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June 27th, 2014

County rejects tax hike idea

June 27, 2014

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 “tax and spend” 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.

CHP captain retiring Monday

June 27, 2014

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.

Blackrock dispute now in history books

June 27, 2014

The Blackrock 94 dispute was officially laid to rest Tuesday with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors’ formal approval of the resolution worked out between the County Water Department and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power staff.

Closures and cautions for the 4th of July

June 27, 2014

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 Sheriff’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:

June 25th

County Office of Ed rescinds offer to help Lone Pine

June 25, 2014

The Inyo County Office of Education officially cut both the “strings” 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 county’s offer of funding for facility improvements in exchange for a number of conditions at its June 18 special meeting, deferring action until this evening’s board meeting.

Family, Tribal Council at loggerheads in land dispute

June 25, 2014

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.

June 23rd

Spaghetti dinner last fundraising push for new animal shelter

June 23, 2014

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.

Film museum benefactor dead at 75

June 23, 2014

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 Pine’s dream of building a film history museum come true eight years ago, died Saturday evening at his Las Vegas home 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.

Luxury haven for adventurers opens in Bishop

June 23, 2014

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.

June 20th

Authors talk about Rufus, Death Valley’s ‘Rescue Dog’

June 20, 2014

Authors John and Barbara Marnell will be making a presentation and signing copies of their book “Good Samaritans of Death Valley: Lou Westcott Beck and Rufus,” at the Eastern California Museum in Independence today, Saturday, June 21.
The slide show and presentation will begin at 1:30 p.m. In addition, the authors will be at the museum to sign copies of their book from 1-4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

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