Archive - 2013
Local authorities say residents are still being victimized by credit card fraud that, in many cases, can be traced to local businessesâ hacked computer systems.
As the Bishop Police Department continues its investigation, authorities are advising residents to use cash or checks whenever possible to protect their financial information from cybercrime hackers.
âWeâre still getting reports on a day-to-day basis,â Bishop PD Public Information Officer Katie Coffman said. âItâs been slowing down some over the past couple weeks, but weâre still seeing about six reports, or more, a day.â
Owens Valley youth are getting the benefit of a new focus on mock crash demonstrations that impress the potentially devastating results of distracted driving by teenage drivers â text messaging.
During a simulated vehicle collision, complete with play victims and real rescue and law enforcement personnel, Death Valley Unified School District middle and high school students saw the increasingly prevalent, devastating results of texting while driving, said DVUSD Superintendent Jim Copeland.
Peggy L. Fulton
Peggy was born in Los Angeles on Sept. 26, 1947 and passed away in Hemet on March 20, 2013.
She was a loving wife to Thomas, and mother to Kimberly and Joseph.
She is survived by her husband, two children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Home Street Middle School eighth-graders had a chance to get a birdâs eye view of college life that may impact the way they look at their high school career.
During a four-day tour of several Southern California universities, HSMS teacher Tiffany Randallâs eighth-grade AVID class broadened its academic horizons, went sightseeing and was inspired by a renowned educator, Randall said.
Inyo County is poised to lose two longtime public officials while gaining an experienced public servant from the Town of Mammoth Lakes.
In a bit of shuffling between the two counties, Auditor-Controller Leslie Chapman will be leaving the elected post sheâs held since 2003 to take a similar position with Mono County. Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. Executive Director Pam Hennarty is resigning from her post, meanwhile, to serve as Inyo Countyâs deputy administrator, effective April 12 and Inyo County Counsel Randy Keller will be retiring this summer.
Federal officials are working out the details of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts to military and domestic programs that were to be implemented as part of the March 1 federal sequester.
Those cuts would be the start of $1 trillion in reductions over the next decade designed to stop government overspending. The largest hit will be a 14 percent cut to the U.S. Defense Department. But smaller cuts to agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and the Department of Agriculture could impact residents and visitors in the Eastern Sierra.
Japanese farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka once said, âThe ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.â
Lone Pine High Schoolâs Future Farmers of America program has been cultivating fine young adults for the past 19 years.
In a continuing show of support for the efforts of both the program and its students, dozens of community members turned out for the March 8 FFA Blue & Gold Fundraiser at the Lone Pine Film History Museum.
Don Morgan âDonnieâ was raised in Bishop since the age of two. He graduated from Bishop Union high School, and worked for Safeway, and then worked for Union Caribe for many years.
Don enjoyed fishing, camping, baseball and spending time with family and friends.
He leaves behind his mother, Irene Morgan and his two daughters, Lisa and Krista Morgan as well as six grandchildren, Lance, Devyn, Alyssa, Leeah. Eric and Jade.
Don passed away in Hayesville, Okla. due to on going health problems.
Christina Lynn De George
A memorial service will be held for Christina Lynn DeGeorge at noon Saturday, April 20. Services will celebrated by HSRM Fred Weatherly at the Church on the Mountain/Crowley Lake Community Center. Christina was 43 years old. She passed away Friday, March 8 at Renown Medical Center.
Last Fridayâs Luminary Walk, the grand finale of the local 2013 Pennies for Patients campaign, honored cancer patients and thanked the community for giving of their money, time, blood and even their hair.
At the March 15 Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk held at the Bishop Union High School track, the Bishop Unified School District-wide fundraiser to benefit the national Leukemia and Lymphoma Society ended as luminaries were lit; people walked, ate, shopped and had their faces painted; music played on; and fundraising totals were announced.