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February 2nd, 2012

Local cops keep crime in check

February 2, 2012

The numbers have been tallied and crime statistics from 2011 are now available from the three local law enforcement agencies – the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, the Bishop Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.
Overall, crime is and has been relatively low in the city and county. In fact, the BPD figures from 2010 and 2011 are nearly identical. However, violations committed on local roads and highways have risen, with the standout being seat belt violations, up 46 percent from 2010, equalling an additional 232 citations.

1984 shooter to remain in custody

February 2, 2012

In a rare communication with the media, the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office has announced that James Roy Catron will remain committed to Patton State Hospital.
Catron was involved in a shooting outside Inyo County Jail in 1984 which resulted in the severe wounding and hospitalization of two Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies. Catron was found “not guilty by reason of insanity” on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and committed to Patton where he has remained since, a press release from the D.A.’s Office states.

Chamber teams up with Mule Days

February 2, 2012

In an effort to promote Mule Days and get more out-of-town visitors who attend the event into local businesses, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is offering discount event tickets to local businesses.
The Chamber of Commerce is offering a $3 discount for arena events and a $7 discount for the Terri Clark concert scheduled for Thursday, May 24 in hopes that chamber members will turn out to support Mule Days and get some exposure to guests who attend the event.

Big Pine embarks on learning expedition

February 2, 2012

Big Pine School is trying something different this year that administrators hope will get students more involved in the learning process and give staff more resources to help students succeed.
The Big Pine School District and Expeditionary Learning have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2011-12 school year.
As part of the program, school staff members will attend seminars and staff development programs and have access to resources from Expeditionary Learning to build more hands-on curriculum for local students.

January 31st

Preparing for Mule Days

January 31, 2012

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 43rd Annual Mule Days Celebration. This includes tickets to nearly every event this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, from the Opening Night Supper to various arena events to headliner, Terri Clark on Thursday night.
There are special packages, all show passes and general admission tickets going on sale on a first-come first-served basis at the Mule Days box office on North Main Street, across from Home Lumber Company at the northeast entrance to the fairgrounds or online at muledays.org.

June Primary taking shape

January 31, 2012

Voters in Inyo County and the state and nation should begin bracing themselves for another election year. The June 5 Primary Election will have Inyo voters choosing for three county supervisorial seats as well as Inyo County Board of Education Areas 2 and 4 and several county central committee spots.
Declaration of Candidacy papers, which officially places a person as a candidate on the ballot, are due between Feb. 14 and March 9, and several candidates have already filed Petitions for Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee.

Add to the discussion

January 31, 2012

Lone Pine High School graduate Ash Seiter is attempting to open up some dialogue about how the world is evolving.
To accomplish that task, Seiter is hosting a series of controversial films exploring national politics, the food industry and the all-important struggle over the world’s dwindling oil reserves. Each film showing is followed by a discussion where all in attendance are encouraged to share their opinion and point of view.
Seiter’s series features films by Michael Moore, Al Gore, Peter Joseph, Dylan Avery and other provocative filmmakers.

LP Chamber installs officers for 2012

January 31, 2012

Last Thursday night, new officers were sworn in to serve on the board of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce at the annual installation dinner. It was a fun-filled evening with more than 64 local business owners and visitors in attendance, some from as far away as Death Valley, Bishop and Ridgecrest.

January 30th

City appoints new Administrator

January 30, 2012

The search is over for a new city administrator for Bishop.
The Bishop City Council voted unanimously in closed session on Monday to appoint Interim City Administrator Keith Caldwell to the official administrator position.
The City Council approved a new five-year City Administrator/City Clerk Employment Agreement. Under that agreement, Caldwell will be paid a salary of $135,000 per year without any built-in increases which results in a net savings to the city. Caldwell will also continue to perform the functions of community services director.

RC track plans scrapped

January 30, 2012

What was touted as being a free and constructive activity for kids, old and young alike – a remote control car track at the Bishop City Park – has been scrapped.
Owensville RC Club President Sam Vargas told the Bishop City Council that due to time restraints and a vocal opposition, “The club has lost interest in a track at the park.”
Vargas said it was a very tough decision to make, but so have the hoops and hurdles the club and himself have gone through in their efforts.

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