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Report from Deb Murphy – Bishop City Council Approve Grants in Support

      Eleven Bishop-area non-profits are officially recipients of the City’s Grants in Support. The list was formally approved at last week’s City Council meeting. The projects range from education, restoration and recreation with the focus split between young people and the arts community. The grants total $68,900. Initially, the plan was to limit […]

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Bishop City Council Re-Appoints Members Schwartz and Muchovej

Dear City of Bishop Residents, At the end of their previous terms on the Bishop City Council, Karen Schwartz and Stephen Muchovej have been duly re-appointed by the Bishop City Council to continue representing the residents of the City of Bishop for another term. No challenging candidates emerged for this year’s election, so the remaining […]

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Bishop Chamber of Commerce Provides Annual Report to Bishop City Council and Other Meeting Highlights

    The Bishop Chamber of Commerce has gone viral, or whatever word is appropriate for successfully using the web to not just draw visitors to the East Side, but getting them booked into hotel rooms as well. Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson provided the annual report on the Bishop Tourism Improvement District to the […]

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More Discussion Held at Bishop City Council Meeting on the Naming of Airport in Bishop

  After residents had the opportunity to explain why the Bishop Airport should be changed to the Bishop-Dave McCoy Airport at Monday’s Bishop City Council meeting, one thing is crystal clear. McCoy gave a lot of himself to the Eastern Sierra, above and beyond Mammoth Mountain. Led by Randy Short, nearly a dozen Bishop residents […]

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Bishop City Council Meeting Highlights

    The Bishop City Councilmembers dealt with two significant issues at its meeting last week: parking and housing. In response to neighboring businesses with differing parking requirements, City Administrator Destin Dishion came up with a solution: adjust the parking controls to accommodate both the Beverage Market and the Bishop Twin Theater. Parking for four […]

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Bishop City Council Approves Commercial Cannabis Operations

Following a long discussion, the Bishop City Council approved, with some clarifications and modifications, an ordinance allowing commercial cannabis businesses within its city limits. The vote was 4-1 with Karen Kong the hold-out. During the election, both Kong and Jose Garcia were not supportive of commercial operations. However, during the discussion Garcia’s was position was […]

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Two Gigs Coming to Inyo County

  Frontier Communications is committed to getting 2-gigabyte internet service to Bishop by the end of this year. That was the message delivered to the Bishop City Council and Inyo Board of Supervisors meetings this week by Doug McAllister, Frontier’s vice president of external affairs. McAllister used his home base in Murrieta and the COVID […]

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Bishop City Council Hears Public Comments on the Eastern Sierra Pride Festival

    During the first public comment period at the recent Bishop City Council meeting, the pastor affiliated with the Bishop Church on Main spoke out on the Eastern Sierra Pride Festival scheduled for June 4 and 5 at the TriCounty Fairgrounds. He expressed the local ministerial organization’s concerns that “a healthy community won’t come […]

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Bishop City Council Approves Negative Declaration On the Proposed Bishop Bike Park

  Two Bishop high school students are getting a lesson in how government works. Stephan Poole and Henry Schober addressed the Bishop City Council last Monday presenting a Negative Declaration on a proposed bike skills course at City Park. The two were armed with a detailed proposal, plans for on-going development and potential grant sources. […]

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At Its April 11, 2022 Meeting, Bishop City Council Names Deston Dishion To Serve As The Permanent City Administrator

The Bishop City Council announced after its April 11, 2022, meeting the appointment of Deston Dishion to serve as the permanent City Administrator effective immediately.  Mr. Dishion had served the past few months in an interim capacity, and had in his past service with the City served as the Acting City Administrator on numerous occasions. […]

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Inyo County Pitch in to Help IMACA With $100,000 – Bishop City Council to Vote Next Meeting on $25,000.

  PLEASE NOTE MARCH 19,2022 UPDATED STORY:   DEB MURPHY SUBMITTED CORRECTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE REGARDING BISHOP CITY COUNCIL ACTION AT THE LAST MEETING.  THERE WAS NO VOTE ON THE AMOUNT TO ALLOCATE AND A VOTE WILL BE TAKEN AT THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL MEETING.  IN ADDITION, LESLIE CHAPMAN WAS INCORRECTLY IDENTIFIED AS LINDA CHAPMAN […]

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Bishop Fire Chief Gives Report to Bishop City Council in Aftermath of Airport Fire

Two weeks after the Airport Fire raced down the Owens River scorching 4,136 acres, Bishop Fire Department Chief Joe Dell gave his report to the Bishop City Council. While Big Pine residents, east of Hwy. 395, were told to evacuate to the Bishop Senior Center, few did. This call to evacuate was the fourth in […]

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