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July 3rd, 2014
Northern Inyo Hospital has approved a balanced budget, but to continue operating in the black, administrators say the district must reconsider how it does business.
At a special meeting on Wednesday, the hospital Board of Directors approved a set of personnel policies that will allow NIH to maintain its balanced budget despite increasing costs and a decrease in the number of patients using the hospital.
âWeâre just trying to turn the corner before the corner smacks us in the face,â said Hospital Administrator Victoria Alexander-Lane.
An extracurricular Bishop Union High School science club has officially launched a stratospheric commercial company that literally allows clients to test and publicize their products from the edge of Earthâs atmosphere.
If youâre looking for an excellent hike to an isolated lake basin with grand scenery that offers one of the best chances for quiet seclusion in Bishop Creek Canyon, the hike to the Tyee Lakes is for you.
The trail begins less than two miles from South Lake on the west side of South Lake Road. Take Highway 168 west from downtown Bishop to South Lake Road and then look for the Tyee Lakes information board at the trailhead, where thereâs a bridge over the South Fork Bishop Creek.
County leaders agreed Tuesday to move forward with a reorganization of the Inyo County Library system and Museum Services Department, with the caveat that things can change if the new system doesnât work out.
The board voted unanimously to allow the Library to hire a new, part-time employee. The Eastern California Museumâs current part-time employee will now split time between the Museum and the Library (though, an exact schedule of when the employee will be working at each department has not been identified).
The Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office is preparing for an Oct. 6, 2014 trial in the case against Dawndee and Ken Rossy, the Bishop couple who stand accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from Inyo County Health and Human Services.
Dawndee allegedly stole the funds over an eight-year period from HHSâ Public Assistance Program, where she worked until last year.
Last month, an Inyo County Superior Court judge denied a request from Dawndeeâs attorney to suppress statements she made to law enforcement during the investigation.
This yearâs Independence Fourth of July grand marshals are John K. and Tansy Smith, long-time Independence community members.
Tansy moved to Independence with her mother and stepfather in the 1930s. She and John met in college. The two married during World War II, while John was in the Navy on the East Coast. They returned together, as soon as they could, to the Owens Valley, where they operated the Independence Dairy and ranched.
From Bishop to the county seat, residents and visitors will come together this Friday for community celebrations in honor of Independence Day.
In Independence, the Civic Club, Lions Club and other groups are teaming to host another of their famous day-long July 4 festivals.
Big Pineâs Volunteer Fire Department will once again host a variety of festivities that include exercise and lots of food. Farther north, the City of Bishop is also encouraging outdoor activities via its Big Day in the Park.
Following are details about each communitiesâ planned celebrations.
Looks like the Inyo County Free Library and Eastern California Museum might be allowed to continue operating with their two, respective managers in place.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled today to consider approval of a budget plan for the library that will create a library/museum assistant position and allow for staff flexibility between the two departments.
Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.
About 70 interested members of the public attended the Forest Plan workshop, including three Inyo County Supervisors, held from 5-8 p.m. June 19 at Cerro Coso Community College in Bishop. The purpose of the meeting was to review and comment on the Inyo Forestâs âUpdated Need to Changeâ document.
Bishopâs City Council recently acknowledged Joe Polliniâs decades of contribution to the community by awarding him the cityâs Quarterly Citizenâs Award at the June 23 City Council meeting.
âHe has a passion, an amazing commitment to sharing this area, not just with outsiders, but also with people who live here,â Councilmember Laura Smith said of Pollini. âHe loves to see other people experience the grandeur and beauty here, all the Sierra has to offer.â
Read the full story in teh Tuesday, July 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.