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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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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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Community focuses on downtown Bishop

By Deb Murphy The issue of empty storefronts in Bishop’s downtown core has been a talking point since the city went through its economic development update to the General Plan in 2015. The level of concern and range of options to help fix the problem seemed to peak at Wednesday evening’s community meeting. “The turnout […]

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Bishop ready to embrace electric cars

By Deb Murphy The City of Bishop is taking a second, serious look at an electric car recharging station in the downtown corridor. Public Works Director Dave Grah highlighted potential sites at Monday’s City Council meeting and got the green light to bring in a consultant to work on location, size and design. With any […]

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Pat O’Neil named Acting Bishop Fire Chief

Press release In a joint statement issued by City Administrator Jim Tatum and Rural Fire Commission Chairman Mike Holland, they said “we are pleased to announce that Pat O’Neil has accepted the appointment as Acting Fire Chief to lead our great fire department pending completion of the recruitment of a permanent Chief.” O’Neil is a […]

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