April 5th, 2012
Two separate fires in Big Pine Saturday destroyed two separate homes, one on Hill Street and a second at the end of West Street in an area known as Indian Camp.
According to Big Pine Volunteer Fire Department Chief John Marzano, Big Pine firefighters were just mopping up after the home fire on Hill Street when the call came in at about 4:30 p.m. for a second structure fire on West Street.
Officials with CalFire are looking into the cause of the structure fire at Indian Camp although no foul play is suspected, according to the chief.
Joanne ‘Joie’ Hutchinson
Joanne “Joie” Hutchinson, most recently of Ventura, passed away at Sherman Oaks Hospital on March 24. She was born in El Centro on June 5, 1929.
Joie enjoyed retirement in Independence, having been introduced to the Eastern Sierra when she was a young adult, by her mother, Lynette (Dolly) Hutchinson.
George Robert Drummond
George Robert Drummond was born April 16, 1920 in Drummonds, Tenn. He died Jan. 17, 2012 in Las Vegas. George was an Owens Valley resident for 65 years, having migrated from East Prairie, Mo. in 1939.
Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh
Delwyn ‘Del’ E. Hronesh passed away Wednesday evening, March 28, 2012 at the South Lyon Medical Center/Long Term Care in Yerington, Nevada. He was 88.
Del was born in Santa Ana on Aug. 2, 1923 the son of Edward and Viva (Worthy) Hronesh.
Deborah Margaret Barlow
Deborah Margaret Barlow (nee Exley) passed away on March 29 after a short fight with pneumonia and leukemia. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. to Gerald and Lorraine Exley on Jan. 22, 1953. Debbie moved to Orange County in 1984 and to her home in the mountains in Swall Meadows in 2009.
A Big Pine resident is being hailed as a hero after noticing smoke coming from a neighborâs house and breaking down the door to wake the sleeping occupants.
According to the Inyo County Sheriffâs Department, Galen and Veronica Moore, of 994 Bowers St. in Big Pine, saw black smoke rising from their neighborâs home at 994 Hill St. Saturday morning.
âAs Galen ran up to the residence he could see flames on the east side of the residence,â the press release states. âGalen attempted to open the front door but the door handle was too hot.â
City leaders are teaming up with the Inyo Mono Advocates for Community Action to apply for state funds to tear down and rebuild a senior living facility that has been in operation since the 1940s.
Last week, the Bishop City Council approved IMACAâs request that the city apply for $1.1 million of state Community Development Block Grant to reconstruct the Valley Apartments on Clarke Street.
In the month of April, the 2012 Sexual Assault Awareness campaign goes local, national and web-wide, moving beyond awareness to place an emphasis on promoting prevention through healthy sexuality.
Sexual abuse is a systemic social issue that has costs in the millions of lives and billions of dollars.
Born on June 1, 1927 in Blanchard, Okla., Naomi moved to California with her family at the age of three. Naomi was raised in Corona and spent all of her early years in the Southern California area. It was during this time that she met her husband, Boyd, and where both of their daughters were born.
Terry Gordon Beitler
Terry Gordon Beitler returned home to his Heavenly Father on March 23, 2012, at his home in Toquerville, Utah. Terry developed a very aggressive, non-curable cancer and passed quickly and peacefully at home with his family gathered around.