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December 7th

Blum, Morgenstein ready to serve

December 7, 2012

As Bishop’s newest ambassadors, Kristina Blum and Indica Morgenstein will spend the next year representing the local community as Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop, respectively.
Of the field of six contestants, judges said they selected Blum and Morgenstein as Bishop’s queens because they most embodied the qualities pageant organizers were looking for – good role-models and motivated young women with a drive to serve their community.
Both girls were crowned Friday, Nov. 30, at the first ever Miss City of Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek in Bishop.

Generosity sprouting up around Inyo County

December 7, 2012

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to make local youngsters’ Christmas wishes come true by participating in the annual Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
For the 17th year, IMACA is partnering with The Inyo Register and dozens of other local businesses and community organizations to ensure that less-fortunate youth throughout the county don’t have to go without this holiday season.

Fruitcake Fest rears its head Dec. 15

December 7, 2012

Independence is taking its famed holiday celebration theme south of the border this year.
The county seat’s annual ode to a questionable Yuletide treat and the people who love it is returning to the spotlight in 2012 as the Fiesta de Fruitcake Independence Fruitcake Festival. The soiree is scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15 in the American Legion Hall on Edwards Street (U.S. 395).
Everyone is invited to come out to the eighth and possibly final installment of the Independence Fruitcake Festival.

‘A date which will live in infamy’

December 7, 2012

Rescuers search for survivors near the U.S.S. West Virginia following the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on Dec. 7, 1941 by the Japanese Imperial Navy. Today marks the 71st anniversary of what President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed would be “a date which will live in infamy” – which left 2,402 Americans dead and 1,282 wounded. There are still an estimated 1,177 U.S. sailors buried in the depths of the harbor. In all, eight U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with four being sunk.

December 5th

New royalty for Bishop Tribe

December 5, 2012

Bishop Union High School sophomore Sabrina Stone stands with her grandmothers last Thursday, Nov. 29, in the Bishop Tribal Chambers after being sworn in as the new Miss Bishop Paiute Tribe. She is wearing a crown beaded by Tammy Andrade. Stone was appointed to the post by the Tribal Council, which has been filling the position either by appointment or pageant since 1993. Stone will be the Tribe’s representative at various local, state and national tribal and cultural events, and will be coordinating a community service project focusing on a reading program for tribal youth.

Climbers launch effort to catch petroglyph thieves

December 5, 2012

The local and even international climbing communities have joined the effort to bring attention to the recent thefts and vandalism of ancient, irreplaceable rock art, and hopefully bring those responsible to justice.
Bay Area resident and climbing enthusiast MaryKate Meyerhoffer created a Facebook page dedicated in part to raising money to supplement the reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for stealing and permanently damaging several Bishop-area petroglyphs.

Lone Pine gets a new community center

December 5, 2012

Lone Pine resident “Rattlesnake” Dave Haas saw a need in the community and took it upon himself to meet that need by purchasing a long-vacant building and pouring his own resources into it to create a community center.
In what has been described as Haas’ typical no-nonsense, philanthropic style, he purchased the old Schat’s Bakkery building at the northwest corner of Main and Holt streets in Lone Pine this spring and has been working to renovate the building into a facility that can be used for a number of different events.

December 3rd

It’s a wonderful community

December 3, 2012

Community members in Lone Pine have rallied together to ensure that Santa Claus comes to town for the community’s annual Christmas Parade.
The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Caltrans District 9 are currently working to get all their ducks in a row to ensure the Lone Pine Christmas Parade comes to fruition, albeit a week later than originally scheduled, Saturday, Dec. 15, on Main Street.

City commissions study of water and sewer rate structure

December 3, 2012

An upcoming water and sewer rate study for the City of Bishop is expected to provide rate equity for residential and business customers and help establish rates for the next eight years.

Council lowers rent in response to residents

December 3, 2012

About one month after raising rates on tenants at the city-owned Sunrise Mobile Home Park in Bishop, elected officials voted last week to lower rates for some residents in the park.
Last Monday, the Bishop City Council unanimously voted (with Councilmember Jeff Griffiths absent) to lower rent by $25, from $250 to $225 a month, for Sunrise residents who own their own mobile homes.

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