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July 29th, 2014

Robert Dennis Wallis

July 29, 2014

Robert Dennis Wallis
1941-2014

Robert Dennis Wallis, 73, a resident of the Owens Valley, passed away July 18, 2014.

Missing boy found alive

July 29, 2014

Austin Shedd, 13, of Carlsbad and Mammoth Lakes, who was missing in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park since Sunday afternoon, has been located alive.
Shedd was found by a search team at about 9:30 p.m. Monday night, and camped with the crew before beginning being flown out of the backcountry this morning.
Shedd, his father, Dr. Rick Shedd of Mammoth Lakes, and his father’s friend were reportedly on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park when the boy vanished.
Search teams from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks were called in to find the child,.

July 28th

Lee Roeser: the best of the best

July 28, 2014

Lee Roeser was born to be a mule packer in the mountains and wilderness. At a very early age he learned the craft from his parents who ran a mule pack station. By 6 years old he was assisting his parents, by 13 was already earning a salary as a packer, and at 16 he was hauling explosives, gear and tools for a trail project.

Boy missing in backcountry

July 28, 2014

The search is on for a 13-year-old boy missing in the Sierra backcountry since Sunday afternoon.
The child, Austin Shedd, his father, Dr. Rick Shedd of Mammoth Lakes, and his father’s friend were reportedly on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon National Park when the boy vanished.
Searching for the child are teams from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Parks.
According to the Park Service, the trio had hiked eight hours into the backcountry, planning to exit Sunday at Taboose Pass.

OVC wants open River Summit

July 28, 2014

The long-awaited River Summit is scheduled to start this morning, focusing on the Lower Owens River Project and what, if anything, should be done to meet the goals and expectations of the project.
But, the issue of whether the three-day series of meetings and tours will be open to the public has created a contentious situation “from the get go,” admits Owens Valley Committee President Mary Roper.

Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III

July 28, 2014

Francisco ‘Frank’ Antonio Grazide III
1913-2014

Born in La Puente to Helen Walsh and Francisco Grazide II on March 13, 1913, Frank Grazide lived a long and prosperous life, passing away peacefully in Bishop on July 16 at the age of 101.
Frank is lovingly remembered by his family and friends as a remarkable man who in his later years defied odds by living an active and interesting life, with the vigor of a man decades younger than his true age.

VIDEO: Dog passes out from excitement to see owner

July 28, 2014

Dog so excited to see owner, it passes out.

July 25th

Court decision could reach far and wide

July 25, 2014

A Superior Court decision in Sacramento County may have implications for groundwater pumping statewide, down the line.
On July 15, the court ruled in favor of Environmental Law Foundation, agreeing that groundwater pumping that interferes with navigable waterways does come under the public trust doctrine. Thus, the court ruled, respondent Siskiyou County must consider the impact of pumping on navigable waterways in the process of issuing well permits.

Reward offered in missing persons case

July 25, 2014

Family members of an elderly Bishop woman who went missing almost two decades ago are offering a reward for any information that may provide some resolution in the case.
The Bishop Police Department investigated when Jennie Wyckoff, 90, disappearance 19 years ago, but the trail went cold and officials ultimately declared her dead after three years.
Earlier this year, Bishop Police Chief Chris Cater, at the request of the family, decided to revisit the case to see if modern technology could provide any new leads.

Nonprofit needs help with annual fall fundraiser

July 25, 2014

In an effort to continue supporting local cancer patients, Eastern Sierra Breast Cancer Alliance is currently seeking matching funds for its upcoming 14th Annual 5K Walk/10K Fun Run fundraising event.
Money raised at the family-friendly fun run, which will be held on Oct. 18 and start and end at Bishop City Park, assists Inyo and Mono ESBCA clients who have been diagnosed with any kind of cancer and who apply to ESBCA for assistance.

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