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January 6th, 2014
All but two local public officials appear to be seeking re-election in the upcoming June 3 Primary.
With 59 days remaining in the filing period, nine other incumbents have taken out Petitions in Lieu of Filing Fees and a 10th â Coroner Leon Brune â announced his intention to run for another term on Monday.
So far, 11 days into the 2014 election cycle, the field of prospective candidates includes 10 incumbents and two newcomers testing the waters for 16 public offices, which include four seats on the Inyo County Board of Education.
In 1997, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and several others parties, including Inyo County, signed an agreement outlining the Lower Owens River Project.
That Memorandum of Understanding included the parameters of the project â the largest river restoration in the western U.S. â as well as its overriding goal.
Schat.net of Bishop got an early Christmas present last month when the California Public Utilities Commission approved a resolution that provides it with a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This is the first time the CPUC has approved such a certificate, which is typically reserved for telephone companies, rather than independent Internet service providers.
Schat.net applied for the CPCN last February to qualify for California Advanced Services Fund grants for two proposed last-mile projects in Mono and Inyo counties.
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.