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Archive - Aug 2013


August 19th

Lloyd Cearley's remains identified

August 19, 2013

Sacramento County authorities confirmed Monday the death of a 43-year-old Mammoth Lakes resident Lloyd Cearley, whose body was found in the Sacramento River Saturday.
The cause of death was being withheld Monday morning, pending notification of his father, according to a Sacramento County coronor’s office spokeswoman.
Cearley, who was suffering from thyroid cancer at the time of his death, was in Sacramento County to see a doctor, according to a Facebook post from his sister, Nicole Cearley Van Alstine.

Cattle theft conviction

August 19, 2013

MONDAY, AUG. 19, 2013 – An Inyo County jury convicted 39-year-old Bishop resident Joseph Charles Mandiburu of four felony charges last week, including cattle theft from a local ranch.
The charges included grand theft in three separate counts of theft of property, cattle and a vehicle.
Mendiburu was also convicted of felony perjury after the four-day jury trial that concluded Aug. 15.

August 16th

Local event founder missing

August 16, 2013

Mammoth Lakes resident Lloyd Cearley, a cancer patient who created the Mammoth 2 Bishop Fun Bike Ride fundraiser this past spring, was reported missing this week after failing to attend a doctor’s appointment.
Mammoth Lakes Police Sgt. Marc Moscowitz said a missing person report was filed with law enforcement authorities in Sacramento, where Cearley’s doctor’s appointment was scheduled, earlier this week.
Moscowitz said the MLPD could come up with little that might aid the investigation.

August 15th

Baby born in jail parking lot

August 15, 2013

Local law enforcement officers in Independence got an unexpected request for service Monday night.
According to Sheriff’s Public Information Officer Carma Roper, at about 10 p.m. a resident walked into the lobby of the Sheriff’s Administrative Office/Inyo County Jail and requested an ambulance because his wife was in labor in the parking lot.
Sheriff’s Corporal Chris Connolly, and ICJ Correctional Officers John Bartlett and Vicki Michener immediately responded.

Parolee at large located in Olancha

August 15, 2013

Aug. 15, 2013 – Inyo County Sheriff’s Officials received a tip Monday morning that a parolee at large out of Sacramento with an active CDC parole warrant was hiding out at a residence in Olancha.
According to Public Information Officer Carma Roper, deputies were informed that the he may be carrying a handgun. Officers responded to the location and spotted 34 year old Dameshelo Antwone Green, the suspect, leaving the residence on foot.
Green was taken into custody without incident and is being held at the Inyo County Jail on a parole hold. After his arrest no weapon was located.

August 14th

Creating a win-win for urban, Inyo students

August 14, 2013

By 2014, the Inyo County Office of Education will be overseeing more than 4,000 students: 2,400 of them live in the county; the other 2,000 will be enrolled in charter schools primarily in the Los Angeles basin. When asked why the COE has involved itself with at-risk students some 250 miles south of its office, board member Chris Langley called on the often-quoted phrase “why not,” adding, “we’re saving lives.”

Where ‘food makes friends’ in Big Pine

August 14, 2013

When technology meets time-tested know-how, a perfect synergy is formed when it comes to starting a new business. One such place has opened on Main Street in Big Pine. Copper Top BBQ has brought good old fashioned Santa Maria-style open pit barbecue into the 21st century.
Barbecue is like a family heirloom to some. The methods and techniques are handed down through generations. To many here in the Eastern Sierra, it is a passion. Hank Otten has the same passion.

August 13th

DWP eyes Rose Valley water

August 13, 2013

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is preparing to activate a dormant well in Rose Valley, where Coso Geothermal is currently pumping up to 3,000 acre-feet of water each year for its operations.
An initial study and Mitigated Negative Declaration of Impacts for the project has been prepared and a public comment period opened Aug. 5 and will close at 5 p.m. Sept. 4.

Ultramarathon founder, director looking to pass baton

August 13, 2013

After 20 years of service as race director for the annual Bishop High Sierra Ultramarathon, Marie Boyd has stepped down with regret and relief, leaving a vacancy that will be difficult to fill.
The race director job, now open to interested qualified applicants, is pivotal to the BHS Ultra, which is Northern Inyo Hospital Foundation’s biggest fundraiser. “The ultra has raised more than $120,000 over the last 18 years,” Boyd said, bringing in more than $15,000 this year alone.

County continues to extend support to Alabama Hills designation

August 13, 2013

Inyo County has again voiced its support for the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group and its efforts to preserve the Alabamas and bring the Hills into the national spotlight.
Last week the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to support the Stewardship Group’s efforts to have the hills designated as a “National Scenic Area.”

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