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  Bishop City Council will vote on the appointment and employment agreement with Rondall Phillips, the final candidate for the City Administrator position at this evening’s meeting. Phillips’ LinkedIn page shows a broad range of experience in city management, regional transportation and water and wastewater management and government relations. The employment agreement is for a […]

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ESCOG fine-tunes JPA document

By Deb Murphy The Eastern Sierra Council of Governments was well on its way to becoming capable of managing its own grants by becoming a Joint Powers Authority when it hit a snag.  Bishop Councilmember Stephen Muchovej was reluctant to give ESCOG the power to take regional positions or policies without agreement from all four […]

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Kelly Gone From CAO Post

The City Of Bishop issued a cryptic press release yesterday announcing the the City and City Administrator David Kelly “mutually agreed to part ways.”    The release continued, “City Clerk Robin Picken will serve as the acting City Administrator while the City Council carefully evaluates how best to fill the City Administrator position on a […]

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Mammoth Lakes Tourism Director John Urdi

Bishop Airport a topic for ESCOG

By Deb Murphy Mammoth Lakes Tourism will be looking to Bishop Airport for reliable air service to bring the legions of skiers and nature-seekers to its mountains. John Urdi, executive director, told last Friday’s meeting of the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments the Mammoth Airport had a 14.5-percent cancellation rate last winter. The hope is […]

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Updates on water providers, county business

By Deb Murphy The California Water Resources Control Board isn’t satisfied with the speed with which Inyo’s Environmental Health Department is logging data on its 81 small community water providers. But, the Board of Supervisors agreed with department director Kathe Barton in her plea to request a hearing with the Board to avoid the State […]

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Working to make downtown Bishop ‘vibrant’

By Deb Murphy Jake Rasmuson of Bishop Real Estate had the simple answer to Bishop’s downtown issues, reminiscent of “Field of Dreams”. “It’s the aesthetics. If downtown looks vibrant, people will come.” But the weightier question at last Friday’s workshop with Bishop Council members, staff, realtors and community members was “how do you get to […]

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Jim Tatum

Open house for Jim Tatum set for Sunday

CITY OF BISHOP PRESS RELEASE: Bishop’s City Administrator Jim Tatum has announced his intention to retire and is on leave pending his retirement date. Tatum, who has served as the City of Bishop City Administrator since August 25, 2014 has been instrumental in bringing leadership to the City of Bishop to achieve a list of […]

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Peter Tracy named to NIHD Board of Directors

News release Local attorney Peter Tracy was named to the Northern Inyo Healthcare District Board of Directors during a special meeting of the board Wednesday afternoon. Tracy, a long-time legal advisor, and counselor, was the only applicant to file for the recent Zone 1 vacancy. Tracy fills the board vacancy left by the July departure […]

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