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July 11th

Harry Potter actor found dead in Death Valley

July 11, 2014

The body of British actor Dave Legeno, 50, was discovered in Death Valley Sunday.
Deputy Inyo County Coroner Jason Molinar said Thursday that Legeno died as a result of heat stroke in a remote area of the national park west of Zabriskie Point.
As of Friday morning, neither the Inyo County Coroner’s Office nor the public information officer with the Sheriff’s Department would confirm the Legeno discovered in Death Valley was the famed actor.

July 10th

Sunshine (Sai) Santiago DeLos Santos

July 10, 2014

Sunshine (Sai) Santiago DeLos Santos

Sunshine (Sai) Santiago DeLos Santos was born in the Philippines on Oct. 8, 1978 to Deo and Marie DeLos Santos. She moved to the United States with her family as a young child and they eventually relocated to the Owens Valley in 1989. Over the years she followed her dreams to be near the ocean, living in Hawaii and eventually making her home with her son Kaden in Santa Barbara. Sunshine touched the lives of so many that she came into contact with along her journey, always embodying her name by being a shining light full of warmth and grace.

July 9th

Readers urged to participate in 2nd annual ‘Day in the Life’

July 9, 2014

This coming Monday, July 14, most Inyo County residents will presumably be doing what they always do on Monday: going to work, spending time in the garden, going to the gym, having lunch with the spouse, hitting local trails, catching up on housework, doing the week’s grocery shopping …
Others might be starting or ending a long-awaited vacation, welcoming out-of-town guests, launching a massive home improvement project or floating the Owens River.
Whatever it is – from the seemingly bizarre to the supposedly mundane – The Inyo Register wants to hear about it.

Bishop Creek contamination could pose health risks

July 9, 2014

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors convened a workshop on Tuesday, July 1, to address the results of a fecal coliform bacteriological monitoring study of Bishop Creek conducted by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board. The workshop was attended by representatives of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the City of Bishop, the Bishop Paiute Tribe, County of Inyo and other interested parties. Study findings showed frequently high levels of bacterial concentrations, exceeding both Water Board and US EPA water quality criteria, at some locations of Bishop Creek.

Planning Dept. proposes fee increases

July 9, 2014

Inyo County Planning Director Josh Hart proposed several fee changes in his department report to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday in an effort to generate new revenue or at least break even on some department responsibilities.
Hart proposed fee increases for mine evaluations, appeals and for the Lone Pine Architectural Design Review Board. He also proposed legalizing and taxing the use of vacation homes in residential areas, and a switch to online notices for the Planning Commission agenda.

Alleged kidnapping leads to dog shooting

July 9, 2014

An afternoon contact between Inyo County sheriff’s deputies and an alleged kidnapper resulted in the fatal shooting of a local resident’s dog Monday.
During the incident, Raymond Denver, 42, was arrested for alleged kidnapping, assault and other felony and misdemeanor charges.
Deputies had been looking for Denver since July 6, just before 11 p.m., when someone reported to the Sheriff’s Office that “Denver had been witnessed forcing a female into his vehicle following a domestic dispute,” a Sheriff’s Office press release states.

July 8th

Rhonda Kolene Rothchild

July 8, 2014

Rhonda Kolene Rothchild
Rhonda Kolene Rothchild, born Feb. 11, 1960, lived in Bishop since the 1980s. She died June 22, 2014.
She is survived by her sister, mother and wife, Barbara Briggs.
She was crazy at times, but a good person with an awesome sense of humor.

Frances Rowan

July 8, 2014

Frances Rowan

Frances Rowan passed away peacefully early Tuesday morning, July 1, 2014 in Camarillo. She was born Dec. 29, 1925 in Johnson City, Tenn.
She and her husband Kenneth Rowan were married 67 years and lived in Grand Junction, Colo. before moving to Bishop in 1970.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth; four children, Janice, Fred, Dan and Don; five grandchildren; and 10 great- grandchildren.

Dennis Hubartt

July 8, 2014

Dennis Hubartt

Born April 6, 1950 in Oakland, Dennis Hubartt passed away June 21, 2014 in Carson City.
He was preceded in death by both parents, John and Ruth Hubartt; and his eldest son, John Joseph Hubartt.
Dennis retired from Bishop Elementary School District in September 2004 after serving 25 years in the grounds/maintenance department.
He met his wife Patricia in high school their freshman year. They were married in 1969 and have been married 45 years.

July 7th

A big day out

July 7, 2014

The Evolution Group, a subrange of the Sierra Nevada, was the site of an important milestone in local climbing last month.
Twenty-six-year-old Austin Siadak left his car at North Lake on June 23, hiked over Lamarck Col to Darwin Bench in Sequoia-Kings National Park, climbed roughly eight miles of technical alpine rock, then retraced his steps back to his car, in less than 24 hours. On June 24, after 23 hours and 58 minutes on the go, Siadak became the first recorded person to complete this mission within one day. Previously, the fastest car-to-car time was 27 hours.

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