Archive - Mar 2014
Beverly Faith Nixon
Beverly Faith Nixon, born Feb. 18, 1928, passed away peacefully on Â Feb. 8, 2014 at Carson-Tahoe Medical Center, Carson City, Nev.
Beverly was born in Forest City, Iowa where she spent her younger years. She moved to Santa Monica with her mother, Eunice Swenson, during World War II. She lived most of her life in Southern California, with the past 21 years in Bishop. Â
Deanne Kilpatrick, 90, died Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Valley Inn in Mancos, Colo. Private services will be held at a later date to celebrate Deanne and her late husband of 73.5 years, Bud.
A combination of local energy and regional political pressure can help Inyo County take advantage of its solar power potential and maybe stymie plans by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power to build a large-scale commercial solar project in the county.
That one-two combo was suggested by consultant Bill Powers during a presentation called â€śSolar Done Right.â€ť The main tenets of â€śSolar Done Rightâ€ť are threefold: aggressive energy efficiency, small scale solar installations and local control of energy policy and policy implementation, said Powers.
This Saturday, Bishop Union High Schoolâ€™s Future Farmers of America is hosting the premier Family Farm Read event intended to encourage reading while introducing the world of farm animals to local youngsters.
The stateâ€™s plans to build a new Inyo County courthouse in Bishop came to a momentary standstill last week when the city declined to accept the courtâ€™s offer to buy the state Administrative Office of the Courtsâ€™ first-choice building site.
At the conclusion of last weekâ€™s Renewable Energy General Plan workshop, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors approved a grant application to the California Energy Commission that will help fund continued research on renewable energy and energy transmission.
Kathleen Ann Warta
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor
Katori Cambria Ann Taylor, 2 days old, born March 8, 2014, passed away on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles.
Katori was preceded in death by her sister, Katana Taylor; great-grandparents, Michael and Janet Strickler; great-grandpa, John McKellips; and great-great-grandparents, Ila and David Connell.
Ronnie Thomas Roberts
Born June 13, 1934 in Tacoma, Wash., Ronnie Roberts often commented that he â€śdidnâ€™t stay in Tacoma long enough to get rained on.â€ť
Ronnie grew up in the Southern California communities of Alhambra and Long Beach. He attended Long Beach Poly High School where he played football and was part of the Comus Club. He continued playing football for Whittier College, which he attended from 1953-57, earning his B.A. in Psychology, Political Science and Religion. At Whittier, he was part of the Lancer Society.
Behind the unassuming gray door of room 208 in the Bishop High School math building, an upbeat technological world lies in wait. The classroom acts as newsroom, makeshift film set and tech center â€“ an oasis of opportunity for those students journalistically, technologically and artistically inclined.
An array of PCs and Macs perch on the table tops in an orderly matrix, making room 208 one of the only hybrid classrooms in the state. This variety provides the platform for real-life experience with both programs.