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February 22nd, 2012

RC Club back on track with new home

February 22, 2012

Owensville RC Club members and their scaled-down dirt-track race cars have a new, permanent home.
The club had been set up temporarily in an area of the Tri-County Fairgrounds designated for 4-H animals while the members worked on approval from the City of Bishop for a spot at the park. After objections were filed by residents near the park, the club withdrew its application and Jim Tatum, CEO of the Tri-County Fairgrounds stepped up with a solution: just under an acre of land on the north end of the fairgrounds, facing North Sierra Highway near the Bishop Veterinary Hospital.

Estella Mae Jones

February 22, 2012

Estella Mae Jones
1922-2012

Estella Mae Jones was born May 19, 1922 and passed away Feb. 13, 2012. Her husband of 60 years, Albert Lee Jones, was by her side. She had been ill for several months.
Besides her husband Al, Estella leaves three children, Carol Law, George Davis and Jeffrey Jones; and one granddaugher, Julie.

February 21st

Rediscovering what matters most

February 21, 2012

For its first official, full-length theater production, the Writers Actors Guild will be staging an adaptation of one of the most popular and widely praised memoirs of the modern era.
In doing so, WAG hopes “Tuesdays with Morrie” will provide the fledgling collective with both the support and foundation needed to stage future, original productions penned by its members.

Inyo officials seek way to continue nixed state program

February 21, 2012

Inyo County’s Health and Human Services and Probation departments have joined forces to come up with the funds to continue a program that was abandoned by the state three years ago.
Health and Human Services Director Jean Turner said that despite the discontinuation of the state-funded Substance Abuse and Crime Prevention program, the county was able to continue the project through 2012 via a cooperative effort by HHS and Probation.

Supes to get preview of Friday water meeting

February 21, 2012

County leaders have scheduled a short meeting today to discuss personnel matters in the Health and Human Services Department and talk about an upcoming Inyo County-Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Standing Committee gathering.
Today’s Board of Supervisors meeting begins at 9 a.m. in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The board will also discuss the county’s stance on Governor Jerry Brown’s “Schools and Local Public Safety Protection Act.”

Kenneth Martin Sample

February 21, 2012

Kenneth Martin Sample
1937-2012

Kenneth Martin Sample passed away Feb. 15, 2012, after a courageous five-year struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was a true gentleman who touched the lives of many people with his smile and generosity, and maintained his trademark sense of humor all the way to the end.

Kenneth Glenn Partridge

February 21, 2012

Kenneth Glenn Partridge
1915-2012

A graveside service will be held at East Line Street Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Kenneth Glenn Partridge who passed away Feb. 18, 2012. He was 96.
Kenneth was born Dec. 9, 1915 in Bishop to an Owens Valley pioneering  family. His grandparents, Philip and Rhoda Partridge, came on the Slim Princess in 1888 to settle on a ranch eight miles south of Bishop.

February 20th

Fond farewells bid to Jill Kinmont Boothe

February 20, 2012

Friends, family members and myriad admirers of Jill Kinmont Boothe are offering their final farewells this weekend to the woman whose actions, words and example inspired countless around the globe.
Born Feb. 16, 1936 to Bill Kinmont and June Haines Kinmont, Boothe passed away Feb. 9 at the age of 75 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nev.

Plan for PD expected to save city $80K-plus

February 20, 2012

City leaders this week backed a plan to help maintain public services while alleviating some of the workload on an understaffed Police Department – all at an expected cost savings to Bishop taxpayers.
Chief Chris Carter earned approval Monday from the City Council to create a new Police Service Technician position out of an existing dispatcher vacancy.

Curtis exhibit coming to a close soon

February 20, 2012

There is only a short time left to experience the extremely popular exhibit of photogravures of Native Americans by Edward S. Curtis at the Eastern California Museum. The last day the exhibit will be shown in its present form will be Wednesday, Feb. 29.
The museum is open all three days of the President’s Day Weekend, which offers locals and visitors a good opportunity to view the Curtis exhibit.

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