Archive | January, 2010

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A Call For Public Input on the Bishop Chicken Question

Staff with the City of Bishop is currently looking for public input on the issue of allowing backyard chicken coops in the city limits. At the January 11th Bishop City Council meeting, council members and members of the public discussed the legality of keeping chickens inside the city limits. The pro chicken camp claimed that […]

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Park Service To Limit Half Dome Hikers

To limit the often large crowds that gather on the popular cables route on Half Dome, officials with Yosemite National Park plan to start a permit system in May. Here in the Eastern Sierra, the ever popular Mt. Whitney went to a permit system years ago even for day hikers. Starting in May, those that […]

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Mammoth Planning Commission Recommends Medical Marijuana Cooperative Ordinance

A unanimous vote of the Mammoth Planning Commission recommended approval of an ordinance to allow medical marijuana cooperatives in Town. The issue now goes to the Mammoth Town Council. Community Development Director Mark Wardlaw said that the ordinance would allow no more than two medical marijuana cooperatives within the Town limits, would allow location of […]

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Homebuyers Assistance Program Set For Bishop

Within a few months time the City of Bishop is expected to start a homebuyers assistance program. The City had applied for and now has received $400,000 in grants to start a program to loan potential homebuyers who live and or work in the City of Bishop up to $200,000 to purchase a home. Mammoth […]

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New K-9 for Bishop Police

The Bishop Police have a new crimefighter – a canine. On Monday afternoon, local residents and officers gathered for a demonstration of the dogs ability to sniff out hidden narcotics. Police Chief Kathleen Sheehan gave a short presentation on how officers use dogs to not only find hidden narcotics, but also to catch suspects, protect […]

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Inmates Released But Jail Crowding Expected

A recent change in how the state sentences people convicted of crimes has led Inyo County to release five inmates this week. The new sentencing laws for certain non-violent felonies and misdemeanors went into effect on Monday, January 25th, according to Inyo Sheriff Bill Lutze. On Tuesday, five inmates were released before their original sentences […]

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Gwen Judd Remembered

Gwen Judd used to keep people in Bishop in line on their parking habits, and she spread good cheer in the process. Gwen died January 20th at Northern Inyo Hospital at the age of 81. Gwen was a familiar site, with her chalk stick and her parking enforcement vehicle, buzzing around town. Somehow when she […]

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Local Attorney Arraigned on Felony Charges

Local Attorney Gerard Harvey was arraigned Tuesday on four felony charges. Harvey was charged in March of 2009 on five felonies. After a December hearing, a judge decided that there was enough of a case to move forward with four of the charges. According to Assistant District Attorney Mark Johnson, Harvey is currently being held […]

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Services for 93-Year-Old Evelyn Frances Taylor

Evelyn Frances Taylor, a long-time resident of the Eastern Sierra, has died at the age of 93. Her family said Evelyn came to Inyo County when she was 19. She worked as a waitress at Glacier Lodge and helped with food for the Partridge family at their pack station on Big Pine Creek where she […]

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Barrett Confirms Council Candidacy

Another blast from the past in Mammoth Lakes as former Councilman Tony Barrett made it official today – he will run for Mammoth Town Council in June. Barrett currently sits on the Mammoth Planning Commission and had served earlier on the Council. The announcement of his candidacy means two former councilmen and one current one […]

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