Archive - Mar 2013
The Inyo County District Attorneyâs Office announced this week it is taking over the Bishop Police Departmentâs investigation of alleged embezzlement at Health and Human Services.
Police Chief Chris Carter has turned the case over to D.A. Art Maillet after a 2.5-month investigation. The chief has also informed the D.A. that his department will go no further with the investigation âdue to the lack of resources.â
With ongoing litigation tying up the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs mitigation work on Owens Lake, the utility is hoping to take the initiative and develop a long-term solution to dust blowing off the lake.
The LADWP issued a statement earlier this week telling members of the Owens Lake Master Plan Committee that it will begin working on a project design that would incorporate elements that it hopes will meet the needs and goals of each member agency.
Text messaging and talking on cell phones have proven to be as dangerous as drunk driving and local law enforcement will be cracking down on both this coming month.
The Bishop Police Department is joining the nationwide Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign starting April 1. BPD will show âzero toleranceâ to drivers who put themselves and others at risk by texting or using hand-held cell phones while driving, said Chief Chris Carter.
There is light at the end of a tunnel for a City of Bishop Public Works project that will renovate an intersection which has been the site of a higher-than-average number of collisions over the years.
The Wye Road Intersection Improvements Project is intended to reconfigure the Wye Road-North Main Street/U.S. 6 intersection, which lies west of the Kmart/Vons area, thereby creating a throughway that is more clearly and safely navigable.
Joan Simone Toles Darrel Turner
Joan Simone Toles Darrel Turner passed away quietly in her sleep at NNRH in Elko, Nev. on March 13, 2013.
Born to Herbert Leroy Toles and Josephine Marie Toles in Grand Junction, Colo. on Aug. 22, 1937, she was raised in Death Valley Junction/Amargosa Clay Camp area from 1937-1952, moving to Ridgecrest/Homestead and later to Bishop.
Ewen âJackâ Rendell
Private services for Ewen âJackâ Rendell will be held Saturday with Howard Lehwald officiating. Burial will be at East Line Street Cemetery.
Jack was born Oct. 7, 1928 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He died March 23, 2013 at home in Big Pine.
At six weeks of age, Jackâs family moved to Pasadena where he grew up as a United States citizen. He worked in construction as a plaster foreman from 1946-1952, then entered the Army and served in Korea until 1954. When back home, he was in the Army Reserve until he was Honorably Discharged in 1960.
Tom William McCrary
Tom W. McCrary went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2013 at his home in Bishop. He fought a short, tough battle with lung cancer. He was 78.
Tom was born in Rapid City, S.D. on Nov. 17, 1934 to Thomas and Pauline (Peck) McCrary. Tom grew up in Rapid City. He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1953, and attended Florida Technological University in Orlando, Fla. where he received a B.A. in Math-Education.
Mike E. Keller
Mike E. Keller was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Los Angeles to Mike Paul Keller and Eve Galloway. He passed away March 20, 2013 at his home in Big Pine.
Mike lived in Los Angeles until the middle of grammar school when they moved to Bishop. He graduated from Bishop Union High School in June of 1966. He then went to West Coast Trade School and studied Auto Mechanics 1966-1967.
Robert M. Gillis
Robert M. Gillis, age 93 of Lone Pine, passed away Thursday, March 21 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. Born in Wynnewood, Okla. on Aug. 29, 1919, to Bert Gillis and Viola Parker Gillis, Robert âBobâ moved with his family to Compton in 1928.
Inyo County is on the road to adventure now that planning efforts for a dual-use on- and off-road network are awaiting approval from state and local agencies.
The Adventure Trails map is currently in the hands of county road planners, the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Once those agencies sign off on the proposal, project proponents will seek community input before beginning implementation.