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July 17th

Bills for contested ‘fire fee’ hitting mailboxes statewide

July 17, 2013

A second round of controversial statewide fire fee bills are being sent out, and local property owners residing outside of local fire districts can expect to get their bills soon.
The new bills are set to go out beginning the week of July 15. The bills went out to home owners of record on July 1, for homes in state fire responsibility areas (any area outside of a municipal fire district) where CalFire is responsible for fire suppression.

Welcome home, Gia Joy, Mike and Heather

July 17, 2013

On July 6, Gia Joy, Heather and Mike Gehringer were met by a crowd of well-wishers upon their return home to Bishop after a seven-month stay at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where the toddler successfully completed treatment for cancer.
About 30-40 friends and family, carrying homemade signs and balloons, had waited nearly an hour on the street outside the Gehringers’ home, unsure of the family’s exact arrival time.
“The love was definitely apparent,” Gia’s maternal grandfather Howard Lehwald said.

July 16th

William Bevet Rowan

July 16, 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

July 16, 2013

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.
There will be no services.

Promo video hoped to reel in new biz

July 16, 2013

Initial plans have been solidified for the City of Bishop’s 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.
“Attracting people to the area for potential business opportunities is our real focus,” Caldwell said. The five-minute introductory video and five, three-minute companion chapters – business, healthcare, real estate, schools and tourism – will promote the family and social quality of life here available in Bishop, he added.

Renaissance man

July 16, 2013

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 Miller’s 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. ”That’s where I live, in the journey of art.”

What’s in a name?

July 16, 2013

Change is coming to the Lone Pine Airport – 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.

July 15th

MediCal Managed Care is coming to Inyo County

July 15, 2013

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.

New coming attractions for Lone Pine Museum

July 15, 2013

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 museum’s theater to screen new-release DVDs for the community.
Swank provides both public performance licensing rights and licensed movies to numer-

July 12th

Shirley Mae Summers

July 12, 2013

Shirley Mae Summers

Shirley Mae Kellner “Summers” 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.

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