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Bishop Mule Days Parade information

– Press release Mule Days transforms Bishop, California into a down-home celebration of Western heritage every Memorial Day weekend. Bishop takes great pride in hosting the Mule Days Parade, one of the longest-running non-motorized parades in the country. This year’s parade takes place Saturday, May 23rd at 10 a.m. Marching bands, honored guests and community youth organizations […]

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MLPD responds to kidnapping, extortion scam

– Press release from the Mammoth Lakes Police Department On Tuesday May 19, 2015 Mammoth Lakes Police were contacted regarding a possible kidnapping. The reporting party, a local Mammoth Lakes resident, told police that he had just received a call on his cell phone. The suspect stated that he had kidnapped his son and would […]

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More on upcoming water restrictions

By Deb Murphy Very real water restrictions are heading toward a water purveyor near you. Since Governor Jerry Brown’s first declaration of a drought emergency, layers of restrictions have been building up as the calendar ticks toward the June 1 start-date for monitoring by water suppliers. The conservation goal was upped to 25 percent, compared […]

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Mammoth Museum, Mono Basin History Museum opening for season

WHAT: Season opening of the Mammoth Museum at the Hayden Cabin WHERE: 5489 Sherwin Creek Road, Mammoth Lakes WHEN: Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 a.m. TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily Memorial weekend through the end of September annually COST: FREE – $2.00 donation suggested & memberships encouraged. CONTACT INFO: (760) 934-6918 www.mammothmuseum.org Facebook: […]

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Thank you from Paradise, Wheeler Crest fire districts

On behalf of the Paradise Fire Protection District and Wheeler Crest Fire Protection District Bishop Country Club would like to thank you, the Players and Sponsors, for a fantastic fundraiser. Your contributions raised over $4,800 for the volunteer fire departments. John & Christie Martindale, Dennis & Patricia Sherrill, Gary & Shirley Pingel, Mark & Sharon […]

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Bishop water customers cut use

– Press release from the City of Bishop City of Bishop water customers used 20% less water in April 2015 compared to April 2013. Because of the drought, the state requires potable water users to use 25% less water in 2015 compared to 2013. Last summer, the State of California required that the City of […]

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Bishop’s Mule Days: ‘Everyone should go’

By Deb Murphy Mommas may not let their babies to grow up to be cowboys, unless, of course, we’re talking about Bishop Mommas the week before Memorial Day. Starting Tuesday, Bishop is being drop-kicked back a century or so to a simpler time that focuses on the mule, a hybrid equine with a well-bred sense […]

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MOU partners meet

The Memorandum of Understanding partners met last Thursday in an effort to re-allocate what little water there is to keep area ranchers’ in business. According to Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington, the meeting resulted in a potential 4,000-5,000 acre-feet of water that could be added to the 16,500 acre-feet scheduled for irrigation this […]

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Hank Truxillo (left) a self-described casual biker offers cycle safety suggestions to Bishop Public Works Director Dave Grah during Monday afternoons Active Transportation project session.

Bishop working Active Transportation Program

By Deb Murphy Katie Larson kick-started the discussion of bike safety in Bishop at Monday’s City Council meeting, describing her unnerving trip down Line Street on her way to work in the mornings. “Bishop is bike-unfriendly,” she said during the Council’s public comment period. The City and Public Works Director Dave Grah have started the […]

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Warren Street Improvement update

City of Bishop press release May 15, 2015 Over Mule Days, a break is expected in the final work on the City of Bishop Warren Street Improvement project. This week, work on the project has concentrated on sidewalk construction on the east side of South Warren between Line and Lagoon. This sidewalk construction is expected […]

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Aubrey Hart, Lo-Inyo, and Naiya Warren, Owens Valley School, home from the California Spelling Bee

Hart, Warren enjoy spelling competition

By Deb Murphy Two Inyo County students proved that the brain trumps Spell Check when it comes to Spelling Bees. Aubrey Hart and Naiya Warren, eighth-graders at Lo-Inyo and Owens Valley, respectively, scored the top spots in their grade level at the Inyo County Bee and hit the road to San Rafael May 2 for […]

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