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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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Mono County Approves $100,000 Assistance to IMACA

  Mono County joined the Town of Mammoth Lakes in providing $100,000 to the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action, providing a financial cushion to allow the non-profit to continue providing some services as it hopefully, corrects its cash-flow issues. The money will have no negative impact on the general fund, Mono’s Chief Administrative Office […]

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City of Bishop and City Administrator Ron Phillips Agree To End Employment Relationaship As Of January 26, 2022

  The City of Bishop and City Administrator Ron Phillips have mutually agreed to end the employment relationship between the City and Mr. Phillips effective January 26, 2022.  Mr. Phillips will remain on administrative leave until the effective date of this separation and Deston Dishion will remain Acting City Administrator.  Under the parties’ agreement, Mr. […]

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City of Bishop Council Heard Some Encouraging Housing News At A Recent Meeting

  Some encouraging housing news for City of Bishop: State Senate Bill 9 allows for two residential units per lot without having to go through the Planning Commission process. Elaine Kabala, Bishop’s planning associate, went through the details at a recent City Council meeting. She explained the legislation was designed to help solve the housing, […]

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