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March 13th

PD finds link in credit/debit card thefts

March 13, 2013

Even local law enforcement were not immune to the recent rash of credit-card fraud that reportedly victimized hundreds of Bishop residents through sophisticated cybercrime techniques.
Police Chief Chris Carter said Monday that his bank account had also been illegally accessed by a thief or thieves who had remotely and electronically obtained his credit or debit card number.
According to the chief, he was among as many as 200 local residents whose card numbers had been illegally used.

Community Reads author builds social bridges

March 13, 2013

At a variety of venues, this year’s Community Read author, discussed with community members young and old the value of literature, the revelatory process of writing and honoring and expressing one’s personal truth.

Community bidding fond farewell to longtime fire chief

March 13, 2013

John Marzano is a man of few words. So few in fact, that in preparation for his retirement from the Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department, information on the man who has been integral to the department had to be cobbled together from those who have known him over the years.
Big Pine is throwing a party for Marzano this Saturday at the high school gym. True to form, Marzano didn’t really want a party for simply doing what had to be done for the past 54 years.

March 11th

Friday’s blaze being called ‘suspicious’

March 11, 2013

Investigators have determined that the Five Bridges Fire that broke out Friday morning north of Bishop was “suspicious” in nature.
CalFire Public Information Officer Bill Peters said that an official cause of the blaze has not yet been determined, but investigators have said the fire was human-caused.

Grant to help Inyo keep invasive weeds at bay

March 11, 2013

Inyo County recently received $88,000 to manage invasive weeds along the Lower Owens River.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy Governing Board approved $5.2 million in Proposition 84 grant awards last week to assist Sierra ranchers and farmers in 18 counties with conservation measures designed to protect California’s most important watersheds. The funding award includes $88,249 for weed control in Inyo and Mono counties, which will be used along the Lower Owens River Project.

Luminary Walk to shine light on cancer fight

March 11, 2013

Cancer survivors, their families and the community are invited to walk in honor of cancer patients and cancer survivors at the second annual Shine on the Sierra Luminary Walk this week.
This culminating, public event is in memory of and in support of cancer patients – those who died, those who still struggle with all forms of the disease and those who have vanquished it.
The luminary walk is the big finalé to Bishop Unified School District’s Feb. 25 through March 15 district-wide Pennies for Patients fundraising campaign to benefit the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

March 8th

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr.

March 8, 2013

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr.
1917-2013

Ralph A. Reeve, Sr. was born in what is now known as Coos Bay, Ore. on Nov. 20, 1917 to George and Wilda Reeve.
His family moved to Azusa when he was a small child. His uncle, Alex Reeve was a rancher in the Owen’s Valley. Ralph spent many of the years he grew up in the Owen’s Valley.
In 1937, Ralph married Louella Iris Reeve. Together they had five children, Judith Lee, Janet Kay, Cheryl Ann, Carol Lynn and Ralph Alex Reeve. Two of his daughters passed in infancy, Janet Kay and Carol Lynn.

Dawson ‘Bud’ Reed Kilpatrick

March 8, 2013

Dawson ‘Bud’ Reed Kilpatrick
1918-2013

Durango, Colo. resident Dawson “Bud” Reed Kilpatrick died on Sunday, March 3, 2013, after a short stay at Four Corners Health Care Center in Durango. He was 94 years old.
Bud was born to George and Bessie Kilpatrick on his family farm in Lincoln County, Tenn.

County takes over patient-advocacy program

March 8, 2013

An organization that has befriended, defended and advocated for local long-term care facility residents for decades is scheduled to be permanently dismantled at the end of the month, with its services to then be provided by the county.
“After nearly 23 years as the state-designated provider of long-term care ombudsman services in Inyo and Mono counties, Ombudsman Advocacy Services of Inyo & Mono will close its doors on March 31,” OASIM Executive Director Kathyrn Williams said.

Post-Digital 395 Internet speeds yet to be determined

March 8, 2013

With completion of the Digital 395 project slated for July, local Internet service providers are looking at what kinds of service packages they can offer to residents.
Digital 395 proponents have said that the completion of the backbone project has the potential to improve local Internet speeds, but by how much and at what cost is going to be up to service providers.

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