Archive - 2014
Samuel Robert Wasson
Samuel Robert Wasson, 74, resident of the Owens Valley for more than 35 years, passed away on July 17, 2014 surrounded by his family.
A two-vehicle collision on Main Street (U.S. Highway 395) in Bishop at the intersection of Mac Iver Street blocked the southbound lanes of traffic for a short time as emergency crews cleared the scene. The collision occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. It is unknown if there were any injuries. Inyo County Sheriff's deputies, Bishop Police officers and Symons Ambulance Service responded.
The first wave of 2014 Badwater 135 ultramarathoners took off from Lone Pine to Horseshow Meadows, the first leg of the grueling foot race at 6 a.m. Tuesday morning with second and third waves heading out at 7 and 8 a.m.
Harvey Lewis, a 38-year-old teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, was on that final 8 a.m. leg and, after 23 hours, 52 minutes and 55 seconds, was the first runner to reach the finish at Whitney Portal, just shy of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning.
As county leaders wade through a messy 2014-15 budget process, county employees are expressing fear and uncertainty about their jobs.
County Administrator Kevin Carunchio said Inyo is facing a $1.8 million budget gap for the coming fiscal year, and has directed staff to participate in ‚Äúcreative budget solutions‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúservice redesign‚ÄĚ programs to reduce costs without cutting staff or services.
Following an inspection of the Inyo County Town Water Systems in Lone Pine, Independence and Laws, the Inyo County Grand Jury is recommending a price increase to keep the systems afloat.
Ongoing, long-term planning efforts by the City of Bishop have now arrived in the realm of economic development.
After addressing other areas in recent years such as mobility and housing, officials are now taking a serious look at the current economic situation in Bishop, what needs to change, what should stay the same and how any potential change should be put into effect.
Essentially, according to Planning Director Gary Schley, the city is creating an updated road map that future projects, funding allotments and legislative changes will follow.
Scott Matthew Stevenson
Scott Stevenson, 47 years old, passed away on July 1, 2014, at his home in Canyon Country. In the last weeks of his life , he was surrounded by family and friends.
He was born in Los Angeles on July 7, 1966. At that time he lived in Wrightwood. Two years later he moved with his family to Independence. He graduated from Owens Valley High School. After attending schools in California and Arizona, he received certificates in auto, diesel, and air conditioning mechanics.
C.B. Jack Frost
Born in Fresno on Feb. 8, 1944 to C.B. Jack Frost Sr. and Georgerina Frost, C.B. Jack Frost, age 70, passed away on July 12, 2014 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop surrounded by his loved ones. He lived in Big Pine for 28 years.
Phyllis Ann Coufal
Phyllis Ann Coufal, age 82, resident of Bishop for 24 years, born in Valparaiso Neb. on Feb. 24, 1932 passed away peacefully on July 15, 2014. She was surrounded by her number one priority, her family.
Phyllis was born and raised on a farm in southeastern Nebraska. She met her husband-to-be, Alois Coufal at a church dance and was married shortly thereafter on April 24, 1950. They moved to Southern California in January 1956, living in Anaheim until 1990 when they moved to Bishop.
We‚Äôre going to try this again.
After putting a call out for submissions for the Second Annual ‚ÄúA Day in the Life of Inyo County‚ÄĚ keepsake publication and receiving a grand total of two submissions by Sunday‚Äôs deadline, The Inyo Register is going back to the drawing board.
Readers are now asked to keep track of what they do this Friday, July 25. A synopsis of what they did that day, along with any related photographs, may then be submitted to the Register by 5 p.m. Monday, July 28 for publication in the Thursday, July 31 ‚ÄúDay in the Life‚ÄĚ special edition.