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Ex-BPD Chief Chris Carter exonerated on most allegations

The City of Bishop issued a press release Wednesday afternoon on the Bishop Police Department investigation into allegations against then and now former Police Chief Chris Carter. The release was signed by Bishop City attorney Ryan Jones. In part, the press release states, “The Final Report determined that all of the allegations against Councilman Joe Pecsi, […]

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Alex Yerkes of Alex' Printing was the first to identify a challenge to local businesses: getting people to stop in downtown.

Ideas flow at Bishop business workshop

By Deb Murphy After Wednesday’s two-and-a-half hour business workshop hosted by the City of Bishop and attended by an estimated 80 residents, one thing is sure: there are plenty of ideas on how local businesses can flourish in northern Inyo County. City Administrator Jim Tatum started the session with a simple question: What are the […]

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Bishop City Council report: New Chief, new homes

By Deb Murphy Bishop’s City Council delivered one surprise out of three potentially explosive topics Monday night. The two non-surprises: Interim Chief Ted Stec was appointed permanent chief of the Bishop Police Department and the Council accepted the Revised Initial Negative Declaration on the proposed 15-home Kingston subdivision. The surprise: the members pulled away from […]

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Firm hired for investigation into Bishop Police Department

By Deb Murphy The Yorba Linda firm of Norman A. Traub Associates has been hired by the City of Bishop to investigate allegations made by seven members of the Bishop Police Department against retired Chief Chris Carter, City Administrative Officer Jim Tatum and Councilmember Joe Pecsi. The City Council approved the contract at Tuesday’s special […]

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Notes from Bishop City Council meeting

By Deb Murphy Bishop City Public Works Director David Grah addressed concerns regarding water use at the Bishop High School football/soccer/track fields and on Inyo County’s Sunland Drive project, specifically in the face of efforts to drop water use by 25 percent of 2013 levels. Both have special permission to use city water, Grah explained at […]

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Notes from Inyo County, City of Bishop

By Deb Murphy Inyo County will be adding to the trout population in local waters starting in early June. The Board of Supervisors approved up to $16,000 for plants of 1-3-lb. trout scheduled to for creeks and lakes adjacent to County campgrounds. The Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center will add $500 to the […]

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Mixed messages on fish plants

By Deb Murphy This year’s fish stocking program is a touchy subject. With Fishmas less than three weeks away, how do tourist-dependent communities deal with the fact state budget cuts have whacked away half the poundage of trout dropped by the Department of Fish and Wildlife in area waters? Plus, the trout included in the […]

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Jim Tatum

Bishop updates Economic Development of General Plan

By Deb Murphy The four working groups involved in the City of Bishop’s Economic Development draft plan have set their sights high with a list of goals focused on establishing the region as a world-class tourist destination with a balanced, diverse local economy. After six months of effort from roughly 30 volunteers and staff from […]

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Rudolph Construction gets animal shelter bid

With a quick move, the Inyo Public Works Department presented a bid award for construction of the new Animal Shelter to the Supervisors Tuesday. The low bid went to Rudolph Construction at $699,960. Deputy Public Works Director Jim Tatum said the organization ICARE would provide $416,000 of that money and the County, $375,000. Later, the […]

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Tallman Pavilion opens doors to community

A new, modern building of 4600 square feet with a state of the art kitchen – the Tallman Pavilion, as it’s called, stands ready at the Tri-County Fairgrounds for conferences, conventions and meetings plus accommodations for the RV parks. Fair Manager Jim Tatum and others organized an open house last Thursday to reveal the new […]

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