by-mail voters or those living in mail-in precincts.
Of those ballots, 429 came from District 1. The early count has Dan Totheroh in the lead for Supervisor with 222 votes, followed by David Tanksley with 161 and Bill Stoll with 46.

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