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North Inyo County Courthouse?

Bishop won’t be seeing a North County Courthouse soon, but the idea may be slowly coming out of the grave it sank into roughly five years ago. Inyo County’s Court Executive Officer Pam Foster gave the City Council an update on the Judicial Council of California’s plans for new courthouses. According to Foster, the Council […]

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Clint quilter updates progress on Bishop Airport

Inyo’s Chief Administrative Officer Clint Quilter set a deadline on commercial air service in Bishop by October of this year and he’s sticking to it. But, he did explain his deadline philosophy during an airport update at last week’s Board of Supervisors’ meeting. “My philosophy is the little train that could,” he said. “Once you’ve […]

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Permit administration for John Muir Trail and impact on restocking for local businesses gets clarification

There has been a lot of discussion in the Eastern Sierra community about John Muir Trail permit administration this winter. Deb Schweizer, Public Affairs Specialist for Inyo National Forest, provided this update to Sierra Wave Media. Background: There is a long-standing agreement between parks and forests for local wilderness permits in the Sierra Nevada region […]

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Applications being accepted for 2020 Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Program Competitive grants

  The Inyo County Community Project Sponsorship Program is accepting grant applications for the 2020 Yearly Competitive Grants. The grants will be available for events and projects sponsored by local non-profit groups that will be taking place in Inyo County during 2020. Up to $34,000 is available in the 2020 Competitive Grant cycle. The deadline […]

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DUI Suspect led pursuit through Big Pine and Independence arrested without incident Sunday

“On February 2, 2020 at approximately 4:10 PM, Bishop CHP received multiple 9-1-1 calls, reporting a female driver of a Nissan SUV, identified as Kimberly Sue Hahn of Auburn, CA, driving recklessly along southbound US-395 south of Keough Hot Springs Road.  Approximately six minutes later, a Bishop CHP patrol officer located the reported vehicle and […]

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Open house for USFS and BLM off-highway vehicle grants scheduled for February 6th  

News Release  BISHOP, Calif. – The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office and Inyo National Forest will hold an open house at the co-located BLM/Forest Service office, 351 Pacu Lane, Bishop, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, to gather public input for potential off-highway vehicle grant funding requests. The agencies annually request […]

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BISHOP CITY COUNCIL HIGHLIGHTS by Deb Murphy Bishop Could Be a TV Star Associate Planner Elaine Kabala will be applying to HGTV’s Home Town Takeover for the chance to give the downtown area a makeover. Erin and Ben Napier have been renovating individual homes on their “Home Town” series. That concept has been expanded to […]

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Ground breaking for the County Combined Office Building in Bishop is underway

Inyo County has broken ground on the new 42,000 square foot County Combined Office Building between Grocery Outlet and Bishop Ford. This new building will combine County Departments that are currently spread around town into one location. The county will acquire the new building through a lease to own arrangement.  The lease agreement starts with […]

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Ridgecrest and the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe announce resolution of disputes.

  Sierra Wave Media has this City of Ridgecrest news release regarding resolution and a planned casino/hotel: “The City of Ridgecrest and the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe are pleased to announce a resolution of all disputes between the Tribe and the City. The Tribe had filed a claim with the American Arbitration Association alleging that the […]

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Bishop Paiute Tribal Council Sign Unprecedented Agreement with California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sierra Wave Media received this authenticated announcement from the Bishop Paiute Tribe. The Bishop Paiute Tribal Council signed a historic Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This MOA reflects the understanding that the Bishop Paiute Tribe and CDFW exercise their own unique authorities to protect wildlife resources. CDFW recognized […]

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has proposed an inland trout angling regulation simplification.

          The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has proposed an inland trout angling regulation simplification. In March and April of 2019 CDFW held six meetings to propose changes to trout regulations. Public input closed on May 3, 2019. In January 2020 CDFW posted the proposed trout regulations based on […]

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