March 29th, 2013
There is light at the end of a tunnel for a City of Bishop Public Works project that will renovate an intersection which has been the site of a higher-than-average number of collisions over the years.
The Wye Road Intersection Improvements Project is intended to reconfigure the Wye Road-North Main Street/U.S. 6 intersection, which lies west of the Kmart/Vons area, thereby creating a throughway that is more clearly and safely navigable.
Joan Simone Toles Darrel Turner
Joan Simone Toles Darrel Turner passed away quietly in her sleep at NNRH in Elko, Nev. on March 13, 2013.
Born to Herbert Leroy Toles and Josephine Marie Toles in Grand Junction, Colo. on Aug. 22, 1937, she was raised in Death Valley Junction/Amargosa Clay Camp area from 1937-1952, moving to Ridgecrest/Homestead and later to Bishop.
Ewen āJackā Rendell
Private services for Ewen āJackā Rendell will be held Saturday with Howard Lehwald officiating. Burial will be at East Line Street Cemetery.
Jack was born Oct. 7, 1928 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. He died March 23, 2013 at home in Big Pine.
At six weeks of age, Jackās family moved to Pasadena where he grew up as a United States citizen. He worked in construction as a plaster foreman from 1946-1952, then entered the Army and served in Korea until 1954. When back home, he was in the Army Reserve until he was Honorably Discharged in 1960.
Tom William McCrary
Tom W. McCrary went home to be with the Lord on March 13, 2013 at his home in Bishop. He fought a short, tough battle with lung cancer. He was 78.
Tom was born in Rapid City, S.D. on Nov. 17, 1934 to Thomas and Pauline (Peck) McCrary. Tom grew up in Rapid City. He graduated from Rapid City High School in 1953, and attended Florida Technological University in Orlando, Fla. where he received a B.A. in Math-Education.
Mike E. Keller
Mike E. Keller was born Feb. 13, 1948 in Los Angeles to Mike Paul Keller and Eve Galloway. He passed away March 20, 2013 at his home in Big Pine.
Mike lived in Los Angeles until the middle of grammar school when they moved to Bishop. He graduated from Bishop Union High School in June of 1966. He then went to West Coast Trade School and studied Auto Mechanics 1966-1967.
Robert M. Gillis
Robert M. Gillis, age 93 of Lone Pine, passed away Thursday, March 21 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. Born in Wynnewood, Okla. on Aug. 29, 1919, to Bert Gillis and Viola Parker Gillis, Robert āBobā moved with his family to Compton in 1928.
Inyo County is on the road to adventure now that planning efforts for a dual-use on- and off-road network are awaiting approval from state and local agencies.
The Adventure Trails map is currently in the hands of county road planners, the California Highway Patrol, Caltrans, the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. Once those agencies sign off on the proposal, project proponents will seek community input before beginning implementation.
The daughter of an early civil rights activist will be honored for her fatherās contributions in that field as well as her own at this yearās Manzanar Pilgrimage.
Civil rights advocate Karen Korematsu will be the featured speaker at the 44th Annual Manzanar Pilgrimage at noon on Saturday, April 27. She is also a co-founder of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education, which was named after her father who challenged the 1942 U.S. government internment order and was later integral in establishing an act that attempted to remedy that wrong.
Lone Pine resident Chris Langley will continue to serve as the Inyo County film commissioner for at least another year.
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a long-term contract with Langley that allows him to continue work heās been doing on the countyās behalf for five years ā and get paid for it.
Langleyās new contract will run from April 1, 2013 through Dec. 31, 2014 in an amount not to exceed $71,975.
With cases of infection by antibiotic-resistant āsuperbugsā on the rise nationwide, local health facilities are on standby ā although they say the chances of cases developing in this area are very low.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are an increasing number of cases of new superbugs, a group of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, which are not treatable with the strongest antibiotics currently available.