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February 1st, 2013

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.

January 29th

PD seeks burglary suspects

January 29, 2013

Police on Tuesday released surveillance photos of two men wanted in connection to last week’s break-in at Holy Smoke Texas Barbecue in Bishop.
According to the Bishop Police Department, the two male subjects are being sought as suspects in the PD’s grand theft investigation stemming from a burglary at the Main Street eatery that occurred at about 2:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25.
The men appear to be African American male adults in their early- to mid-20s.

January 28th

Inyo conveys energy plan concerns

January 28, 2013

As the state moves forward with its Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan, local officials fear Inyo is identified mostly as a mitigation area for projects in other counties rather than its potential for solar, wind and geothermal energy potential.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors, last week, reviewed seven alternatives that have been developed for the DRECP, which identifies areas throughout the West that are suitable for renewable energy projects along with areas that are suitable for mitigation projects associated with large-scale renewable energy projects.

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