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October 13th, 2014
The following is part 1 of a two part series covering the Bishop City Council candidates forum hosted by the Bishop Sunrise Rotary and The Inyo Register on Thursday, Oct. 9. Part 2 will appear in the Thursday, Oct. 16 edition of The Inyo Register.
Five candidates vying for two seats on the Bishop City Council Thursday met at the Bishop Senior Center to share their views on city affairs and answer questions from constituents.
Residents who attended Wednesday eveningâs forum for five candidates vying for three seats on the Bishop Unified School District Board of Trustees may have a harder time deciding how to cast their votes Nov. 4 than they would have before the forum.
While the five candidatesâ backgrounds vary, the consensus of a small sampling of those in attendance was that all five made their case effectively and convincingly.
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âThe biggest challenge we are facing as a government department is that we will run out of allocated funding in two weeks, and there seems to be no other available revenue options that donât present their own unique set of challenges.
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Tuesday eveningâs candidatesâ forum at the Round Valley Elementary School, sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary Club of Bishop and The Inyo Register, featured three candidates vying to fill two seats on the Board of Trustees which are opening in November.
Round Valley has a three-person Board of Trustees currently composed of Joe Griego, Howard Arcularius, and Stacy Sparrow. Trustees Griego and Arcularius opted not to run for re-election.
Stepping up to fill the vacancies are Jeff Perry, Shawn Ray and Eduardo Sandoval.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors raised concerns Tuesday about the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceâs announcement that it has listed the yellow-billed cuckoo as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.
Last night, Tuesday, Oct. 7, emergency personnel were able to access the crash site of a CalFire airtanker that had crashed near Yosemite National Park and determined that the pilot on board had died.
The CalFire airtanker (Tanker 81) based out of the Hollister Air Attack Base had been fighting the Dog Rock Fire near El Portal when officials lost contact with it late this afternoon.
The pilotâs family has requested we withhold release of the pilotâs name until all immediate family can be notified.
At the end of his first month in office, Bishop City Administrator Jim Tatum talked about what is on his plate now, how he might use his years of management and finance experience to lead the city and his plans for the cityâs future.
âThis is a job that Iâve wanted to hold for a long time. To have it and to work with city staff and City Council has exceeded my expectations â to have the opportunity to impact my hometown and to work in the building where I went to kindergarten.â