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Archive - Dec 1, 2011


High winds prompt burn ban, health advisories

December 1, 2011

CalFire and air quality control officials are on full alert this week due to extreme winds that began hammering the Eastern Sierra yesterday.
The state fire agency suspended all burn permits on state responsibility lands within Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties, while Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issued health advisories related to blowing dust.

Class helps students help town’s economy

December 1, 2011

A new class at Big Pine High School aims to teach students marketable skills while at the same time trying to boost the town’s commerce and visibility.
The town lacks a Chamber of Commerce so the Inyo County Office of Education has prepared an accredited course for students that will also fill the void left from by the lack of a chamber.

K-9 officer credited with early Saturday drug bust

December 1, 2011

It was either a bathroom break for X-Ray, Bishop’s K-9 police officer, or an “area check” that led to the weekend arrest of a 23-year-old Bishop resident for alleged possession of illegal narcotics.
According to a Bishop PD press release, Officer Brent Gillespie “conducted an area check” in a parking lot between Willow Street and Whitney Alley, “allowing his canine partner, X-Ray, to check the parking lot” at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
The parking lot is not far from a local saloon and used by patrons of that establishment.

Ellen Amalia White

December 1, 2011

Ellen Amalia White

Ellen Amalia White, 96, died Nov. 22, 2011 in Rancho Mirage of natural causes.  She was born at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on March 17, 1915, to Herbert and Amalia (Mollie) Munz Clotts and grew up in Los Angeles and Chevy Chase, Md.

Gladys Mitchell Coulter

December 1, 2011

Gladys Mitchell Coulter

Gladys Mitchell Coulter was born in Independence California on March 12, 1926.
She passed peacefully on Nov. 23 surrounded by those she loved.
Gladys was born in Independence to James Bernard and Bertha Ellen Mitchell.

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