Archive - 2013
Donald V. Coons
Linda Susan Ayers
Linda Susan Ayers was born in Bakersfield on Jan. 31, 1951 to Robert and Patsy Slater and passed away Oct. 25, 2013 at Southern Inyo Hospital.
Linda, her parents and brother moved to Lone Pine in 1959. She graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1969. After high school she moved to Montana for a short time and then back to Lone Pine.
In 1977 Linda married the love of her life Rod Ayers, Sr. and became the stepmom to Rod Ayers, Jr. and Stacey Ayers-Vanrensselaer.
A slew of Mammoth Mountain bigwigs hit June Lake late Tuesday night, Nov. 5 to roll out an ambitious new plan for June Mountain Ski Area that they say will save the ailing ski area â and to set a new industry precedent.
âWe are going to offer âKids Under 12 Ski Free,ââ MMSA Chief Operating Officer Greg Dallas told approximately 120 people crowded into the community center in June Lake. âThatâs a huge deal. No one else is doing this. Most places there are restrictions, there are asterisks in the fine print.â
Donna McMullen, a recent retiree from the Bishop Bureau of Land Management Field Office, received prestigious recognition at the annual California On Location Awards held Nov. 3 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She has spent many years handling filming permits for projects in Inyo and Mono counties on BLM-managed lands, and for her efforts, has been named âFederal Employee of the Year.â
During her time with the Bishop BLM office, according to Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley, McMullen earned the respect and affection of hundreds of filmmakers.
As 100 mules march from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles to raise awareness about where L.A.âs water comes from, The Inyo Registerâs correspondent, Elizabeth Glazner, took to the streets to find out if L.A. residents are aware of their
relationship with the Eastern Sierra.
âIt comes from two sources: the aqueduct that is stealing it from the Eastern Sierra, and also the Colorado River.â
ââStuart Hamilton, 63
âBig Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead. There may be other reservoirs around here too.â
ââJoshua Kelley, 23
Bishop crowned its newest ambassadors at the second annual Miss Bishop and Miss Teen Bishop Pageant held Saturday at Bishop Union High School.
The five volunteer judges selected Chelsea Smart to serve as Miss Bishop and Callie Rose Kruse to serve as Miss Teen Bishop for the next 12 months.
As queens, the two Miss Bishop winners will head a number of community service efforts locally, serve as ambassadors at out-of-the-area events and make guest appearances at events such as the Bishop Christmas parade and community Easter egg hunts.
With the 24th Annual Lone Pine Film Festival wrapped up, the Lone Pine Film History Museum is getting back to its regularly scheduled events, and that means community movie nights.
The museum reintroduced its movie program this past weekend with a showing of the Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman action/adventure movie âOblivion.â
Museum Director and former president and CEO of Republic Pictures Bob Sigman said the movies are shown free of charge for all community members, but donations are accepted, and greatly appreciated.
If locals look closely at 2014 Miss California USA pageant contestants this coming January, they are likely to see Miss City of Bishop Kristina Blum among them.
After her 2012-13 reign as Miss Bishop, Blum said sheâs ready to pass the crown to her successor â tonight at the Miss Bishop pageants, at 6 p.m. at the Bishop Union High School auditorium â and she has set her sights on representing the Eastern Sierra as Miss California.
During a time of nationwide economic uncertainty, a recent Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau report shed a ray of sunshine on the local economy.
Starting with the Visitors Bureau, then moving on to the Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director Tawni Thomson presented an update before City Council on Oct. 28. The good-news report included high traffic numbers and new collaborations, promotional materials and memberships.
The seldom-seen, chicken-sized local species of sage grouse took a step closer to being listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act last Friday, Oct. 25, when the Fish and Wildlife Service proposed listing the bird as a federally threatened species.