Archive - Jun 7, 2012
Preliminary results from Tuesdayâ€™s Primary election show close races for County Supervisor seats in Southern Inyo â€“ and possible runoff elections â€“ and, in Bishop, a victory for challenger Jeff Griffiths over incumbent Susan Cash.
As of midnight on Wednesday, 1,300 provisional and absentee ballots still had be counted, so a runoff between Griffiths and Cash is not out of the question, depending on the contents of those outstanding votes.
County leaders Tuesday rejected the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâ€™s annual Lower Owens River Project Work Plan and Budget in favor of a plan they drafted. The county plan includes all the traditional elements and funding the two agencies have approved in past years.
Per an agreement between the two agencies, the annual work plan and budget has traditionally outlined the county and utilityâ€™s share of the cost of hydrologic monitoring, biologic and water quality monitoring, mosquito abatement, beaver control, adaptive management and invasive weed species control.
Altrusa, Inyo County First 5, Inyo-Mono Master Gardeners, Owens Valley Edible Gardens, Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action and 20 Clarke Street Head Start preschoolers christened a new multi-purpose childrenâ€™s garden Tuesday, June 5.
Not long after their teacher, Robin Murray, helped the youngsters cut a flowered-garland â€śribbonâ€ť with large pruning sheers did they scamper off into their produce garden to pick strawberries.
Mervin J. Sam
Mervin Sam, 48, a former longtime resident of the Owens Valley, passed away on May 30, 2012 in Reno, Nev. at Renown Hospital with his family at his side.
Kenney Scruggs, the Bishop attorney and civic activist who became a voice in court for children trapped in their parents’ custody battles, has died after a struggle with cancer. She was 62.
Scruggs worked tirelessly on criminal and domestic cases, and often took on unpopular clients and cases without concern for the personal consequences. Her friends and relatives will remember her best for her personal devotion to loved ones who needed her.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr.
Jeffrey Clifton Paco, Sr. beloved husband, father, son and grandpa, was born Aug. 25, 1964 to Jess Robert Paco Sr. and Virginia Jelinek.
He married Maria Elaine Vega on Aug. 25, 1985.