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Archive - Feb 2014

February 10th

Cooking Channel to showcase Bishop eatery

February 10, 2014

Preparing to celebrate two years in business next month, Holy Smoke Texas BBQ in Bishop is about to receive an anniversary gift in the form of national television exposure.

Evelyn Lillie Nelson

February 10, 2014

Evelyn Lillie Nelson
1911-2014

Evelyn Nelson, a longtime Lone Pine resident, went to be with her Savior Feb. 3, 2014 at the age of 102.
Born Evelyn Lillie Wiltfang on Dec. 30, 1911 to Leonard and Carrie Wiltfang in Eugene, Ore. She lived 77 years in Inyo County and most of those years in Lone Pine. She was crowned the first Miss Inyo County at the Keeler Pool in July 1929 and graduated from Lone Pine High School in 1930. She had been a great fan of – and player on – the girls’ basketball team. She was married to Delbert George Nelson in August of that same year.

February 7th

Death of a Mono County resident related to the flu

February 7, 2014

PRESS RELEASE ––– The Mono County Health Department was notified yesterday, Feb. 6, that the death of a Mono County resident is most likely related to an H1N1 2009 swine influenza infection.
Permission to release the following detailed information has been graciously given to us by Mrs. Cheryl McCoy. Our hearts go out to Mrs. McCoy and the McCoy family during this time of loss.

Council to rule on meeting change Monday

February 7, 2014

City leaders are set to consider once more on Monday whether their bi-monthly meetings should be moved from 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Monday’s discussion will mark the second reading of an ordinance allowing for the change, and if the City Council turns in another majority vote in favor of switching to daytime, it becomes municipal law 30 days thereafter.

A hero’s welcome

February 7, 2014

Each year since 2007, Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra proudly hosts our nation’s Wounded Warriors. The Warriors received personalized instruction in Alpine skiing, snowboarding, cross-country, biathlon demonstrations – even tubing at Woolly’s Tube Park.
In addition, the Warriors were treated to an exclusive screening of the documentary “The Movement,” narrated by Warren Miller and Robert Redford. They also were given a sneak peek at DSES’ newest project, the first ever National Wounded Warrior Lodge, a housing and education program in Mammoth Lakes.

Wild kingdom

February 7, 2014

Bishop resident Craig Jackson went on a hike Jan. 24 and had what he calls “probably my favorite wildlife adventure so far” in the several months since he moved here from Southern California. Jackson hiked five miles up Arc Road in the foothills of the Sierra west of Big Pine just below Piper Peak, along the way catching sight of at least a half dozen hawks and a golden eagle near Baker Creek, and finding a huge set of antlers. But the best part, he says, was the buck he awoke while coming up and over a ridge.

Lubken Ranch a vital link to valley history

February 7, 2014

The people crowded around the stout loading chute at the Lubken Ranch were bundled up against the morning wind in a colorful assortment of winter gear, from cowboy hats and canvas Carhartt coats to wool beanies and Patagonia down jackets.
“I was hoping for a little better day. It’s a bit blustery,” said Scott Kemp, which made some in the crowd wonder what the local rancher might consider “windy.”

Playhouse 395’s ‘Oklahoma!’ stampedes into Bishop

February 7, 2014

Residents are invited to grab their cowboy hats and boots as Playhouse 395’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein blockbuster musical “Oklahoma!” stampedes into the historic Bishop Union High School Theater this March with cowboys, cowgirls and farmers kicking up a song and dance storm.
The local cast, led by real-life couple Jenn and Eddie Davis as Laurey and Curly, kicked off rehearsal right after New Year’s for the Playhouse 395 spring show.

February 6th

Noreen Rae McKellips

February 6, 2014

Noreen Rae McKellips
1933-2014

Noreen Rae McKellips, age 80, a resident of Bishop, born in Los Angeles on July 24, 1933 passed away peacefully on Jan. 31, 2014 at her home.

Roberta Lynn Corning

February 6, 2014

Roberta Lynn Corning
1963-2014

Roberta Lynn Corning, born Dec. 18, 1963, passed away at her home in Dyer, Nev. Jan. 18, 2014.
A beloved wife of David Corning, she was also the devoted daughter of Isabel Marshall of Big Pine and loving sister of Ruth Ann Goede of Bishop.
Roberta was born in Pasadena and grew up in Sierra Madre, but lived 24 years in the Bishop area before moving with her husband David to Dyer.
She was preceded in death by her father, William Hayward Marshall of Big Pine in September of 2012.

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