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A mending wall: Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Bishop

June 6, 2011

There have been famous and infamous walls throughout history such as the Great Wall of China, the Walls of Troy, Hadrian’s Wall and the Walls of Jericho. Some were built to keep foreign invaders out while another, such as the Berlin Wall, was to keep those seeking freedom from escaping.
A well-known poem, “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost, metaphorically addresses the pointlessness of a wall along which two neighbors walk every year, congenially talking and “mending” the wall’s fallen stones as they move along.

Ruth Marie Stewart

June 6, 2011

Ruth Marie Stewart
1924-2011

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. June 4 at the residence of Keith and Connie Dyer, 2801 Roxanne, Ct., Sacramento, CA 95826, for Ruth Marie Stewart. A reception will immediately follow.
Born Sept. 3, 1924, our beloved Ruth passed away peacefully on May 19, 2011 at the age of 86.
Ruth was born in Vista, Wash. and passed away in Sacramento.

Local youth reaching for the stars with help of science

June 6, 2011

A select group of Bishop Union High School students are taking to the sky, skimming the upper atmosphere, taking pictures and experimenting with possible Martian life forms.
The students’ cosmic adventures are possible due to a father with a Doctorate in Astronomy who started teaching his curious daughter and her friends calculus in fifth grade; they’ve stayed together conducting experiments and having fun with science ever since.

DWP defends its latest pump plan

June 6, 2011

Officials from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are objecting to recent allegations that they are out to grab as much water from the Owens Valley as possible this year.
In February, the LADWP announced that, with an Eastern Sierra snowpack runoff forecast to be 616,900 acre-feet, or 150 percent of average, it anticipates pumping about 91,000 acre-feet of groundwater during the runoff year.

Friendship Ctr. relying on kindness of strangers

June 6, 2011

With no financial help from state or federal government agencies, the local Alzheimer’s day care and advocacy group is looking for outside donations to keep the doors open and to continue services to the community.
The Friendship Center in Bishop is currently only seeing clients one day a week and is open one additional day a week to host a support group. The center is hoping the raffling of an original oil painting of Devil’s Postpile by former local artist, Carol Lucas, will help it stay above water.

Time to get ready for the runoff

June 6, 2011

With a heavy snowpack lingering in the Sierra, residents in Inyo County are being advised to clear their ditches and ponds to prepare for the inevitable influx of water as summer temperatures begin to creep into the Owens Valley.
According to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Public Information Officer Chris Plakos, the department is doing its part, with crews working daily to ensure ditches are ready for the runoff.

William S. ‘Bill’ Hoffman

June 6, 2011

William S. ‘Bill’ Hoffman
1926-2011

Memorial services are pending at this time for William S. “Bill” Hoffman, 84, of Lone Pine.
Born in Pasadena on Sept. 2, 1926, Bill passed away of natural causes Thursday, May 12, 2011.
Bill was married to his late wife, Helen Hoffman, for 51 years.
Bill was a self employed building contractor in Lone Pine for more than 30 years. He retired in 1986 and enjoyed flying model airplanes during his retirement.

Special Rodeo part of CHSRA week

June 6, 2011

The Special Rodeo is a rodeo within a rodeo.
Scheduled for Thursday, June 16 at 6 p.m., in the middle of the California High School Rodeo Association’s state finals week at the Tri-County Fairgrounds, the Special Rodeo focuses on giving cowboys and cowgirls with special needs a chance to compete in modified rodeo events.
The CHSRA’s Special Rodeo allows high school rodeo athletes to work one on one with children in a rodeo where all contestants become champions.

New records set at High Sierra Ultras

June 6, 2011

More than 290 runners registered for the 18th annual Bishop High Sierra Ultra-marathons, held on May 21, beginning and finishing at the Millpond Recreational Park.
Runners travelled from all over the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia to participate in the 20-mile Fun Run, 50K, 50-mile and 100K events.
Proceeds from the race benefit the Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation, which will be very involved in projects at the new Hospital building. This year’s donation will bring the total funds raised from the last 16 races to over $105,000.

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