Archive - May 22, 2012
Dwight ‘Van’ Reed Van De Walker
Dwight (Van) Reed Van De Walker was born April 8, 1935 in Rochester, Minn. He attended Rochester High School, graduating in 1953, and joined the U.S. Navy, serving in Lake Michigan as a corpsman. He married Gwen Barnett on Sept. 6, 1960 in San Diego.
Robert J. Mallory
Rowland Fansler, age 82, a lifelong resident of Big Pine, was born in his Gramma Rossi’s home in Big Pine on Jan. 26, 1930, and passed away early Wednesday morning May 16, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family.
Hospitality doesn’t just happen.
Covering all the bases takes effort and long-range planning. For decades now, a large number of community service, school athletic and religious organizations have formed the behind-the-scenes army of volunteer workers that help make Mule Days happen. They line lots, muck stalls, meet and greet and provide other indispensable visitor- and participant-services for the event’s four-legged and two-legged guests.
Agriculture, the number-one industry in the Eastern Sierra, saw a boon this past year in Inyo County.
According to Agricultural Commissioner George Milovich, the combined agricultural production for 2011 saw an increase of 26 percent over 2010 totals, making it the best financial year for agriculture on record.
Milovich said the agricultural industry brought in $79,412,962 to the economies of Inyo and Mono counties.
County leaders learned last week that an effort is under way to transfer ownership of the historic Mt. Whitney Fish Hatchery from the California Department of Fish and Game to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Currently, the SNC is looking into the legal requirements and development of an action plan and future use plan for the property, should it decide to take over management of the facility.