Archive - Apr 2012
Inyo County is prepared to handle an expected influx of prisoners and probationers that will result from Californiaâs Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011.
In an effort to alleviate overcrowding in state prisons, California will be realigning low-level, non-violent felony offenders from the state correctional system to locally-run, community-based jails.
Decisions faced at the school board workshop held in Independence last Wednesday are being played out across the state. State budget cuts, possible tax initiatives and a complex new funding formula have created a moving target for school districts.
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.
Lone Pine, home to one of the worldâs 25 top film festivals, is welcoming a ânew kidâ to town.
The Beverly and Jim Rogers Museum of Lone Pine Film History will premier its first-ever competitive short film festival on Wednesday, April 25, with screenings lasting five days in the museum theater.
Tickets for the film showings are now on sale.
According to Museum Executive Director Chris Langley, the festival will feature short films (30 minutes or less) in five categories: narrative, documentary, animated, foreign and student.
Inyo County feels it can maintain the status quo for senior services in Inyo and Mono counties if it leaves the Inyo-Mono Area Agency on Aging and creates a new âEastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging.â
The county took another step towards accomplishing that goal on Tuesday, when the Board of Supervisors approved a Proposal for Designation as the area agency on aging for Area 16, which includes both Inyo and Mono.
Colleen ‘Cokie’ Sue Hurd
Robert Joseph Webster
Robert Joseph Webster, 75, a resident of Bishop for 64 years, born in Denver, Colo. on April 20, 1936, passed away on April 7, 2012 in Bishop. Robert was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and a wonderful friend to all who knew him. He loved life in the Owens Valley.