Archive - Nov 2013
A Gallup poll conducted March 7-10, 2013 showed that 76 percent of Americans support solar energy. In a very ambitious move, the state of California is requiring that solar, wind and other renewable sources make up 33 percent of the electricity supply by 2020.
Local Internet service providers are beginning to roll out new, faster Internet services available through the Digital 395 broadband network but local businesses are not getting the same treatment as residential customers.
When Praxis completed the Digital 395 project Oct. 31, residents almost immediately had access to Internet speeds 10-20 times faster than what had been available for years. However, businesses with Internet access did not receive automatic upgrades to faster speeds and are still operating at their pre-Digital 395 speeds.
This December, holiday crowds can enjoy winter fun in a brand-new venue at the first-ever Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Holiday Craft Bazaar â€“ an event organizers hope to make a local holiday tradition.
After the Bishop Christmas Parade on Main Street, folks can haul family and friends over to the Holiday Craft Bazaar, which will offer shopping opportunities, hands-on crafting for youngsters, a chance to win prizes and a turn on Santaâ€™s knee.
Mammoth Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Mike Karch and a group of 15 Mammoth Hospital surgeons, doctors and medical support volunteers are cold, wet and running out of supplies, but still managing to perform as many as 50 surgeries a day in the Philippine disaster zone.
â€śThere are a few times in life when you make a swift, heartfelt decision because you know itâ€™s the right thing to do, even if it means sacrifice, uncertainty and potential danger,â€ť Karch said in a Mammoth Medical Missions update Sunday.
(Lauren Bon and The Metabolic Studioâ€™s â€ś100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct,â€ť an art action to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the opening of the L.A. Aqueduct, departed the Owens Valley Friday, Oct. 18 for a 27-day, 240-mile journey to Los Angeles. Yesterday, the mules, their riders and trip organizers were welcomed back to the Owens Valley with a public meet-and-greet at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop. Here, Chris Langley reflects on the historic trip, the conclusion of the journey in downtown L.A. and whatâ€™s to come next. â€“ Ed.)
Mary Trim, known to her family and close friends as â€śTweety,â€ť was born on Feb. 28, 1945 and grew up in North Carolina. Tweety heroically fought a battle with her lungs over the last three years. She never gave up, rarely complained and maintained a brave outlook for the future even with countless trips to the hospital, respiratory treatments and tons of daily medications. Tweety loved nothing more than being with her husband, children and grandchildren. They were the light of her life and the wind beneath her wings.
Carol Bronson Schoenmeier
Carol Bronson Schoenmeier went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 20, 2013.
Carol is survived by her husband of 56 years, Henry Schoenmeier, Jr.; her mother, Earline Bronson; three children, Coleen (Mark) MacDowell, Dennis (Jeannie) Schoenmeier and Carla (James) Moore; nine grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
Irene Johnson Maron
Irene Johnson Maron, age 91, passed peacefully in her sleep Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, the 25th anniversary of the death of her husband Pete. They are now resting together.
Irene was born in Los Angeles on March 12, 1922 to her Swedish parents, Linus Johnson and Esther Sandeen Johnson. Irene was a bilingual child, speaking both Swedish and English. Musically gifted, Irene began piano instruction at an early age. The piano was to be a life-long passion.
Barbara Jill Grove
Barbara Jill Grove, 73, of Big Pine, passed away on Nov. 2, 2013 after a courageous battle with liver disease. She was born to the late Jean Durston and Irving Grove, on June 16, 1940, in Martinez. Jill graduated from Los Medanos College and received a B.A. in Science in 1983. She lived in the Walnut Creek and Concord areas before retiring to beautiful Big Pine in 2003.