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June 30th, 2014

Forest Service meeting draws concerns over multi-use

June 30, 2014

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 Forest’s “Updated Need to Change” document.

Pollini named city’s ‘Citizen of the Quarter’

June 30, 2014

Bishop’s City Council recently acknowledged Joe Pollini’s decades of contribution to the community by awarding him the city’s Quarterly Citizen’s Award at the June 23 City Council meeting.
“He has a passion, an amazing commitment to sharing this area, not just with outsiders, but also with people who live here,” Councilmember Laura Smith said of Pollini. “He loves to see other people experience the grandeur and beauty here, all the Sierra has to offer.”

Read the full story in teh Tuesday, July 1, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

June 27th

Sending them on their way

June 27, 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 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.

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...


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