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December 5th

Lone Pine gets a new community center

December 5, 2012

Lone Pine resident “Rattlesnake” Dave Haas saw a need in the community and took it upon himself to meet that need by purchasing a long-vacant building and pouring his own resources into it to create a community center.
In what has been described as Haas’ typical no-nonsense, philanthropic style, he purchased the old Schat’s Bakkery building at the northwest corner of Main and Holt streets in Lone Pine this spring and has been working to renovate the building into a facility that can be used for a number of different events.

December 3rd

It’s a wonderful community

December 3, 2012

Community members in Lone Pine have rallied together to ensure that Santa Claus comes to town for the community’s annual Christmas Parade.
The Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce, Healthy Communities of Southern Inyo and Caltrans District 9 are currently working to get all their ducks in a row to ensure the Lone Pine Christmas Parade comes to fruition, albeit a week later than originally scheduled, Saturday, Dec. 15, on Main Street.

City commissions study of water and sewer rate structure

December 3, 2012

An upcoming water and sewer rate study for the City of Bishop is expected to provide rate equity for residential and business customers and help establish rates for the next eight years.

Council lowers rent in response to residents

December 3, 2012

About one month after raising rates on tenants at the city-owned Sunrise Mobile Home Park in Bishop, elected officials voted last week to lower rates for some residents in the park.
Last Monday, the Bishop City Council unanimously voted (with Councilmember Jeff Griffiths absent) to lower rent by $25, from $250 to $225 a month, for Sunrise residents who own their own mobile homes.

Here she comes …

December 3, 2012

The first-ever Miss Teen and Miss City of Bishop were crowned Friday evening at the inaugural City of Bishop Beauty Pageant at Whiskey Creek. Of the two contestants for Miss City of Bishop, and four contestants for Miss Teen Bishop, Kristina Blum (far right) was crowned Miss City of Bishop and Indica Morganstein (third from left) was crowned Miss Teen Bishop. Both Blum and Morganstein will represent the city at a number of community and out-of-the-area events throughout the year, starting with the Bishop Christmas Parade this weekend.

November 30th

City Council makes recent election official

November 30, 2012

With the first consolidated election between the city and county in the books and new City Council members elected by the people, County Clerk-Recorder Kammi Foote met with the Bishop City Council Monday to discuss how election day went.
Before the council certified the city’s election results, Foote said she wanted to look at what cost savings were realized by consolidating the election and what, if any, changes city leaders would like to see before the next election.

Local icon turns 90

November 30, 2012

For those who may not yet know it yet, Dr. Robert Denton is an Eastern Sierra icon, a local legend as a country doctor. Though he’ll soon be turning 90, Denton said, “I’m the youngest of them,” referring to country doctors, “the last.”
Indeed, the passage of time seems meaningless to Denton when he animatedly recounts childhood adventures, medical exploits and strongly-held political, philosophical and spiritual beliefs.

Bishop budget a ‘year-round balancing act’

November 30, 2012

It looks like the City of Bishop will enter the 2013-2014 fiscal year with a sound, flexible blueprint it can use to guide government spending and revenue.
Although the 2013-14 budget, the second year of a two-year budget, is in its final stages, a city spending plan is a complex, year-round balancing act, said Assistant Finance Director Cheryl Solesbee. The entire budget, or cost of running the city, during
the 2013-14 fiscal year is projected to be $9,525,113. That is down from $10,692,150 for 2012-13 and up from the 2011-12 budget of $8,769,175.

Mammoth Lakes PD loses 90 years of experience

November 30, 2012

 

November 28th

Fairgrounds CEO bids fond farewell to a job he loved

November 28, 2012

Disneyland is supposed to be the “happiest place on Earth.” But in the Owens Valley, that title has to go to the Tri-County Fairgrounds, or at least that’s the image Jim Tatum had in mind, without the rodents with oversized heads, when he took the job of Chief Executive Officer 20 years ago.
“Ninety-eight percent of the fairground events are for fun,” he said. “Even the wakes turn into parties. You just walk around the Fair, as small as our community is, you see relationships rekindled. That’s why every tree has a bench around it. The Fair is a social event.”

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