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September 8th, 2011

Cecil Dorian Hilborn

September 8, 2011

Cecil Dorian Hilborn
1936-2011

After a lifetime of service to the Lord, Cecil Dorian Hilborn heard the call from his Lord to come home after a short battle with an incurable, untreatable lung disease. He always said that when God called his name, he would be ready; and so it was, on Tuesday, July 26, 2011, that God called him home and he Crossed the Bridge at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop, Calif.

Gertrude ‘Gail’ Cooper

September 8, 2011

Gertrude ‘Gail’ Cooper
1920-2011

Born Nov. 19, 1920 in Big Pine, Gail passed away Sept. 5, 2011 at home in Bishop. She was 90 years old.
A funeral service will be at Big Pine Community United Methodist Church at 11 a.m., Sept. 10. Rev. Dr. Karen Moore will officiate. Graveside service will follow at Big Pine Cemetery.

Carol Walters Cole

September 8, 2011

Carol Walters Cole
1934-2011

                                                  

September 6th

Mammoth Hospital moving in

September 6, 2011

Mammoth Hospital will be opening a physical therapy center at the corner of West Line and Home streets, next to Home Street School and just a block east of Northern Inyo Hospital, this fall.
However, at press time there, did not seem to be a consensus among the involved parties on where employees and patients will park.
Nonetheless, Mammoth Hospital is prepared to take appointments for the new facility, according to a press release.

Keeping the stories of 9/11 alive

September 6, 2011

As the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. approaches, one Inyo County native is doing her part to preserve the stories of heartbreak and heroics that were a result.
From the moment horrific news spread across the nation that Tuesday, Class of 1999 Bishop Union High School graduate Jenny Pachucki was feeling the effects.

September 2nd

Hester Lake saga to be subject of new book

September 2, 2011

Following the success of his last book about plane crashes in the Sierra Nevada, Peter Stekel, author of “Final Flight,” is in the area researching another story of a lost airship.
This latest account, Stekel said, has all the makings of a classic Greek tragedy.
Stekel is in the area hoping to rake up stories, witness accounts and anything related to Hester Lake and its contents.

Cops crack down on illegal activity at river

September 2, 2011

Local authorities are working together to show a stronger presence at the Owens River after shocking, violent videos showed up on the popular website YouTube.com depicting a number of fights at popular riverside hangouts.

August 30th

Land deal preserves critical deer habitat

August 30, 2011

A piece of land – a view, a vital migration path, a home – will be preserved as such forever. Bob and Lee Naylon have basically sold their development rights on their 104 acres in Swall Meadows to the Eastern Sierra Land Trust. Known as a conservation easement, the deal ensures that no matter who owns the land in the future, there can never be any development on the property.
The easement is a unique opportunity for the land owners to retain ownership and management responsibilities for their land while designating how the land will be used now and in the future, according to ESLT.

Bishop, Indy court projects proceed

August 30, 2011

Superior Court Judge Brian Lamb said the money is in hand and preliminary work for site selection for the new Bishop court facility is in progress.
During a meeting with the Inyo County Board of Supervisors last Monday, Lamb also said the state is nearly ready to begin construction on a new court facility adjacent to Inyo County Jail in Independence. He said work on the Independence facility should begin in the next couple years.

August 29th

Final report on Center Fire now in Inyo D.A.’s hands

August 29, 2011

CalFire has completed its final report on the Center Fire in Big Pine and is awaiting a decision by the District Attorney’s Office before it can be released to the public.
According to CalFire Public Information Officer Bill Peters, “we are not going to release the report until the District Attorney decides what he wants to do with it.”
The final report on the fire will contain the cost of damages and cause of the blaze, as well as details on fire units that responded to the blaze.

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