June 13th, 2014
Faced with a concessionaire contract set to expire by the end of the year and dilapidated infrastructure, local leaders have some tough choices to make regarding the Tecopa Hot Springs.
On Oct. 1 of this year, the contract with CLM Services Corporation, which operates the Tecopa Hot Springs and campgrounds, will expire. CLM has no plans to renew its contract with the county, leaving local leaders with the choice of seeking a new concessionaire, taking on operations at the hot springs itself, or closing the area altogether.
Gloria Jean Cline Brown
On May 30, 2014 Gloria passed away in her sleep Friday morning at her sonâs home. She was born in Schurz, Nev, on April 18, 1951.
Gloria, also known as G-girl, was a lifetime resident of Bishop.
She had four sons, Victor, Brian, Kevin and Preston Brown; she also had two grandchildren, Sydney and Naomi Brown; father, Lamar Cline; mother, Alberta McCann; sister, Ernestine Bob; daughter, Christine Bob and her daughter Tamara; cousin, Veltha Henry; nephews, Lional and Rodrick and many nieces and nephews. She will be missed.
A hand count of ballots cast in the race for District 1 Supervisor has been completed and the unofficial count held true. Dan Totheroh will take his seat on the Inyo County Board of Supervisors this coming January.
The race for District 1 County Supervisor was the only contested race in the county in the June 3 Primary, and voters gave Totheroh the votes he needed to take the win without heading back to the polls in November.
Signs are up and the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails systemâs off-highway trails are ready for use, but county officials are still working on an Environmental Impact Report that will steer the selection of dual-use county and city streets to be included in the route system.
On Saturday, members of the Adventure Trails group and local OHV users met at the Laws Poleta OHV area for an official ribbon cutting tailgate party, celebrating the completion of Adventure Trails signage for the area.
Metabolic Studio is continuing its efforts to add to the life force and quality of life in the Owens Valley â a conscious response to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Powerâs continual taking from the valley via groundwater export.
And this time, the L.A.-based collection of artists and activists has its sights set on entertaining the masses with a look back at local history.
A chapter in the Owens Valley water story became crystal clear during cattleman Mark Laceyâs presentation at the Metabolic Studioâs IOU Garden in Lone Pine Monday evening.
The 1991 Long Term Water Agreement between Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power appeared to provide a steady flow of irrigation and stock water for the valleyâs ranchers. Those ranchers are now caught between a long history of consistency in both LADWP lease agreements and water supply and the added pressure of water diversions for restoration of Mono and Owens lakes and consecutive drought years.
Amanda Nora âMandyâ Rumble
Olathe, Colo. resident, Mandy Rumble passed away Sunday, June 1, 2014 at her home in Olathe. She was 44 years old.
Memorial services will be held Friday, June 6 at the Delta High School with the Rev. Brian Workman officiating.
Amanda Nora âMandyâ Doloughan was born to William John and Claire M. (Garrett) Doloughan in Mombasa, Kenya, East Africa.
Patricia âPattyâ McCartney Peace
Patty was born Oct. 17, 1960 in Las Vegas, Nev. and passed away May 30, 2014 at her home in Bishop at the age of 53.
Arden D. Houser Jr.