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November 7th

Tribe to expand education center

November 7, 2014

The Bishop Paiute Tribe has received a $605,000 U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Indian Community Development Block Grant that will fund renovations, rehabilitation and expansion of the existing Bishop Indian Education Center, formerly known as the Owens Valley Indian Education Center, located at 405 N. Barlow Ln.

November 5th

Early election results in for Inyo County

November 5, 2014

Preliminary results are in for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election.
In Inyo County, 4,049 voters turned cast their ballot on Tuesday – meaning 42.62 percent of the 9,500 registered voters in the county participated in the election.
As of Wednesday there were 1,400 provisional and absentee ballots remaining to be counted.

Supes ponder changes to Great Basin board

November 5, 2014

Local leaders are considering a reorganization of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board to ensure that representation on the board and the liability its member agencies take on are distributed fairly.
Inyo County’s representatives on the board, First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius and Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley, brought a discussion item forward at this week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, asking their fellow supervisors if the time is right to consider changes to the Air Pollution Control Board.

Chamber transitioning from busy fall to busy winter

November 5, 2014

Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Executive Director Tawni Thomson recently reported achievements and plans that reveal the Chamber’s lively addition to community fun while increasing city revenues.
At the Oct. 27 City Council meeting, Thomson gave an update of Chamber activities, beginning with the Visitors Center, which “has seen a very solid fall season.”

November 4th

Decision Day: Semi-official results released

November 4, 2014

Inyo County Clerk Kammi Foote has released semi-official results for the Nov. 4 General Election in Inyo County.
Available at the results show Karen Schwartz and Joe Pecsi in the lead for Bishop City Council, Eduardo Sandoval and Jeff Perry leading the race for Round Valley school board and Kathy Zack, Josh Nicholson and Taylor Ludwick at the head of the pack for Bishop school
In Lone Pine, the school board is being led by Cheryl Howerton, Donna Carson and Jason Olin.

VIDEO: The Midterm Election Races to Watch

November 4, 2014

Bloomberg -- Eurasia Group's Corey Boles, Bloomberg Business Week's Josh Green and Bloomberg's Peter Cook discuss the midterm elections with Bloomberg's Mark Crumpton on "Bottom Line."

Pro Football Weekend Recap

November 4, 2014

Thursday 10/30
28 New Orleans (4-4) @
10 Carolina (3-5-1)
New Orleans took over sole possession of first place in the NFC South, as running back Mark Ingram continued his strong season as he ran for 100+ yards and 2 touchdowns. The New Orleans defense was able to stymy Carolina QB Cam Newton, who was 10-28 passing for 151 yards.

Sunday 11/2
22 Cleveland (5-3) vs.
17 Tampa Bay (1-7)

November 3rd

Polls open today for General Election

November 3, 2014

Voters from across the country will be heading to the polls today to help decide the future of various state and federal offices, as well as the outcomes of local elections.
In addition to widerspread races and issues, in Inyo County, residents will be voting for members of their community’s school board. Bishop residents will also have the opportunity to elect two members to the Bishop City Council.

New voter technology to be tested

November 3, 2014

Local voters on today will have the chance to help test brand-new voting technology that could some day revolutionize the way ballots are cast not just in California, but across the country.
Inyo County will be testing out an open source voting system today at the Charles Brown Auditorium in Bishop, where thousands of residents will be reporting to the polls to help decide the fate of several local and statewide races.
The system, known as LiveBallot Tablet, has not been certified for use in elections and won’t actually be tabulating votes as part of the Nov. 4 General Election.

Locals hoping to launch dock program

November 3, 2014

Randy Short, a Vietnam combat vet and a member of the California Boating and Waterways Commission, is leading a charge to obtain state money to build fishing docks on a number of local lakes and ponds to improve access for boats, kayaks and float tubes.
Short is working with local volunteers, Inyo County, Mono County and the U.S. Forest Service to identify which bodies of water should have a dock added.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is looking into the program to decide if it wants to get involved, according to Short.

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