Marijuana by the numbers

By Deb Murphy Both the Inyo County Board of Supervisors and the Bishop City Council intend to use precinct voting results to help guide future zoning or ordinances for both medical and commercial marijuana operations. A voter breakdown by area provided by the Registrar of Voters indicates pot is acceptable nearly county-wide. The biggest winner […]

 
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More feedback on LADWP leases

By Deb Murphy A week after the November 22 meeting between Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Owens Valley business lease holders, feedback ranges from hopeful skepticism to skeptical hopefulness—an improvement over the frustration expressed at previous public meetings. The crux of the frustration is the one-time transfer policy, part of the now-resolved […]

 
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Letter to the Editor on Tribal land issue

From Ron Napoles Letter to the Editor: Bishop, CA – In compliance with a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) issued by the Bishop Tribal Court on Nov. 22, 2016 against five members of the Warlie family we have removed our livestock fence and property from land assignment Block 3 Lots 6 and 7 on North Pa […]

 
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Bishop ready to celebrate holiday season

Press release The Bishop Chamber of Commerce is planning several fun and festive holiday events for our community. Everyone is encouraged to participate and keep safety in mind. Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Street of Lights will all be held on Saturday evening, December 3rd . The parade will run south to north, beginning at […]

 
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Mammoth Ice Rink hosting Winter Classic

The Mammoth Ice Rink is OPEN for the season! Check out the new schedule, winter rates, and special promotions for the 2016/17 season.This weekend the Mammoth Ice Rink is hosting the 2016 Winter Classic Tournament. Games get underway on Friday, Dec. 2 at 4:00pm and conclude on Sunday, Dec.  4 at 1:30pm. View the tournament schedule and we look forward to some […]

 
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Norma Dorothy McFadden: 1927-2016

Norma Dorothy McFadden 1927-2016 Norma Dorothy McFadden, age 89, resident of Big Pine, CA for 5 years, born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 3, 1927 passed away on November 25, 2016 at the Bishop Care Center. Born in Pittsburgh, Pa, passed on 11/25/2016 at the age of 89 years young with her loving family at […]

 
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Kammi Foote and Chuck Levin at the Inyo County Courthouse Saturday morning, August 20, 2016.

Op-ed: Digital Democracy Success in Inyo County

By Kammi Foote, Inyo County Registrar of Voters Inyo County—a county of 10,000 square miles that contains Death Valley and three monumental mountain ranges—is both the second-largest county by area and the least populated by density in California. That is why high-speed Internet access was crucial to civic engagement in the November 2016 election. Since […]

 
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NIHD Board approves staff expansion

Press release Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Board of Directors unanimously approved hiring additional support staff for the Rural Health and Pediatric clinics during its Nov. 16th regular board meeting. This expansion will improve efficiency at the clinics and allows NIHD to keep pace with recent growth at the clinics. Kevin S. Flanigan, MD MBA, the […]

 
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Tommie lone Longest: 1916-2016

Tommie lone Longest 1916-2016 Tommie lone Longest, age 100, passed away peacefully, at the Bishop Care Center on November 22, 2016. She was born in Kildare, Texas on January 16, 1916 to Thomas and Sarah Porter. As a young child, her family relocated to Los Angeles where she grew up. In 1935, she married the […]

 
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Fruitcake King held hostage; Festival postponed

Press release Organizers of the Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival have announced that they have received a ransom note from the well known bad guys, The Candied Fruit Gang stating they have taken the Festival’s Fruitcake King hostage. The King has presided over this historic and well respected event which is held every Holiday Season […]

 
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