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September 4th

Darrell Lloyd Fookes

September 4, 2013

Darrell Lloyd Fookes
1947-2013

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)

September 4, 2013

Lorrie Lee Vaughn (Bumgarner)
1967-2013

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.

Tanda Gretz

September 4, 2013

Tanda Gretz
1962-2013

Tommy Miller

September 4, 2013

Tommy Miller
1947-2013

Tommy Miller was known as a fun loving man who lived life to the fullest. His laughter was contagious and humorous nature made him one of a kind. He had many stories to tell and the time shared with him was always memorable. He touched a lot of hearts and had many friends, he was a loving son, father, grandpa, brother, cousin and uncle, a proud man who will be dearly missed.

Mr. Freeman Frisco Love

September 4, 2013

Mr. Freeman Frisco Love
1921-2013

Longtime resident and barber of Bishop passed quietly in Idaho, Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 surrounded by his daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Love is survived by his daughter, Deanna Smith; three grandchildren, Jessie (Robin) and husband, Steve Adams, Ivan Smith and wife, Jerrilene and Kevin Smith and wife Jill; seven great-grandchildren, Frisco Adams, Trustin Adams, Samantha Adams, Lauren Smith, Maxton Smith, Ivy Jene Smith and Charilyn; one sister, Ada Jo Tarver; and several nieces and nephews.

Broncos’ inexperience hurts team in season opener

September 4, 2013

When a team loses its season opener, the initial response is to look at the what-ifs. What if Whittier Christian kicker, Derek Bush, hadn’t made 4 field goals, and the score would have been 29-20 instead of 41-20, a much more palatable points spread. There are probably a dozen more “what-ifs” to be analyzed, but it’s all fairly pointless. The Bishop Broncos lost to the very strong, seasoned Heralds Friday night.

Silver lining behind Lone Pine Eagles’ loss

September 4, 2013

Change some of the names and numbers and the Lone Pine Golden Eagles season opener against the Mineral County Serpents would sound a whole lot like the Broncos football opener against the Heralds. The Eagles fell 56-30 to the Serpents, but there is cause for hope in south county.

September 3rd

Torrance man falls to his death after summiting Mt. Whitney

September 3, 2013

A 60-year-old Southern California man fell to his death Sunday afternoon after summiting Mt. Whitney, the tallest peak in the Lower 48 states.
According to a press release from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, Torrance resident Yukio Kato was on his way back to the Whitney Portal Trailhead from the 14,497-foot summit and was about a mile down the trail at an elevation of about 13,500 feet when he fell an estimated 200 feet off a cliff.

August 30th

Cooking with love at Bishop’s newest bistro

August 30, 2013

Chef Darin Harding mixes a dozen years of sous chef experience with fresh, organic ingredients and liberal pinches of love to serve up original culinary creations at his new Bishop bistro.
Since Sage Restaurant opened on Aug. 1 at 621 W. Line St., customers have been enjoying inventive “continental fine dining,” said Harding, a former Convict Lake Restaurant chef. “You can dress up or down; the emphasis is on the food.”

Inyo pot farm leads police to SoCal meth lab

August 30, 2013

A pot farm in the wilderness west of Lone Pine has led investigators to a meth lab in Southern California.
Agents from the Inyo Narcotics Enforcement Team and U.S. Forest Service served multiple search warrants in Southern California as part of their investigation into the Hogback Creek marijuana cultivation site in Inyo County that was raided last week.

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