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November 21st, 2011

Lorene W. Lovell

November 21, 2011

Lorene W. Lovell
1913-2011

Changes coming to Tri-County Fairgrounds

November 21, 2011

California legislators and the governor decided in June to cut all funding to county and state fairs. This includes approximately $200,000 in lost revenue for the Tri-County Fairgrounds that operates on an annual budget of $900,000.

Skate park in the works for Lone Pine

November 21, 2011

Residents in Lone Pine are working on a new recreational opportunity in their community.
Lynn Bunn, community volunteer and local mover-and-shaker is spearheading an effort to raise funds for the construction of a skate park near the high school in Lone Pine.
Bunn said she has been meeting with community members and local skaters since March, and the group has come up with a solid plan and design and even raised about $2,000 for the project.

Dust storm, crashes close U.S. 395

November 21, 2011

High winds and blowing dust are responsible for three different collisions on U.S. 395 Friday that prompted the closure of the highway for a short time.
According to California Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Dennis Cleland, high winds blew a dust storm over U.S. 395 between Independence and Big Pine, creating unsafe driving conditions that led to the collisions.
The first collision occurred at about 1:30 p.m. when Michael Quinn, 68, was traveling northbound in a 1990 Dodge Ram.

Supes must OK any county road included in Adventure Trails system

November 21, 2011

With the Adventure Trails dual-use route system process moving along, county leaders met with Public Works staff to decide how it will handle its responsibilities in approving county roads in the system.
The Adventure Trails system aims to allow green-sticker off-highway vehicle users to travel up to 10 miles on county roads to access in-town amenities, such as food and fuel, and off-road destinations. To complete the system, the Board of Supervisors will be required to review and approve each selected route that will be on a county road.

November 18th

Labor of love: Bishop Bean back in business

November 18, 2011

Brent Kennedy likes to say there are a thousand ways to ruin a good cup of coffee.
He should know.
For the past 15 years, the Owens Valley native and Bishop High School graduate has been evolving from a self-described heavy-on-the-cream-and-sugar guy to one of the most respected roast masters in the country.

City, county to work out Hanby parcel details

November 18, 2011

The Bishop City Council heard from an unexpected guest while discussing an agenda item on Monday, the annexation process of approximately 15 acres near Hanby Street to the city.
The parcel is owned by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and scheduled for eventual release under the Long-Term Water Agreement, but not “scheduled for release” as written in the agenda item, said Inyo County Second District Supervisor Susan Cash.

Wish Trees sprout throughout Inyo next week

November 18, 2011

Inyo County residents have an opportunity to get in the giving spirit next week by making a local youngster’s Christmas wish come true.
The 16th Annual Wish Tree program will kick off Wednesday when Inyo-Mono Advocates for Community Action sets up Wish Trees at The Inyo Register, Mountain Light Gallery, AltaOne and Studio 27 in Bishop; Hi-Country Market and Hardware in Big Pine; at Jenny’s Cafe in Independence; and at El Dorado Savings and the Espresso Parlor in Lone Pine.

Myrtle Ileen Leimbach

November 18, 2011

Myrtle Ileen Leimbach
1932-2011

Private funeral services will be held at a later date for 26-year Bishop resident Myrtle Ileen Leimbach.
Born Oct. 18, 1932 in Toledo, Ohio, Myrtle passed away Nov. 5, 2011 at her home in Bishop. She was 79.
Myrtle was born in Toledo during the Depression. Her family moved to California for work, settling in Chino, where she graduated high school.
Myrtle married and raised two children, later moving to the San Luis Obispo area with her husband, Wayne Yarolimek.

November 17th

County funds $100K in project grants

November 17, 2011

County leaders approved $100,000 worth of Community Project Sponsorship Grants to help promote tourism Tuesday.
According to County Museum Services Director Jon Klusmire, who administers the grant, there were 30 applications seeking funding for various community events submitted by local chambers of commerce and community groups.
Of the 30 applications, only 22 received funding.

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