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October 17th

Motocross returns to Bishop

October 17, 2014

Motocross is returning to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds Mike Boothe Memorial Arena this winter after a six-year absence.
Community members have revived the popular local sport and formed Bishop Motocross, with races scheduled to hit the fairgrounds arena as soon as next weekend. From November through March, the motocross track will play host to four races and a number of practice weekends.

October 16th

Herbert Otto Willy Fischer

October 16, 2014

Herbert Otto Willy Fischer
1924-2014

Born in Berlin Germany, March 23, 1924 Herbert passed away on Sept. 21, 2014.
He leaves no one behind, as he is the last survivor in his family.
He was in the German army at the tender age of 17, and was promptly captured by the Russians and made a prisoner of war in Siberia for seven years. He often commented that we don’t know what cold is. He had many bad memories from this time, and choose not to talk about them. In his last few months, the memories came back to haunt him. His friend and caregiver, Debra, let him know that he was forgiven.

October 15th

Blaze threatens town of Shoshone

October 15, 2014

A little bit of luck and a lot of hard work on the part of firefighters kept a fast-moving fire from destroying the community of Shoshone over the weekend.
As it was, the blaze claimed two mobile homes in the Southeast Inyo community, damaging power lines and phone lines in the process.
Businesses and homes in the area were left without power and phone access for about four hours.
Dozens of firefighters, mostly from the Southern Inyo Fire Protection District, responded to fight the fire, which began around noon on the south side of town, scorching a path up State Route 127.

Council hopefuls talk taxes, PD and ATVs

October 15, 2014

The following is the second and final installment of a two-part story covering the Bishop City Council Candidates’ Forum held Thursday, Oct. 9 at the Bishop Senior Center. Part 1 appeared in the Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.
– Ed
Five candidates vying for two seats on the Bishop City Council met last week for a candidates’ forum hosted by the Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club and The Inyo Register. It was an opportunity for residents to meet the men and woman seeking election and for the candidates to share their position on various local issues.

Warriors helping warriors

October 15, 2014

This month, in conjunction with Bishop Carl’s Jr., American Legion Post 118 is holding its second annual fundraiser to benefit the Wounded Warriors Project.
On Tuesday, Oct. 21 and Wednesday, Oct. 22, for every Carl’s Jr. customer who brings in a fundraiser flyer, Carl’s Jr., located at 768 N. Main St., will donate 25 percent of the purchase to WWP through Eastern Sierra Disabled Sports.

October 14th

Secrets of the Red Planet revealed

October 14, 2014

Curious residents and visitors are invited to the second broadcast of the Owens Valley Radio Observatory and Cerro Coso Community College’s “Explore Your Universe” Fall Lecture series of talks by prominent astronomers sharing their research and discoveries.
The latest edition takes place this Thursday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. and features Dr. Miles Smith from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory giving a talk titled, “Curiosity: a Robot, a Planet, and the People who Sent it There.”

Grady Stuart Elliott

October 14, 2014

Grady Stuart Elliott
1946-2014

Grady Stuart Elliott passed away Oct. 4, 2014 at his home in Bishop. Grady was preceded in death by his mother, Terry Willis, and his father, Grady Elliott Sr.
Grady graduated from Bishop High in 1965 and had a love for vintage cars, including his little red Corvette. Grady was a butcher/meat cutter for many years until moving back to Bishop to be near his mother, Terry.
Grady is survived by his wife, Georgia “JoJo;” brother, Billy; sister, Julie; and three children, Teri, Greg and Kami.
No services will be held per his request.

Ronald Byron Lewis

October 14, 2014

Ronald Byron Lewis
1940-2014

Ronald Byron Lewis passed away Sept. 29, 2014 at his home in Bishop, surrounded by family, after battling lung cancer. For his police friends, Ron died at 4:40 p.m. and his call sign with LAPD was 4K40.

Norma Inez Forsyth

October 14, 2014

Norma Inez Forsyth
1920-2014

Norma Inez Forsyth, age 94, was born in Nebraska and passed away on Sept. 29, 2014 in Lone Pine. Norma raised her family working as a waitress for more than 30 years in the Southern California area before marrying Russell Forsyth and retiring to Big Pine where they lived for more than 40 years. During their retirement years she and her husband traveled throughout the United States, fishing and golfing through nearly every state (having only missed two of the 50) and enjoying being in the outdoors.

Ronald Byron Lewis

October 14, 2014

Ronald Byron Lewis
1940-2014

Ronald Byron Lewis passed away Sept. 29, 2014 at his home in Bishop, surrounded by family, after battling lung cancer. For his police friends, Ron died at 4:40 p.m. and his call sign with LAPD was 4K40.

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