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December 22nd

Murder suspect pleads not guilty

December 22, 2011

Bishop resident Harlan Dewey pleaded not guilty to felony charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter during an arraignment in Inyo County Superior Court on Friday, Dec. 16.
The Inyo County Court Clerk’s Office said that Dewey has not been scheduled on the court calendar, but according to representatives from the office, “a settlement” is set for sometime this week.

DWP consultants offer ideas for river 02 worries

December 22, 2011

Public sentiment so far indicates satisfaction with – or at least the absence of objections to – the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s most recent Lower Owens River Project Report.
Representatives from Ecosystem Sciences, which compiled the 2011 report, met with residents Tuesday to discuss the data that was collected and receive questions and comments.

New leader lined up for Lone Pine School District

December 22, 2011

Local leaders in Lone Pine announced last week that longtime High School Superintendent Larry Todd will be stepping down in July and current principal Victor Hopper will be taking his place.
Todd technically retired two years ago, but has remained on staff as a part-time superintendent since then until a full-time replacement could be found.
Todd has served as superintendent since 2007, and will remain on board until July, giving him an opportunity to help Hopper transition into his new post.

Hidden Hills solar project getting mixed reviews

December 22, 2011

Southeastern Inyo County residents are on the fence about a huge solar project proposal near Charleston View, adjacent to the Nevada border.
While many residents have gone on record in support of the project, which will bring jobs to the remote desert communities, others said there are concerns about negative impacts that may be associated with the project.

City votes to consolidate elections

December 22, 2011

The Bishop City Council has decided to move forward with consolidating municipal elections with county and federal elections as a cost-cutting move, despite the decision costing council members four months of their respective terms. Traditionally, the council elections were held in March, but now will be held in November of even-numbered years.

Curbside recycling program kicks off in Bishop area

December 22, 2011

If the United States put all of the solid waste it has collected in a line of average garbage trucks, that line of trucks could cross the country, extending from New York City to Los Angeles, more than 100 times.
In an effort to reduce the amount of waste Americans are putting into local landfills on a daily basis, Bishop Disposal and the Sierra Conservation Project are teaming up to expand recycling services in Bishop.

December 19th

Helping seniors this holiday season

December 19, 2011

While the holiday season comes with parties and gatherings, presents for the kids and charitable endeavors to assist the less fortunate, according to local health care and social service advocates, it can also bring on feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression and desertion – especially for the mobility-challenged senior citizen population.

LADWP says river project meeting mandates, goals

December 19, 2011

Officials with the City of Los Angeles say the city is meeting its obligations for water flow down the Lower Owens River, but there is room for improvement in the surrounding areas.
In accordance with the Inyo-L.A. Long-Term Water Agreement, the Los Amgeles Department of Water and Power released its annual Lower Owens River draft report earlier this month, outlining efforts in the past year to restore the river and surrounding habitat.

Contract award brings Digital 395 closer to reality

December 19, 2011

Another step has been completed in the project aimed at supplying high-speed Internet access to communities along the U.S. 395 corridor.
Jensen Precast, of Sparks, Nev., has been awarded the subcontract to build hundreds of concrete barrel vaults that will be buried underground at various locations along the 583-mile project.

December 15th

Homicide suspected in Bishop death

December 15, 2011

A death on the Bishop Paiute Reservation on Tuesday night may be the result of foul play and a local resident has been taken into custody in connection to the case.
Details are scant and the investigation is still under way, but law enforcement sources said Wednesday afternoon that officials are hoping that releasing what information is available now may help with the investigation.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, Daniel Barlow, 45, of Bishop was pronounced dead at Northern Inyo Hospital on Tuesday evening.

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