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September 4th, 2012

Inyo invited to help ‘Celebrate Recovery’

September 4, 2012

For the second year in a row, Inyo County residents are being asked to join the rest of the country in observing September as National Recovery Month.
Sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Recovery Month has three simple messages to spread throughout the nation: prevention works; treatment is effective; and people can and do recover.

Train restoration project chugging along in Indy

September 4, 2012

Halfway through the project and the Carson and Colorado Railway Association is making headway on its restoration of the narrow gauge locomotive stored at Dehy Park in Independence.
The Carson and Colorado began the restoration project in spring 2010.
A volunteer crew that has included more than 50 mechanics, laborers, metal workers has more plans to have the train in working order in the next three years.

City asked to reconsider invocation guidelines

September 4, 2012

City leaders’ attempts to avoid violating the First Amendment have been met with criticism from members of the Bishop Ministerial Association.
Pastors Kelly Larson and Rick Klug told the City Council Monday night that invocation guidelines approved July 24 basically amount to censoring the prayers they would deliver at the start of council meetings.

Rising from the ashes

September 4, 2012

Amidst a flurry of pomp and circumstance, this weekend’s grand opening of the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest’s Schulman Grove Visitor Center will celebrate its long-awaited recovery and rebirth from the destruction caused by an arsonist’s flames.

Bishop Christmas Parade to stay on Main Street

September 4, 2012

Residents have spoken, local officials have listened and the Bishop Christmas Parade will remain on its traditional route.
In an effort to help cut costs at the Police Department, which accumulates expensive overtime, city staff suggested in late June that Police Chief Chris Carter look into the possibility of re-routing the annual parade to an area with less intersections.
Carter said parade detail eats up a large percentage of the department’s overtime budget as it takes most PD employees to operate traffic control during parades on Main Street.

August 28th

Ideas taking shape for Warren Street Improvement Project

August 28, 2012

Efforts to convert Bishop’s Warren Street into a pedestrian-friendly commercial center have grown in recent months to include ideas for shade trees, seating, parks and even patterned pavement.
These proposed changes and more are bourne of ongoing collaboration between City of Bishop Public Works and a volunteer, citizen focus group.

Students raise $8,200 in name of leukemia patients

August 28, 2012

Bishop is one small town that did more than its fair share toward making a big contribution to a national cure-for-cancer funding organization. Taking a multi-pronged approach, local schools raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society this past March.
Starting March 7 with a blood drive and bone marrow registry and ending on March 23 with the Shine on the Sierra luminary walk, a series of fundraising efforts netted a total of $9,536.

First pow wow for Ft. Indy in 30 years

August 28, 2012

For the first time in about 30 years, the Fort Independence Paiute Tribe will be hosting a Native American Pow Wow.
The Independence tribe will be sharing its culture, history and heritage through a number of cultural events, including dances, interpretive displays and good old fashioned fellowship this fall, and organizers are hoping to attract local and out-of-the-area visitors to participate.

August 27th

Work a-go at Bishop commercial center?

August 27, 2012

Cottonwood Plaza at the corner of Main and Yaney in Bishop is under construction and contractors hope to have it inhabitable sometime in the near future.
Property owners have hired Rudolph Construction and architect Tom Schaniel to rehabilitate the long-vacant shopping center in hopes of drawing new tenants to the downtown core of Bishop.
“We’re working away, rehabilitating the buildings, so nothing is going to be torn down,” Schaniel said.

Cramped PD quarters to be a thing of the past?

August 27, 2012

Dealing with a cramped working environment, and hearing from the Inyo County Grand Jury about it for the past decade, the Bishop Police Department has abandoned piece-meal fixes in favor of a more lasting solution.
And it may not even have to relocate.

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