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February 2nd, 2012

Big Pine embarks on learning expedition

February 2, 2012

Big Pine School is trying something different this year that administrators hope will get students more involved in the learning process and give staff more resources to help students succeed.
The Big Pine School District and Expeditionary Learning have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2011-12 school year.
As part of the program, school staff members will attend seminars and staff development programs and have access to resources from Expeditionary Learning to build more hands-on curriculum for local students.

January 31st

George Erbeck

January 31, 2012

George Erbeck
1926-2012

George Erbeck passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in Bishop. He was born Feb. 14, 1926 in New Jersey.

Edward Samuel Blair

January 31, 2012

Edward Samuel Blair
1923-2012

Edward Samuel Blair, 88 years young resident of Bishop, Calif. for 18 years.
Born April 23, 1923 in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Brune Mortuary. Following the service, there will be a barbecue/gathering at 32 Coldwater Rd., Chalfant Valley with family and friends. Please come and share your tall tales of Ed, fishing or not.
As per his request, no flowers!

Preparing for Mule Days

January 31, 2012

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 43rd Annual Mule Days Celebration. This includes tickets to nearly every event this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, from the Opening Night Supper to various arena events to headliner, Terri Clark on Thursday night.
There are special packages, all show passes and general admission tickets going on sale on a first-come first-served basis at the Mule Days box office on North Main Street, across from Home Lumber Company at the northeast entrance to the fairgrounds or online at muledays.org.

June Primary taking shape

January 31, 2012

Voters in Inyo County and the state and nation should begin bracing themselves for another election year. The June 5 Primary Election will have Inyo voters choosing for three county supervisorial seats as well as Inyo County Board of Education Areas 2 and 4 and several county central committee spots.
Declaration of Candidacy papers, which officially places a person as a candidate on the ballot, are due between Feb. 14 and March 9, and several candidates have already filed Petitions for Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee.

Add to the discussion

January 31, 2012

Lone Pine High School graduate Ash Seiter is attempting to open up some dialogue about how the world is evolving.
To accomplish that task, Seiter is hosting a series of controversial films exploring national politics, the food industry and the all-important struggle over the world’s dwindling oil reserves. Each film showing is followed by a discussion where all in attendance are encouraged to share their opinion and point of view.
Seiter’s series features films by Michael Moore, Al Gore, Peter Joseph, Dylan Avery and other provocative filmmakers.

LP Chamber installs officers for 2012

January 31, 2012

Last Thursday night, new officers were sworn in to serve on the board of the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce at the annual installation dinner. It was a fun-filled evening with more than 64 local business owners and visitors in attendance, some from as far away as Death Valley, Bishop and Ridgecrest.

January 30th

City appoints new Administrator

January 30, 2012

The search is over for a new city administrator for Bishop.
The Bishop City Council voted unanimously in closed session on Monday to appoint Interim City Administrator Keith Caldwell to the official administrator position.
The City Council approved a new five-year City Administrator/City Clerk Employment Agreement. Under that agreement, Caldwell will be paid a salary of $135,000 per year without any built-in increases which results in a net savings to the city. Caldwell will also continue to perform the functions of community services director.

RC track plans scrapped

January 30, 2012

What was touted as being a free and constructive activity for kids, old and young alike – a remote control car track at the Bishop City Park – has been scrapped.
Owensville RC Club President Sam Vargas told the Bishop City Council that due to time restraints and a vocal opposition, “The club has lost interest in a track at the park.”
Vargas said it was a very tough decision to make, but so have the hoops and hurdles the club and himself have gone through in their efforts.

Couple honored for going above and beyond

January 30, 2012

The tragic events of Aug. 9, 2010, when two vehicles loaded with students-athletes collided head-on in a fiery blaze on U.S. 395, killing four and injuring 15, are still being felt and honors still being awarded.
Bishop residents John Williamson and Amy Steinwand will be receiving the Valor and Merit awards, respectively, from the California State Firefighter’s Association tonight in Bishop.

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