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Archive - 2013

March 20th

Students raise almost $11K for Leukemia, Lymphoma Society

March 20, 2013

Last Friday’s 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.

Tumult in Big Pine Tribe?

March 20, 2013

A group of Big Pine Tribal members is seeking to have Tribal Chairman Dave Moose removed from office amid allegations of nepotism, inappropriate use of tribal funds and disregard for tribal process.
Two separate petitions have been circulated on the Big Pine Reservation, one receiving more than 120 signatures, calling for the removal of Moose from the position of tribal chair.

On location: Local youth cast in music video

March 20, 2013

Inyo County is a well-known location for films and commercials. The wide-open spaces lend their beautiful backdrops and the isolation provides the quiet needed from urban environments with their many distractions and loud noise.

March 18th

LP School Board nearing bond decision

March 18, 2013

Small-business webinar series organizers are optimistic that the online events are inspiring added topics and will a positive impact on Eastern Sierra economy.
The first three of 22 webinars in the 2013 series, which started Feb. 6 and is free to Inyo, Mono and Kern residents, showed strong interest and vigorous participation, according to key series organizers Julie Langou, project manager for the Eastern Sierra Connect Regional Broadband Consortium, and Kelly Bearden, director of the California State University Small Business Development Center, which serves Kern, Inyo and Mono counties.

County helps set stage for brand-new, regional event

March 18, 2013

Local leaders have approved the closure of Millpond County Park for a new, dual-county event for Mammoth and Bishop residents and visitors to the area.
High Sierra Events is planning the first annual Mammoth 2 Bishop Fun Bike Ride on June 15. Event organizer Lloyd Cearley said the event will showcase the area to cycling enthusiasts of all levels and will feature live music at Millpond, the day’s destination.

County’s solar project finally a-go

March 18, 2013

Inyo County is ready to get to work on a solar project at its Independence campus thanks to a low-interest loan offered by the California Energy Commission.
Using the 15-year loan with a 1 percent interest rate offered by the CEC, Inyo County is beginning plans to construct a 612.8 kilowatt photovoltaic electric system.
Last week, county leaders approved a contract with Solar City for the roof-mounted system for county facilities in Independence.

Harry LeRoy Whitman

March 18, 2013

Harry LeRoy Whitman
1948-2013

The Lord chose Sunday, March 3, 2013 to quietly and peacefully bring Harry home after a year-long battle with cancer. The Lord had placed Harry on this sod on Feb. 17, 1948 to spend some time raising a beautiful family and doing a few things that God had planned for his life, including two years of service to our country in the U.S. Army.

Harry LeRoy Whitman

March 18, 2013

Harry LeRoy Whitman
1948-2013

The Lord chose Sunday, March 3, 2013 to quietly and peacefully bring Harry home after a year-long battle with cancer. The Lord had placed Harry on this sod on Feb. 17, 1948 to spend some time raising a beautiful family and doing a few things that God had planned for his life, including two years of service to our country in the U.S. Army.

Yvonne D. Jack

March 18, 2013

Yvonne D. Jack
1939-2013

Yvonne D. Jack, age 73, resident of Bridgeport for 35 years, born in Round Valley on April 14, 1939, passed away March 15, 2013 at her residence in Bridgeport.
Yvonne worked as a nurse’s aid for several years. She was also an excellent cook and took great pride in cooking for the annual, traditional walk from Lee Vining to Yosemite Valley for 20 years. She was also active in many community affairs.

Genie Lee Chiatovich

March 18, 2013

Genie Lee Chiatovich
1952-2013

Genie was born in Bishop on Nov. 22, 1952. She passed away March 12 in Reno from cancer.
She is survived by her parents, Gene and Jackie Billingsley; her husband, Wayne Chiatovich; a son, Timmothy Brown; and two granddaughters, Rilee and Mollee Brown. She also had two adopted four-legged boys, Jasper Banner and Yonder Blue. They loved her and she dearly loved them.

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