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Archive - Jan 2014

January 8th

Fact or fiction: Local brothers join search for bigfoot

January 8, 2014

Has definitive proof been obtained to finally convince the world that one of its most enduring myths is actually reality? And did local brothers Daniel and David Greene play a key role in the discovery?
Neither the Greenes nor Spike TV will say, but urge the curious to tune in tomorrow night to the premier of the new reality series, “10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty.”

GED testing now available in Inyo

January 8, 2014

Starting this month and for the first time in more than 20 years, local residents will be able to take the General Education Degree test in Inyo County.
Through the coordinated efforts of Cerro Coso Community College and the Inyo County Superintendent of Schools Office, the Bishop campus of the Eastern Sierra College Center will be the site of monthly testing dates for a wide variety of state and national tests.

January 6th

10 of 12 incumbents to run for county office

January 6, 2014

All but two local public officials appear to be seeking re-election in the upcoming June 3 Primary.
With 59 days remaining in the filing period, nine other incumbents have taken out Petitions in Lieu of Filing Fees and a 10th – Coroner Leon Brune – announced his intention to run for another term on Monday.
So far, 11 days into the 2014 election cycle, the field of prospective candidates includes 10 incumbents and two newcomers testing the waters for 16 public offices, which include four seats on the Inyo County Board of Education.

LORP progress report, public meeting on tap

January 6, 2014

In 1997, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and several others parties, including Inyo County, signed an agreement outlining the Lower Owens River Project.
That Memorandum of Understanding included the parameters of the project – the largest river restoration in the western U.S. – as well as its overriding goal.

A first for small businesses in high-speed Internet age

January 6, 2014

Schat.net of Bishop got an early Christmas present last month when the California Public Utilities Commission approved a resolution that provides it with a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity. This is the first time the CPUC has approved such a certificate, which is typically reserved for telephone companies, rather than independent Internet service providers.
Schat.net applied for the CPCN last February to qualify for California Advanced Services Fund grants for two proposed last-mile projects in Mono and Inyo counties.

Neddeen Philis Naylor

January 6, 2014

Neddeen Philis Naylor
1928-2013

Neddeen Philis Naylor passed away at her home on Dec. 25, 2013. She was 85 years old.
A crydance 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.

Carl Donald King

January 6, 2014

Carl Donald King
1934-2013

Carl King, age 79, passed away Dec. 18, 2013 at Southern Inyo Hospital in Lone Pine.
He was born in Muskegon, Mich. and has resided the last 17 years in Independence.
Carl served in the U.S. Marine Corps for six years. He was a member of the American Legion, Masons, Eastern Star and Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Noretta, and his brothers, Jerry, Paul and John.

Bonny Hollis

January 6, 2014

Bonny Hollis
1925-2013

Longtime Bishop resident Bonny Hollis, age 88, died peacefully in her bed, with her daughter and granddaughter by her side, in the Bishop Care Center on Dec. 26, 2013 after a long battle with dementia and macular degeneration.

Eva Estelle Alva

January 6, 2014

Eva Estelle Alva
1926-2013

Eva E. (Jarvis) Alva, age 87, was a lifetime resident here in Bishop. Eva was born to George A. Jarvis and Clara A. Jarvis who moved to Bishop in 1919 and began the original Jarvis Construction. Eva was their last living child born to them at home on Grove Street. on Jan. 18, 1926. She passed away on Dec. 20, 2013 at the Northern Inyo Hospital.

January 3rd

New CEO for NIH

January 3, 2014

A relatively brief six-month search for Northern Inyo Hospital Administrator John Halfen’s 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.

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