Archive - Apr 16, 2012
Ruth Alberta Perry
Ruth Alberta Perry, resident of Bishop for more than 60 years, born on July 21, 1918 in San Mateo, passed away March 31 at her residence in Idaho. She was 93 years old.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 69 years, Dwight Richard Perry.
Richard ‘Dick’ J. Gouin
Richard “Dick” J. Gouin, 78, of Bishop, passed away early Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012 at the Bishop Care Center. He was born in Woonsocket, R.I. on July 14, 1933.
He was the son of Wilfred T. and Albina M. (Sevigny) Gouin. He married Muriel Valiquette on Aug. 29, 1953. They relocated to Redondo Beach from Rhode Island in the mid-1950s and later on to Bishop in early 1964.
A big-rig collision south of Division Creek on U.S. 395 early Thursday morning resulted in a hazardous materials spill and fire that burned through much of the day, resulting in the closure of U.S. 395.
The wild fire that resulted from the collision was initially doused by fire crews shortly after the crash, but reignited later in the afternoon and began to grow at a high rate of speed due to severe winds.
Fire crews feared for the safety of the community of Aberdeen, between Independence and Division Creek.
With the 2012 Presidential Primary rapidly approaching, voters are being encouraged to study up on the issues and the candidates in order to make informed decisions on June 5.
In the interest of helping voters in their decision-making, The Inyo Register recently invited all candidates for local and state office to share with readers a bit about themselves, their platforms and their positions.