Archive - 2014
Sandra Lynn Heald
Sandra Lynn Heald passed away on April 13, 2014 at the age of 62. She was born June 5, 1951 in San Fernando to Kenneth and Anna Brewer.
As a toddler she moved to Hot Creek. She grew up in the Owens Valley, living on fish hatcheries at Mount Whitney, Fish Springs and Black Rock. Sandra graduated high school, valedictorian of her class in 1969 from Big Pine. She then attended college in Glendale before returning to the Owens Valley and marrying her high school sweetheart, Charles Heald in November 1971.
After seven years of wending their way through procedure, Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power representatives have resolved the dispute over Blackrock 94.
The resolution, approved at Tuesdayâs Standing Committee meeting in Independence, still has to get through both entitiesâ governing boards and a California Environmental Quality Analysis. Both processes will provide an opportunity for public comment.
This weekend, the 19th Annual Home, Garden and Recreation Show will once more showcase various local businesses and the wares and services they offer to make living and playing in the Eastern Sierra easier and more attractive.
At the same time, the Eastern Sierra Gem and Mineral Show will expose residents and visitors to lesser known but no less valuable attractions and resources â hidden beauty in the form of geological rarities and wonders unearthed from the harshest or most innocuous of local landscapes.
The bronze plaque in the rock monument looks like an ordinary State of California Historic Landmark. The words on the plaque, however, are extraordinary.
âInjustices and humiliation.â
âHysteria, racism and economic exploitation.â
Flat Stanley has been the guest of Carol and John Dipoma of Bishop for the past few weeks. Sent from Simi Valley by their 7-year-old grandson Dylan Dipoma, the one-dimensional fellow got a chance to take in all that the Eastern Sierra has to offer, including fishing at Intake II this past weekend.
Donald W. Reeves
Donald W. Reeves, 75, of Keeler, passed away at home on April 1, 2014 of natural causes.
He was born in South Dakota on Jan. 17, 1939 and came to California with his family in his mid-teens. He worked for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, with whom he had several job titles, for over 30 years, retiring in the mid-1990s.
Don enjoyed life to the fullest, with his main hobbies being photography, cars and traveling. He was a friend to all and was always ready with a helping hand.
Lee A. Cox
Lee A. Cox, 64, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at his home.
Lee grew up in Big Pine and graduated from Big Pine High School. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army. He spent his life in the construction business in Northern California, first as a plumbing contractor and later expanding his business to general engineering and heavy equipment construction. He worked on many larger water and waste water treatment plants in Northern California, as well as projects on the Folsom Dam in Folsom.
Melba Keller a lifelong resident of Owens Valley passed away Wednesday, April 16, 2014.
She was born June 8, 1923 at Fish Springs to Harry and Lena Watterson.
She is survived by six children, Donald Watterson (Debra), Pamela Charley (Ben), Beverly Coons (Stephen), Marcella Masten-Keller, Lester Keller (Ann) and Edward Keller (Karlinda). She is also survived by 20 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
Guy Lee Weatherly
As so eloquently put by Doug Thompson, a very special person traveled on this evening, going home to the coal mines and travels of this great country, a true self-made man, loved his family and everyone he ever met. Didnât quite make finishing school, so, one never knew what he was going to say or when, but it was from his heart and his tie to the earth. Guy Weatherly now rests with his loving wife of 65 years, Amolee.
The legendary Bishop Christian Schoolsâ Sixth Annual Ice Cream Social and Fundraising Auction is just around the corner. Scheduled for 5:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 1, the event includes homemade desserts, live music, kidsâ activities, a silent auction and live auction conducted by auctioneer Curt Van Nest.