Archive - Jul 16, 2013
William Bevet Rowan
William Bevet Rowan, born Sept. 18, 1932 in Lone Pine, died June 21, 2013 at his home in Bishop with family by his side from a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.
Bill was the second of two children born to Bevet Malcolm Lane Rowan and Alta Nevada Goode Rowan. At age three his father died in an auto accident. When he was 6, his mother married Walter Turner. Except for a couple of years in Bishop and Lee Vining, Alta and Walt raised Bill and his sister Margaret in Independence through their school years.
William David Chandler
William David Chandler, 91, passed away July 2, 2013 in Visalia.
William was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He was also the first UPS driver in Bishop from 1961 through 1975 when he retired at the age of 53 and went fishing.
There will be no services.
Initial plans have been solidified for the City of Bishopâ€™s first promotional branding-concept video.
Details were hammered out at a July 9 planning meeting, where City Administrator Keith Caldwell facilitated discussions between citizens and film professionals.
â€śAttracting people to the area for potential business opportunities is our real focus,â€ť Caldwell said. The five-minute introductory video and five, three-minute companion chapters â€“ business, healthcare, real estate, schools and tourism â€“ will promote the family and social quality of life here available in Bishop, he added.
Some might call him a jack of all trades, other might say he is a Renaissance man but whatever the case, Bishop local Robert Miller never stops learning, creating and growing.
Since Millerâ€™s May 31 art show and sale at East Side Books, the self-taught artist/architect/inventor/photographer/machinist and soon-to-be nonagenarian said he is deeply involved in experimenting with various ways to use charcoal. â€ťThatâ€™s where I live, in the journey of art.â€ť
Change is coming to the Lone Pine Airport â€“ the kind of change that local officials hope will help aviators identify the region they are in and the activities that are available when they fly into Lone Pine.
The Lone Pine Airport will be renamed the Lone Pine-Death Valley Airport. Local officials and a group of Lone Pine residents said Tuesday the new name will help tourists, especially foreign tourists, identify Lone Pine as a gateway to Death Valley.