January 22nd, 2014
Inyo County residents have an opportunity to see a world-renowned piano solo prodigy at the next offering of the 2013-14 Community Concert Season.
Umi Garrett will be performing live at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28 at the Bishop Union High School auditorium.
Garrett began playing piano when she was four years old. By age 8, she made an appearance on NBCâs âThe Ellen DeGeneres Show. By 9, she rleased her first album and she hasnât looked back.
Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine brought it to the attention of the City Council at its Jan. 13 meeting that, with the exception of all-electric homes, all homes are required to have properly installed and maintained carbon monoxide detectors.
Melba Davis Reger
Melba Davis Reger, 96, passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Golden Meadows in Banning. Melba was born May 21, 1917 to Herman and Meta Pietsch Hinz in Farmington, Minn. and was a graduate of Farmington High School. She was a resident of Big Pine for 63 years, Jamestown, Calif. for seven years and Banning for five years. She was always active in her community as a Girl Scout Leader, the Gold Diggers Club and an active member of the Methodist Church in Big Pine.
Thomas M. Knight
Thomas M. Knight passed away Jan. 13, 2014, after many years of fighting cancer. He was born on Oct. 8, 1949, in Hawthorne to Herbert and Elaine Knight.
For more than 30 years, he worked as a lineman with Edison, acquiring many nicknames such as Part Lights, Old Man and Pops. He was liked and respected by many.
He was a wonderful husband, father figure, provider and friend. We will miss him and are grateful to have had him in our lives.
Regula âReggyâ Fandrich
Regula âReggyâ Fandrich passed away on Jan. 7, 2014 at the age of 91.Â She died at the home of her son, Dale, and daughter-in-law, Wanna, in Palmdale.Â Dale and Wanna had been her devoted caretakers for the last five years of her life.
Gregory Joseph Turner
Longtime Bishop resident Gregory Joseph Turner passed away from cancer at the Veterans Medical Center in Reno on Nov. 26, 2013 at the age of 64.
Bishop native Sky Mote, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marines, was posthumously awarded one of the Marine Corps highest honor, the Navy Cross, last week for his heroic actions and sacrifice in Afghanistan on Aug. 10, 2012.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Marine Corps, Mote, 27, an explosive ordnance disposal technician, was wounded during an âinsider attackâ . Despite his wounds, he âexposed himself to more gunfire in an attempt to draw attention away from his fellow Marines and distract the shooter.â
A recent Earth to Sky Calculus research balloon flight provided panoramic visuals of the effects of the drought plaguing the Sierraâs natural environment and local communities.
On Jan. 8, Bishop Union High School student members of the Earth to Sky science club launched a balloon into the stratosphere âto investigate a solar radiation storm.Â At the apex of the flight we took some beautiful pictures of the Sierra, which look remarkably brown for this time in year because of the severe drought,â club advisor Dr. Tony Phillips said.
City Council, the City of Bishop and Administrative Office of the Courts staff are making some headway on plans for a new Inyo County Court Building to be located near City Hall.
With a potential site selected and several preliminary studies begun, construction of the proposed building could begin during the first quarter of 2017, said AOC Office of Court Construction and Management staff at their first-ever presentation to City Council on Jan. 13.
Bishopâs elected officials are considering leaving primetime.
The City Council has proposed changing its meeting times from the evening to the afternoons as part of yet another cost-saving measure.
âItâs just one of many things we are discussing, looking at ways to save money,â said Councilman David Stottlemyre, who floated the idea at the councilâs Dec. 11 budget workshop.