October 24th, 2011
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles havenâ€™t lost their luster. With the 55-20 win over the Immanuel Christian Crusaders Friday, the Eagles are undefeated at 7-0 with nothing between them and Lone Pineâ€™s first Hi-Lo championship but the Lee Vining Tigers, Nov. 4 at home.
Coach Chris Riesen gives the credit to his players, mostly seniors who know the game and are giving 100 percent.
Shots rang out in Chalfant Valley early Thursday morning and law enforcement raced to the scene, but those shots werenâ€™t being fired from a gun as originally feared.
Kenneth Wayne Riggins, 37, was taken into custody after Mono County sheriffâ€™s deputies â€“ responding to a report of possible shots fired â€“ allegedly found him placing live ammunition into a fire in a burn barrel.
According to a Sheriffâ€™s Department press release, the call came in at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, reporting possible gun shots fired on Valley Road in Chalfant.
Representatives from the Alabama Hills Stewardship Committee and Senator Dianne Feinsteinâ€™s office met Monday to discuss the future of Lone Pineâ€™s beloved hills.
Feinstein Field Representative Chris Carrillo, who is taking over responsibilities on the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area designation, spent about three hours discussing the project with Stewardship Group representatives Chris Langley, Doug Thompson and Kevin Mazzu to get up to speed on the project.
The summer recreation season not only allowed residents and visitors the opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but also to become newly acquainted with a number of road closures on U.S. Forest Service land.
Crews with the Forest Service have been active the past few months working to implement the Travel Management Plan, which incorporates or excludes about 2,000 miles of non-system roads into or from the route system.
Braedon Charles Hyland
Born July, 15, 1993, Braedon died Thursday, Oct. 13 due to complications after a car accident.
Bill Charles Sweat
Bill Sweat, 81, passed away Oct. 6, 2011 with his wife of 46 years, Margo, at his side in Medford, Ore. Bill was born to Laura Mae and Jasper Newton Sweat on Jan. 9, 1930 in Hartshorn, Okla. Bill moved with his family to Shafter in 1939. After three years the family moved to Lone Pine. At an early age Bill started repairing cars. In 1949 he married Caroline Hancock. From that marriage came three children, Susan, Bill and Shari.
CalFire has a new leader overseeing operations in the Owens Valley.
Division Chief Bart Chambers, who took his post in May, is now overseeing more than 200 inmate firefighters in the Owens Valley and Fenner Conservation camps and dozens of state firefighters, ensuring they are well trained and prepared to respond to local, state and national disasters.
As division chief, Chambers works with two battalion chiefs for the area, which stretches from the Eastern Sierra to San Bernardino.
Inyo County and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are having a hard time agreeing on protocol when it comes to the LADWPâ€™s annual operations report.
During Mondayâ€™s Inyo County-Los Angeles Standing Committee meeting, the two entities discussed whether section IV.8 of the Long-Term Water Agreement and Section I.C of the Green Book apply when the county contests the LADWP operations plan, as it did this year.
Inyo County Water Director Bob Harrington says no, those sections do not apply, while the LADWP claims they do.
Local educators are offering parents the incentive of free technology to get involved in their childâ€™s academic career.
According to Superintendent Terry McAteer, his office is introducing a new program that provides incentives for Latino families designed to get parents more active with academics and reward those who do with computers or other items that can be used as a family resource.
In the process of improving parental involvement, McAteer also hopes to bridge a growing technology gap and open lines of communication with an at-risk segment of the community.
Ardis A. Whitaker
Ardis A. Whitaker, 83, passed away Oct. 13, 2011 in Carson City. Ardis was born Jan. 16, 1928 in Longview, Wash. to Harry and Susan Cameron. She has been residing in Fallon, Nev. since 2009, moving there from Bishop.