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The City of Bishop is looking into the possibility of consolidating its General Municipal Elections held in March of odd years with Inyo County General Elections held in November of even years.
Bishop primarily only holds elections for City Council, meaning a consolidation would cause a four-month reduction to some council member terms. And, according to some opposing arguments to the consolidation, it may mean focus on local council members and measures may get lost in the hyperbole of a presidential election, when local candidates accompany national candidates on a ballot.
Local dance instructor Dennis Wayne is planning a revolutionized rendition of one of the holiday seasonâs most famous and well-known ballets, which he hopes will become a hometown tradition for years to come.
Wayne will be presenting the classic âNutcrackerâ story with a modern twist Dec. 16-18 at the Bishop High School Auditorium.
A local environmental watchdog group and a local community advocacy group are working together toward cleaner air and warmer homes in the Owens Valley.
Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District has nearly $5 million to put toward air pollution reduction. And, the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action has been awarded $500,000 by Great Basin to replace residentsâ inefficient fire places and old wood stoves. IMACA will start in the southern part of Inyo County and work its way north.
Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is seeking charitable people who care about the communities in the Eastern Sierra to help âStuff-A-Busâ with non-perishable food items to support the Salvation Army food pantry.
Food collected during the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.
ESTA currently has donation boxes on each bus in the Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth areas to collect non-perishable food items from riders and has teamed up with KIBS/KBOV for a live remote broadcast from the Kmart parking lot today from 1-3 p.m.
CalFire and air quality control officials are on full alert this week due to extreme winds that began hammering the Eastern Sierra yesterday.
The state fire agency suspended all burn permits on state responsibility lands within Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties, while Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issued health advisories related to blowing dust.
A new class at Big Pine High School aims to teach students marketable skills while at the same time trying to boost the townâs commerce and visibility.
The town lacks a Chamber of Commerce so the Inyo County Office of Education has prepared an accredited course for students that will also fill the void left from by the lack of a chamber.
It was either a bathroom break for X-Ray, Bishopâs K-9 police officer, or an âarea checkâ that led to the weekend arrest of a 23-year-old Bishop resident for alleged possession of illegal narcotics.
According to a Bishop PD press release, Officer Brent Gillespie âconducted an area checkâ in a parking lot between Willow Street and Whitney Alley, âallowing his canine partner, X-Ray, to check the parking lotâ at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
The parking lot is not far from a local saloon and used by patrons of that establishment.
Itâs beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bishop and the local Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the season with a holiday bash this weekend.
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners are inviting the community out to Bishopâs annual small-town gathering, tree lighting ceremony and the ever-popular Street of Lights this Friday.
The evening will kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives at the Chamber of Commerce to hear what local youngsters want under their tree this year and have photos taken.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Bishop Rural Fire Protection District have made some recent clarifications to its list of responsibilities, as well as to those of some the volunteers.
Ski areas in California received good news this past week from the U.S. Forest Service, with the promise of up to 600 new jobs.
The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, which was signed by President Barack Obama on Nov. 7, is estimated to create and annually sustain up to 600 extra jobs nationwide.
âThis is very good news for us,â said Mammoth Mountain Ski Area spokesperson Joani Lynch.
She was not alone in her enthusiasm.
âThis is great news for promoting job growth and economic stimulus in California,â said Regional Forester Randy Moore.