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March 22nd, 2012

Desert search comes to grim end

March 22, 2012

A massive search effort to locate a California resident who mysteriously disappeared in Death Valley earlier this month come to a tragic conclusion Tuesday.
George Kohler, a 67-year-old San Francisco resident who went missing in Death Valley March 12, was found deceased Tuesday afternoon between Mesquite Spring Campground and Scotty’s Castle Road.
“It appears that Mr. Kohler left the campfire and took off cross-country on foot,” said Inyo Count Search and Rescue Coordinator Corporal Terry Waterbury.

City to raise park, sewer fees

March 22, 2012

Park patrons and business and property owners within the City of Bishop can expect certain fees and rates to rise this summer.
As part of a routine review process, the Public Works and Community Service departments are proposing raising various fees and charges as early as June 1.
Each year, all city departments are required to review fees and charges to determine if they cover the costs reasonably borne for providing service, City Administrator Keith Caldwell said at the March 12 City Council meeting.

Community invited to help ‘Get This Garden Started’

March 22, 2012

Park at the corner of Hanby and East Pine behind Sterling Heights.
The Bishop Community Garden is the love child of the Friends of Eastern Sierra Gardens, the University of California Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener Program and Bishop City Park.

March 20th

City Council OKs Owens Valley’s first dog park

March 20, 2012

After almost two years of fundraising and planning efforts, the Bishop City Council approved last week the construction and maintenance of the Bishop Dog Park, a full-service, fenced-in, off-leash area to be located at the back of Bishop City Park.
The first of its kind for the Owens Valley, the dog park is now scheduled to open this summer and project proponents, supporters and local dog owners are celebrating what they call an asset to citizens of the community, both human and canine.

March 19th

Solar project raises concerns for Inyo

March 19, 2012

To some, placing a 3,200-acre, 500-megawatt solar plant in the remote reaches of southeast Inyo County seems like a good idea. To others, the proposal raises concerns about providing security, emergency response and other county services in the isolated region.
County leaders met on Tuesday with representatives of BrightSource Energy, proponent of the solar plant project. During that discussion, BrightSource laid out its conceptual plans for the Hidden Hills Solar Energy Generating System and the Board of Supervisors and county staff put some of its concerns on the table.

Popular Earth Day event switching venues in 2012

March 19, 2012

Fun, food and information are key ingredients in Bishop’s second annual Earth Day, an eco-centric, awareness-raising celebration scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Bishop City Park.

Man, 19, charged with attempted murder

March 19, 2012

A Lone Pine man was arrested and another individual was sent to the hospital following an alleged stabbing last weekend.
Bretton Austin Begaye, 19, was arrested Saturday, March 10 on charges of attempted murder, felony battery and felony assault for allegedly stabbing an unidentified person earlier that morning.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, dispatch received a 911 call about 7:30 a.m. reporting a stabbing at a residence in Lone Pine.

March 15th

County to pursue idea of consolidated office building

March 15, 2012

County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a non-binding agreement that will allow them to pursue construction of a new consolidated office building in Bishop.
The agreement the Board of Supervisors signed with Joseph Enterprises Tuesday is a term sheet that outlines all necessary steps and a time line that must be completed before the county can build a new, 4,200 square-foot consolidated office facility.
The term sheet is non-binding, which means the county has the right and ability to stop negotiations up until the lease agreement for the new building is signed.

Popular angling event returns for 45th year

March 15, 2012

Green will be sprouting up along the shores of Pleasant Valley Reservoir and banks of the Owens River this weekend in celebration of spring, the sport of trout fishing and yes, St. Patrick’s Day.
Anglers of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to suit up in the spirit of the holiday Saturday, March 17, as they head out for the 45th Annual Blake Jones Trout Derby, once again hosted by the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re hoping everyone comes out wearing green, but in case they don’t, this year’s event T-shirt has green in it,” Chamber Executive Tawni Thomson said.

Youth tackle issues with elected representatives

March 15, 2012

Bishop Union High School and the Bishop City Council collaborated earlier this week to encourage student awareness, understanding and involvement related to municipal government.
The collaboration took the form of the first-ever Council on Campus event, a special meeting of the City Council held at 10 a.m. Monday in the BUHS auditorium. The meeting replaced the City Council’s usual study session at City Hall, held at 4 p.m. on the second and fourth Monday of every month.

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