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September 27th, 2012
Bishop residents met with the City Council Monday to discuss their views on the newly adopted invocation guidelines, which prohibit those from giving the invocation from using the names of specific deities, quoting scripture or referencing religious holidays.
To kick off the meeting, City Attorney Peter Tracy, who drafted the new guidelines and requested the council adopt them, gave a brief history on the first amendment and separation of church and state laws and lawsuits, to explain how and why the council adopted the new rules.
Crisp mornings and shorter days mean fall is in the air and with luck, plenty of produce that grew green in local gardens is in the cupboard. One fun way to share agricultural bounty is to bring both odd and edible produce, plus any baked, canned or pickled goods using produce from local gardens to the second annual Harvest Heritage Day at the Eastern California Museum.
Recovery month comes to an end with a food-, music- and fun-filled celebration today to mark the close of the second annual local campaign to increase awareness and decrease the stigma of addiction and recovery.
The entire community is encouraged to attend the gathering, which will be held at the front of Bishop City Park from 5:30-8 p.m. today, celebrating the end of National Recovery Month 2012, Join the Voices for Recovery: Itâs Worth It.
With everything from visiting celebrities’ high-energy performances and heated competition to fun games and free barbecue, the Indian Days Celebration and Pabanamanina Pow Wow is open to everyone who wants to celebrate family unity and the preservation of cultural heritage this coming weekend.
Eastern Sierra residents and film fans from all over the world will be gathering in Southern Inyo next month as the real West meets the âreel Westâ for the 23rd annual Lone Pine Film Festival.
More than 2,000 visitors will be checking into local hotels and camp sites for the annual Columbus Day weekend event, Oct. 5-7.
For three days attendees will be meeting filmmakers, actors, stunt men and other fans, touring film locations, enjoying music and maybe even dressing up as some of their favorite stars or characters.
A grim discovery Sunday in West Bishop has shocked and saddened a local community and launched an investigation by the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department.
According to Sheriffâs Public Information Officer Carma Roper, investigators are working to determine the cause of death for two young residents whose bodies were found by a neighbor about 12:30 p.m. Sunday in a home on Pa Ha Lane.
âThere were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play,â Roper said. âAn autopsy will take place to determine the cause of death.â
An East Coast transplant has replaced the long-time executive director for a local organization that provides services to residents from Coleville to Olancha and beyond.
Effective Sept. 5, Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, Inc. welcomed its new executive director Lynn Ann Bethel, said Administration Services Manager Jill Paydon for IMACA Human Resources.
California residents are beginning to receive state bills demanding each property owner pay $150 per habitable dwelling in fire fees.
Locally, fire safe councils, residents and local leaders are working with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association to protest the fee, which they are calling an illegal double taxation.
The State Responsibility Area Fire Fee is intended to fund fire prevention education throughout the state, but, according to Bob Winzenread chairman of the Bishop Fire Safe Council, residents are already providing fire prevention funds through property tax payments.
The efforts of the Big Pine Fire Safe Council are starting to pay visible dividends. Brush has been cleared close to residential areas and the Council has set Saturday, Oct. 13 as a Big Pine community clean-up day.
Whether the contents of suspicious packages detonated by authorities late last week were intended as a practical joke, were the work of a mentally troubled individual or represent something far more sinister is now the work of investigators with the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department.