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July 14th, 2014

Pine to Park Path project approaches completion

July 14, 2014

After a granted request for increased funds, City of Bishop Public Works and contractor work on the Pine to Park Path Project is slated for completion this month, Public Works Director David Grah recently said.
On June 23, the Bishop City Council approved an increase in the total expenditure for the project based on a request prompted by a recently discovered design error.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Golf Day event returns to Bishop

July 14, 2014

Everyone, from folks who have never played golf to seasoned golf pros, is invited to play games, enjoy dinner and take a chance at winning prizes at the second annual family-friendly Golf Fun Day next Saturday, July 19.
“It is a community-focused event to give families an opportunity to come out and have a good time. Everyone is welcome. There is no age limit and you don’t need to be a Bishop Country Club member,” Bishop Area Chamber Events Coordinator April Leeson said.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 15, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

July 11th

See Vee traffic light could be followed by road extension

July 11, 2014

Caltrans will be putting a traffic light at North Sierra Highway and See Vee Lane within the next two years. Residents of Highlands Mobile Home Park took the first step in determining what else comes with that light at an Inyo County Public Works meeting held Wednesday evening at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.
Alternatives range from just a traffic light at See Vee Lane to extending See Vee Lane with additional access into HMHP.

Filing period for November election opens Monday

July 11, 2014

Voters throughout Inyo County will have a chance to redeem themselves this fall after the dismal turnout at the polls this past June.
With only one local race affecting voters of one district and close to a dozen incumbents running unchallenged for re-election, Inyo County saw one of the lowest voter turnout totals in recent history. According to the final results from the June 3 Primary, only 3,916 of the county’s 9,506 registered voters participated in the election, for a 41.2 percent turnout.
The participation state wide was worse, with California recording a 24 percent voter turnout.

Harry Potter actor found dead in Death Valley

July 11, 2014

The body of British actor Dave Legeno, 50, was discovered in Death Valley Sunday.
Deputy Inyo County Coroner Jason Molinar said Thursday that Legeno died as a result of heat stroke in a remote area of the national park west of Zabriskie Point.
As of Friday morning, neither the Inyo County Coroner’s Office nor the public information officer with the Sheriff’s Department would confirm the Legeno discovered in Death Valley was the famed actor.

July 9th

Readers urged to participate in 2nd annual ‘Day in the Life’

July 9, 2014

This coming Monday, July 14, most Inyo County residents will presumably be doing what they always do on Monday: going to work, spending time in the garden, going to the gym, having lunch with the spouse, hitting local trails, catching up on housework, doing the week’s grocery shopping …
Others might be starting or ending a long-awaited vacation, welcoming out-of-town guests, launching a massive home improvement project or floating the Owens River.
Whatever it is – from the seemingly bizarre to the supposedly mundane – The Inyo Register wants to hear about it.

Bishop Creek contamination could pose health risks

July 9, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors convened a workshop on Tuesday, July 1, to address the results of a fecal coliform bacteriological monitoring study of Bishop Creek conducted by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the City of Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Tribe, County of Inyo and other interested parties. Study findings showed frequently high levels of bacterial concentrations, exceeding both Water Board and US EPA water quality criteria, at some locations of Bishop Creek.

Planning Dept. proposes fee increases

July 9, 2014

Inyo County Planning Director Josh Hart proposed several fee changes in his department report to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in an effort to generate new revenue or at least break even on some department responsibilities.
Hart proposed fee increases for mine evaluations, appeals and for the Lone Pine Architectural Design Review Board. He also proposed legalizing and taxing the use of vacation homes in residential areas, and a switch to online notices for the Planning Commission agenda.

Alleged kidnapping leads to dog shooting

July 9, 2014

An afternoon contact between Inyo County sheriff’s deputies and an alleged kidnapper resulted in the fatal shooting of a local resident’s dog Monday.
During the incident, Raymond Denver, 42, was arrested for alleged kidnapping, assault and other felony and misdemeanor charges.
Deputies had been looking for Denver since July 6, just before 11 p.m., when someone reported to the Sheriff’s Office that “Denver had been witnessed forcing a female into his vehicle following a domestic dispute,” a Sheriff’s Office press release states.

July 7th

A big day out

July 7, 2014

The Evolution Group, a subrange of the Sierra Nevada, was the site of an important milestone in local climbing last month.
Twenty-six-year-old Austin Siadak left his car at North Lake on June 23, hiked over Lamarck Col to Darwin Bench in Sequoia-Kings National Park, climbed roughly eight miles of technical alpine rock, then retraced his steps back to his car, in less than 24 hours. On June 24, after 23 hours and 58 minutes on the go, Siadak became the first recorded person to complete this mission within one day. Previously, the fastest car-to-car time was 27 hours.

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