Archive - 2014
Anita Rae Wallis
Anita Rae Wallis, born June 10, 1948 in San Diego, passed away Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.
The family moved to Lone Pine when she was very young. There she graduated from high school and was residing there at the time of her death, working at Joseph‚Äôs Market for more than 10 years and volunteering at the VFW.
She is survived by her twin brother, Mike Wallis; her daughter, Deena Roberts; and her husband, Chuck; grandchildren, Kevin, Kayla, Dylan, Kelton and Kyle; and four great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Pam Wallis; and nephews, Wally and Fred and family.
At the end of his first month in office, Bishop City Administrator Jim Tatum talked about what is on his plate now, how he might use his years of management and finance experience to lead the city and his plans for the city‚Äôs future.
‚ÄúThis is a job that I‚Äôve wanted to hold for a long time. To have it and to work with city staff and City Council has exceeded my expectations ‚Äď to have the opportunity to impact my hometown and to work in the building where I went to kindergarten.‚ÄĚ
The Inyo Council for the Arts will be opening its gallery for a reception this Friday to welcome three local artists being celebrated as part of its Featured Artists series.
David Kirk, Gail Camic-Smith and Nigel Smith, each local artists with diverse backgrounds and styles, will have their works on display in the ICA gallery from Oct. 6 through Nov. 14.
The ICA has scheduled a reception to commemorate the show to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday Oct. 10 at 137 S. Main St., Bishop.
The following is a brief statement from each artist provided by the ICA:
One Hail Mary in a season is considered a rarity. So how about three in three weeks... in the same conference? Check out how the Sun Devils defeated the Trojans Saturday night and how the miracle touchdown compares to similar feats of fait completed by Arizona and USC earlier this season.
According to the City of Bishop Public Works Department, the Warren Street Improvement Project is moving forward with its utility work and construction phases, commencing this year.
Public Works Director David Grah said the project, which has been three years in the planning and designing, would begin this fall. It is hoped that once completed, the city-owned Warren Street roadway area could become a second main street that revitalizes downtown businesses and invites community activities.¬†¬†¬†
For the last seven years, Ron and Barbara Oriti have been a photographing local scenery and wildlife, with a current focus on capturing Eastern Sierra dragonfly diversity.
Dragonflies are important, fascinating creatures of ‚Äúcaptivating beauty and diversity,‚ÄĚ Barbara said, ‚Äúand they are fun to watch.‚ÄĚ Furthermore, dragonflies, which predate dinosaurs, feast on such pests as mosquitos and gnats. Dragonfly nymphs ‚Äď an immature
stage of development ‚Äď
are especially ‚Äúvoracious eaters of mosquito larva.‚ÄĚ
Excitement is spreading throughout the Eastern Sierra for the upcoming Altrusa Art Show.
The 16th annual event will be held this weekend in the Floriculture Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday.
According to Altrusa member Andrea Shallcross, this art show is a unique and beloved opportunity for local artists to share their work.
Next week, more than 150 community leaders from across the Sierra, both on the east and west side, will be gathering in Tahoe City for a three-day conference on planning for the region‚Äôs economic future.
As it celebrates 20 years of community development, the Sierra Business Council is hosting the Peak Innovation Conference Oct. 8-10, featuring lectures by two best-selling authors, among other agenda items.
This past Saturday afternoon, Range and River Books looked exactly the way owner Diane Doonan pictured when she moved her used book store to Bishop‚Äôs Main Street. The store was full of people: families with barely-walkers reading in the children‚Äôs section, friends getting their first look at her new location and readers spending a chilly, breezy afternoon working their way through the orderly maze of books.
Anita Rae Wallis
Born May 10, 1948, Anita Rae Wallis passed away Sept. 12, 2014.
She is survived by her partner of 21 years, Linda Gregg of Independence; her daughter, Deena Roberts and her family of Arkansas, including Anita‚Äôs grandchildren; brother, Mike Wallis; sister-in-law, Pam Wallis of Bishop; as well as family and friends of more than 58 years, including Steve and Rosie Young of Lone Pine.
A celebration of life was held Tuesday, Sept. 23 at the Lone Pine VFW Hall.