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September 16th, 2013

PD sergeant trains with FBI

September 16, 2013

Having been trained in some of the nation’s latest law enforcement techniques, Bishop Police Department Sgt. Dan Nolan will soon graduate from the FBI National Academy.
According to the PD, Nolan is expected to graduate from the 254th session of the FBI academy on Sept. 20 and will be returning to the PD to share what he learned with the rest of the department.

September 13th

Manzanar doc returns to Eastern Sierra

September 13, 2013

In the first theatrical screening in nearly a year, the acclaimed documentary “The Manzanar Fishing Club” will be one of the highlighted features of the International Fly Fishing Film Festival in Mammoth Lakes next week.
In addition to the screening, fly fisherman Mas Okui, who learned to fish while interned at Manzanar, and writer Richard Imamura will be on hand for a special question and answer session following the screening at Mammoth’s Minaret Cinema.

Believe it or not …

September 13, 2013

Bishop Union High School science club Earth to Sky Calculus routinely makes experimental balloon launches to the edge of space and a recent launch landed them in Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
Earth to Sky members were notified on Aug. 28 that one of their recent experiments made it into Ripley’s latest hardback. Earth to Sky student members, mentored by local astronomer Dr. Tony Phillips, are Justin Gilpin, Olivia Grah, Anna and Jordan Herbst, Sam Johnson, Melodie Lawrence, Rachel Molina, Ginger Perez, Amelia Phillips, Carson Reid, Bronwyn Stephenson and Michael White.

City's Contract with Symons expires

September 13, 2013

The Bishop Police Department announced today that it does not have a current contract with Symons Ambulance Service.
Traditionally, the PD has provided dispatching service for Symons, but, according to Bishop Police Chief Chris Carter, that contract recently expired and "due to various issues the City Council recently approved notifying Symons that the Police Department would discontinue providing dispatching services."

September 11th

County reviewing DWP’s project as it awaits MOU

September 11, 2013

As the public comment period for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s proposed Southern Owens Valley Solar Ranch project ticks away, the County of Inyo is working on a game plan to protect taxpayers.
Concerned “first and foremost” with the project’s potential impacts on local services, the county is reviewing a Draft Environmental Impact Report that LADWP released to the public Sept. 4 per the California Environmental Quality Act.
The purpose of the review is multi-fold, according to County Administrator Kevin Carunchio.

The best of Bishop: City Council names Citizens of the Quarter

September 11, 2013

Arnie and Kelliann Palu received the Quarter Council Citizen Award at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting.
“To a lot of people, (the Palus) are super duper special, a great example,” said Mayor Laura Smith. “It’s people like you that make this a great community.”
Bishop native Kelliann has worked at Dwayne’s Friendly Pharmacy for 19 years. She is music director, elder and choir member at First Presbyterian Church. She also is the organizer of the clown troupe that performs at the Mule Days and Christmas parades, Smith said.

New leader for Bishop’s biggest annual event

September 11, 2013

Bishop’s Mule Days Executive Committee has named Tammy Mandrell as Bishop Mule Days’ new Executive Director.
Mandrell assumed her new role on Sept. 3.
Mule Days Executive Board President Dan Dean said that while Mandrell is a welcome addition to the Mule Days office, she is not new to the Mule Days event.

September 9th

Work starts on Bishop Reservation road project

September 9, 2013

A long-awaited Bishop Paiute Tribe road project is under way and while many families heave a grateful sigh of relief, there are some who express concerns.
The ongoing three-road project will create paved roads where unnamed dirt roads have cut through residential land assignments for decades. Road construction requires that affected residents provide easement, or the right to use their land, Assistant Tribal Administrator David ThunderEagle said, to which they agreed upon assignment of land.

Digital 395 behind schedule

September 9, 2013

Work continues on Digital 395, which was supposed to be completed last month but was delayed by permitting and funding issues.
A new completion date for the project, which involves the installation of fiber-optic cable to allow access to faster Internet speeds, has been set for October.
Most of the work along the U.S. 395 corridor from Carson City to Barstow has been finished, meanwhile. Crews are currently working to install fiber-optic cable in the Crowley Lake and Casa Diablo areas.

County looks to promote area via sponsorship grants

September 9, 2013

Inyo County, in an effort to bolster the local economy, is handing out $20,000 to various community organizations to help fund local events and draw visitors to the area.
For the fall 2013-14 Advertising County Resources grant cycle, the county is funding six different programs that were reviewed and recommended by a volunteer panel. The projects range from the 2013 Millpond Music Festival and the Lone Pine Film Festival, to a guide to easy hikes in Inyo County.

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