April 20th, 2012
Paiute Palace Casino staff and management were joined by representatives from the Bishop Paiute Tribe Council, the Chamber of Commerce and the Bishop City Council for the April 11 renovation completion ceremony.
Local fire departments are taking to social media websites and cable television this spring in their ongoing efforts to recruit additional volunteer manpower.
Residents responding to the sidebar ads on their Facebook pages or the commercials appearing in between â€śLaw and Orderâ€ť reruns may be pleasantly surprised.
As of August 2011, all six volunteer fire departments in Inyo County have been drawing from a pot of federal grant funding that provides firefighters, EMTs and engineers with benefits above and beyond the traditional, $10-$25 per-call stipend.
The Lone Pine Unified School District Board of Trustees took the first step in slicing more than $678,256 from its 2012-13 budget at Wednesdayâ€™s board meeting.
Given the â€śdownward spiral in school funding over the last years,â€ť as Superintendent Larry Todd described it at the districtâ€™s Town Meeting, Monday, the board also approved the effort to continue paring away in the hopes of cutting an additional $30,000-$60,000 before the final budget is passed.
Donny Lee Miller
Donny Lee Miller, 58, a 28-year Lone Pine/Keeler resident who was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Oct. 31, 1953, passed away April 11, 2012 at Southern Inyo Hospital.
The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves a little farther north in Southern Inyo and the race for District 4 Inyo County Supervisor.
District 4 covers an area of the county that stretches just south of Bishop and continues to just north of Lone Pine, encompassing the communities of Independence, Aberdeen, Big Pine, Keough’s and Wilkerson.
Incumbent Marty Fortney and challengers Chris Dangwillo, Mark Tillemans and Nina Weisman have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the Northern Inyo Hospital construction project nearing its completion, residents were recently offered sneak peeks of the brand-new facility and services to be offered there.
Hospital staffers have been giving tours to residents interested in seeing first-hand the fruits of the multi-year, multi-million dollar project paid for with taxpayer dollars.
Funded through a 2005, voter-approved bond, the project included the construction of up-to-date support, imaging and main hospital buildings at a cost of $62 million.
Larry W. White
Graveside funeral services for 12-year Bishop resident Larry W. White will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Barbara Crockett and Bishop VFW Post 8988 will officiate.
Born Feb. 16, 1940 in Alhambra, Larry passed away April 13, 2012 at his home in Bishop. He was 72.
George William Rye
George William Rye, 88, a 32-year Bishop resident who was born in Miami, Ariz. on Feb. 10, 1924 passed away April 10, 2012 at the home of his daughter, Lynn and son-in-law, Paul in Redding.
George was preceded in death by his parents and younger twin brothers, Bob and Dick Rye.
The Inyo Register’s election coverage moves to Southern Inyo and the race for District 5 Inyo County Supervisor.
Richard Cervantes, Jim Gentry and Matt Kingsley have each provided a candidate’s statement which appears below.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, the Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and positions.
Inyo County is prepared to handle an expected influx of prisoners and probationers that will result from Californiaâ€™s Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.
In an effort to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons, California will be realigning low-level, non-violent felony offenders from the state correctional system to locally-run, community-based jails.