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April 3rd, 2014

Groups planning to call for REGPA revisions

April 3, 2014

APRIL 1, 2014 ---- With many questions left unanswered, or rather, answered in generalities as opposed to specifics, residents will be looking to their elected officials today with what’s been described as a mixture of anxiety, hope and fear.
Following a presentation scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m., the Inyo County Board of Supervisors is set to provide input on the Planning Department’s Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment – the first time Inyo’s top officials are expected to offer substantive feedback or opinion on the controversial document.

REGPA discussion Tuesday

April 3, 2014

MARCH 29, 2014 ----
Inyo County leaders will weigh in on the controversial Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment Tuesday and direct county planning staff on how to proceed with the document.
The Board of Supervisors is scheduled to hear a presentation from Planning Department staff on the proposed draft REGPA at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the County Administrative Center in Independence before providing input on the controversial plan.

April 2nd

Entrepreneur plans for Bishop hostel

April 2, 2014

Southern California entrepreneur and rock climbing devotee Matt Myers hit a bump in the road of his plans to open a small hostel in Bishop ,however he resolutely continues undeterred on the path to realizing his dream.

County unveils a much scaled-down REGPA

April 2, 2014

More than one Inyo County resident wondered aloud Tuesday if the Inyo County Planning Department was playing an April Fools Day prank when it presented an updated draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the Board of Supervisors.

April 1st

Bigfoot spotted

April 1, 2014

Bishop residents were shocked Monday afternoon when a creature that witnesses said resembled a Sasquatch turned up in Whitney Alley. Register photographer Justin Lawrence was on the scene and snapped a photo of the beast – described as ape-like in appearance, at least 7 feet tall standing upright, covered in thick dark hair – as it walked into Black Sheep Espresso Bar in front of startled onlookers. Said Lawrence, “He just kind of strode right by, looked over at me for a second, and walked into Black Sheep.

March 31st

Long-held dream closer to reality

March 31, 2014

ICARE of the Eastern Sierra is making the final push towards raising $800,000 for a new animal shelter in Big Pine.
During a presentation to the Inyo County Board of Supervisors March 25, ICARE President Ted Schade said that about $726,000 has been raised for the Raise the Roof – A Cause for Paws campaign. “We have about $70,000 to go to build the facility we think we need. We’re not there yet, we really haven’t reached the goal, but this is the final push, we’re in the home stretch.”

Trial date set in Rossy case

March 31, 2014

A trial date for the embezzlement case filed against Bishop residents Kenneth and Dawndee Rossy has been set for Oct. 6, 2014 in Independence.
The Rossys are accused of embezzling more than $1.5 million from the public assistance program at Inyo County Health and Human Services, among other charges. A hearing was scheduled earlier this month so Inyo County courts could consider a motion filed by the defense to have comments Dawndee made to investigators suppressed. However, that hearing has been postponed.

March 29th

Do new leases violate Water Agreement?

March 29, 2014

Recent changes in the language of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power grazing leases have raised concern among Owens Valley ranchers. In response, Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington notified Aqueduct Manager Jim Yannotta where that language conflicts with the Inyo-L.A. Long Term Water Agreement.

March 28th

Changing of the guard at ES Realty

March 28, 2014

Like several family members before her, Randi Pritchard has been a local business owner for several years, taking pride in serving both residents of and visitors to the Eastern Sierra.
Earlier this year, the Bishop Union High School graduate went from co-owner of Eastern Sierra Realty to sole proprietor following the retirement of longtime broker and business partner Ann Wong.

March 27th

Kevin James McLaughlin

March 27, 2014

Kevin James McLaughlin

Kevin James McLaughlin, 39, of Bishop, California, formerly of Waterloo, Iwoa, died at his home Tuesday, March 11, 2014, of natural causes. Kevin was born June 13, 1974, in Ottumwa, Iowa, the son of James T. and Kimary J. Hill McLaughlin.
He attended Waterloo West High School. Kevin worked in the food service industry in Waterloo most notably at Red Lobster as a bartender.

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