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October 23rd, 2012

Major water-system repairs recommended

October 23, 2012

A recent evaluation of county-owned water systems has local leaders looking for funds for repairs and a long-term solution to maintenance problems.
Interim Public Works Director Doug Wilson told the Board of Supervisors last week that the county’s three water systems – in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws – are in decent working order, but all three require costly improvements.

Inyo answers jury’s justice-system advice

October 23, 2012

Law enforcement officials in Inyo County are working to implement recommendations made by local watchdogs this summer in their annual report.
The 2011-12 Grand Jury took a close look at operations at the Inyo County Jail and Juvenile Detention Center and the District Attorney’s office during its term, offering guidance and recommended changes to help the departments better serve the public.

Report offers tips for bolstering local economy

October 23, 2012

 

Inyo and Mono county  entities have spent the last two-and-a-half years collaborating on an in-depth study to bolster economic development in key industries throughout the Sierra region.

From the ground up

October 23, 2012

Saturday mornings, you’ll find Joe Miller at the Farmers’ Market in Bishop, surrounded by his heirloom cucumbers, tomatoes and, earlier this summer, Carolina Cross watermelons off the vine that won him a blue ribbon at this year’s Tri-County Fair.

October 22nd

LADWP files lawsuit against Great Basin

October 22, 2012

Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials filed a federal lawsuit Friday to force the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District to halt what the department is calling Great Basin’s “systematic and unlawful issuance of water-wasting orders to L.A.’s customers,” related to dust mitigation on Owens Lake.
To date, the LADWP has spent $1.2 billion over the past 10 years to control dust blowing off Owens Lake, in compliance with regulations.

Salvation Army begins fundraising for new facility

October 22, 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 ministry’s pastor, publicly launched a $1 million capital campaign to raise funds for its new permanent facility to be constructed at 106 MacIver St., Bishop.

Bishop VFW honored hosting Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall

October 22, 2012

Walls are usually built to separate one side from another or to keep something in and something out.

October 15th

W. Marvin Sigler

October 15, 2012

 

W. Marvin Sigler

1943-2012

 

Doing more with less

October 15, 2012

City department heads had the opportunity to list widespread accomplishments during Bishop’s first State of the City report Oct. 9.
The idea came to Bishop City Council’s attention when various council members attended state meetings, such as League of California Cities, said City Administrator Keith Caldwell.

Supes respond to Grand Jury Report

October 15, 2012

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 aren’t 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.

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