Archive - 2013
William Bevet Rowan
William Bevet Rowan, born Sept. 18, 1932 in Lone Pine, died June 21, 2013 at his home in Bishop with family by his side from a two-and-a-half year battle with lung cancer.
Bill was the second of two children born to Bevet Malcolm Lane Rowan and Alta Nevada Goode Rowan. At age three his father died in an auto accident. When he was 6, his mother married Walter Turner. Except for a couple of years in Bishop and Lee Vining, Alta and Walt raised Bill and his sister Margaret in Independence through their school years.
William David Chandler
William David Chandler, 91, passed away July 2, 2013 in Visalia.
William was a World War II veteran with the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946. He was also the first UPS driver in Bishop from 1961 through 1975 when he retired at the age of 53 and went fishing.
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Initial plans have been solidified for the City of Bishopâs first promotional branding-concept video.
Details were hammered out at a July 9 planning meeting, where City Administrator Keith Caldwell facilitated discussions between citizens and film professionals.
âAttracting people to the area for potential business opportunities is our real focus,â Caldwell said. The five-minute introductory video and five, three-minute companion chapters â business, healthcare, real estate, schools and tourism â will promote the family and social quality of life here available in Bishop, he added.
Some might call him a jack of all trades, other might say he is a Renaissance man but whatever the case, Bishop local Robert Miller never stops learning, creating and growing.
Since Millerâs May 31 art show and sale at East Side Books, the self-taught artist/architect/inventor/photographer/machinist and soon-to-be nonagenarian said he is deeply involved in experimenting with various ways to use charcoal. âThatâs where I live, in the journey of art.â
Change is coming to the Lone Pine Airport â the kind of change that local officials hope will help aviators identify the region they are in and the activities that are available when they fly into Lone Pine.
The Lone Pine Airport will be renamed the Lone Pine-Death Valley Airport. Local officials and a group of Lone Pine residents said Tuesday the new name will help tourists, especially foreign tourists, identify Lone Pine as a gateway to Death Valley.
Inyo County Health and Human Services/Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging will be sponsoring several community presentations about the two new Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans, HHS/Eastern Sierra Area Agency on Aging Director Jean Turner said.
Beginning this Saturday, there is even more for community members and visitors to see at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Museum Director and former president and CEO of Republic Pictures Bob Sigman announced Monday that he completed a licensing negotiation with Swank Motion Pictures, Inc., one of three companies that handles film licensing for major studios, that will allow the museumâs theater to screen new-release DVDs for the community.
Swank provides both public performance licensing rights and licensed movies to numer-
Shirley Mae Summers
Shirley Mae Kellner âSummersâ was born Sept. 25, 1937 in Darwin. She loved this small mining town where she grew up and always talked of wonderful memories of her life there.
At the age of 6, Shirley learned to play the piano. She was well known for her musical talent of being a great pianist and was able to play any style of music. With this God-given talent, Shirley used this gift during her years of being a minister. She was a loving mother, sister, auntie, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.
Digital 395, the high-speed Internet project that will improve connections from Barstow to Reno, is nearing the last leg but unexpected delays may hold completion for another month.
The project was scheduled to be completed by July 31, but managers said the company building the fiber-optic backbone, Praxis Associates, said some permits from the U.S. Forest Service have yet to be issued, and some communities, including Inyoâs towns along the U.S. 395 corridor, probably wonât be completed until mid- or late August.
Inyo County Sheriff Bill Lutze has asked for â and received â an amendment to the local vehicle code regulating long-term parking on county roads.
The amendment that the Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday means that local rules for parking vehicles on county and state highways will remain the same: vehicles left parked for more than 10 days can be towed away.
However, Lutze explained Tuesday that the county ordinance dealing with prolonged parking actually cited the wrong state vehicle code.