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November 3rd, 2011

Dance like a zombie

November 3, 2011

Today is the day when tens of thousands of wanna-be zombies and ghouls around the world will growl and boogie in unison for the “Thrill the World.” It is an international attempt to set the world-record for simultaneous dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” song and video and Bishop’s undead will be joining in this year.
Erin Livingston organized the local dance and has been holding lessons all month long.

October 27th

Adventure Trails focus shifts to public outreach

October 27, 2011

Local residents and community leaders will be meeting next month in Independence to kickstart the next leg of the new all-terrain vehicle route system.
Advocates for Access to Public Lands President and Project Leader Dick Noles told the Board of Supervisors Tuesday that there is still a lot of work to be done before the Adventure Trails System is implemented, but, after the Nov. 9 meeting, the public should be involved for the remainder of the planning stages.

Postal Service opts to close Darwin office

October 27, 2011

With the post office scheduled to close in Darwin, local leaders met Tuesday to discuss how residents in that part of the county will be receiving their mail.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson said the U.S. Postal Service, after deciding to close the post office without so much as notifying the county, decided recently to place a set of cluster mail boxes on a county right-of-way – again, without any conversation with Inyo officials.

City budget projections may be too ‘optimistic’

October 27, 2011

What have previously been considered routine budget adjustments and commission recommendations came under careful consideration and close scrutiny Monday as the Bishop City Council works to make every penny count with fewer of them rolling in.
There is an approximate $723,774 deficit between projected expenditures, $9,604,253, and revenues, $8,880,479, for fiscal year 2012-13 and Councilmember David Stottlemyre said he’s afraid the deficit gap could widen as he perceives the revenue forecasts to be too optimistic.

October 25th

Youths suspected in felony bus vandalism

October 25, 2011

Local authorities are looking for information regarding a felony vandalism case involving buses in the Bishop Unified School District motor pool last week.
According to the Bishop Police Department, officers responded to a report of three juveniles seen in the area of Elm and Home Street schools at about 2:30 a.m. Oct. 22.
“Upon search of Elm Street School, officers found small amounts of graffiti located on building number 36 and no further damage was located at the time of the original search.”

City hosting day-long Halloween soiree

October 25, 2011

City officials are providing a central location for Halloween festivities this weekend in hopes of bringing the community together and giving kids a safe trick-or-treating environment.
The second annual Truck or Treat event will be held from noon to about 9:30 p.m. Saturday between fields one and two in the Bishop City Park and will include a costume and vehicle decorating contest, a fun run and movies.

Bishop’s success stories going online

October 25, 2011

The City of Bishop has been chosen by the League of California Cities to join a new and unique program aimed at trying to help state municipalities share success stories as they weather the current financial crisis.
Bishop is one of the first two dozen out of more than 450 cities to be included in the program, a joint effort of the California City Management Foundation and League of California Cities known as “Strong Cities, Strong State.”

Public asked to weigh in on latest mobility document

October 25, 2011

City officials have spent the past few months gathering public comments on Bishop’s Mobility Element, planned to be the transportation chapter of the city’s General Plan by February 2012. These elements help guide the city and its leaders in prioritizing, and eventually completing, projects that are in the best interest of the citizenry.
The city is, again, opening the door for comments on another draft of the element in November and January. This will be the new and final draft of the transportation chapter.

October 21st

Chalfant man in jail after ammo incident

October 21, 2011

Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots weren’t being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriff’s deputies – responding to a report of possible shots fired – allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release, the call came in at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, reporting possible gun shots fired on Valley Road in Chalfant.

Hills bill likely to be stand-alone

October 21, 2011

Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pine’s beloved hills.
Feinstein Field Representative Chris Carrillo, who is taking over responsibilities on the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area designation, spent about three hours discussing the project with Stewardship Group representatives Chris Langley, Doug Thompson and Kevin Mazzu to get up to speed on the project.

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