A new class at Big Pine High School aims to teach students marketable skills while at the same time trying to boost the townâs commerce and visibility.
The town lacks a Chamber of Commerce so the Inyo County Office of Education has prepared an accredited course for students that will also fill the void left from by the lack of a chamber.
It was either a bathroom break for X-Ray, Bishopâs K-9 police officer, or an âarea checkâ that led to the weekend arrest of a 23-year-old Bishop resident for alleged possession of illegal narcotics.
According to a Bishop PD press release, Officer Brent Gillespie âconducted an area checkâ in a parking lot between Willow Street and Whitney Alley, âallowing his canine partner, X-Ray, to check the parking lotâ at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
The parking lot is not far from a local saloon and used by patrons of that establishment.
Ellen Amalia White
Ellen Amalia White, 96, died Nov. 22, 2011 in Rancho Mirage of natural causes. She was born at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on March 17, 1915, to Herbert and Amalia (Mollie) Munz Clotts and grew up in Los Angeles and Chevy Chase, Md.
Gladys Mitchell Coulter
Gladys Mitchell Coulter was born in Independence California on March 12, 1926.
She passed peacefully on Nov. 23 surrounded by those she loved.
Gladys was born in Independence to James Bernard and Bertha Ellen Mitchell.
Itâs beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bishop and the local Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the season with a holiday bash this weekend.
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners are inviting the community out to Bishopâs annual small-town gathering, tree lighting ceremony and the ever-popular Street of Lights this Friday.
The evening will kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives at the Chamber of Commerce to hear what local youngsters want under their tree this year and have photos taken.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Bishop Rural Fire Protection District have made some recent clarifications to its list of responsibilities, as well as to those of some the volunteers.
Ski areas in California received good news this past week from the U.S. Forest Service, with the promise of up to 600 new jobs.
The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, which was signed by President Barack Obama on Nov. 7, is estimated to create and annually sustain up to 600 extra jobs nationwide.
âThis is very good news for us,â said Mammoth Mountain Ski Area spokesperson Joani Lynch.
She was not alone in her enthusiasm.
âThis is great news for promoting job growth and economic stimulus in California,â said Regional Forester Randy Moore.
Robert ‘Bob’ Hinson
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Pioneer/West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 25-year Bishop resident Robert “Bob” Hinson. Pastor Kelly Larson will officiate.
Born Aug. 19, 1922 in Cadiz, Ky., Bob passed away Nov. 22, 2011 in Bishop. He was 89.
Bishopâs Public Works Department is planning major projects for the near future to replace aging infrastructure and possibly add to the commercial viability of the city.
According to Public Works Director Dave Grah, a 1,000-foot section of busy sewer line located in the City Park needs to be replaced and a street improvement project is being planned for Warren Street.
Despite the cramped quarters, the Bishop Police Department is expanding in staffing and on the World Wide Web.
The PD recently added a public information officer position to its roster and is making daily activities logs and press releases available on the Internet. The push toward increased transparency and public outreach by the department will not be a new cost for taxpayers, either.
âItâs not a paid position,âsaid BPD Dispatcher and new PIO Katie Coffman. âWe all wear a lot of different hats around here.â
Coffman works with Pam Galvin, records supervisor, who updates the website.