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George David Clarkson: 1929-2018

George David Clarkson, born October 7, 1929 in Los Angeles, California passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on May 22, 2018. He was raised on the Jeffery Ranch, now known as the White Mountain Ranch until he was 17 years old when the family moved to Bishop. He graduated from Bishop Union High School […]

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BVFD Chief Joe Dell

Joe Dell Becomes Bishop Fire Department Chief

Mr. Joe Dell has been selected to lead the Bishop Fire Department as its new Chief effective June 1, 2018. In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commisson Chairman Mike Holland, they said, “We are excited that Mr. Dell has accepted our offer to lead our great fire department. […]

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Fire in Bishop destroys vehicles, damages building

Bishop Police Department press release Early morning Sunday, June 5, 2016, at approximately 0322 hours, units from the Bishop Fire Department as well as the Bishop Police Department responded to the area of the 100 block of Edwards Street off West Line Street for a reported residential structure fire. Upon arrival, units found a multi-residential […]

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Cliff Jones: 1926-2016

Clifford Allen Jones 9-3-1926 to 2-17-16 Clifford Allen Jones born, in Lethbridge Alberta Canada to Laura and Walter Jones. Cliff came to Bishop when he was 8 yrs. old. He lived on the Matlick Farm until he enlisted in the Navy at the age of 17 assigned to the USS Manilla in the South Pacific […]

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Destruction Derby in ‘jeopardy’; needs entrants

– Press release from Tri-County Fair The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department’s Destruction Derby for 2015 is in jeopardy. This long standing crowd favorite is a mainstay of the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair, and it needs the support of the Eastern Sierra Communities. “As of Friday, July 10 there were not enough entries to have a […]

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Hung jury in arson case

Last week a jury was selected and testimony underway in the case of a Bishop man charged with felony arson of an inhabited structure.  Yesterday,  according to sources,the jury revealed to the court that its members could not reach a verdict.  It was a hung jury. The man accused of the arson crime is Stephen […]

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