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Bishop workshop on short-term rentals

Press releases On Monday, April 24th, the Bishop City Council will hold a public workshop during the regular City Council meeting to garner public input on drafting regulations to allow for short-term rentals in Bishop City limits. In the past several years, websites such as Airbnb and VRBO have increased the number of people renting out their […]

 
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Pass update from Caltrans

Press release SEASONAL PASS OPENING STATUS Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) District 9 has begun working on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing roads to its eight mountain passes.  As work progresses, pedestrians, bicyclists, skiers, etc. are advised to stay out of these areas. Safety is our number one priority, for the […]

 
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Donations welcome for Biehl family

The Eastern Sierra Peace Officers Association (ESPOA) was recently made aware of a family tragedy affecting one of our members. Retired Bishop California Highway Patrol Sergeant, Brian Biehl’s daughter suffered a massive heart attack and she is currently listed in critical condition at the University of Utah’s Cardiac Unit. While we are collectively sending thoughts […]

 
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It’s time – be prepared for mosquitoes

Press release Heavy runoff in the Owens Valley will most likely contribute to an above average mosquito season. Local officials are already preparing – but Mosquito Bite Prevention begins at home. Residents and business owners are encouraged to take an aggressive approach this year to reduce exposure to mosquitos. Here are some practical tips that […]

 
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‘Unified Command’ formed for flood preparedness

  Press release Record high snowpack in the Sierra this winter has prompted Inyo County allied agencies to form a Unified Command for preemptive flood preparedness.   CalTRANS, Southern California Edison, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tribal Administrators, City of Bishop, Inyo County, and other local and […]

 
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Dawndee Rossy sentenced to 9 years, must pay over $1.5 million in restitution

Press release from Inyo County DA Thomas Hardy Former Inyo County Health & Human Services Integrated Caseworker Supervisor Dawndee Rossy was sentenced today to nine years in prison to be served at the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Ms. Rossy has been in custody at the Inyo County Jail since August 29, 2016, and […]

 
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County employees take their case to the public

By Deb Murphy Members of an Inyo County employees union went back to the bargaining table Thursday in an attempt to break an apparent impasse in its year-long contract negotiations. Details of the negotiations have been publicized through a series of press releases, from both the union, The Inyo County Employees Association, Local 315 of […]

 
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Officials caution snowmobilers on off-limit areas

Press release Based upon reports from rangers and visitors alike, the Inyo National Forest is reminding snowmobilers to respect off-limit areas of the forest that are closed to snowmobiles. Forest Service rangers are patrolling closed areas for illegal snowmobile activity; focusing on locations where these incursions are problematic. These areas include designated Wilderness and Research […]

 
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Bishop schedules workshop on value statement

By Deb Murphy Two city councilmembers, Jim Tatum, Bishop’s administrator, and value statement advocate Steve Muchovej “couldn’t get off the dime” during their meeting to craft a value statement for the city according to Tatum. The meeting was set up following the City Council’s March 13 session where more than two dozen speakers expressed the […]

 
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Caltrans annual litter pick-up day

Press release Bishop – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is joining forces with California Highway Patrol, City of Bishop, County of Inyo and volunteers Thursday, April 13th for the annual California Statewide Litter Collection, Enforcement and Beautification Day in an effort to increase public awareness on the volume and cost associated with removing trash along state highways. […]

 
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