Archive - Feb 1, 2013
Ancient petroglyph panels stolen from a cultural site north of Bishop last fall
were recovered this week
by the Bureau of Land Management.
Investigators are still looking for the thieves, meanwhile, and continue to ask for the publicâ€™s help.
BLM Archaeologist Greg Haverstock said the stolen artifacts were recovered as the result of â€śinformation provided by an anonymous tip.â€ť
Because authorities are still seeking those responsible for the theft and associated vandalism, the BLM is keeping the details about how it recovered the ancient rock art under wraps at this time.
A 22-year-old Big Pine man was killed late Thursday evening during a short, high-speed pursuit west of Bishop.
John Ericson, Jr. suffered fatal injuries when he lost control of his vehicle while allegedly fleeing from local authorities.
According to the California Highway Patrol, an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2005 Nissan traveling at about 80 miles per hour on Brockman Lane at 11:04 p.m.
The CHP reported that the subject, later identified as Ericson, â€śaccelerated and began to flee at a high rate of speed.â€ť
An upcoming job fair is designed to make career connections by introducing job-seekers to potential employers and to provide information about how to improve their marketability as potential employees this Thursday.
At the 2013 Career Connections Event, a free event open to the public, more than 15 Inyo and Mono County business and agency representatives have already committed to attend to offer job opening and application information and more.
Local merchants are extending a welcome-to-the-neighborhood handshake to new Bishop residents in the form of an informational gift package.
Greg Allen Brown
Born May 10, 1953 in Glendale, longtime Owens Valley resident Gregory Allen Brown died at home with family on Jan. 28, 2013. He was 59.
Greg moved to the Owens Valley with his family in 1954 and continued to reside in Bishop for 58 years.
He worked as a roofer and as a contractor for 30 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and artist who blended his Indian heritage into his artwork. He enjoyed a close relationship with his children and was a proud grandfather.