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March 12th, 2012

Student earns chance to represent Eastern Sierra in UK

March 12, 2012

It’s crunch time for 11-year-old Chalfant Valley resident Corie Elizabeth Campbell, who launched a vigorous fundraising campaign in September to earn $8,000 by May 1 to finance a People to People Student Ambassador tour of the United Kingdom.
Two ongoing raffles with prizes to be announced in April, chores for hire and a hand-painted mug sale have helped Campbell to get half way to her goal so far.
On April 1, two raffle prize winners will take home either a Sturm Ruger 10/22 rifle or a Remington 870 .12 gauge shotgun. The first-place ticket-holder gets first choice.

City Council seeking out voice of youth

March 12, 2012

City leaders will be going back to school next week as part of their ongoing efforts to encourage widespread participation in municipal government.
Through a program called “Council on Campus,” Bishop’s elected officials have arranged for their next, bi-monthly study session to take place in an auditorium full of high school seniors and other members of the public.
According to City Administrator Keith Caldwell, Monday’s meeting at Bishop Union High School represents perhaps the first time in Bishop’s history that the City Council has convened in open session at a school campus.

Bringing two worlds together

March 12, 2012

Mammoth Lakes resident Wangdowa Sherpa might be the only man in town who considers the 14,000-foot peaks outside of town to be a bit short.
But he can be forgiven.
Sherpa was born in a small village in Nepal, not far from 29,029-foot Mount Everest, where anything below 15,000 feet is considered the foothills.

March 9th

Broncos’ track teams strong in opener

March 9, 2012

Bishop hosted the Califonia City Ravens at the first track meet of the season Thursday afternoon.
The Lady Broncos took the meet win, 81-60. The Broncos lost 48-82.
Coach Rick Behrendt was pleased with the results, noting that he has only nine returning athletes on his very young teams.
That gives Behrendt and the Broncos a lot to look forward to as the underclassmen develop and the returners get back in the groove.

March 8th

Paul Leonard Fath

March 8, 2012

Paul Leonard Fath
1960-2012

Paul Leonard Fath of Lone Pine went to be with his Lord and savior Jesus Christ on March 3, 2012, after an extended illness. “Lenny” was born Sept. 26, 1960 in Ridgecrest.

Ralston brings message of hope to Inyo County

March 8, 2012

Inspirational adventurer and author Aron Ralston joined Inyo County’s Community Reads project Tuesday to share his story of hope and survival.
This year’s Community Read’s book, Ralston’s “Between a Rock and a Hard Place” and the subsequent movie “127 Hours” starring James Franco, tell the tale of Ralston’s fateful trip into the remote Utah wilderness in 2003.
While hiking solo down Blue John Canyon in Canyonlands National Park, Ralston dislodged a boulder that came crashing down on top of him, crushing Ralston’s hand against the walls of the narrow canyon.

Observance raising awareness of problem gambling

March 8, 2012

The 10th annual National Problem Gambling Awareness Week seeks to raise public awareness of the tragic effects of compulsive gambling while drawing attention to the widespread recovery services available.
National Problem Gambling Awareness Week is observed March 4-10 to “educate the public about signs of problem and pathological gambling behavior,” said Karen Kong of Inyo County Health and Human Services’ Prevention arm.

Clean air project proposals far exceed expectations

March 8, 2012

In another sign of the depressed economic and increased environmental awareness times, the Clean Air Projects Program recently announced that it received 49 proposals requesting $16.5 million in funding for “clean air projects” throughout the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, with includes Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties.
With a budget of $5 million, it was noted that CAPP administration and the Air District’s proposal review committee “undeniably have their work cut out” as they cull a majority of the requests and select the best of the proposal crop.

March 6th

Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae Pettet

March 6, 2012

Patricia ‘Pat’ Mae Pettet
1937-2012

Pat Pettet was born on Sept. 24, 1937 to Theo Beth (Stark) and William Merton Hill. Pat Pettet left the world at age 74 on Feb. 24, 2012. She went to be with the Lord in Pomona and was transported back to Bishop where she lived all her life.

John ‘Mike’ Schell

March 6, 2012

John ‘Mike’ Schell
1946-2012

John “Mike” Schell born in Oildale, Dec. 10, 1946,, passed away at Carson-Tahoe Medical Center on March 1, 2012. He was 65.
Mike lived in the Owens Valley for 30 years and worked for many years at the Union Carbide Mine.
He is survived by his daughter, Brandy Park of Bishop; son, Eric J. Schell of Arkansas; stepson, Eugene C. Lopez of Bakersfield; father, J.C. Ramay of Bakersfield; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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