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January 28th, 2015

Businesses interested in Bishop plaza

January 28, 2015

Cottonwood Plaza could be open to the public, complete with new tenants, by Mule Days.
According to property owners Al and Liz Amiri, the front building on the property should be ready for tenant improvements within the next three weeks. They also said a few lease negotiations are in the works.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

Tribal cop facing charges

January 28, 2015

A Bishop Tribal Police officer was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 6, and charged with battery, assault with a stun gun, false imprisonment and acting under the color of authority after attempting to enforce a restraining order on the Bishop reservation.
According to Sheriff Bill Lutze, the officer, Daniel Johnson, overstepped his bounds because tribal police are only authorized to enforce tribal ordinances and do not have the authority to enforce county, state or federal laws.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

‘In God We Trust’ at City Hall

January 28, 2015

It was a full room at City Hall on Monday night when City Council voted to keep the “In God We Trust” motto displayed in the Council Chambers.
Both supporting and opposing public sentiment was heard before the council ultimately voted 4-1 in favor of keeping the national motto displayed, as well as making “In God We Trust” the official credo of Bishop.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

January 26th

Waterway improvements eyed in Eastern Sierra

January 26, 2015

Bishop resident Randy Short, 68, has been reappointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission by Governor Jerry Brown and is hoping to improve access to local waters.
Short was first appointed by the Governor in 2014 for a one-year term, the Governor has now appointed him to a four-year term.
Short has been president of Almar Management Inc., a marina management company, since 2000, where he was chief operating officer from 1988 to 2000. Prior to 1988 he held various positions at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Power to the Indian Creek-Westridge water wells

January 26, 2015

The Indian Creek - Westridge Community Services District has completed work on a new generator that will power the district’s two largest water wells.
This improvement, which comes with a price tag of $120,000, serves to satisfy state fire-flow regulations.
It’s been a three-year process for Indian Creek CSD Manager Terry Tye, who first approached the Inyo County Planning Department in December of 2011 about the need for upgrades to the district’s water pumping capability. “This was not only overdue, but necessary to keep us safe,” said Tye.

Tesla charging station opens in Lone Pine

January 26, 2015

Construction on the Owens Valley’s first Tesla Supercharghing Station is complete and Tesla drivers could start charging their cars in Lone Pine as early as today.
“We received word today that Tesla’s ‘Commissioning’ team will be on location, at the new Tesla Supercharging Station located at The Lone Pine Film History Museum, Tuesday morning,” Museum CEO Bob Sigman said Friday.
The team will be on hand to conduct test runs on the facility from 9 a.m.-noon today.

January 23rd

Adventure Trails approved

January 23, 2015

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to approve the Adventure Trails Environmental Impact Report and to approve seven routes for the combined-use route pilot project.
Thursday’s 10-hour-plus special supervisors included staff reports from various county department heads and agencies that will be impacted by the proposed trail system, a report from the project proponents, an analysis of the eight routes that were proposed for designation and nearly five hours of public comments.
ROAD DEPARTMENT

Number one in the nation

January 23, 2015

When Hank Otten and his son, Matt, opened up their barbecue stand in 2013, they did so with the motto, “Food Makes Friends.”
Two years later, Copper Top BBQ’s many friends have helped it earn one of the most coveted honors in the food industry – a title four-star restaurants on the Vegas Strip or in downtown Manhattan have clamored for and lost.
Just this week, it was announced that online review site Yelp named Copper Top BBQ in Big Pine the No. 1 Place to Eat in the U.S.
Not the No. 1 barbecue restaurant. Not the No. 1 place for regional cuisine. Not even the No. 1 small-town eatery.

Party held to launch new book

January 23, 2015

The Inyo and Mono County Master Gardeners are hosting a party to premiere their new book, “A Gardener’s Companion for the Eastern Sierra.”
The event is set for 1 p.m., tomorrow, Sunday, Jan. 25 at the Bishop Nursery located at 798 Home St. Entry is free and anyone interested is invited to attend. First editions of the book will be available for $24.99. It is currently available for sale at local book retailers, including Spellbinder Books, Range and River Books and Dwayne’s in Bishop, Joseph’s in Bishop and Lone Pine and The Booky Joint in Mammoth.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: 2015 'Bad Lip Readings' video spoofs NFL football stars

January 23, 2015

The latest 'Bad Lip Readings' video skewers many of the NFL's biggest stars with some unforgettable lines.

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