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October 22nd, 2012
A local ministry is moving ahead with plans to consolidate its Eastern Sierra operations in a larger, permanent facility to better provide spiritual and bodily solace to thousands of Inyo and Mono county residents.
On Oct. 10, Salvation Army Corps Officer Lt. Cathie McCulley, the local ministryâs pastor, publicly launched a $1 million capital campaign to raise funds for its new permanent facility to be constructed at 106 MacIver St., Bishop.
Walls are usually built to separate one side from another or to keep something in and something out.
City department heads had the opportunity to list widespread accomplishments during Bishopâs first State of the City report Oct. 9.
The idea came to Bishop City Councilâs attention when various council members attended state meetings, such as League of California Cities, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.
Inyo County officials and the 2011-12 Grand Jury agree that the county should build a new consolidated office in the Bishop area. However, county officials say that conditions arenât as bad as the Grand Jury claimed in a report earlier this year.
In its 2011-12 report, the Grand Jury recommended in July that local officials continue to work with a local contractor to build a consolidated office, citing poor working conditions, high utility and lease costs and a lack of handicapped accessibility.
In exactly three weeks, voters in the City of Bishop will decide the future landscape of the City Council.
Appearing on Bishop voters’ Nov. 6 ballots alongside state elections and the race for the White House will be the five-person contest for City Council.
More than seven years of planning and construction culminates next week with Northern Inyo Hospital opening its new facility to the public.
The hospital passed a rigorous licensing inspection earlier this week (the last in a series of state and federal inspections) and was approved for licensing Thursday morning, allowing it to open its doors to patients Monday morning.
Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance will soon host its annual fun run, raffle and impromptu art sale, to benefit the organization, which sustains cancer patients and their families with emotional as well as financial support.
âWe expect about 300 people,â ESBCA Treasurer Andrea Shallcross said of the annual event, which is the organizationâs biggest fundraiser.
Following seven months of campaigning, a four-candidate Primary and a series of town hall forums, the top two contenders for the office of Fourth District Inyo County Supervisor are entering the home stretch of the 2012 election cycle.
Regardless of how residents feel about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs activities in the Owens Valley, preparations are being made to celebrate the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct nearly 100 years ago.
Over the course of its century-long history, the 419-mile aqueduct has been contested as an environmental detriment, illegally diverted and even blown up, but itâs also been heralded as one of the greatest engineering feats of its time.