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December 2nd

Stuff-A-Bus food drive event in Bishop today

December 2, 2011

Eastern Sierra Transit Authority is seeking charitable people who care about the communities in the Eastern Sierra to help “Stuff-A-Bus” with non-perishable food items to support the Salvation Army food pantry.
Food collected during the Stuff-A-Bus campaign will be distributed to families in need this holiday season.
ESTA currently has donation boxes on each bus in the Bishop, Lone Pine and Mammoth areas to collect non-perishable food items from riders and has teamed up with KIBS/KBOV for a live remote broadcast from the Kmart parking lot today from 1-3 p.m.

Jack Dean Waggoner

December 2, 2011

Jack Dean Waggoner
1926-2011

Jack Dean Waggoner of Tehachapi passed away Nov. 12, 2011 at his home in Golden Hills, with his family by his side.
Jack was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on May 25, 1926, to John Bryan (Barney) and Mable Waggoner, who preceded him in death along with one sister, Voncil.

Mary Jane Graves

December 2, 2011

Mary Jane Graves
1923-2011

With the passing of time, our loved one’s move on to knowing they will be able to join their first amazing love, ready with hand out to be able to hold forever again.
Born in Scottsbluff, Neb. on May 4, 1923, Mary Jane passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 22, 2011.

December 1st

High winds prompt burn ban, health advisories

December 1, 2011

CalFire and air quality control officials are on full alert this week due to extreme winds that began hammering the Eastern Sierra yesterday.
The state fire agency suspended all burn permits on state responsibility lands within Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties, while Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issued health advisories related to blowing dust.

Class helps students help town’s economy

December 1, 2011

A new class at Big Pine High School aims to teach students marketable skills while at the same time trying to boost the town’s commerce and visibility.
The town lacks a Chamber of Commerce so the Inyo County Office of Education has prepared an accredited course for students that will also fill the void left from by the lack of a chamber.

K-9 officer credited with early Saturday drug bust

December 1, 2011

It was either a bathroom break for X-Ray, Bishop’s K-9 police officer, or an “area check” that led to the weekend arrest of a 23-year-old Bishop resident for alleged possession of illegal narcotics.
According to a Bishop PD press release, Officer Brent Gillespie “conducted an area check” in a parking lot between Willow Street and Whitney Alley, “allowing his canine partner, X-Ray, to check the parking lot” at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
The parking lot is not far from a local saloon and used by patrons of that establishment.

Ellen Amalia White

December 1, 2011

Ellen Amalia White
1915-2011

Ellen Amalia White, 96, died Nov. 22, 2011 in Rancho Mirage of natural causes.  She was born at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on March 17, 1915, to Herbert and Amalia (Mollie) Munz Clotts and grew up in Los Angeles and Chevy Chase, Md.

Gladys Mitchell Coulter

December 1, 2011

Gladys Mitchell Coulter
1926-2011

Gladys Mitchell Coulter was born in Independence California on March 12, 1926.
She passed peacefully on Nov. 23 surrounded by those she loved.
Gladys was born in Independence to James Bernard and Bertha Ellen Mitchell.

November 29th

Christmas cheer coming to Bishop park

November 29, 2011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bishop and the local Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the season with a holiday bash this weekend.
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners are inviting the community out to Bishop’s annual small-town gathering, tree lighting ceremony and the ever-popular Street of Lights this Friday.
The evening will kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives at the Chamber of Commerce to hear what local youngsters want under their tree this year and have photos taken.

Fire Chief says some aid may be a liability

November 29, 2011

The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Bishop Rural Fire Protection District have made some recent clarifications to its list of responsibilities, as well as to those of some the volunteers.

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