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Elm and Hobson Streets in Bishop Get a 4-Way Stop Sign

  The tree-lined intersection of Hobson and Elm streets in Bishop has that comfortable, Americana look to it—older, well-kept, neatly landscaped homes with a quirky 35-foot offset as Elm crosses Hobson. The only problem, as presented at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting: kid’s use the route to walk to all three Bishop schools where Elm […]

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Bishop Police Department Holds Promotion Ceremony for David Scobie

  Bishop Police Department’s David Scobie is now Sergeant Scobie following a promotion ceremony held at the City’s council chambers last Wednesday in front of a crowd of family, friends and both City and Inyo County law enforcement staff. Bishop PD Chief Richard Standridge went through Scobie’s background: he’s been a police officer since 2004, […]

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Dan Nolan Retirement

Sergeant Dan Nolan Retiring After Serving 22 Years With Bishop Police Department

  The Bishop Police Department would like to announce the retirement of Sergeant Dan Nolan. Sergeant Nolan has served the City of Bishop for over 22 years.  During that time he has served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, Use of Force/Range Instructor.  In his most recent collateral assignment, Sergeant Nolan served as a […]

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Tonight December 21 “Operation Santa” Is Heading To A Bishop Neighborhood Near You! 

  Tuesday, December 21st, starting at 5:30 pm, Santa Claus will visit the Bishop area during “Operation Santa.” But he won’t be in his sleigh or with his reindeer. Instead, the Bishop police officers, Inyo County Sheriff’s deputies, and Bishop firefighters will escort Santa through the streets of Bishop for a quick tour of our […]

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Bishop Lions Club Serves Pancake Breakfast On “The Shop With A Cop” Day

  Shown taking a well-deserved break  “mule hitching” a ride after serving a Bishop Lions Club pancake breakfast to approximately 85 excited area youngsters and law enforcement hosts and hostesses this past weekend for Shop-With-A-Cop. Pictured are (l-r): Lions Jackie Rupp (standing), 2021-2022 Club President Stan Smith, Pat Dean, 3rd Vice President Steve Cupp, Club […]

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Shop With A Cop, COVID-style, Planned for December 11

  Shop with a Cop was a fun, if chaotic, event, really kicking off the Christmas season. COVID, and the loss of K-Mart, changed that drastically last year and this year the Eastern Sierra Peace Officers Association has made modifications that bring it a little closer to the original intent: both celebration of the giving […]

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Bishop Police Chief Standridge Proposes A “Grow Your Own From Within” Plan To City Council

  Bishop Police Chief Rick Standridge has realized filling openings in the department isn’t as easy as it may look. After all, who wouldn’t want to live in the Eastern Sierra? Living here isn’t the issue, Standridge explained at last week’s Bishop City Council meeting. What is? There’s competition from larger agencies for a shrinking […]

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Bishop City Council To Get Tough On Graffiti With A Vote On Graffiti Abatement Ordinance October 11

The Bishop City Council took the first step toward keeping spray paint cans out of the hands of kids and sprayed graffiti out of Bishop. The solution came in the form of a graffiti abatement ordinance at this week’s City Council meeting. The city has seen an uptick in graffiti in the downtown corridor, both […]

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Bishop Police Department Chief Welcomes New Officer In Swearing In Ceremony

Bishop Police Department added Rashell Dawn Gosvener to its roster in a Monday morning swearing in ceremony at the City Council Chambers. Gosvener was Richard Standridge’s first hire as Police Chief and, he noted, the sister of his first hire on the Porterville Police Department. “If Rashell has half the work ethic as her brother,” […]

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Suspected Drunk Driver Hits Bishop School Bus

On 09/16/21 at approximately 1:44 PM, a Bishop Unified School District school bus, loaded with multiple school aged children, was traveling in the slow lane of northbound US-395 near Jay Street in Bishop. At the same time, Christopher Rufener of Mohave Valley, AZ, was driving a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado pickup, in the fast lane of […]

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North Barlow Arson

George Barlow Arrested for Attempted Homicide and Arson

On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, at about 12:40 P.M., Bishop Volunteer Fire Department, Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Bishop Police Department, California Highway Patrol and CAL-Fire responded to a structure fire on North Barlow Lane. A fire on the front porch of the residence was extinguished by Bishop Volunteer Fire Department.  Bishop Volunteer Fire Chief along […]

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National Night Out 2021

The community is invited to come enjoy National Night Out – a night on the town with their local first responders Tuesday. There will be free hot dogs fresh off the grill, along with music, lawn games, and freebies for the kids. The festivities are set to take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, […]

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