Archive - 2013
The Owens Lake is an imposing sight. But it can be hard for the casual observer to decipher what exactly he or she is seeing.
A quick look at the nearly 100 square-mile âlakeâ delivers a confusing array of industrial views of wet and dry surfaces of varying colors and large sections of lakebed bisected by roads carrying trucks and heavy equipment. Quick eyes will also spot an active mining operation, a remnant of a once-vibrant mining era along the âdry lake,â which for years has been better known for its dust storms and controversy than its mineral output.Â
Last Sunday night, the Tri-County Fairgrounds main arena was not the place to be if you were a telephone pole. Drivers at this yearâs Destruction Derby, the climax of the 2013 Fair, showed no respect for the barriers that defined the crash zone. The poles were sent flying, powered over, used as a wedge for a spectacular near roll-over, served as a fulcrum to trap cars and generally abused. During the Powder Puff heat, Trica Weatherford blasted sideways over the poles, circled the track to re-enter at the west end and went on to win the heat.
The Bishop Broncosâ football squad looks to maintain its phenomenal run of big games, taking the Whittier Christian Heralds apart with a 41-6 win.
âOverall this was a solid game to start the season,â said coach Arnie Palu. âSeveral sophomores have not missed a workout or practice since closing out the 2012 season. The freshmen have come on board following the sophomores leadership. As a staff we are blessed to coach this very dedicated group that is seeing their hard work and disciple pay off on the field.â
A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Many of the details surrounding this weekâs raid on the meth lab are being withheld, but officials said it stemmed from agents with the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service serving multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was itself raided last week.
Laws Railroad Museum is returning to the good ole days of the American West with homebaked pies, 10-gallon hats and good old fashioned hard work this weekend.
Joan âJoniâ Louise Wentworth
Joan âJoniâ Louise Wentworth of Anacortes, Wash. and former resident of Bishop went to The Lord on Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, with her family by her side. She was born in Columbus, Ohio on March 19, 1936.
At a young age she moved to New York City with her parents, Clem and Alice Rande, where she graduated from high school and went to work as a teletype operator for Transworld Airlines in the Manhattan headquarters.
James Preston Wallace
James Preston Wallace, 92, died Aug. 26, 2013 at the Bishop Care Center. He was born at White River to Dennis and Lena Wallace on March 1, 1921.
There will be graveside services at the Fish Lake Valley Cemetery at 10 a.m. Sept. 7, 2013.
He was the youngest of seven children, all of whom have preceded him in death.
Sheila A. McClammer
At 81 years of age, Sheila A McClammer passed away peacefully on Dec. 27, 2012 in Newhall. She was born on Sept. 1, 1931 to Ernest and Ethel Lewis in Framingham Mass. Sheila grew up in Pasadena, moving there as a young girl. In 1969 she brought her family to Bishop to raise. She worked as a bookkeeper for the Bishop Nursery and later Copper Kettle. In 1984 she moved to Lancaster to work for Rockwell. After retiring she moved back to Bishop to enjoy retirement.
Darrell Lloyd Fookes
Darrell is survived by his wife, Donna; sons, Dwayne, Darren and Dennis; seven grandchildren; two brothers; and a sister.
Darrell moved to Lone Pine in 1999, where he worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. He retired in 2012.
There will be a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the VFW Post in Lone Pine.
Lorrie Lee Vaughn (Bumgarner)
Lorrie was born Sept. 23, 1967 in Lone Pine. She passed away Aug. 15, 2013 at Renown Medical Center in Reno. She was 45 years old.
Lorrie was a kind-hearted, giving, humorous, intelligent person who loved to read and watch television cooking shows. She graduated Bishop Union High School in 1985. She had a talent for drawing and had the voice of an angel when she sang. Lorrie could remember the words to every song she had ever heard.