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Archive - 2012

January 5th

Courts scheduled to discuss charges in local murder case

January 5, 2012

Murder suspect Harlan Dewey is scheduled for a settlement conference, or further case management on Tuesday, Jan. 10 in Inyo County Superior Court in Independence. Dewey has pleaded not guilty to two felonies, one count for murder and one of manslaughter.

Blackrock settlement means less pumping

January 5, 2012

A legal settlement has been reached to curtail groundwater pumping at Blackrock, the area between Independence and Big Pine. The settlement may also help raise the water table in Big Pine.

Supes choose not to choose sides

January 5, 2012

County leaders Tuesday decided not to support or oppose two separate but similar state ballot measure proposals that aim to raise taxes to fund realignment and other state and local programs.
The California State Association of Counties and Governor Jerry Brown are proposing similar measures to help balance the state budget.
The Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed that either measure would meet the county’s needs, and chose not to endorse either at this time.

Charles Joseph Van De Voorde

January 5, 2012

Charles Joseph Van De Voorde
1954-2011

Charles Joseph Van De Voorde, age 57, resident of Bishop for 15 years, born May 12, 1954 in Palo Alto, passed away Dec. 25, 2011 in Bishop.
Charlie worked for the High Sierra Distribution Company for more than 15 years and achieved countless awards. He was a loyal and true friend to all who met him. His passion was to ride motorcycles with the Prospectors Club, and he enjoyed fishing until the sun went down.

Samuel P. Taliaferro, Jr.

January 5, 2012

Samuel P. Taliaferro, Jr.
1920-2011

Born July 12 1920 and passed away of natural causes Dec. 29 2011.
He is survived by his two sons, Hal and Wayne; his sister, Gloria Van Blarcom and her sons, Jay and Jeff; granddaughter, Tanya Vomacka and her sons, Spencer and Dylan.
He is preceded in death by his father, Samuel P. Taliaferro; his mother, Alice F. Taliaferro; and his brother, George Taliaferro.

Don H. Reid

January 5, 2012

Don H. Reid
1925-2011

Janet Oakley Moberly

January 5, 2012

Janet Oakley Moberly
1921-2012

At her request, no services will be held for Bishop resident Janet O. Moberly.
Born March 21, 1921 in Seattle, Wash to the late Alexander G. and Mary Elizabeth Oakley, Janet passed away Jan. 2, 2012 at Sterling Heights assisted living center following a courageous fight against a long illness.

January 3rd

State budget cuts to impact research facility

January 3, 2012

A weak economy and state budget cuts have taken a chunk out of state libraries, prisons and education and now, local science and research.
The White Mountain Research Station, a staple of high-altitude related research and of the Owens Valley since 1950, has announced plans for a partial closure of some of its facilities.
Some year-round employees are being laid off for the winter and some full-time staff will be reduced to 50 percent, according to WMRS personnel.
The well attended Thursday night lecture series and the Barcroft Open House may be on the chopping block as well.

Program offering Inyo health care relief

January 3, 2012

Inyo County is one of 34 California counties slated to receive early federal medical relief.
The County Medical Services Program Governing Board announced recently that it will expand health care coverage to an additional 30,000 low-income adults living in 34, mostly rural counties beginning Jan. 1 under the new Path2Health program.

INF revamps wilderness reservation framework

January 3, 2012

Inyo National Forest is catching up with the times by offering reservations for wilderness permits online through the contractor Reserve America.
Reservations can now be made online at http://www.recreation.gov, www.recreation.gov or by phone at (877) 444-6777.
Though reservations are no longer being made through the Inyo National Forest Wilderness Permit Office, Forest Service Public Information Officer Nancy Upham said there will still be a Permit Office locally, which will be available to answer questions and direct reservation seekers to the appropriate websites and phone numbers.

 

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