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VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: 'Sharknado 2'

July 31, 2014

The eagerly-awaited sequel to "Sharnado" premiered last night on the SyFy Channel. Reviews have been … mixed. But part of the fun came from seeing which celebrity would pop up next. In fact, there were more celebrity cameos in "Sharknado 2" than a Quentin Tarantino movie.
Which was your favorite?

Jim Tatum named city administrator

July 30, 2014

On Monday, Bishop City Council approved the hiring of James “Jim” Jay Tatum as the new city administrator when current administrator, Keith Caldwell, retires on Friday, Aug. 29.
According to the city, Tatum brings more than 20 years of management-level experience, which he will use to “facilitate the realization of the significant potential that exists within the city.” The appointment comes after a lengthy vetting period, which Tatum and several council members addressed at the July 28 Council meeting.

Read the full story in the Thursday, July 31, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Standoff ends in arrest

July 30, 2014

A short standoff at 489 Pa Me Ln. in Bishop ended peacefully Tuesday with the arrest of Bishop resident Sam Vega Jr., 38.
The Inyo County Sheriff’s Department received a call at about 11:40 a.m. Tuesday reporting that a male subject had threatened a Southern California Edison Employee with a firearm.

Read the full story in the Thursday, July 31, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

LP ambulance service on life support

July 30, 2014

The Lone Pine Volunteer Fire Protection District will have a measure on the November ballot asking for a $100 parcel tax to support its ambulance service. The papers have been filed with the County Clerk; a ballot measure number has not yet been issued.
The district’s finances just don’t add up, said Fire Chief LeRoy Kritz. The fire department is funded through property taxes but the ambulance service, taken over by the department when a private service left the area in 1994, has to be self-supporting. “Initially it wasn’t self-supporting,” Kritz said.

Search for Cottonwood tenants ongoing

July 30, 2014

Residents may be able to kick off their 2014 Christmas shopping at Cottonwood Plaza, which is expected to open with new tenants before the end of the year.
As the City of Bishop prepares to embark on an economic development study to improve commerce within the city limits, Inyo County Realtor Stan Smith of Pleasant Valley Associates is looking for tenants interested in leasing space located in the long-vacant shopping center at the corner of North Main and Yaney streets.

Read the full story in the Thursday, July 31, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

VIDEO: iJustine Hunts Down the Craziest Costume at Comic-Con Day 2

July 29, 2014

While Comic-Con in San Diego was in full swing, ET’s Rocsi Diaz and YouTube star iJustine were on the floor and on the search to find out who had the best costume on day 2! From a full Stormtrooper costume to dressing just like the Invisible Man, it’s safe to say that the fans went all out this year to portray their favorite characters. Which meant finding their favorite was no easy task.

VIDEO: Celebs in Disguise Walk Among Fans at San Diego Comic-Con

July 29, 2014

Comic-Con is a great way for fans to interact with the people behind their favorite comics, books, video games, tv shows and movies, but it’s also a time for celebrities to walk around in disguises.

Missing boy found alive

July 29, 2014

Austin Shedd, 13, of Carlsbad and Mammoth Lakes, who was missing in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park since Sunday afternoon, has been located alive.
Shedd was found by a search team at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night, and camped with the crew before beginning being flown out of the backcountry this morning.
Shedd, his father, Dr. Rick Shedd of Mammoth Lakes, and his father’s friend were reportedly on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park when the boy vanished.
Search teams from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks were called in to find the child,.

Lee Roeser: the best of the best

July 28, 2014

Lee Roeser was born to be a mule packer in the mountains and wilderness. At a very early age he learned the craft from his parents who ran a mule pack station. By 6 years old he was assisting his parents, by 13 was already earning a salary as a packer, and at 16 he was hauling explosives, gear and tools for a trail project.

Boy missing in backcountry

July 28, 2014

The search is on for a 13-year-old boy missing in the Sierra backcountry since Sunday afternoon.
The child, Austin Shedd, his father, Dr. Rick Shedd of Mammoth Lakes, and his father’s friend were reportedly on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park when the boy vanished.
Searching for the child are teams from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
According to the Park Service, the trio had hiked eight hours into the backcountry, planning to exit Sunday at Taboose Pass.

OVC wants open River Summit

July 28, 2014

The long-awaited River Summit is scheduled to start this morning, focusing on the Lower Owens River Project and what, if anything, should be done to meet the goals and expectations of the project.
But, the issue of whether the three-day series of meetings and tours will be open to the public has created a contentious situation “from the get go,” admits Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper.

Read the full story in the Tuesday, July 29, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog so excited to see owner, it passes out.

Court decision could reach far and wide

July 25, 2014

A Superior Court decision in Sacramento County may have implications for groundwater pumping statewide, down the line.
On July 15, the court ruled in favor of Environmental Law Foundation, agreeing that groundwater pumping that interferes with navigable waterways does come under the public trust doctrine. Thus, the court ruled, respondent Siskiyou County must consider the impact of pumping on navigable waterways in the process of issuing well permits.

Reward offered in missing persons case

July 25, 2014

Family members of an elderly Bishop woman who went missing almost two decades ago are offering a reward for any information that may provide some resolution in the case.
The Bishop Police Department investigated when Jennie Wyckoff, 90, disappearance 19 years ago, but the trail went cold and officials ultimately declared her dead after three years.
Earlier this year, Bishop Police Chief Chris Cater, at the request of the family, decided to revisit the case to see if modern technology could provide any new leads.

Nonprofit needs help with annual fall fundraiser

July 25, 2014

In an effort to continue supporting local cancer patients, Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is currently seeking matching funds for its upcoming 14th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run fundraising event.
Money raised at the family-friendly fun run, which will be held on Oct. 18 and start and end at Bishop City Park, assists Inyo and Mono ESBCA clients who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and who apply to ESBCA for assistance.

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