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‘In God We Trust’ says Bishop City Council

By Charles James The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or free exercise thereof…”  The separation between church and state in the U.S. Constitution has proven a complex and contentious subject. On Monday night, Jan. 26, four of five councilmembers voted to approve […]

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Five will go for two Bishop City Council seats

At the deadline Friday, five people had signed up to run for two seats on the Bishop City Council. Candidates include the two incumbents and three citizens. Councilman Keith Glidewell will seek re-election. Mayor Jim Ellis will also run again. Challenging them are former Bishop Police Chief Joe Pecsi, co-owner of Sage to Summit Karen […]

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New Councilman Keith Glidewell

Bishop City Council honors teacher, appoints new member

As Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell said, honors to a 50-year Bishop Kindergarten teacher set the tone for a peaceful, upbeat City Council meeting Monday night. Even council members, who originally disagreed, came together to appoint a new member. Officials had kept it a surprise that they planned to honor Valerie Needham who has taught […]

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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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Bishop City Council looks for ways to fill vacancy

When former Bishop City Councilman Jeff Griffiths left to take a seat as an Inyo Supervisor, the rest of the Council faced filling the vacancy. It’s up to the council members to appoint someone or let the issue go to a special election. Bishop City Administrator Keith Caldwell said that the Council will discuss their […]

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Bishop City Council: prayer, grand jury and tv franchise

The Bishop City Council meets tonight at City Hall with the first Hindu invocation in the City’s history. Rajan Zed of Reno, Nevada, contacted the City and asked to give an opening prayer. That request spurred the City to adopt an invocation guideline policy. That policy has sparked debate among local pastors who are divided […]

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