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July 30th, 2012

Pair arrested for grand theft auto

July 30, 2012

A routine traffic stop Thursday morning resulted in the arrest of two Lancaster residents and the recovery of a stolen vehicle.
According to Bishop Police Department Public Information Officer Katie Coffman, an officer stopped Ryan William Dunham, 33 and Charity Leeann Swagler, 34, at about 11:13 a.m. for a “minor” infraction involving a defective windshield.
While running the driver, Swangler, and vehicle information, officers were advised by dispatch that the vehicle, a 2002 Mercedes, had been reported stolen out of the Lancaster area more than a month ago.

Council seeks balance on invocation issue

July 30, 2012

City leaders took a look at First Amendment rights Monday and decided to update Bishop’s policy on pre-meeting prayers to ensure the city is not at risk of being sued for its traditional invocations.
City Attorney Peter Tracy said that several cities in California have been threatened with lawsuits over invocations being given at the start of government meetings. The threats have come from a group that is attempting to ensure the First Amendment is being practiced in local government.

Fishing Report

July 30, 2012

Lake Sabrina
Our nice relaxing, normal, everyday days were back at Lake Sabrina. Thank goodness!
No hail, no rain, no thunder and lightning, no mules being startled, no rock slide – although there were a couple of rock slides on Mt. Haeckel (covering part of the glacier in the Sabrina Basin) and around Picture Peaks along with reports of numerous other rock slides in the back country.

Fishing Report

July 30, 2012

Lake Sabrina
Our nice relaxing, normal, everyday days were back at Lake Sabrina. Thank goodness!
No hail, no rain, no thunder and lightning, no mules being startled, no rock slide – although there were a couple of rock slides on Mt. Haeckel (covering part of the glacier in the Sabrina Basin) and around Picture Peaks along with reports of numerous other rock slides in the back country.

July 26th

Music for the masses

July 26, 2012

 

Collective Language, a youth-driven effort to promote artwork in the Owens Valley, will be returning to the Wünüt Novi Youth Center this Friday.

Keeping prescription drug use under control

July 26, 2012

There is an increasingly pervasive threat lurking in medicine cabinets throughout the community. Abuse of commonly found prescription drugs is leading people to hospitals, rehab, criminal court and even to the grave. Fortunately, preventative information and recovery treatment are available – and those topics will be discussed at an upcoming, local prescription medication abuse symposium.

Bishop on board with Adventure Trails

July 26, 2012

Bishop leaders took the first step towards approving a system of roads inside the city limits that will be available to off-highway vehicles.
The City Council approved a draft map of local streets and roads that could be used for the proposed Adventure Trails system, which will allow green-sticker OHV’s with licensed drivers to travel up to 10 miles on paved roads to travel between OHV recreation areas and amenities in town.

July 24th

Mildred V. (Millie) Jennings

July 24, 2012

 

Mildred V. (Millie) Jennings

1929-2012

 

Local exhibit turning heads at State Fair

July 24, 2012

California State Fair judges have selected Inyo County’s exhibit for honors once again based on its appeal to visitors.
This year’s exhibit theme, “I Wish …,” provides an opportunity for nine local exhibit volunteers to teach residents from all over the state that if they ever wished to be a cowboy or a movie star, an angler or an archeologist – or just about anything else – Inyo County is the star they can wish upon to make their dreams come true.

Inyo joins rural county lobbying group

July 24, 2012

Inyo County is teaming up with about 25 other state and county entities to strengthen its voice in the federal arena.
County leaders met last week with Ken Brown, a representative of the Western Counties Alliance, to discuss how membership with the organization can help Inyo in its endeavors.
“There is strength in numbers,” Brown said. “We work closely with the Farm Bureau and the Cattlemen’s Association so we can go after issues in a hurry when we need to.”

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