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November 29th, 2011

PD moves towards greater transparency

November 29, 2011

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.
“It’s not a paid position,”said BPD Dispatcher and new PIO Katie Coffman. “We all wear a lot of different hats around here.”
Coffman works with Pam Galvin, records supervisor, who updates the website.

Festival a celebration of talent, quirks & fruitcake

November 29, 2011

Independence residents are inviting community members from throughout the county to one of the holiday season’s funkiest festivities.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to find those old bell bottoms because it is back to the ’60s for this year’s Fruitcake Festival, scheduled for 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 10 at the American Legion Hall in Independence.

November 28th

Broncos lose to DC Knights, 7-14

November 28, 2011

The Bishop Broncos’ 2011 football season came to an end Friday night in Lancaster. The High Desert League Champion Broncos lost to the Desert Christian Knights, 7-14, in the second round of CIF playoffs.

November 23rd

Making a difference this holiday

November 23, 2011

Today, many Eastern Sierra residents will be enjoying a bountiful dinner of traditional fare that they might otherwise have gone without, were it not for the generous donations of the community, the Salvation Army and the Bishop Elks.

New holiday tradition in works for LP

November 23, 2011

This December Lone Pine will be deviating from the norm and ditching tradition for a new community event.
Rather than hosting the annual Christmas Parade this Dec. 3, the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with the Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Department to unite the community as they kick off the holiday season.
“We just wanted to do something new,” Chamber of Commerce Director Kathleen New said.

Shopping locally: thinking outside the big-box store

November 23, 2011

Today’s Thanksgiving holiday will be followed across the country by a celebration for the U.S. economy: Black Friday, one of the biggest shopping days in America.
With Black Friday slowly becoming Black Thursday – as more big-box and department stores are starting the shopping frenzy Thanksgiving evening – grassroots efforts are under way across the nation to direct consumers’ holiday season spending sprees to where they would be most beneficial.

November 21st

Lorene W. Lovell

November 21, 2011

Lorene W. Lovell
1913-2011

Changes coming to Tri-County Fairgrounds

November 21, 2011

California legislators and the governor decided in June to cut all funding to county and state fairs. This includes approximately $200,000 in lost revenue for the Tri-County Fairgrounds that operates on an annual budget of $900,000.

Skate park in the works for Lone Pine

November 21, 2011

Residents in Lone Pine are working on a new recreational opportunity in their community.
Lynn Bunn, community volunteer and local mover-and-shaker is spearheading an effort to raise funds for the construction of a skate park near the high school in Lone Pine.
Bunn said she has been meeting with community members and local skaters since March, and the group has come up with a solid plan and design and even raised about $2,000 for the project.

Dust storm, crashes close U.S. 395

November 21, 2011

High winds and blowing dust are responsible for three different collisions on U.S. 395 Friday that prompted the closure of the highway for a short time.
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, high winds blew a dust storm over U.S. 395 between Independence and Big Pine, creating unsafe driving conditions that led to the collisions.
The first collision occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when Michael Quinn, 68, was traveling northbound in a 1990 Dodge Ram.

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