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Margaret ‘Peggy’ Steffen

July 30, 2013

Margaret ‘Peggy’ Steffen

Margaret “Peggy” Steffen, age 91, resident of Bishop for 12 years, born in Long Beach, on May 11, 1922, passed away July 21, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital.
She is survived by her son, Patrick Hannah; and daughter-in-law Jhom.
An open house/memorial gathering of family and friends will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 10 at Peggy’s home.

Mary Ellen Mayfield

July 30, 2013

Mary Ellen Mayfield

Mary Ellen Mayfield passed away July 3, 2013 at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital. Mary Ellen was born in Bartlett on May 10, 1938. She was a graduate of Lone Pine High School.
Mary Ellen worked at the Bank of America Lone Pine branch for 11 years before going to work for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power where she retired with 28 years of service. After her retirement, she and Jim moved to Ridgecrest.

Remembering the voice of the Eastern Sierra

July 30, 2013

He had one of the most recognizable voices in the Eastern Sierra – a voice he used for more than two decades to greet listeners each morning with their favorite songs, humorous anecdotes, congratulations on milestones and achievements, event announcements and summaries of the important news of the day.
Chances are better than good that if you lived, worked or grew up in the Owens Valley during the 1980s or ’90s, at some point – if not on a regular basis – you started your day with John Young.

Tri-County Fair daze coming soon

July 30, 2013

Sow it, grow it and show it at this year’s Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fair, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 29 through Sunday, Sept. 1.
The Tri-County Fair Board and staff at the fairgrounds have released the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guidebook, available at the Fair office and online at, and have announced the flavors for this year’s contests and the line-up of entertainers for the annual Labor Day weekend event.

L.A. man arrested after violent attacks

July 30, 2013

Despite wind, rain and floods that hampered initial response efforts, law enforcement officials were able to apprehend a man suspected of committing a violent robbery Sunday night in Pearsonville.
According to the Inyo County Sheriff’s Office, Johnny Pulido-Gonzalez, 24, of Los Angeles, was arrested Tuesday, July 23 in the Kennedy Meadows area for an alleged car-jacking and attempted murder. He later confessed to Sunday night’s robbery during which he stabbed a convenience store clerk.

Aspen Fire continues to grow

July 30, 2013

The Aspen Fire, located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County about seven miles North of Big Creek continues to grow. As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, the fire had grown from 11,101 to 14,147 acres. It is currently 25 percent contained.
The fire is currently burning off Stump Springs Road, North of Aspen Springs. The South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team is in command of the Aspen Fire.

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