Archive - Jan 2013
A local family is feeling the power of prayer, as well as that of financial support, during a harrowing chapter in their young daughterâ€™s life.
Heather and Mike Gehringerâ€™s 16-month-old daughter, Gianna Joy was diagnosed with a life-threatening illness in December. In the weeks that followed, as young Gia began expensive medical treatments, the community â€“ locally and globally â€“ has rallied behind the couple and their daughter.
Itâ€™s been a little more than a month since the probability was discussed of an early and bad flu season. Well, it is now happening.
Across the country, influenza activity continues its sharp rise, with reports of influenza-like-illness nearing what have been peak levels during moderately severe seasons. So far, there is no peak in sight, and this is predicted to be the worst flu season in decades.
Velma Joyce Kelso
Robert J. (Jim) Heavener
Frederick Clifton Patterson
Sally Mae Crawford
Marvin David Tetrick
Dozens gathered in the historic courtroom in Independence Monday to witness three new public servants being sworn into office.
According to those in attendance, the courtroom was overflowing with family, friends and supporters, as well as many county officials and administrators, to watch as Jeff Griffiths of Bishop, Mark Tillemans of Big Pine and Matt Kingsley of Lone Pine took oaths of office administered by Superior Court Judge Dean Stout.
Standing together, the trio went from Inyo County supervisors-elect to the official representatives of their respective districts.
For the first time in its history, Northern Inyo Hospital will have an orthopedic clinic under its management.
Formerly run by Mammoth Hospital, the existing orthopedic clinic in Bishop will be taken over by NIH and renamed Sierra Crest Orthopedics and Neurology.
Orthopedist Dr. Mark Robinson, who has worked at the clinic since 2005, will run the facility.
A youth-oriented public awareness movement that began with indigenous nations in Canada has made its way to the Owens Valley, prompting three local demonstrations organized by young tribal members.
The â€śIdle No Moreâ€ť movement got its start in Saskatchewan, Canada with the passage of Bill C-45, an omnibus package that included a reduction in the amount of federally-protected waterways and a fast-tracked process to surrender reserve lands.
The movement began when organizers said a majority of Canadian tribal members didnâ€™t speak out about the bill.