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August 25th, 2014
Inyo County District Attorney Tom Hardy has reached a plea agreement with Bishop resident Cherie Matteson nĂ©e LeBraque who was accused last year of illegally accessing medical records at Northern Inyo Hospital.
The proposed plea agreement states that LaBraque enters a plea of guilty or no contest to unlawfully accessing medical records (a misdemeanor) and that she be placed on probation for three years.
With no immediate funding and overwhelming response from the Highlands Mobile Home Park, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors took a conservative wait and see stance on any extension of See Vee Lane at its meeting last Tuesday.
As of July, Northern Inyo Hospital has bid farewell to six retirees who served from 12-36 years in positions ranging from leadership to rank and file.
According to NIH Chief Performance Excellence Officer Maria Sirois, the following snapshots of the retireesâ€™ careers and retirement plans are courtesy of the retirees and their coworkers and supervisors.
Aftermath from Sunday's Napa Valley quake
Inyo County Public Works and Wadell Engineering Corporation are inviting residents to a series of public meetings next week designed to help shape the future of the Eastern Sierra regional Airport in Bishop.
On Aug. 25 and 26, Public Works will present the details of the Bishop Airport Layout Plan to interested community members.
According to county Public Works Director Clint Quilter, the layout plan builds upon the 2004 Bishop Airport Master Plan, prioritizing several key infrastructure improvements and upgrades discussed in the Master Plan.
Inyo County lost a long-time public servant and well respected community member Tuesday afternoon.
Born Oct. 20, 1946, retired Inyo County Superior Court Judge Patrick Canfield passed away shortly before noon Tuesday of apparent cardiac arrest.
A life-long athlete with a passion for football and rugby, Canfield graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1964. He went on to study at Stanford University, where he joined the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He also spent a year studying abroad on Stanfordâ€™s Florence, Italy campus in 1966.
Southbound traffic on U.S. Hwy. 395 came to a screeching halt Wednesday afternoon as a brush fire, just south of Keoughâ€™s Hot Springs, generated heavy smoke and threatened to jump the highway.
The initial alarm went out at 1:57 p.m. Aug. 20, bringing responders from CalFire and U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management as well as Bishop, Independence, Big Pine and Mammoth Lakes fire departments. The fire burned up to the shoulder of the highway, but was contained at 18 acres, according to a press release from CalFire.
Seven years ago I stepped onto the sacred grounds of Manzanar with the frigid cool morning breeze greeting me on a February morning. I thought of the orphaned internee Dennis Bambauer who lived in the Manzanar childrenâ€™s village and his quote, â€śthere was always the wind.â€ť
A preliminary budget adopted by the Inyo County Board of Supervisors in June does not include funding for the countyâ€™s Community Projects Sponsorship Grant which has traditionally helped sustain some of the countyâ€™s most popular events.
Those missing funds have some organizations, including the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce, which received $31,000 from the program last year, concerned about the direction the county is heading in an effort to balance its budget.
Northern Inyo Hospital and Toiyabe Indian Health Project are coordinating their healthcare efforts to ensure that local patients receive the best care possible without unnecessary costs.
Administrators for NIH and TIHP met Aug. 15 to discuss shared goals and challenges in managing healthcare in Inyo County.
NIH CEO Victoria Alexander-Lane said Wednesday that Toiyabe and NIH are planning to develop a county wide communication network for healthcare processionals that will ensure patients donâ€™t receive duplicate services when referred from one organization to the other.