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January 22nd, 2013

Digital 395, LORP contract, senior programs up for consideration

January 22, 2013

County leaders will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. today to discuss progress on the Digital 395 project, the county snow removal policy and other county business.
The board will meet in the County Administrative Center in Independence and the meeting is open to the public. Traditionally, the board only meets three times in a five-Tuesday month by cancelling its last two meetings of the month. The board did not meet Tuesday, Jan. 1, taking New Year’s Day as a holiday. To make up for that meeting, county leaders will be meeting today.

January 18th

NIH reinstates nurse, launches policy overhaul

January 18, 2013

In an effort to heal internal wounds, Northern Inyo Hospital acknowledged its error, reinstated an employee and began plans for long-term personnel policy revisions.

Worst flu season in years has arrived

January 18, 2013


Influenza is hitting the nation harder than it did at this point last year and it could be peaking in some parts of the country. Though the flu has not reached its peak in California, local health officials are telling residents to be prepared and get their vaccines. 

City Council narrows options for filling fifth seat

January 18, 2013

Local leaders are still trying to decide how to fill a vacancy on the Bishop City Council created by Jeff Griffiths’s resignation late last year.
Griffiths vacated his seat at the Dec. 10 meeting, the last one held in 2012, in order to take up his new position in January as the newly-elected Second District County Supervisor. There are approximately 21 months left of Griffiths’ council term, his second.

January 16th

Mule Days announces 2013 headliner

January 16, 2013

After an almost year-long search and several weeks of negotiations, Bishop’s Mule Days Celebration has secured country artist Jerrod Niemann as its 2013 concert headliner.
Following in the footsteps of past Mule Days performers such as Blake Shelton, Chris Cagle, Neal McCoy, Uncle Kracker and the late Chris LeDoux, the 33-year-old up-and-comer will perform for residents and visitors during the event’s annual Thursday-night concert.

Supes to Langley: No contract, no pay

January 16, 2013

After praising Chris Langley Tuesday for his unique area of expertise and dedication to promoting Inyo County’s film industry, the Board of Supervisors nevertheless voted to not reimburse the longtime film commissioner for work performed over the past seven months.

January 15th

Arrest made in Vicious assault

January 15, 2013

Police responding to a 911 call originating from outside of a Bishop bar early Sunday morning discovered a local woman fighting for survival after being viciously beaten.
Due to the severity of her injuries, she was flown to an out-of-area hospital, where she was stabilized and later released, said Bishop Police Department Public Information Officer Katie Coffman.

Supes to weigh film commissioner services

January 15, 2013

County leaders will meet today to discuss soliciting bids for the Film Commission program, a series of building improvements in Shoshone and committee appointments for board members.
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence.

ESTA tech upgrades geared toward efficiency

January 15, 2013

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is getting a technological upgrade that aims to reduce wait times for riders and improve efficiency for drivers and dispatchers.
ESTA recently purchased computerized scheduling and dispatch software, called RouteMatch, for its Bishop Dial-a-Ride buses.
The $50,000 RouteMatch system, funded completely through state and federal transit grants, will provide an electronic tablet for each driver. Software on the portable computers will give ESTA dispatchers the real-time GPS locations of individual drivers each time a customer calls requesting a pick-up.

Local library benefits from volunteer’s generosity

January 15, 2013

In a classic incident of the ripple effect on the pond of human life, a local man decided to turn his grief into gain for local library, giving it a facelift one book and one shelf at a time.
During a challenging time in his life, Richard Kizer turned to helping others and the Bishop branch of the Inyo County Free Library became the beneficiary of that philanthropic diversion, resulting in what library staff call a dramatically improved, reorganized, refurbished facility.


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