Archive - Mar 2014
The drought‚Äôs 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.
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 15, 2014 ‚Äď‚Äď 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‚Äôs Day Parade ever held.
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‚Äôs Backhoe Service until his death in 1978.
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.
The City of Bishop stands to save money and its police officers stand to save time through an expanded partnership Cerro Coso Community College.
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.
Debra Lea O‚ÄôNeal
Debra Lea O‚ÄôNeal, 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
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 ‚ÄėDick‚Äô Finch
Richard David ‚ÄúDick‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs 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.