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Bishop Police Officer Rashell Dawn Gosvener takes the oath of office from Bishop Police Chief Richard Standridge in the City Council Chambers at City Hall Monday. The ceremony included Gosvener’s family, friends and city staff. Standridge said he’s familiar with the Gosvener family, having h…

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A suspected drunk driver from Mohave Valley, Arizona, was arrested Thursday after crashing his vehicle into a school bus on U.S. Highway 395, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair Board of Directors on Saturday announced the renaming of fairgrounds' Patio Building to "Chuck's Rodeo Round Up Room" during a Celebration of Life Service for Chuck Kilpatrick, who passed away due to COVID-19 in January.

Bishop Union High School varsity volleyball player Idalia Jimenez goes low to pass the ball during the Lady Broncos match against Frazier Mountain Tuesday in Bishop while teammate Sara Rosga keeps her attention focused on the ball. The Lady Broncos downed the Falcons winning three of four se…

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 Pedestrian Safety Project will soon wrap up construction in Inyo County. The project, which began construction earlier this year, is upgrading four high-traffic crosswalks in three communities with new safety instruments. To d…

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Bishop VFW Post 8988, at 484 Short St., erected a memorial display to remember the 13 U.S. service members killed last week in Afghanistan. Navy veteran Scott Newcomb produced the display and the chalkboard artwork was done by Navy veteran member Jackie Graef. Newcomb said he added a donatio…

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For the past 17 months, like everyone else, Northern Inyo Hospital Auxiliary members stayed home, practiced social distancing, and waited patiently for just a bit of normalcy.  Patients, visitors, and staff missed their gift shop, the annual holiday boutique, and, most of all, their pink-jac…

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Lawrence Stanback, 60, of San Francisco, California, died while hiking near Red Cathedral along the Golden Canyon Trail in Death Valley National Park on Wednesday, Aug. 18, according to Death Valley National Park and the Inyo County Sheriff's Office.

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A “dip-off” was hosted by the Bishop VFW Saturday afternoon at the Post’s hall to challenge local gourmets to showcase their signature dips for a chance to win recognition and prizes. Krissy Stine, center, organized the first of what is to become an annual competition. Pictured with Stine ar…

A steady rise in COVID-19 cases across the state has led the California Department of Public Health to issue public health orders that will affect visitation and operational policies at Northern Inyo Healthcare District for the foreseeable future.

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Due to ongoing drought and increasing wildland fire danger especially at lower elevations, the Bureau of Land Management is prohibiting campfires, barbecues and open fires on all public lands, including developed campgrounds, in the Eastern Sierra Region managed by the Bishop Field Office.

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The First Friday Night Market block party was held Friday, Aug. 6, in Downtown Bishop. The event was presented by Eastern Sierra Artists and the city of Bishop with more First Friday Night Markets planned in the coming months. Organizers want to thank the community for making this event so s…

The state of California is currently experiencing its fastest increase in COVID-19 cases during the pandemic with case rates increasing ninefold within two months. The highly contagious Delta variant is currently the most common COVID-19 variant causing new infections in California.

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A California Highway Patrol (CHP) helicopter crew found a deceased hiker about 2 miles from the closest road in Death Valley National Park on Wednesday, according to the Inyo County Sheriff's Office and Death Valley National Park.

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The following was released by the Inyo County Sheriff's Office:On July 24 shortly after 2 a.m. the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a domestic violence restraining order violation at 969 Tu Su Lane. Upon arrival of the deputies, neither the reporting party nor the suspect co…

While Inyo County has seen “a few additional” cases of COVID” over the last couple of weeks, the situation in the county overall remains stable, Marilyn Mann, Inyo County Health and Human Services director, said Tuesday.

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The Dyrt, a popular camping app in the iOS and Android App stores, has compiled a list of the top 10 best U.S. campgrounds of 2021 according to its users, which includes the Alabama Hills.The list shows that the Alabama Hills is the only campground in California that made The Dyrt's top 10.W…

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The Eastern California Museum received its largest donation of the year so far last week when members of the Inyo County Road Department delivered a slab of the historic Roosevelt Tree that stood for more than 100 years at the intersection of U.S. 395 and State Route 168 East near Big Pine. …

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Glacier Fire update (July 18) — The Glacier Fire remains 49 acres in size and 90% contained. No closures are in effect at this time. Today crews were pulled off fire due to the approaching storms. The fire area is currently receiving moderate precipitation.

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti toured the Owens Valley Friday, meeting with tribal officials and community leaders that culminated in a meet-and-greet at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds.

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The Glacier Fire was reported on 1:18 p.m. on Wednesday, July 14, and is located between Glacier Lodge and Baker Creek in the Big Pine Creek area. There are two separate fires in this area that are being managed together as one incident. The Glacier Fire and the Glacier North Fire were light…

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The Adult Education Center and Job Spot, an adult education center established through a partnership between the Inyo County Office of Education and Cerro Coso Community College, continues to provide services aimed at assisting adults in obtaining skills to better themselves.

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Richard Standridge, a former detective with the Porterville, California, Police Department, was officially sworn in Monday as the new police chief for the city of Bishop.

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The Eastern Sierra Foundation is pleased to announce its new Transfer Scholarship valued at up to $10,000 per recipient. The Transfer Scholarship is intended to support ESF scholarship recipients who attended and graduated from Cerro Coso Community College’s Bishop Campus and who plan to tra…

The lightning-caused Dexter Fire was reported at 9:35 a.m.July 12. It is located near Bald Mountain spring, located north of Owens River Road and east of Highway 395, northeast of Mammoth Lakes.All resources, including aircraft, were pulled back from the fire during the afternoon hours due t…

The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors elected by the 300+ members of the organization. The annual election was recently completed and the Chamber is pleased to announce the following slate of leaders for 2021-2022.President Debi Yerkes. Yerkes and …

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It’s time to celebrate America’s birthday as a community once again, this time in the Bishop City Park. Together with its amazing community partners, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department is preparing to give Bishop an Independence Day to remember. Traditionally held at the Bishop Airport, th…

Incident Start Date: 06/19/2021 Cause: Lightning Size: 586 acres Containment: 20% Incident Type: Full Suppression Vegetation Type: Brush and Timber

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Local businesses Dean's Plumbing and Western Nevada Supply teamed up to purchase a new 20-foot-by-40-foot U.S. flag to adorn the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. The VFW turned out to ensure proper care and raising of the flag Tuesday morning. Staff from the businesses, the V…

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The California High School Rodeo Association held its championship competitions throughout last week at the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. While events included barrel racing, polebending goat tying, breakaway, team roping, cutting and more, competitors and fans, show here,…