Archive - 2013
Mary Ann âSunshineâ Billingsley-Moore
Mary Ann âSunshineâ Billingsley-Moore passed Jan. 14, 2013 at the age of 56 at the Hospice of Kitsap from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). She loved all who came to visit her in her last days and hours.
Mary Ann was born on July 3, 1956 to Colonel (Cricket) and Martha Billingsley of Chico. Her parents later moved to Chalfant Valley.
David Roy McLaughlin
David Roy McLaughlin was born on Feb. 12, 1931 and passed away Feb. 4, 2013.
He was born in Sagle, a small town about seven miles south of Sandpoint, Idaho. David was the second son of David Elbert McLaughlin and Cora Jane Meadors. It was a large family, the father having six children from a previous marriage and the mother having three children (one deceased) from a previous marriage. Three more children would be born to this couple, making a total of fourteen children.
John Loydd Ericson, Jr.
Born June 31, 1990, 15-year Big Pine resident John Loydd Ericson, Jr., âJohn-John,â passed away Jan. 31, 2013 in Bishop.
John-John will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He was a devoted and extremely loving father to his son Noah, whom was the light of his life. He lived an active life, loving the outdoors: fishing, hiking and all sports. He gave nothing less than 110 percent in all that he did, and was always there to lend a helping hand whenever needed.
Robert Clay Calhoun
Robert Clay Calhoun died at his daughter, Betty OâNeilâs home, in Bishop on Feb. 4, 2013. He was 97 years old.
Robert spent the majority of his wonderful life photographing nature in the Eastern Sierra. He loved fall colors, hiking and tennis.
Robert Calhoun is now resting peacefully with his beloved wife of 76 years, Clara.
He is survived by his sister, two daughters, grand- and great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A private burial will be held at Mono Cemetery in Lee Vining.
County leaders decided this week to rescind a decision it made in January, approving a retroactive contract for Inyo County Film Commissioner Chris Langley to ensure he is paid for work he did out of contract last year.
The board voted 4-1, with First District Supervisor Linda Arcularius as the dissenting vote, for a $30,000 contract from July 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013.
Langleyâs film commission contract expired in June 2012 as county staff prepared a Request for Proposals for the position in response to requests from the public.
Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District said it has won another victory in the fight for dust control on Owens Lake.
Kern County Superior Court ruled earlier this week that the LADWP is responsible for paying penalties associated with its decision to withhold $1.1 million in air pollution control fees last year.
Those penalties could reach up to $8 million.
The LADWP sued Great Basin and the State Air Resource Board last year, claiming that it had met its obligation for dust control measures on Owens Lake.
The Dec. 14 tragedy in Newtown, Conn. opened a dialogue in Inyo County and across the country. How safe are local schools? How can a young man be so critically broken and go without real help? Should the nation restrict assault weapons or arm our teachers?
The gun debate will not be solved in the Owens Valley, but county educators, mental health specialists and law enforcement came together at the Inyo Office of Education to begin what County Superintendent of Schools Terry McAteer called âan uncomfortable conversation.â
The Bishop Lady Broncos first match up with Kern Valley, Jan. 18, was a 1-point, last minute win. Tuesdayâs match up was a 63-32 Broncosâ blow-out.
The Broncosâ executed a take-no-prisoners defense; they rained 3-pointers; they played the full 32-minutes as if it was a close game. As coach Brian Pennington said, âit was a thing of beauty.â
Bishop is a solid third in High Desert League at 6-3. The Broncos take on Rosamond on the road tonight for the final league game, with no possibility of being knocked out of the CIF playoffs.
Despite a tough loss to the Kern Valley Broncs, the Bishop Broncosâ night wasnât all bad as High Desert League play winds down to its final game tonight.
Prior to Tuesdayâs game, Bishop was tied for the league championship with the Rosamond Roadrunners at 6-2. Both were a game ahead of third place Kern Valley.
Bishop fell to 6-3; Kern rose to 6-3. Then, low and behold, the Rosamond Roadrunners fell to 6-3 with a loss to the Frazier Mountain Falcons.