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Archive - Dec 2013


December 6th

Alcohol, tobacco use down among Inyo teens

December 6, 2013

Alcohol and tobacco use has dropped by more than half in some age groups among Inyo County teenagers, according to statistics presented to the county Board of Supervisors Nov. 26 by Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner.

Who needs solar or wind energy when you’ve got fruitcake?

December 6, 2013

(With solar energy being a major topic of discussion in Southern Inyo, and in advance of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, the following offers a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on why the unfairly reviled holiday dessert could be a lot more important than we ever thought. –Ed.)

In a surprise twist, members of the Independence Civic Club have discovered that they have been promoting a renewable energy source, fruitcake, for nine years without being aware of its potential.

Eastern Sierra Transit fleet grows

December 6, 2013

A fleet of new vehicles for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is expected to translate to maintenance savings for the agency, and more comfort for riders.
ESTA recently accepted delivery of seven new transit vehicles, consisting of one mini-van, four Starcraft cut-a-way style buses, one Eldorado and one EZ-Rider transit vehicle.
The new vehicles will be used in a variety of services, ranging from Dial-a-Ride to inter-county routes to Southern California.

Exploring desert canyons by 4WD

December 6, 2013

The weekend of Nov. 9-10, members of the Eastern Sierra 4x4 Club joined in the festivities at the 28th Annual Panamint Valley Days.
This statewide event is sponsored by the California Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc. and held each year in a remote area of southern Inyo County, approximately 30 miles north of Trona and located in Panamint Valley. Participants come from all over California for this annual event with a variety of four-wheel-drive Jeeps, Toyotas, Broncos, etc.

December 5th

James William ‘Bud’ Cashbaugh

December 5, 2013

James William ‘Bud’ Cashbaugh

James William “Bud” Cashbaugh was an avid reader, with a sharp, analytical mind that held a deep interest in learning more about the people around him. Bud had two passions in life, his ranch and his family. Bud passed away Nov. 29, 2013, at age 92.
Bud’s story began on Aug. 24, 1921, near Buckley Pond on his family’s ranch. As the son of Jim and Gladys Cashbaugh, and grandson of pioneer Augustus Anthony Cashbaugh, who settled in the Owens Valley in 1865, Bud’s love for his home began at a young age.

Nadine M. Stratton

December 5, 2013

Nadine M. Stratton

Nadine was born in O’Neil, Neb. on Jan. 14, 1925. She was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2013 at the age of 88.
Nadine and her family eventually moved from Nebraska to California where she attended Le Conte Jr. High School in Hollywood and met her future husband, Larry. They dated off and on while attending Hollywood High School. One of Nadine’s most exciting memories about moving to Hollywood was when her dog got away from her while they were walking and John Wayne caught it for her.

Dolores Ann Warbington

December 5, 2013

Dolores Ann Warbington

Dolores Ann Warbington, born Oct. 12, 1926 in Gary, Okla. to Eugene Gobel and Agnes Kelly Gobel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 24, 2013. She was 87.

Jean Olivia Jarvis

December 5, 2013

Jean Olivia Jarvis

Jean Jarvis was born May 22, 1922 in Los Angeles. She passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital. She was 91.
At 16, her family moved from Santa Paula to Lee Vining where she met Bud, the love of her life. In 1940 they married and celebrated 53 years together. She was employed by the County of Inyo Bishop Library for 21 years acting as Librarian for 15. She was the bookkeeper and office manager for Jarvis Contracting until their son Rick took over the business in 1986.

City of Bishop urges residents to prepare for snow

December 5, 2013

PRESS RELEASE –– Snow is forecast for Friday night and Saturday in Bishop and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks.

December 4th

Sheriff warns of severe winter weather

December 4, 2013

Extreme winter weather expected to roll in this week has prompted the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department to urge both residents and visitors to stay safe at home and on the road.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, the department has been notified by the National Weather Service that a severe cold front is forecast in Inyo County for the next 3-5 days with temperatures in the teens.
In response, the Sheriff’s Department issued the following tips to help residents and visitors prepare:

Summary and Trail Report Highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s with afternoon cloud cover...
The following are the last of the Bishop results from the June 20-22 Bishop Invitational Swim Meet...
Bishop barrel racer Kayla Inderbieten finished her first go at the National High School Rodeo...


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