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Christopher Allen Charlie Sr.

December 9, 2014

Christopher Allen Charlie Sr.
1972-2014

Born Nov. 7, 1972 in Bishop, Christopher Allen Charlie Sr. passed away in Bishop. He was 42.
Christopher Allen Charlie Sr. is survived by his two sons, Christopher Allen Charlie Jr. and Matthew Edison Charlie; daughter, Elissa Charlie; mother, June Piper and husband, Floyd Piper Sr.; sisters, Dawn Durant and Kristie Doll; brother, David Doll Jr.; several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces; and many friends who were part of his life.

Mary Jane Cole

December 9, 2014

Mary Jane Cole
1918-2014

Mary Jane Cole, age 96, of Livingston, Mont., passed away Nov. 17, 2014 at Springmeadows Assisted Living Facility.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Miki and Jim Strong; two grandsons, Jeff and Troy Mischell; and six great-grandchildren. She is also survived by second cousin, Glen
Bailey of Portland,
Ore. Stepgrandson Ryan Strongand his two children were important to her also.

Donald Walton

December 9, 2014

Donald Walton
1943-2014

Donald Walton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. He was 71 years old. He was born Aug. 9, 1943 in Hays, Kan., the oldest of three sons to Robert and Hazel Walton.

Carl Leroy McKellips

December 9, 2014

Carl Leroy McKellips
1932-2014

Carl Leroy McKellips, an 82-year resident of Bishop, passed away at Renown Medical Center in Reno on Dec. 1, 2014.
Leroy was a Korean War veteran who was proud to serve his country. He was a private 1st class in the Army. He was recognized for his excellent marksmanship. He loved the Owens Valley and all it had to offer.
Carl was preceded in death by his wife, Noreen; sons, David and Neil; daughter, Karen; mother and father, Carl and Martha; sisters, Bobbie and Dodi; brothers, Don, Dean and Johnny.

December 8th

Merchant Appreciation Party planned for Tuesday

December 8, 2014

Bishop Union High School’s Foundation for Excellence is planning a “Merchant Appreciation Holiday Party” to say thanks to all the local businesses who have supported the group over the past year.
 The BUHS Foundation for Excellence is a non-profit fundraising organization that relies on local support to help BUHS provide a quality education to local students.

Traditional Christmas story given a new twist

December 8, 2014

What everyone expects to be the worst school Christmas pageant ever turns out to be pretty darn good in author Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”
The story is a “hilarious yet insightful story of a small town church that puts on the Christmas Story as a pageant that end ups in a different way … Come prepared to be entertained,” said John Louth, who co-directs the production with Gail Swain.

VIDEO: Recap-Raiders pull off a win against the 49ers

December 8, 2014

Barber and Myers on the Raiders' win over the 49ers.

December 5th

BREAKING: Inyo County man arrested, charged with poaching deer

December 5, 2014

California Department of Fish and Wildlife officers have arrested a suspected poacher in Inyo County for illegally killing a trophy 3X3 deer in the G-3 zone – an area highly valued by hunters for its quality of deer and the limited number of tags issued for it each year.
Joseph Eugene Bragdon, 37, of Bishop was taken into custody without incident at his workplace today after a $15,000 arrest warrant was issued by the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office.

Cottonwood closer to opening

December 5, 2014

Construction at Cottonwood Plaza, at the intersection of Yaney and Main streets in Bishop, has moved from the parking lot and exterior of the buildings to the interior of the facilities in preparation for tenant improvements, the next step in the process to re-open the shopping center.
Susan Dennman, a member of Yaney Corner LLC, which is spearheading the effort to restore the plaza, said last week that electrical upgrades and concrete work is underway and plumbing upgrades were recently completed at the site.
“We’re close to being able to accept tenant improvements,” she said.

Independence’s internationally famous festival on the horizon

December 5, 2014

Gold chains, chest hair, fruitcake and eggnog are coming together next weekend for an internationally acclaimed event suited for everyone’s tastes.
The Internationally Acclaimed Independence Fruitcake Festival, one of the more unique holiday activities in Inyo County, is returning for its 10th annual installation beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Legion Hall at the corner of Edwards (U.S. Highway 395) and Kearsarge in Independence.

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