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Archive - Mar 2014

March 21st

Alpers trophy trout latest victim of low run-off year

March 21, 2014

The drought’s impact on Eastern Sierra tourism took a serious turn for the worse this week when the source for Alpers Trophy Trout literally dried up.
Inland Aquaculture Group, the area source for the Alpers trout operating out of Conway Ranch, was informed by Southern California Edison last October that there would not be enough water to support the fishery through this winter. The Lundy Lake watershed is at 24 percent of normal.

Manzanar Committee makes plans for annual gathering

March 21, 2014

Planning is underway for the 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage and related events.
Each year, hundreds of students, teachers, community members, clergy and former incarcerees attend the Pilgrimage to reflect on life in the World War II Interment camp and educate the public on the history of the Japanese Americans incarcerated there.
The 45th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage, sponsored by the Manzanar Committee, is scheduled for noon on Saturday, April 26 at the Manzanar National Historic Site, located on U.S. 395 between Lone Pine and Independence.

March 20th

Significant Details: A St. Patty’s Day past

March 20, 2014

MARCH 15, 2014 –– This is a saga of a soggy day for some sons of the sod who binged on blarney, loaded up with liquid courage and made their Irish ancestors proud.
As the luck of the Irish would have it, I was there to record their achievement: Taking part in the shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade ever held.

Pat Beck

March 20, 2014

Pat Beck
1929-2014

Pat Beck, long-time resident on Irene Way, died peacefully on March 9, 2014 at Grangeville Health and Rehab in Grangeville, Idaho. She was 84 years old. Born in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1929, to Ora and Lena Mae Rupe, she moved to Los Angeles at age 16 where she married the love of her life, Mel Beck, in 1950. They moved to Bishop in 1957 with their three children. Mel owned and managed Highway Auto Service and Beck’s Backhoe Service until his death in 1978.

March 19th

Supes hear opposition to current draft REGPA

March 19, 2014

More than 70 residents attended the Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to participate in a workshop on the Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment that identifies 14 areas of the county as suitable for renewable energy development.

Bishop police are going to college

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop stands to save money and its police officers stand to save time through an expanded partnership Cerro Coso Community College.

City finds new legal representation

March 19, 2014

The City of Bishop has entered into an agreement naming law firm Johns & Mayer successor to interim City Attorney Peter Tracy who will resign effective April 30.

March 18th

Debra Lea O’Neal

March 18, 2014

Debra Lea O’Neal
1954-2014

Debra Lea O’Neal, 59, passed away March 8, 2014 at her home after a long battle with cancer. She was born in Furstenfeldbruck, Germany on Dec. 20, 1954. She graduated from Simi Valley High School and after graduating she headed the Corporate Suggestion Program at Home Savings. She moved to Bishop with her husband Steve in 1991, where they raised their family.

Lloyd Edward Knight

March 18, 2014

Lloyd Edward Knight
1922-2014

Lifelong Bishop resident Lloyd Edward Knight, 91, passed away peacefully on March 11, 2014, with his loving family by his side. Lloyd was born in Provo, Utah on Dec. 6, 1922 to Frank and Blanche Knight.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Myrtle; daughters, Lynette Williamson and husband Bart of Bishop, Debbie Jeffery and husband, George of Oxnard; eight grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Lloyd was loved very deeply by his family and he will be missed greatly.

Richard David ‘Dick’ Finch

March 18, 2014

Richard David ‘Dick’ Finch
1923-2014

Richard David “Dick” Finch died March 4, 2014, in Bishop. He was 91.
He was born Jan. 5, 1923, in LaMoure, N.D., to Clarence L. and Bertha Simonson Finch. The family later moved to Bozeman, Mont., where Richard graduated from high school. He received a bachelor’s degree in engineering physics from the University of Montana, and served in the U.S. Navy from 1944-46, including a tour of duty in the Philippines.
He married Kristine Hoverson on Sept. 29, 1945, in Bozeman and they enjoyed 67 happy years together. She died Oct. 1, 2012.

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