Archive - Jun 2013
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 â In response to the extremely high, potentially life-threatening temperatures expected this weekend, local officials have collaborated to have âcooling centersâ and other disaster relief services at the ready.
Working on the effort are Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Health and Human Services and the office of County Administrator Kevin Carunchio, the county disaster services coordinator.
FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013 â Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power have reached an agreement on how to control dust on the Keeler Dunes and one of the last stretches of Owens Lake targeted for dust control.
Mary C. Terrasas
Mary C. Terrasas, age 76, resident of Bishop for 12 years, born in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Dec. 22, 1936, passed away on June 24, 2013 peacefully at home with her family by her side.
Mary was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a resident of Bakersfield and Sacramento before retiring here with husband Margarito. She worked for the Elk Grove School District in food services. Mary was an avid bingo player.
She was preceded in death by husband, Margarito in 2011.
H. David Lewis, Jr.
H. David Lewis Jr., born April 8, 1947 in Clarksburg, W.V., passed away June 22, 2013 in Santa Monica.
Glenn Allen Cyrus
Glenn Allen Cyrus, age 48, resident of Las Vegas for six years, born in Bishop on Sept. 6, 1964, passed away June 19, 2013 in Las Vegas.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; daughters, Latisha (Gabriel), Allison and Morgan; sons, Kevin and Zachariah; three grandchildren, Swayze, Jeremiah and Jett; father, Bud; sisters, Debbie (Gary) and Rosenda (John); brothers, Mike and Nat; as well as several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and many, many cousins.
Herman L. Coffey, Sr.
Herman L Coffey, Sr. passed away June 18, 2013 in Riverside. He was born in Virginia on June 23, 1938.
Herman is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Elaine Coffey; his four sons; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
Herman worked for the SantĂ© Fe Railroad for 39 years. He enjoyed the outdoors fishing, camping, hunting as well as bingo.
Herman resided in Lone Pine for the last 14 years which he truly enjoyed.
A general lack of precipitation in the Eastern Sierra has led to fire and fireworks restrictions on public lands.
Effective Friday, the Bureau of Land Management-Bishop Field Office and the Inyo National Forest are implementing fire restrictions.
âOngoing drought conditions, well below average rain and snowfall this past winter and warmer than average temperatures have led to very dry conditions for this time of year,â said INF Supervisor Ed Armenta. âWe are experiencing very high fire danger and continued hot and dry weather patterns here in the Eastern Sierra.â
A multi-agency collaboration to enforce a special parking restriction plan on July 4 met with controversy at the June 24 City Council meeting.
Before the council approved the proposed Fourth of July âNo Parkingâ plan which would restrict parking on certain city and county roads, a wide variety of positions and opinions were aired â environmental and community safety versus the financial survival of Bishopâs 60-year fireworks show tradition versus personal freedom on Independence Day.
Federal officials with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife have said that Eastern Sierra residents will have more opportunities to comment on habitat and endangered/threatened species designations of two populations of the Mountain Yellow Legged Frog and Yosemite Toad.
With Bishopâs livestock show and auction slated for July 10-13, Bishop High Schoolâs Future Farmers of America are going into high gear with a preview show, providing members with a chance to perfect showmanship techniques and giving prospective buyers a first glance at home-grown, well-fed, well-groomed pigs, lambs and calves.
The preview will start at 10 a.m. at the school farm on Sunland, but the real work for the students started two years ago for the calf projects or earlier this year for the pigs and lambs.