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February 20th, 2012

Mark A. Senechal

February 20, 2012

Mark A. Senechal
1965-2012

Mark A. Senechal, 46, of Genesee, passed away suddenly Friday, Jan. 27, 2012 in Pullman, Wash.
Mark was born Aug, 7, 1965 in Inglewood, to Jeannine and Leonard Senechal. He attended St. James Catholic School in Torrance until moving with his mother to Bishop in 1980, graduating from Bishop Union High School. Mark began his plastic mold career at Caltron in Bishop and later worked in Carson City, Nev.

February 16th

Jill Kinmont Boothe

February 16, 2012

Jill Kinmont Boothe
1936-2012

Jill Kinmont Boothe, born Feb. 16, 1936 in North Hollywood, to Bill Kinmont and June Haines Kinmont passed away Feb. 9, 2012 at the age of 75 at Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center in Carson City, Nev

Dolores Barbara Haney

February 16, 2012

Dolores Barbara Haney
1929-2012

Dolores Barbara Haney, known to her friends as “Dee” was born March 1, 1929 to Frank and Beatrice Gagliano in Los Angeles and had one younger brother, Frankie. Their mother died when she was 3 and he was 1.

Thomas (Tom) Joseph Spoonhunter

February 16, 2012

Thomas (Tom) Joseph Spoonhunter
1945-2012

Thomas (Tom) Joseph Spoonhunter, age 67, passed away Feb. 9, 2012 at his home in Bishop, Calif. due to illness. Thomas was a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe.
He was born June 24, 1945 in Ft. Washakie, Wyo, on the Windriver Reservation to Isaac and Angela Spoonhunter Andreas. The family moved to Bishop in 1952 where Tom grew up and graduated from Bishop Union High School.

Lifelong dreams getting real for Jesse Steele

February 16, 2012

Local high school graduate Jesse Steele is making good on his dream of working in the movies in L.A. and recently celebrated the premier of his first feature film.
Steele has been somewhat of a local celebrity, working on his own television program, “Get Real with Jesse Steele” when he was still in high school and moving on to theater productions put on by the Inyo Council for the Arts and Playhouse 395.
About two years ago, Steele moved to Southern California in an effort to further his career.

County’s mid-year budget outlook cautiously optimistic

February 16, 2012

Halfway through the fiscal year, and Inyo County seems to be doing better than many California counties – at least according to initial reports from department heads.
“The crystal ball is very murky,” County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio said, “the budget is far from being in the red at this juncture. Things are looking pretty good, but there’s still a lot of uncertainty.”
Carunchio said much of that uncertainty comes from instability at the state level.

February 14th

County to weigh budget matters

February 14, 2012

County leaders will meet today to discuss mid-year budget updates and consider potential raises for staff at the Coroner’s Office.
The Board of Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. today in the County Administrative Center in Independence.
The board is scheduled to discuss the mid-year financial report and approve specific budget action items and recommendations discussed in the report.
The discussion is scheduled to take place at 9:15 a.m.

Powder day for Mammoth

February 14, 2012

The latest in a series of brief winter storms dumped eight inches of snow at the Mono County resort since Saturday, bringing the base at the mountain to an estimated 3-5 feet – above the ski area’s dismal levels earlier this winter (1.5-2.5 feet) but still far below where it was this time last winter (8.5-14.5 feet). Ski area prognosticators expected another seven inches of the white stuff before the day was over Monday, but according to other forecasts, that could be all she wrote for the rest of the week.

Candidate filing period begins today

February 14, 2012

Feb. 14 may be Valentine’s Day, but in this election year, it also brings one more milestone along the road to the June 5 Primary.
Today marks the opening of the official filing period for Declaration of Candidacy papers, the next step in a political hopeful guaranteeing his or herself a spot on the June ballot.
The opening of the candidacy period may also signal the start of races for seats on the Inyo County Board of Education and both the Democratic and Republican central committees.

Burn projects to continue in Lone Pine

February 14, 2012

CalFire and the Lone Pine Fire Safe Council are joining forces to protect residents from wildfire danger.
The two agencies are planning to take advantage of recent winter moisture to complete a series of burn projects this week.
“These projects are necessary to reduce the overgrowth of decadent vegetation that has occurred in that area which will help in protecting the watershed while reducing the fire threat to Lone Pine,” a press release from CalFire states.

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