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
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.
Bishop Union High Schoolâs Foundation for Excellence is planning a âMerchant Appreciation Holiday Partyâ to say thanks to all the local businesses who have supported the group over the past year.
Â The BUHS Foundation for ExcellenceÂ isÂ a non-profit fundraising organization that relies on local support to help BUHS provide a quality education to local students.
What everyone expects to be the worst school Christmas pageant ever turns out to be pretty darn good in author Barbara Robinsonâs âThe Best Christmas Pageant Ever.â
The story is a âhilarious yet insightful story of a small town church that puts on the Christmas Story as a pageant that end ups in a different way âŠ Come prepared to be entertained,â said John Louth, who co-directs the production with Gail Swain.
Barber and Myers on the Raiders' win over the 49ers.
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 â 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 Attorneyâs Office.
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.
âWeâre close to being able to accept tenant improvements,â she said.
Gold chains, chest hair, fruitcake and eggnog are coming together next weekend for an internationally acclaimed event suited for everyoneâs 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.
Yet another new event is coming to the Eastern Sierra Tri-County Fairgrounds, one that CEO Sally Symons hopes will become an annual attraction.
On the heels of a county fair filled with new events, contests and attractions and the recent return of motocross to the fairgrounds, Symons has announced the first-ever Bridal and Quinceanera Faire.
Free to the public, the event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 7 and is modeled after large, industry-specific expos that cater to clientele searching for very specific items and services.
Metabolic Studios is closing out its first season of IOU Theatre live radio plays this weekend in Lone Pine.
The theatre members will be staging âWar of the Worldsâ for their 2014 season finale this Sunday, Dec. 7 beginning at 7 p.m.
The radio play is free to the public and will be staged at the Double L tavern, at the corner of Main and Willow.Â
Those under 21 can watch a live broadcast of the performance at the IOU garden next to the Double L. The garden will also host an open house from 5-7 p.m. Sunday with IOU espresso being served along with an offering grown in the IOU garden.