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Caltrans Stands Ready To Help Address Global Supply Chain Disruptions By Increasing Truck Weight Limits Until June 30, 2022

      SACRAMENTO ― Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent executive order to address global supply chain disruptions, Caltrans is temporarily increasing truck weight limits for international commerce on the State Highway System. Executive Order N-19-21 directs Caltrans to consider a temporary increase in the maximum allowable gross vehicle weight beyond the current 80,000-pound limit in order to facilitate […]

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California Citizens Redistricting Commission Opens Up Additional Time Slots Allowing More Comment Opportunities During November 17-23

Today at 8am the California Citizens Redisstricting Commission opened up additional timeslots to allow for more comment opportunities on draft maps during the November 17-23 public input meetings. Please be advised that in order to create additional time slots, the amount of time given for public comment has decreased to 2.5 minutes per person. Appointments […]

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School Superintendent Requests Decorum and Respect At School Board Meeting

Barry Simpson, Inyo County Superintendent of Schools, started off last Thursday’s Bishop school board meeting with a request for decorum and respect, following a contentious August meeting on state-mandated masks. His ask seemed to have an impact. Those who addressed the board arguing against masks, COVID testing, vaccines and even Critical Race Theory, a class […]

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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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  Housing is Bishop’s Gordian knot, defined as “an extremely difficult or involved problem.” The city is a two square mile dot that serves as the epicenter of Inyo County, the second largest in square miles out of California’s 58 counties but the 52 nd in population. The majority of those 18,000-plus folks live within […]

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The California Citizens Redistricting Commission Needs Your Input!

We still have time slots available to provide Communities of Interest public input at one of our upcoming meetings. Sign up today! Friday, August 20, 2021 Meeting  (Zone G- Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Inyo, Mariposa, Mono, Tuolumne  ) 2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. daily or upon conclusion of business Register Here Meeting Agenda August 20, 2021 Meeting Registration is recommended but not […]

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Bishop Schools Statement on Mask Mandate for the Upcoming School Year

  At Monday night’s school board meeting, superintendent, Katie Kolker, spoke about the schoolwide plan being implemented to adhere to the mask mandate for schools and how they are planning on keeping the children safe.   The plan is pretty straight forward. Masks inside, social distancing outside, rapid response testing in house if necessary. The […]

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Virtual Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness and Insurance Resources.

This Thursday August 12 from 1:30 to 3:00, County supervisors from several California counties including Inyo County will join with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara in hosting a virtual town hall on Wildfire Preparedness and Insurance Resources. Inyo County Fifth District Supervisor Matt Kingsley is one of seven Eastern/Central California supervisors scheduled to provide a […]

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Inyo County Covid Update

First, COVID-19. The County saw an increase of 25 cases this past week, bringing the total case number to 1486. While Health and Human Services’ Anna Scott described the uptake in cases as “concerning,” the case rate increase of four to five new cases a week is reflective of increases state-wide. A new Public Health […]

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Caltrans Seeks Public Input on Interregional Strategic Plan

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) kicked off the public comment period today for its draft plan for highway and rail improvements to more safely, efficiently and sustainably move people and goods between different regions in the state. The newly released draft 2021 Interregional Transportation Strategic Plan (ITSP) proposes the policy framework, goals and strategies that […]

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Lone Hiker Found Dead in Death Valley National Park During Triple-digit Temperatures

A hiker, identified as Douglas Branham, 68, of Tukwila, WA, has been found dead in Death Valley National Park, on Wednesday, July 24. Family members told authorities that Branham had planned to hike from Badwater to West Side Road and back, a 12-mile round-trip hike across salt flats. He was supposed to fly home to […]

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