Archive - Feb 2014
Northern Inyo Hospital Dr. Kristin Collins has returned from Haiti with a continued passion for the service and rewards she experiences from practicing pediatric medicine abroad.
Like Bishop, Deschapelles, Haiti is a small town nestled in a valley between two mountain ranges. Like Bishop, the wide-spread population depends heavily on its rural hospital. Deschapelles is home to Hospital Albert Schweitzer where Collins spent May 2013 giving of her medical skill set and learning more about how to upgrade medical care in simple but profoundly effective ways.
PUBLISHED FEB. 15, 2014 â€“â€“ Taking potshots at the Olympics is easier than having Ole Einar Bjoerndalen shoot fish in a barrel. Actually, since heâ€™s the 10K Sprint Biathlon gold-medalist from Norway, itâ€™s more like shooting pickled herring in a hot tub. Which would look like fish soup.
The Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds is looking for a new boss.
The Tri-County Fair 18th District Agricultural Association Board of Directors will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 19 to consider, among other things, selection of a new CEO.
Interim Fair CEO Sam Dean said this week that the board has not actually made the decision to hire a new leader for the fairgrounds, and will have to check its finances before any final decision is made.
What the board will be doing next week is interviewing two final candidates who have applied for the position.
Ninety years ago, a 15-year old Native American girl from Fish Lake Valley took an important step toward access to quality education. Alice Piper and six unnamed co-plaintiffs sued the Big Pine School District and prevailed in the California Supreme Court.
While the courtâ€™s judgment stopped short of abolishing the concept of â€śseparate but equal,â€ť the case is considered a precedent for the United States Supreme Court decision that did, Brown v Board of Education.
The Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Office took steps this week to simultaneously reduce costs and provide the public with easier access to current crime-related information.
On Thursday, the Sheriffâ€™s Office launched a new, online Citizen RIMS program that can be accessed by anyone, anywhere looking for information from the department, freeing staff from having to process those requests over the phone or in person.
On behalf of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Bishopâ€™s Independent Living Center Bowling Team recently accepted a donation from Happy Hoods founder Carri Coudek.
Through the Pasadena Rose Bowl flea market sales of her anti-bullying Happy Hoods program gear, Coudek raised enough funds to donate $20 to DSES on Feb. 6 at the Back Alley, 649 N. Main St., where the United Methodist Church Social Services team meets twice-weekly. Since Happy Hoods was founded in 2012, Coudek has routinely donated to various local causes $1 for each smiley-face, anti-bullying hoodie she sells.
FEB. 8, 2013 â€“â€“ Thereâ€™s a sappy little saying that assures us â€śitâ€™s the little things in life that count.â€ť Well, here are some little things that are annoying, amusing and befuddling, especially if youâ€™re getting grumpy about getting older.
Itâ€™s not reassuring when you walk into an antique store and your first thought is, â€śGee, I didnâ€™t realize all my kitchen utensils and equipment are worth so much money.â€ť
The smile of Ronald Walton (more affectionately known as Ronnie, Ron-boy and Smiley) beamed from Feb. 11, 1960 until Feb. 3, 2014, and will continue to shine in the memories of the many who loved him. He was a good and generous friend to all and an inspiration to many.
Michele Urquhart (Pinizzotto)
We are sad to announce the passing of our sister, aunt and friend, Michele Urquhart (Pinizzotto), on the morning of Feb. 4, 2014 at Renown Medical Center in Reno. Michele left us unexpectedly after a brief illness.
Brenda (Larson) Mack
Brenda (Larson) Mack, 53, beloved educator and wife of Louis J. Mack, died peacefully at home in her sleep on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, after a long battle with cancer.
Born in Weaverville in 1960, she grew up in Northern California. She graduated from Yreka High School in 1978. While attending College of the Siskiyous, she met Louis Mack, and together they attended Humboldt University, graduating in 1982. The same year, Brenda and Louis were married in Yreka.