Archive - 2014
The Big Pine Chevron Gas Station and Food Mart was forced to close recently for not meeting environmental requirements for its secondary containment system.
Gas stations are among some of the most stringently regulated businesses in the state, overseen by multiple departments and agencies. They are required to have multiple backup systems to protect the environment which includes everything from airborne pollution to groundwater contamination.
Underground utility work on the Warren Street Improvement Project continues this month as the City of Bishop prepares for concrete work scheduled to commence early next year.
âWe have a lot of work now complete,â said Public Works Director Dave Grah. He went on to say that the contractors working on underground utilities along the Warren Street corridor worked with the communityto minimize impacts. He added that underground construction work always poses challenges, and the contractor and city were prepared to handle those issues.
Ann Keely Matthiessen
In the afternoon of Dec. 2, 2014, Ann died unexpectedly at her home in Bishop, California. At the time of her death, she was painting, laughing and lunching with friends â three of the activities that she loved most in life. She was 77 years old.
The youngest of three children and the only daughter to Charles âClarkeâ and Beatrice Sargeant Keely, she was born on Feb. 14, 1937, in Los Angeles.
In a move Superintendent Barry Simpson called a âgame-changerâ for students at Bishop Union High School, the district will be converting its traditional library into a modern âlearning center.â
The Bishop City Council said farewell to Mayor Jim Ellis and Councilman Keith Glidewell Monday, and administered the oath of office to Nov. 4 election winners Karen Schwartz and Joe Pecsi.
The council also assigned temporary committee assignments to the new council members, and decided to â appoint a resident when the time comes â to fill Councilman Dave Stottlemyreâ s seat this January, when he assumes the position of Inyo County auditor.
Lone Pine is kicking off its Christmas celebrations this week with a brand new pet parade on Main Street and an opportunity for local children and adults â and their pets â to meet Santa Claus.
Lone Pine chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kathleen New said festivities began Tuesday with the popular Holiday Chamber Mixer, held at the historic Down Villa. That event drew more than 100 residents and visitors to the hotel to spread holiday cheer.
The community will gather at 1 p.m. this Saturday for the annual Lone Pine Christmas parade, which has been a community tradition since 1944.
Thursday Night Football 12/4/14
Dallas (9-4) 41
Chicago (5-8) 28
Dallas used the 3rd quarter to put this game out of reach. After a tightly contested first half the score was 14-7 in Dallasâ favor. Dallas was able to use an early second half turnover to score a 24 yard touchdown pass from Tony Romo to Cole Beasley. They used great field position to tack on 2 more touchdowns before the end of the 3rd quarter to make the score 35-7. Chicago made the game somewhat close thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter of their own, but it was too little, too late.
Raymond Christian Schaaf
A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church for long-time Bishop resident, Raymond (Ray) Christian Schaaf. Father John Gracey will officiate the service. Interment will be at the West Line Street Pioneer Cemetery in Bishop. A Rosary service was held Friday, Dec. 5 at the Brune Mortuary Chapel.
Born Dec. 29, 1932 in New England, N.D. to Rafael and Mary Schaaf, Ray passed away Nov. 12, 2014 at the age of 81 in LaVerne, surrounded by his children.