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June 27th, 2014
Kayla Inderbieten, an incoming senior at Bishop Union High School, and Torrie Johnston, a recent BUHS graduate, have done themselves and the Eastern Sierra proud.
But outcompeting several hundred other rodeo contestants across the state for a chance at National High School Rodeo Association Finals was only the first hurdle to realizing their rodeo dreams.
Raising the funds to get to the big show in Wyoming is the second. As word of their need spreads through the community, donations are coming in from groups such as the Lions Club, Sunrise Rotary and Altrusa.
County leaders decided Tuesday to tackle their financial issues with creative budget measures rather than placing the burden on tax payers.
They came to this conclusion in response to a request from the City of Bishop to consider raising the county Transaction Use Tax.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed that a â€śtax and spendâ€ť policy would not be in the best interest of county residents in a time when county department heads have been tasked with trimming $1.06 million from the overall county budget.
Bishop Area California Highway Patrol Captain Andria Witmer announced this week that she will be retiring at the end of the month.
Witmer said Thursday that her successor, Lt. Tim Noyes, of Riverside, will be promoted to captain and begin work at the Bishop office of the CHP Sept. 1. In the interim, she said area CHP sergeants will be handling day-to-day operations.
Witmer has been an officer with the CHP for nearly 30 years. She came to Bishop from Southern California on Dec. 2, 2010.
The Blackrock 94 dispute was officially laid to rest Tuesday with the Inyo County Board of Supervisorsâ€™ formal approval of the resolution worked out between the County Water Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff.
Local agencies are closing area roads for safety reasons during the July 4th holiday.
In an effort to enhance public safety while encouraging safe and responsible 4th of July recreating, the Bishop Police Department, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, California Highway Patrol, Inyo County Road Department, Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Office and Bishop Fire have developed a cohesive enforcement and operations plan for the citizens and visitors of Bishop.
Effective on July 4, the following areas of Bishop will have enforced, temporary no parking zones:
The Inyo County Office of Education officially cut both the â€śstringsâ€ť attached to its offer of funds to the Lone Pine Unified School District and the offer itself.
The Lone Pine board made no final decision in response to the countyâ€™s offer of funding for facility improvements in exchange for a number of conditions at its June 18 special meeting, deferring action until this eveningâ€™s board meeting.
A decades-old dispute between Bishop Tribal member Ron Napoles and the Bishop Paiute Tribe escalated earlier this month, with assault charges filed against tribal employees, and trespassing citations issued to Napoles and his family members.
Napoles and the tribe have been at odds for years over the ownership of two land allotments on North Pa Ha Lane, south of the Paiute Palace Casino. Recently, the dispute has gone public, with protests, petitions and op-ed pieces in the newspaper.
Residents and visitors are invited to head over to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds this weekend to help with the final fundraising push for a new Inyo County Animal Shelter.
Just last week, Inyo County released a request for bids for the new shelter in Big Pine. Thus far, there have been three responses, ranging from $700,000 to $767,000 for the construction of the project, which will also require about $100,000 worth of site grading work.
To date, ICARE has raised between $750,000 and $770,000 for the new shelter.
Lone Pine lost a dear friend this past weekend, but his legacy will live on through the Beverly and Jim Rogers Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Jim Rogers, a business owner and philanthropist who helped Lone Pineâ€™s dream of building a film history museum come true eight years ago, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas homeÂ following a lengthy battle with cancer.
According to Bob Sigman, executive director of the museum, Rogers was a lifelong fan of classic Westerns and many of those films were shot in and around Lone Pine.
The Chalfant House on Academy Avenue is seeing a bustle of activity lately, reminiscent of times past. Its rooms and kitchen are once again filled with a multitude of strangers, friends and stories.
While this is nothing new for this property, the person who brought them here is.