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Archive - Jan 26, 2012

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Barbara Jean Webb McDowell ‘Grandma GiGi’

January 26, 2012

Barbara Jean Webb McDowell
‘Grandma GiGi’
1943-2012

Barbara Jean Webb McDowell 68 years young, went to fly with the Angels in Heaven on Jan. 15, 2012.
Barbara was born in Moline, Ill. on Dec. 19, 1943, one of seven brothers and sisters of Keith and Audrey Webb. She spent her childhood years growing up in Illinois graduating from Moline Senior High School.

Ann Pellow-Burke

January 26, 2012

Ann Pellow-Burke
1943-2012

Ann Pellow-Burke was born June 9, 1943 in Spokane, Wash., and went to be with The Lord on Jan. 5, 2012 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Ann grew up in Spokane and attended Upper Columbia Academy, going on to Walla Walla College and majoring in music. She became a member of a prestigious group called the “Choraliers.”

Roberta Ann (Rogers) Matlick

January 26, 2012

Roberta Ann (Rogers) Matlick
1925-2012

Roberta Ann Matlick went home to be with the Lord on Jan. 19, 2012 after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer. She was 86.

Benton gets go-ahead for gym

January 26, 2012

After eight years of paying on a school bond for a new gymnasium in Benton, the bond oversight committee had proposed to reallocate that money, $4 million, to other schools in the district for maintenance. The committee’s decision is following a dramatic decrease in students at the elementary level in the area, the numbers cut from 80 to 53.
The money was originally for a new school in Chalfant, but after that project fell through, the money was promised to Benton for a gym.

Mammoth and Forest Service plan land trade

January 26, 2012

Forest Service officials are currently working through a federally mandated Environmental Policy Act review in order to exchange 20.6 acres of land in Mammoth Lakes for 1,715 acres of privately owned land.
The Mammoth Base Land Exchange proposes trading the 20.6 acres of National Forest system lands in Mammoth Lakes that is managed by Mammoth Mountain Ski Area for smaller parcels in Inyo, Plumas, Eldorado and Stanislaus national forests and two small parcels in Inyo County that are outside the National Forest.

New street improvements for Bishop?

January 26, 2012

Discussions about what to do with some left over money, applying for grants to get more money, a new lawn mower, department head reports, and a story about community cooperation in the face of potential disaster were all in another day’s work for the city’s elected leader’s, the Bishop City Council.

Dr. Andrew Bourne found dead

January 26, 2012

Dr. Andrew Bourne, 46, the former chief of staff at Mammoth Hospital and subject of an ongoing criminal investigation in Santa Barbara, died Tuesday, authorities said.
The cause of death is currently under investigation by the Mono County Sheriff’s Department, according to department spokesperson Jennifer Hansen.
A department e-mail distributed to the media Tuesday afternoon states police found Bourne “unresponsive” in the Mammoth Lakes area at about 4 p.m.

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