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January 3rd, 2014
A relatively brief six-month search for Northern Inyo Hospital Administrator John Halfenâs successor has ended with the selection of a new chief executive officer with small-town, rural-hospital experience.
Victoria Alexander-Lane will take over leadership when Halfen retires in July, bringing more than 25 years of urban and rural healthcare experience to the job. NIH Board President M.C. Hubbard made the official offer via email earlier this week and Alexander-Lane accepted, Board Treasurer Pete Watercott said.
All eyes are turned to the skies or to the meteorologists for some indication that the past two years of drought conditions will change. With low precipitation records set in the Western states for the 2013 calendar year, the Eastern Sierra needs rain, snow and possibly the most important, snowpack, badly.
Local offices of the California Highway Patrol saw âa tremendous decreaseâ in the amount of arrests made for driving under the influence this holiday season.
According to Officer Dennis Cleland, public information officer with the Bishop CHP Office, the Inland Division recorded zero fatalities and eight DUI arrests from Christmas to New Yearâs â down from the 15 made in 2012.
One DUI arrest was made by the Bishop office during the Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, compared to two made between Christmas and New Yearâs last year.
Passionate about food preservation? Want to learn and make friends with others also interested in canning, dehydrating and freezing?
The University of California Cooperative Extension of Inyo and Mono counties will be providing instructor training in food preservation in late March with applications for the course available now.
December 31st, 2013
Last time we closed with Wyattâs statement at the end of âEasy Rider,â saying, âWe blew it.â
Federal officials have reviewed the Owens Valley Indian Housing Authorityâs use of several federal grants, and have put the organization on notice.
The OVIHA has been given until Feb. 1 to correct several serious accounting discrepancies and program deficiencies or face having to return hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Bishop area elected officials and community leaders are in the process of gauging the retail sectorâs reaction to a possible statewide ban on single-use plastic shopping bags.
An online survey created by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau asks merchants, among other questions, whether such a ban would create a financial burden and if so, whether they would pass that expense on to the customer.
Citizens interested in weighing in on proposed City of Bishop water and sewer rate changes must do so by the first week in February.
The City Council approved the Notice of Public Hearing and proposed water and sewer fees presented by Public Works Director David Grah on Dec. 9. That same week, notice of the upcoming public hearing went out to 1,232 property owners and ratepayers, Public Works Secretary Michelle Thomas said. The hearing is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10 in the Council Chambers at 377 W. Line St.
Traditional first-of-the-year recaps of new laws that go into effect either on the first day of each year, or shortly thereafter, generally exemplify good-news/bad-news.
For instance, the minimum wage in California will go up July 1, good news for minimum wage service workers, bad news for their employers. The distance motorists must allow when passing a cyclist has been codified at three feet; good news for cyclists, bad news for motorists caught behind a cyclist. And, the list goes on, though not each and every one of the approximately 1,000 bills signed into law in 2013 is covered.
Several political hopefuls have already taken out Petitions in Lieu of Filing Fees â the first step in running for public office this coming June.
Two business days into the initial filing period, seven incumbents and two challengers have thrown their hats into the ring for nine of the 16 available seats coming up for election on June 3.