The Bishop City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to approve the Bishop Tourism Improvement District, which will levy a 2 percent tax on local hotels and motels to help attract more tourists to the area.
The City of Bishop will collect the tax and hand the revenue, an estimated $296,000 each year, over to the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. The Chamber board will decide how to spend the money, but the majority must be spent on sales and marketing.
Campus Insiders' Pete Fiutak explains why the 11th ranked Bruins deserve more consideration from the College Football Playoff Committee.
Inyo County and ICARE of the Eastern Sierra are inviting the community to head to Big Pine Friday morning to help celebrate the completion of a multi-year campaign to build a new animal shelter.
The county and ICARE will host a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new shelter, located on County Road in Big Pine.
The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. and refreshments will be served.
There is a new public venue in Bishop that offers writing, arts and crafts and other classes Ââ no experience required â as well as space for events.
Last month, veteran writer/actor/educator Eva Poole-Gilson opened the doors of The Imagination Lab, a space for classes, workshops, parties, performances, meetings and events. It also houses a speech therapy and a tutoring business. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Larry âChiefâ Williams
Born Feb. 17, 1946 in Bishop, lifelong Owens Valley resident Larry âChiefâ Williams, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, Nov. 3.
Born Feb. 17, 1946, lifelong Owens Valley resident Larry (Chief) Williams passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. He was the eldest son of Wilfred Williams and Lorraine Barlow.
He leaves behind his wife, Debra Williams; sister, Wanda Hodgekinson; daughter, Charmarie Williams; son Wade Williams; brothers-in-law, Rick, Mark and Ron Napoles; grandsons, granddaughters, numerous nieces and nephews.
Esther was born Jan. 10, 1919 in North Dakota and passed away on Oct. 16, 2014 in Menifee.
She is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Gerry Atkinson; two children, Carmen and Lynda; two stepchildren, Vicki and Candi; 14 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Darryl; her grandson, Jeremiah; great-granddaughter, Ivy; and her first husband, Harmon Nelson.
Cleveland (6-3) 24 @
Cincinnati (5-3-1) 3
The Battle of Ohio had some playoff implications for the first time in
years. Cleveland took sole possession of first place in the AFC North after a dominating victory over Cincinnati. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton had the worst performance of his career as he went 10-33 for 86 yards and 3 interceptions. This resulted in a quarterback rating of 2. As for Cleveland, this marks the latest in the season they have been in first place since 1994.
Arizona (8-1) 31 vs
St. Louis (3-6) 14
It was 10 years ago today that the community unveiled a long-planned memorial to one of the nationâs bravest soldiers: Kern W. Hudson Dunagan, a Bishop graduate whose heroism in the Vietnam War earned him the Medal of Honor.