Archive - 2013
(With solar energy being a major topic of discussion in Southern Inyo, and in advance of the Ninth Annual Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, the following offers a light-hearted, tongue-in-cheek take on why the unfairly reviled holiday dessert could be a lot more important than we ever thought. âEd.)
In a surprise twist, members of the Independence Civic Club have discovered that they have been promoting a renewable energy source, fruitcake, for nine years without being aware of its potential.
A fleet of new vehicles for the Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is expected to translate to maintenance savings for the agency, and more comfort for riders.
ESTA recently accepted delivery of seven new transit vehicles, consisting of one mini-van, four Starcraft cut-a-way style buses, one Eldorado and one EZ-Rider transit vehicle.
The new vehicles will be used in a variety of services, ranging from Dial-a-Ride to inter-county routes to Southern California.
The weekend of Nov. 9-10, members of the Eastern Sierra 4x4 Club joined in the festivities at the 28th Annual Panamint Valley Days.
This statewide event is sponsored by the California Association of 4WD Clubs, Inc. and held each year in a remote area of southern Inyo County, approximately 30 miles north of Trona and located in Panamint Valley. Participants come from all over California for this annual event with a variety of four-wheel-drive Jeeps, Toyotas, Broncos, etc.
James William âBudâ Cashbaugh
James William âBudâ Cashbaugh was an avid reader, with a sharp, analytical mind that held a deep interest in learning more about the people around him. Bud had two passions in life, his ranch and his family. Bud passed away Nov. 29, 2013, at age 92.
Budâs story began on Aug. 24, 1921, near Buckley Pond on his familyâs ranch. As the son of Jim and Gladys Cashbaugh, and grandson of pioneer Augustus Anthony Cashbaugh, who settled in the Owens Valley in 1865, Budâs love for his home began at a young age.
Nadine M. Stratton
Nadine was born in OâNeil, Neb. on Jan. 14, 1925. She was called home to be with the Lord on Nov. 24, 2013 at the age of 88.
Nadine and her family eventually moved from Nebraska to California where she attended Le Conte Jr. High School in Hollywood and met her future husband, Larry. They dated off and on while attending Hollywood High School. One of Nadineâs most exciting memories about moving to Hollywood was when her dog got away from her while they were walking and John Wayne caught it for her.
Dolores Ann Warbington
Dolores Ann Warbington, born Oct. 12, 1926 in Gary, Okla. to Eugene Gobel and Agnes Kelly Gobel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Nov. 24, 2013. She was 87.
Jean Olivia Jarvis
Jean Jarvis was born May 22, 1922 in Los Angeles. She passed away Nov. 23, 2013 at Northern Inyo Hospital. She was 91.
At 16, her family moved from Santa Paula to Lee Vining where she met Bud, the love of her life. In 1940 they married and celebrated 53 years together. She was employed by the County of Inyo Bishop Library for 21 years acting as Librarian for 15. She was the bookkeeper and office manager for Jarvis Contracting until their son Rick took over the business in 1986.
PRESS RELEASE ââ Snow is forecast for Friday night and Saturday in Bishop and the City of Bishop Department of Public Works reminds residents and visitors to be prepared for snow on city streets and sidewalks.
Extreme winter weather expected to roll in this week has prompted the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department to urge both residents and visitors to stay safe at home and on the road.
According to Sheriffâs Public Information Officer Carma Roper, the department has been notified by the National Weather Service that a severe cold front is forecast in Inyo County for the next 3-5 days with temperatures in the teens.
In response, the Sheriffâs Department issued the following tips to help residents and visitors prepare:
Eastern Sierra residents have an opportunity to make local childrenâs Christmas wishes come true this year through the Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action Wish Tree program.
The Wish Tree program pairs a local resident with a child from a low-income household to ensure that youth in every community from Benton to Olancha donât have to go without this Christmas.