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Inyo Students Return to School for ABC’s, a Masking Requirement

Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, Barry Simpson, confirmed that school will be in-person for all students, however, masking requirements for all students and staff will remain in place. He emphasized that this is not a local decision; there are state guidelines that they must follow. What of those who cannot for health or other reasons […]

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Caltrans re-doing Main Street and West Line Street in Bishop and they want to hear YOUR suggestions

Bishop Mayor Stephen Muchovej want Bishop residents to know that Caltrans is starting the process to re-do Main Street and West Line street. Even though the work won’t happen until 2022, the time for you to give your input is NOW!!! So what would you like to see as part of this large project? Have […]

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Stay Safe and Sane Fireworks Booths Are Open for This Fourth of July in Bishop

Local fireworks booths now open for business in Bishop In a press release today, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department issued a press release stating that local fireworks booths are open and ready for business in Bishop, now through the Fourth of July. “Buying fireworks locally not only ensures that your fireworks are legal, it also […]

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Fourth of July Fireworks Are Planned in Bishop at City Park

Bishop’s fantastic 4th of July fireworks show will be back and better than ever for 2021. Since it’s no longer possible to hold the event at the airport, the Bishop Volunteer Fire Department will host this year’s festivities at the Bishop City Park. This venue allows for expanded events to create a full day of […]

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Inyo Supervisors to Discuss Safe Parking for Homeless on Tuesday at 11 am.

According to INYO350, the local community activist group, at this Tuesday’s June 8 meeting of the Inyo County Board of Supervisors, Marilyn Mann, Inyo County’s Director of Health and Human Services, will be making a presentation at 11:00AM about homelessness in Inyo County. They ask that you please attend the online meeting, and if possible, […]

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Josh Ellsworth appointed new Bishop interim chief of police

Did Bishop City Council “Diss” the Current Interim Police Chief?

Did the Bishop City Council “Diss” the current Interim Police Chief, Josh Ellsworth, when it announced its intentions to offer the job to an “Outsider?” At the last Bishop City Council meeting, in a letter sent by Bishop Sgt. Dan Nolan, a 20-year police department veteran, the Council’s decision to offer the currently position, opened […]

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Bishop City Council Offers Chief of Police Position to Richard Standridge from Porterville Police Department

In late 2020, the City of Bishop initiated a comprehensive search for a Chief of Police following the retirement of former Chief Ted Stec. [SWM Background Note – Chief Stec announced his retirement after 5 years of service with the Bishop Police Department.] The extremely successful recruitment process was facilitated by the Executive Search Firm, Ralph […]

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Commercial Cannabis Ordinance on Monday’s Bishop City Council Agenda

Nobody can claim Bishop rushed into allowing commercial cannabis operations within town limits. But, four years after Prop. 64 legalized commercial marijuana in California, the Bishop City Council will get its first look at a town ordinance allowing and regulating commercial operations. Here are the highlights of that ordinance, reflecting two passes through the Bishop […]

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Summary of this week’s (5/11) Bishop City Council Meeting topics

We have this report from reporter Deb Murphy on the Tuesday’s May 11th Bishop City Council Meeting. Kevin Bigham, Mule Days president, reported in on this year’s Mule Days preparation. It’s a go, with limitations: no parade, concert, dance or opening supper—all events with close contact and/or indoors. Under the current state restrictions under the […]

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What Eastside Governments Want Out of the Covid-19 Relief Stimulus Bill

[Background: The American Rescue Plan pass by Congress and signed into law by President Joe Biden contains $350 billion in funding for state, local, tribal and territorial governments to help with recovering lost funds as a result of losses due to the revenue shortfalls as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.] The initial federal COVID-19 […]

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Bishop Police Department reminds motorists that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

BISHOP, Calif.: The Bishop Police Department is working this April to remind motorists of the dangers of not providing their full attention when behind the wheel as part of Distracted Driving Awareness Month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 3,142 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers in 2019 nationwide. That same […]

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