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March 4th, 2014

Harold Francis Kopp

March 4, 2014

Harold Francis Kopp
1926-2014

On Feb. 19, 2014, Harold Francis Kopp, age 87, longtime resident of Inyo and Mono counties, passed away peacefully at his home in Bishop. He was born Dec. 30, 1926 to Hillard Daniel Kopp and Anna Christine Scott, in Venice Calif.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Clara; and brothers, Hillard Daniel Jr. and Gerald Loyal Kopp.

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot

March 4, 2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot
1916-2014

Helen Julia Barlow Talbot was born Aug. 20, 1916 in Bishop, the oldest of four children of Arthur and Edith Barlow. Her grandfather was one of the early settlers in the Owens Valley and Barlow Lane was named after the family. She passed away peacefully on Feb. 21, 2014.

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt

March 4, 2014

Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt
1930-2014

Born June 16, 1930 in Davidson County, N.C, Margaret Ann Trexler Prewitt passed away Feb. 15, 2014.
Margaret graduated from Ashebore High School and served in the U.S. Navy from June 1951 through June 1953. She married Robert Lee Prewitt May 5, 1957.
After settling in Lone Pine, she worked as a nurse at the local hospital until she retired in 1972. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Richard Orrill

March 4, 2014

Richard Orrill
1924-2014

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved Richard Orrill at the age of 89. Richard passed away Feb. 24, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family.

Harold Carmical Jr.

March 4, 2014

Harold Carmical Jr.
1948-2014

Harold Carmical Jr., age 66, passed away Feb. 24, 2014. He was a native of Harlan, Ky. but lived in Rutherford County, Tenn. the last few years.
Harold was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Carmical Sr. and Rosalie Carmical; and brother, Roger Carmical.
He is survived by his wife, Katherine Carmical; daughter, Michelle (Bill) Cravens of Murfreesboro; brother, Damon Carmical of Corbin, Ky. and Robert Carmical of Virginia; sister, Kathy Dutta of Frankfort, Ky. and Jamie Carmical of Frankfort, Ky.; and grandson, Tyler Vandagriff Cravens.

March 3rd

Manzanar Committee denounces county plan

March 3, 2014

With the Inyo County Board of Supervisors scheduled to make a final ruling on the controversial proposed Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment at its Tuesday, March 18 meeting, a number of community members and organizations are publicly opposing the amendment.

CalFire: burn while you can

March 3, 2014

Recent storms that washed through the Owens Valley provided as much as a half inch to three-quarters of an inch of rain on the Owens Valley floor and 36-48 inches of snow in the Mammoth area.
That was enough moisture for state fire officials to lift a burn suspension that has been in place since the beginning of the year.
CalFire Public Information Officer Elizabeth Brown said Monday the burn suspension was lifted in both Inyo and San Bernardino counties as of 6 a.m. Monday morning. The burn suspension in Mono County was lifted in January.

Bishop Chamber visits, promotional efforts steady

March 3, 2014

From the perspective of the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, the current drought has had little impact on visitation or local events and promotions.
At the Feb. 24 City Council meeting, Chamber Executive Director Tawni Thomson painted an optimistic picture of what the agency “has been up to,” including local and Southern California events, a new hiking publication, an international TV spot and upcoming public mixers and meetings.

March 2nd

Op-Ed: Why is the county ignoring its constituents?

March 2, 2014

MARCH 1 ––– Like a lot of residents, I’m perplexed by the actions of the Inyo County Planning Commission this week. More than that, I’m outraged.
I’ve observed and reported on local government and its agents for the past 14 years. What I’ve witnessed, for the most part, is democracy in action: citizens providing guidance to their elected leaders or volunteers appointed to digest that input on the elected officials’ behalf and pass it on in the form of a policy recommendation.

February 28th

Development plan closer to adoption

February 28, 2014

The public comments from some of the 70-plus residents present at Wednesday’s Planning Commission meeting in Independence showed overwhelming disapproval of the draft General Plan amendment on renewable energy.
All but one of the 32 speakers offering public comments over three hours strongly opposed the Inyo County
Planning Department’s request for approval to send the draft Renewable Energy General Plan Amendment to the county Board of Supervisors for adoption.

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