February 20th, 2012
City leaders this week backed a plan to help maintain public services while alleviating some of the workload on an understaffed Police Department â all at an expected cost savings to Bishop taxpayers.
Chief Chris Carter earned approval Monday from the City Council to create a new Police Service Technician position out of an existing dispatcher vacancy.
There is only a short time left to experience the extremely popular exhibit of photogravures of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis at the Eastern California Museum. The last day the exhibit will be shown in its present form will be Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The museum is open all three days of the Presidentâs Day Weekend, which offers locals and visitors a good opportunity to view the Curtis exhibit.
Linda J. (Popp) Cranston
Linda J. (Popp) Cranston, born Aug. 8, 1944 passed on Feb. 15, 2012 from complications after surgery.
Linda was a loving mom, sister and grandmother. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting and family. She lived in California most of her life and about four years ago moved to New Hampshire to be near her daughter.
Mark A. Senechal
Mark A. Senechal, 46, of Genesee, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Pullman, Wash.
Mark was born Aug, 7, 1965 in Inglewood, to Jeannine and Leonard Senechal. He attended St. James Catholic School in Torrance until moving with his mother to Bishop in 1980, graduating from Bishop Union High School. Mark began his plastic mold career at Caltron in Bishop and later worked in Carson City, Nev.
Jill Kinmont Boothe
Jill Kinmont Boothe, born Feb. 16, 1936 in North Hollywood, to Bill Kinmont and June Haines Kinmont passed away Feb. 9, 2012 at the age of 75 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nev
Dolores Barbara Haney
Dolores Barbara Haney, known to her friends as “Dee” was born March 1, 1929 to Frank and Beatrice Gagliano in Los Angeles and had one younger brother, Frankie. Their mother died when she was 3 and he was 1.
Thomas (Tom) Joseph Spoonhunter
Thomas (Tom) Joseph Spoonhunter, age 67, passed away Feb. 9, 2012 at his home in Bishop, Calif. due to illness. Thomas was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
He was born June 24, 1945 in Ft. Washakie, Wyo, on the Windriver Reservation to Isaac and Angela Spoonhunter Andreas. The family moved to Bishop in 1952 where Tom grew up and graduated from Bishop Union High School.
Local high school graduate Jesse Steele is making good on his dream of working in the movies in L.A. and recently celebrated the premier of his first feature film.
Steele has been somewhat of a local celebrity, working on his own television program, âGet Real with Jesse Steeleâ when he was still in high school and moving on to theater productions put on by the Inyo Council for the Arts and Playhouse 395.
About two years ago, Steele moved to Southern California in an effort to further his career.
Halfway through the fiscal year, and Inyo County seems to be doing better than many California counties â at least according to initial reports from department heads.
âThe crystal ball is very murky,â County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio said, âthe budget is far from being in the red at this juncture. Things are looking pretty good, but thereâs still a lot of uncertainty.â
Carunchio said much of that uncertainty comes from instability at the state level.
County leaders will meet today to discuss mid-year budget updates and consider potential raises for staff at the Coronerâs Office.
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. today in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The board is scheduled to discuss the mid-year financial report and approve specific budget action items and recommendations discussed in the report.
The discussion is scheduled to take place at 9:15 a.m.