Archive - Jan 3, 2014
A relatively brief six-month search for Northern Inyo Hospital Administrator John Halfenâs successor has ended with the selection of a new chief executive officer with small-town, rural-hospital experience.
Victoria Alexander-Lane will take over leadership when Halfen retires in July, bringing more than 25 years of urban and rural healthcare experience to the job. NIH Board President M.C. Hubbard made the official offer via email earlier this week and Alexander-Lane accepted, Board Treasurer Pete Watercott said.
All eyes are turned to the skies or to the meteorologists for some indication that the past two years of drought conditions will change. With low precipitation records set in the Western states for the 2013 calendar year, the Eastern Sierra needs rain, snow and possibly the most important, snowpack, badly.
Local offices of the California Highway Patrol saw âa tremendous decreaseâ in the amount of arrests made for driving under the influence this holiday season.
According to Officer Dennis Cleland, public information officer with the Bishop CHP Office, the Inland Division recorded zero fatalities and eight DUI arrests from Christmas to New Yearâs â down from the 15 made in 2012.
One DUI arrest was made by the Bishop office during the Christmas Maximum Enforcement Period, compared to two made between Christmas and New Yearâs last year.
Passionate about food preservation? Want to learn and make friends with others also interested in canning, dehydrating and freezing?
The University of California Cooperative Extension of Inyo and Mono counties will be providing instructor training in food preservation in late March with applications for the course available now.
After a two-week layoff, the Bishop Lady Broncos picked up where they left off in December with a big win over El Capitan High School of Lakeside at the San Diego Wolverine Shootout, Thursday. The Div. 3 Vaqueros fell to Bishop, 55-40.
Sophomore Maria Jimenez had a breakout game putting up 25 points. âAll the girls contributed to the victory,â said coach Brian Pennington. âIt was a great way to start the new year.â
Tournament action continued yesterday with games scheduled with the Div. 4 Templeton Eagles, currently 8-2, and the Div. 2 Ramona Bulldogs with a 7-2 record.
Neddeen Philis Naylor
Neddeen Philis Naylor passed away at her home on Dec. 25, 2013. She was 85 years old.
A cry dance will be held at 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3 at the Lone Pine Indian Reservation ball field, and a celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Lone Pine Indian Reservation gymnasium. A potluck luncheon will follow.
Neddeen is survived by her children, Sue Ann, Mary, Nancy, Eloise, Alice (Rick), Valorie, Kelly; daughter-in-law, Eleanor; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Ethel (Goldstein)de la Torre
Ethel (Goldstein) de la Torre was born three days before Christmas in Brookline (Boston), Mass., and was raised there. She spent time as a Girl Scout and was extremely fond of the experience; it was there that she firstÂ developed a love for fishing.
Don Larson, a resident of Bishop for 45 years born in Storm Lake, Iowa on July 2, 1917, passed away on Dec. 26, 2013 in the early morning at the Bishop Care Center. He was 96.
Donald loved living in Bishop for 45 years; he loved golf, bridge clubs along with fishing in the local area. He was married for 53 years to Ruth Larson.
He is survived by his son, Brad, and grandchildren, Kailey and Jacob Larson.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Jan. 11 at the United Methodist Church, Bishop.
David Arthur Keeney
David Arthur Keeney was born on Nov. 7, 1938, in San Francisco. He died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine, where he had been a resident since July 2012.
David graduated from Palo Alto High School, a star half-back (wide receiver) on the Paly Vikings championship football team. He also excelled in baseball in school and as an early Little Leaguer. Following graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Air Division, serving as a flight-deck crewman and firefighter during the early years of the Vietnam war.
Carl L. Boyer
Carl L. Boyer died peacefully at his home in Lone Pine on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was 91.