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January 30th, 2015

Don't miss out on the fun this weekend

January 30, 2015

Inyo County is often a buzz of activity. This weekend there are some great events for residents and visitors to check out. Anyone looking to support a good cause, or simply get out and do something, should check out the Saturday edition of The Inyo Register for a full run-down of activities and events.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Winter race fundraiser
Inyo County Search and Rescue is holding a winter 5K race at Millpond, beginning at 9 a.m. with registration at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee is $10. Proceeds support the Inyo County Search and Rescue Team.

FIM work to ride program

January 29th

Black Sabbath bass player arrested in Death Valley

January 29, 2015

Shortly after midnight on Tuesday Inyo County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call regarding a verbal and physical altercation at the Corkscrew Saloon at Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park.
After the Sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene and interviewed witnesses it was determined that there had been an argument that escalated into a physical confrontation - resulting in an individual being struck, and a broken window.

Championship Preview and Predictions

January 29, 2015

New England vs. Seattle
2/1 6:30 (ET)
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ

January 28th

Businesses interested in Bishop plaza

January 28, 2015

Cottonwood Plaza could be open to the public, complete with new tenants, by Mule Days.
According to property owners Al and Liz Amiri, the front building on the property should be ready for tenant improvements within the next three weeks. They also said a few lease negotiations are in the works.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

Tribal cop facing charges

January 28, 2015

A Bishop Tribal Police officer was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 6, and charged with battery, assault with a stun gun, false imprisonment and acting under the color of authority after attempting to enforce a restraining order on the Bishop reservation.
According to Sheriff Bill Lutze, the officer, Daniel Johnson, overstepped his bounds because tribal police are only authorized to enforce tribal ordinances and do not have the authority to enforce county, state or federal laws.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

‘In God We Trust’ at City Hall

January 28, 2015

It was a full room at City Hall on Monday night when City Council voted to keep the “In God We Trust” motto displayed in the Council Chambers.
Both supporting and opposing public sentiment was heard before the council ultimately voted 4-1 in favor of keeping the national motto displayed, as well as making “In God We Trust” the official credo of Bishop.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 edition of The Inyo Register.

January 26th

Waterway improvements eyed in Eastern Sierra

January 26, 2015

Bishop resident Randy Short, 68, has been reappointed to the California Boating and Waterways Commission by Governor Jerry Brown and is hoping to improve access to local waters.
Short was first appointed by the Governor in 2014 for a one-year term, the Governor has now appointed him to a four-year term.
Short has been president of Almar Management Inc., a marina management company, since 2000, where he was chief operating officer from 1988 to 2000. Prior to 1988 he held various positions at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area.

Power to the Indian Creek-Westridge water wells

January 26, 2015

The Indian Creek - Westridge Community Services District has completed work on a new generator that will power the district’s two largest water wells.
This improvement, which comes with a price tag of $120,000, serves to satisfy state fire-flow regulations.
It’s been a three-year process for Indian Creek CSD Manager Terry Tye, who first approached the Inyo County Planning Department in December of 2011 about the need for upgrades to the district’s water pumping capability. “This was not only overdue, but necessary to keep us safe,” said Tye.

Tesla charging station opens in Lone Pine

January 26, 2015

Construction on the Owens Valley’s first Tesla Supercharghing Station is complete and Tesla drivers could start charging their cars in Lone Pine as early as today.
“We received word today that Tesla’s ‘Commissioning’ team will be on location, at the new Tesla Supercharging Station located at The Lone Pine Film History Museum, Tuesday morning,” Museum CEO Bob Sigman said Friday.
The team will be on hand to conduct test runs on the facility from 9 a.m.-noon today.

January 23rd

Adventure Trails approved

January 23, 2015

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Thursday to approve the Adventure Trails Environmental Impact Report and to approve seven routes for the combined-use route pilot project.
Thursday’s 10-hour-plus special supervisors included staff reports from various county department heads and agencies that will be impacted by the proposed trail system, a report from the project proponents, an analysis of the eight routes that were proposed for designation and nearly five hours of public comments.
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