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Inyo Supervisors move on ATV ordinance

By Deb Murphy The Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved the ordinance designed to make damage to resources by motorized vehicles a misdemeanor, with a $500 price tag, as written, but not without discussion on stiffening the penalties. Final approval is scheduled for the board’s April 21 meeting. The ordinance was pivotal in the board’s […]

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CAO Kevin Carunchio

Administrator talks “structural deficit”

Depending on how you look at things, Inyo County could be a total of $6.3 million in the hole in what the County Administrator called a “structural deficit” when he reported to the Board on Tuesday. CAO Kevin Carunchio said the $6.3 million could be a “hard number”. He added that department revenues could also […]

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Inyo Supervisors: two more on pay raises and debt

A question on the mind of Inyo citizens – Why did the Supervisors approve $2 million in pay hikes without the money to cover it? Now we go on to two more Supervisors – Mark Tillemans and Rick Pucci. We have already reported on comments from Matt Kingsley and Jeff Griffiths. Those comments are now on […]

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Why did Inyo Board OK raises they couldn’t pay for?

Why did the Inyo Supervisors vote for raises that added up to $2 million without the money to pay for them? That’s the puzzler for many people as the Board and Administrator drag through cuts that sharply offend citizens and Department heads. Sierra Wave Media talked to four supervisors about why they okayed raises without […]

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Bishop City Council: new councilman? and social media

Although the current four Bishop City Council members seemed evenly split over how to fill the vacancy on the Council, they did come together to consider appointment of the fourth highest vote-getter in the last election. That item is on the Council agenda for Monday. Item number 15, close to the very end of the […]

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Friday deadline to run for Bishop City Council

Friday at 4:30pm – that’s the deadline to file papers to run for a seat on the Bishop City Council. At last word, two candidates and all three incumbents have filed. So, a race is on. Up for election are the Council seats of Mayor Dave Stottlemyre and Councilmembers Laura Smith and Susan Cullen. Challenging […]

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Students planting their seeds at the ESLT garden

Sunflower garden and kids

Sunflower Project  (Press Release) (Bishop, California) –Eastern Sierra Land Trust (ESLT) is turning heads, towards the bright yellow blooms of sunflowers peeking over the fence on Home Street. The ESLT garden has been bursting with color, a product of a partnership with Bishop Elementary 3rd grade classrooms and the 4H Sunflower Group to grow sunflowers […]

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Local election re-cap

A re-cap of last week’s election shows two new supervisors in Mono County and one run-off election.  In Inyo, one new supervisor and two run-off elections to come.  Incumbents mostly got the boot. The final results in Inyo County show Jeff Griffiths as the new supervisor in Bishop’s District 2.  Griffiths gained 434 votes and […]

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Election Day

Seats on the Inyo and Mono Boards of Supervisors are up for election Tuesday.   Several incumbent supervisors in both counties are trying to retain their seats but are challenged by a number of candidates. Competing in Inyo District 2 – incumbent Supervisor Susan Cash; Jeff Griffiths, Bishop City Councilman; Russ Aldridge, small business owner. In […]

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