September 9th, 2014
Harry Ross Mathers
Harry Ross Mathers, 83 of Carlin, Nev. passed away Aug. 31 after a long battle with lung cancer and other complications. Harry was born on July 2, 1931 in Knowles, Okla. during the dust bowl days. His family left the state in 1933 and moved to the Mockingbird Canyon area of Riverside to start a new life there. With his parentsâ€™ permission, he joined the Navy at 17 and served aboard the USS Sperry during the Korean War.
Joann Barbee Stanford, age 80, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 at home in Bishop surrounded by family after a long illness. She was born in San Diego on July 16, 1934 to Richard and Helen Shanks, later followed by brothers, Richard and Robert.
Pearline Kimmis, 89 of La Habra, passed away peacefully at her home. Born in Blythe, she moved to Lone Pine in the early 1970s to be closer to her mom, Minnie Wells, where she resided until 2012.
Pearline is survived by her daughter, Susan Montes and husband Joseph; extended family, the Bahktas of Lone Pine; good friend Kathy Lewis of Medford, Ore.; son, Dennis Harrison and family; daughter, Wanda Crandall and family; brother, Don Richardson, wife Marilda and family; and niece, Carolyn Brodsky and family.
A graveside service will
Agents with the Inyo Narcotic Enforcement Team, with the assistance of several local, state and federal law enforcement agencies, recently raided a large-scale illegal marijuana cultivation site west of Independence.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s Department, officers removed more than 4,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated street value of $2 million from Inyo National Forest land on Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Officers also removed approximately 500 pounds of trash and about 40 pounds of fertilizer from the site. No suspects were located at the cultivation site during the raid.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider approval today of a final 2014-15 budget with funding restored for two popular grant programs designed help the countyâ€™s community sponsors promote Inyo County.
From Sept. 1-8, the board met in open session to discuss amendments to the County Administrative Officerâ€™s recommended budget, which was released Friday, Aug. 29.
Residents and visitors have an opportunity to return to the Good Ole Days this weekend during a fun, family-friendly museum fundraiser.
Laws Railroad Museum will be celebrating the Good Ole Days this weekend with an afternoon of live music, activities and demonstrations of the trades and talents that made life possible before the modern era.
This weekend, United Methodist Social Services will be hosting its first-ever Celebrating the Abundance of the Owens Valley dinner.
The concept of the celebration is â€śpeople sharing their surplus with people who need a meal,â€ť event founder and key organizer Reverend Caddy Jackson said. He is asking community members to donate food items to fatten the potluck-style dinner menu. Although the event invite list includes all Soup Kitchen guests, it is free to the general public as well.
In the midst of the ongoing drought, the California Native Plant Society is offering low-water, low-maintenance landscaping possibilities for local homes and businesses.
The offerings will be available at the Bristlecone Chapter of CNPS at its annual native plant sale from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13 at the White Mountain Research Station, 3000 E. Line St., just two miles east of Main Street.
Read the full story in the Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 edition of The Inyo Register.
The community of Lone Pine has left such an impression on British filmmaker John Jessup that heâ€™s returning next month to film a documentary on the Lone Pine Film Festival, local community members and the areaâ€™s relationship with Hollywood over the years.
Jessup released a trailer for his Lone Pine documentary, entitled â€śShowdown at Lone Pineâ€ť last month. The short clip is available at the Lone Pine Film Museumâ€™s website: http://www.lonepinefilmfestival.org, and on Jessupâ€™s website: http://www.creativejohnny.co.uk/.
As the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. approaches, United Blood Services and a team of local nonprofit groups are preparing for the annual fall blood drive in Bishop.
United Blood Services will host the blood drive from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 and Wednesday, Sept. 10, and from 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11.
According to UBS Donor Recruitment Representative Monika Wiegers, the goal is to collect 200 units during this three-day drive.