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November 16th

Three arrested for recent rash of suspicious fires

November 16, 2010

By Mike Bodine
Register Staff

A series of small brush fires in the Bishop area over the weekend and past couple weeks have been attributed to arson. According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, three residents linked to the crimes were taken into custody Sunday.
The suspects charged with alleged arson and conspiracy to commit arson are Thomas Stone, 18, Jared Manga, 18, and one 16-year-old juvenile, all three from Bishop. Bail for Stone and Manga has been set at $250,000.

November 12th

Andrea Stanowski

November 12, 2010

Andrea Stanowski

A celebration of life barbecue and party will be held in the spring of 2011 at Elks Park in Bishop for Andrea Stanowski.  
Born on Nov. 30, 1948 in Detroit, Mich., Andrea died Nov. 4, 2010 at home in Bishop.
Andrea was an animal caretaker and cook for Rock Creek Pack Station.

Marlene Anne Miller

November 12, 2010

Marlene Anne Miller

A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17 at East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 36-year Bishop resident Marlene Anne Miller. A reception will follow, with details to be announced at the conclusion of the service.
Born Aug. 1, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa, Marlene died Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 79.

L.A. preparing for 3-year solar project on Owens Lake

November 12, 2010

Officials in Los Angeles are considering two different locations on the Owens Dry Lake that may suit its needs for a proposed 1,600-acre, 200 megawatt solar ranch.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power recently released a Notice of Preparation for an Environmental Impact Report that will determine which site is most suitable for the project, and what impacts the solar ranch will have on the surrounding environment and the community of Lone Pine.

Inyo facing first-responder shortage

November 12, 2010

There is a shortage of trained, volunteer first responders in the area. From firefighters to emergency medical technicians, Inyo County needs more able-bodied people to help out, and it needs a way to keep the ones it has.
But, as stressed by more than one local leader, “If someone calls 911, someone will answer that call – the ambulance will still arrive.”

November 11th

Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher 1923-2010

November 11, 2010

Merlin ‘Moe’ Fletcher


A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at Mt. Whitney Baptist Church in Lone Pine for Merlin Edgar “Moe” Fletcher. A luncheon will be provided at the church following burial at the Mt Whitney Cemetery.

Born to Harry Carlisle Fletcher and Louise (Mossbacher) Fletcher on Sept. 9, 1923 in Los Angeles, one of three children, Moe died Nov. 1, 2010 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.

Frances Jane Falck 1918-2010

November 11, 2010

Frances Jane Falck


A graveside gathering to honor Frances Jane Falck will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 6 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop.

Born in Columbus, Ohio on May 22, 1918, Jane died Oct. 29, 2010 in Eureka Springs, Ark.

Norma Cyrus Spratt 1927-2010

November 11, 2010

Norma Cyrus Spratt


Funeral services for Norma Spratt will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Big Pine; private burial will follow. Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 8 for family and close friends at Brune Mortuary in Bishop.

A lifelong resident of Big Pine born in Fish Springs on March 14, 1927, Norma died in Bishop on Nov. 3, 2010. She was 83.

Big Pine brings home league title

November 11, 2010

The Big Pine Warriors topped their season with a win over the Tigers and the Hi-Lo League championship Saturday afternoon at Lee Vining.
With the score 10-23 in favor of the Tigers at the half, this was not your typical Big Pine get-out-in-front-early rout. The Warriors waited until the second half to rack up the points, for a final score of 49-37.
“What else could we ask for,” said coach Mark Tillemans, “to win the title on the last game of the season.”

Broncos make short work of Rosamond Roadrunners

November 11, 2010

The Rosamond Road-runners didn’t live up to their mascot’s reputation Friday night at Schwab Field. The Bishop Broncos, in the role of Wile E. Coyote, dropped crate-loads of dynamite on their little heads. There was no triumphant “beep beep” to be heard, all night.
The Broncos won 44-0, stayed unbeaten in league play and added one more game to the win column.

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