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Calvin Eugene ‘Gene’ Shields

March 29, 2012

Calvin Eugene ‘Gene’ Shields
1943-2012

Calvin Eugene “Gene” Shields went to be with our Lord and Savior on March 11, 2012. He was 68 years old. He was a resident of Bishop for more than 40 years and passed away in Carson City, Nev. following a short illness. Gene was a long time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Bishop and was a faithful member of the congregation. Gene had a successful janitorial business which he ran for 25 years.

Katherine Ellen Caplinger

March 29, 2012

Katherine Ellen Caplinger
1932-2012

Katherine Ellen Caplinger, 79, resident of Silver Springs, Nev. for one year, born in Syracuse, N.Y. on Aug. 10, 1932, passed away on March 25, 2012 at her daughter’s residence in Bishop.
A former Bishop resident and former longtime resident of Topaz Ranch Estates, Katherine was a loving wife and mother. She told her children she lived a long, full life.

Lawsuit again targets Sierra’s commercial Wilderness users

March 29, 2012

Commercial stock packers have found themselves, again, between a rock and hard place.
In response to a lawsuit filed by the High Sierra Hikers Association, the federal court has curtailed permits for commercial stock operators in Sequoia Kings Canyon National Park and that ruling may extend to all commercial uses of designated Wilderness areas within the Park.
“The economic impact would be devastating,” said Craig London of Mt. Whitney Pack Trains and Rock Creek Pack Station. “If packers are shut out of the Park for a year or two, we can’t recover. This is a business, not a hobby.”

Agencies’ concerns haven’t delayed Digital 395 project

March 29, 2012

Despite environmental concerns being voiced about the Digital 395 broadband project, a spokesperson for the developer said work will be moving forward with little or no delay.
Elizabeth Glazner, communications director for Praxis Associates, said agencies such as the California Department of Fish and Game, Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service have raised a number of concerns about potential impacts resulting from Digital 395, which aims to construct a 583-mile fiber-optic underground cable network along U.S. 395 from Barstow to Carson City.

Wild Iris seeks to educate public about abuse

March 29, 2012

Incidents of domestic violence and sexual assault are on the rise and their tidal wave effects hit not only abused victims, but also the perpetrators, their families and communities, and society as a whole.
In response to these escalating social maladies’ associated costs – emotional, physical, psychological and even financial – Wild Iris will be holding a workshop and certified crisis counselor training in coming days to educate the community.

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