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April 29th

South Lake fishing should be prime this season

April 29, 2011

Things will be business as usual at South Lake this year. They may start a little later than usual but with the incredible snowpack built up over the winter, getting to any high-elevation lake will be a challenge until the summer thawing.
“We’re going to be ready for the Opener,” said Jared Smith, general manager for Parchers Resort and the South Lake Boat Landing. “The lake should be full just a couple weeks later than usual, and it should be much better than a usual year.”

April 27th

Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson

April 27, 2011

Harold ‘Hal’ W. Johnson
1919-2011

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bishop for Harold “Hal” W. Johnson.
Born Dec. 16, 1919 in Mt. Vernon, Mo. to Fred and Helen Johnson, the second of ten children, Harold died Wednesday, April 27, 2010 in Bishop. He was 91.

Catherine Louise Walden

April 27, 2011

Catherine Louise Walden
1919-2011

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday May 5 at the Church of the Nazarene in Bishop for Catherine “Kitty” Louise Walden. All who knew and loved Kitty are welcome to join in remembering her.
Born Aug. 3, 1919 in London, England, Catherine Louise Walden, or Kitty, as most knew her, died at the Bishop Care Center on Saturday April 23, 2011. She was 91.

Jeannine Ellen Brown

April 27, 2011

Jeannine Ellen Brown
1929-2011

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 10 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for Jeannine Ellen Brown.
Born Joe Ellen Drury on April 24, 1929 in Oklahoma City, Okla., Jeannine died April 23, 2011 at the Bishop Care Center. She was one day shy of turning 82.

Fee going up at local landfills

April 27, 2011

Before county staff members develop a final resolution concerning increased fees at local landfills the Inyo County Board of Supervisors wanted to weigh in one last time.
The board met Tuesday with Integrated Waste Manager Chuck Hamilton and two local solid waste service providers to hammer out some of the finer details about what dump fees will be raised to close a $695,000 Integrated Waste Department deficit.

Pilgrimage returns Saturday

April 27, 2011

The annual Manzanar Pilgrimage is a time to remember and honor the past and those who fought and died for civil rights, and a time to reflect upon the future. This weekend marks the 42nd annual pilgrimage to the site, an internment camp complete with gun turrets and barbed-wire fence south of Independence that was the relocated home to more than 10,000 Japanese Americans during World War II.

Tangled web in D.A.’s Office?

April 27, 2011

Testimony from the Louis LePlat murder trial, now in the jury deliberation phase, is revealing more than details about the case.
According to the defense attorney for LePlat, the testimony is also drudging up details about a complex web of questionable behavior by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office, involving deals with jailhouse informants, reliance on “shady” witnesses and political sabotage.
District Attorney Art Maillet was unavailable for comment, and has refused to respond to media inquiries for months.

April 26th

Supes not on board submitting TEA grant request

April 26, 2011

County leaders decided last week to opt out of a Transportation Enhancement Activities grant request it began working on in 2004 to create a Transportation Wing of the Eastern California Museum.
When the project was first brought before the Board of Supervisors in October 2004, the Carson and Colorado Railway Society proposed applying for the TEA grant to construct a facility to restore and eventually house Engine No. 18.

Fire Safe Council working to make LP safe from fire

April 26, 2011

Southern Inyo community members continue to cut and clear fields in and around Lone Pine to protect the town’s people and property from wildfires.
Utilizing a 2009 U.S. Forest Service grant, the Lone Pine Fire Safe Council has targeted more than 140 acres of vacant, overgrown land for fire management work this year.

Mildred Mary Roberts

April 26, 2011

Mildred Mary Roberts
1906-2011

No funeral services have been announced for five-year Bishop resident Mildred Mary Roberts.
Born Aug. 31, 1906 in Nebraska, Mildred died April 20, 2011 at the Bishop Care Center. She was 104.
Mildred loved gardening.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Don and Louise Roberts of Chalfant Valley; and grandchildren, Donald Roberts of Bishop and Lora Roberts of Chalfant Valley.

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