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Arcularius honored for 21 years of service

December 17, 2014

Inyo County staff and leaders and various organizations and individuals attended Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting to honor longtime First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius, who will be retiring at the end of the month.
During her time on the Board of Supervisors, Arcularius has overseen a number of projects, including the construction of a new jail in Independence in the early ’90s, the early discussions on Adventure Trails three years ago and much more.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

Another chapter closed on Bishop video

December 17, 2014

Two segments of the City of Bishop’s premier promotional video are posted on the Internet as the development of the project progresses.
According to filmmaker Ryan Christensen, who is producing the video with the input of various members of the community, the goal of the film is to portray the uniquely strong sense of locals’ emotional bond to one another, and to the surrounding environment as well as “inspire more visitors” and invigorate the local economy.

Read the full story in the Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Robin Williams was the Most Popular Google Search Term of 2014

December 17, 2014

According to Google, which released a report Tuesday on the top trending terms of the year, the top term overall was "Robin Williams," after the well-known and popular comedian died in August. No. 2 was "World Cup," the global soccer tournament held in Brazil in June. Third on the list was "Ebola," the highly contagious virus.

Michael Conochan’s Pro Football Recap- Week 15

December 16, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/11/14

Arizona (11-3) 12 @
St. Louis (6-8) 6

Whiskey Creek now on the market

December 15, 2014

After nearly a year of shuttered windows and locked doors, the Whiskey Creek building and property located at 524 N. Main St. in Bishop are now for sale.
Broker Randi Pritchard of Eastern Sierra Reality, Inc. said Monday that the building and property are being listed this week. The asking price is $1.5 million.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, Dec. 16 edition of The Inyo Register.

County remains in negotiations for Bishop building

December 15, 2014

Inyo County leaders continue to look into the possibility of constructing a new county office building at the intersection of Wye Road in Bishop.
The county is currently in lease negotiations with Joseph Enterprises of Bishop, which owns the property.
Last week the Board of Supervisors held a closed-session lease negotiation with Joseph Enterprises to work out a land exchange.

For the full story, see the Tuesday, Dec. 16 issue of The Inyo Register.

Supervisors amend their greenlight of solar project

December 12, 2014

In an effort to avoid litigation, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to amend the Mitigated Negative Declaration of Environmental Impacts for the Munro Valley Solar project, a four megawatt solar facility in Olancha.
This week’s amendments request that the developer, Munro Valley LLC, keep the project as far away from U.S. Highway 395 as possible and conduct archeological studies before a building permit is issued.

BP Chevron closed

December 12, 2014

The Big Pine Chevron Gas Station and Food Mart was forced to close recently for not meeting environmental requirements for its secondary containment system.
Gas stations are among some of the most stringently regulated businesses in the state, overseen by multiple departments and agencies. They are required to have multiple backup systems to protect the environment which includes everything from airborne pollution to groundwater contamination.

Utility work on ‘2nd Main St.’ near completion

December 12, 2014

Underground utility work on the Warren Street Improvement Project continues this month as the City of Bishop prepares for concrete work scheduled to commence early next year.
“We have a lot of work now complete,” said Public Works Director Dave Grah. He went on to say that the contractors working on underground utilities along the Warren Street corridor worked with the communityto minimize impacts. He added that underground construction work always poses challenges, and the contractor and city were prepared to handle those issues.

Bishop High going high-tech

December 10, 2014

In a move Superintendent Barry Simpson called a “game-changer” for students at Bishop Union High School, the district will be converting its traditional library into a modern “learning center.”

New councilmembers take their seats

December 10, 2014

The Bishop City Council said farewell to Mayor Jim Ellis and Councilman Keith Glidewell Monday, and administered the oath of office to Nov. 4 election winners Karen Schwartz and Joe Pecsi.
The council also assigned temporary committee assignments to the new council members, and decided to – appoint a resident when the time comes – to fill Councilman Dave Stottlemyre’ s seat this January, when he assumes the position of Inyo County auditor.

Christmas comes to Lone Pine

December 10, 2014

Lone Pine is kicking off its Christmas celebrations this week with a brand new pet parade on Main Street and an opportunity for local children and adults – and their pets – to meet Santa Claus.
Lone Pine chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathleen New said festivities began Tuesday with the popular Holiday Chamber Mixer, held at the historic Down Villa. That event drew more than 100 residents and visitors to the hotel to spread holiday cheer.
The community will gather at 1 p.m. this Saturday for the annual Lone Pine Christmas parade, which has been a community tradition since 1944.

Bishop's Street of Lights and Christmas Parade

December 10, 2014

Pro Football Weekend Recap

December 9, 2014

Thursday Night Football 12/4/14

Dallas (9-4) 41
Chicago (5-8) 28
Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallas’ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.

Sunday 12/7/14

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