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February 4th, 2013

Building better business through Digital 395

February 4, 2013

Various state and regional entities are hosting webinars to help local entrepreneurs start or grow their businesses via the Digital 395 project.
This ongoing, online series of business management webinars at Inyo, Kern and Mono County locations were designed to assist business owners find financing and more.

County leaders to revisit Langley’s Contract

February 4, 2013

County leaders will meet today to re-open discussions regarding Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley’s contract, the Forest Service Plan Revision and developments with the Eastern Sierra Agency on Aging.
The board will meet at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
At the opening of the meeting, representatives of Inyo County Health and Human Services will update the board on an ongoing investigation into the theft of public welfare funds. As of press time Monday, no arrests have been made in that case.

February 1st

BLM recovers artifacts

February 1, 2013

Ancient petroglyph panels stolen from a cultural site north of Bishop last fall
were recovered this week
by the Bureau of Land Management.
Investigators are still looking for the thieves, meanwhile, and continue to ask for the public’s help.
BLM Archaeologist Greg Haverstock said the stolen artifacts were recovered as the result of “information provided by an anonymous tip.”
Because authorities are still seeking those responsible for the theft and associated vandalism, the BLM is keeping the details about how it recovered the ancient rock art under wraps at this time.

Pursuit ends in fatal crash

February 1, 2013

A 22-year-old Big Pine man was killed late Thursday evening during a short, high-speed pursuit west of Bishop.
John Ericson, Jr. suffered fatal injuries when he lost control of his vehicle while allegedly fleeing from local authorities.
According to the California Highway Patrol, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2005 Nissan traveling at about 80 miles per hour on Brockman Lane at 11:04 p.m.
The CHP reported that the subject, later identified as Ericson, “accelerated and began to flee at a high rate of speed.”

Job fair brings employers and employees together

February 1, 2013

An upcoming job fair is designed to make career connections by introducing job-seekers to potential employers and to provide information about how to improve their marketability as potential employees this Thursday.
At the 2013 Career Connections Event, a free event open to the public, more than 15 Inyo and Mono County business and agency representatives have already committed to attend to offer job opening and application information and more.

Chamber organizes welcoming committee

February 1, 2013

Local merchants are extending a welcome-to-the-neighborhood handshake to new Bishop residents in the form of an informational gift package.

Greg Allen Brown

February 1, 2013

Greg Allen Brown
1953-2013

Born May 10, 1953 in Glendale, longtime Owens Valley resident Gregory Allen Brown died at home with family on Jan. 28, 2013. He was 59.
Greg moved to the Owens Valley with his family in 1954 and continued to reside in Bishop for 58 years.
He worked as a roofer and as a contractor for 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and artist who blended his Indian heritage into his artwork. He enjoyed a close relationship with his children and was a proud grandfather.

January 30th

Council to appoint new member at next meeting

January 30, 2013

This week, the Bishop City Council was split on how to select its fifth member and fill the seat vacated by Jeff Griffiths when he took his position as Second District Inyo County Supervisor at the beginning of the year.
Ultimately, the council decided to appoint the fourth highest vote-getter from the November election, but that motion was only approved to avoid a special election.

Hospital transitions to federally required ACO

January 30, 2013

Owens Valley Medicare and Medi-Cal recipients, which comprise at least half of Northern Inyo Hospital’s patients, can expect changes in the near future – changes in the way their health care is managed and, consequently, provided.
Following federal mandate, NIH is in initial negotiations with Renown Health, a Reno-based Accountable Care Organization, which could result in reduced Medicare claims by initiating a new payment and managed care structure.

Tracy Edna Webster

January 30, 2013

Tracy Edna Webster
1960-2013

Tracy Edna Webster, age 52, resident of Bishop for 35 years, born in Ridgecrest on Oct. 28, 1960, passed away Jan. 27, 2013 peacefully at home with family.
Tracy moved to the Owens Valley in 1978 where she met her husband of 30 years, Danny. Tracy worked as a dental assistant for 29 years. She was a loving mother and wife.
She is survived by husband, Danny; their children, Danielle (Cubby) and grandson, Rylan, and Brooke (Richard); parents, Earl and Edna Powers; and many nieces and nephews.

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