August 22nd, 2011
It might not feel like it but summer is unofficially over â€“ at least for local youth.
School starts next week for most Inyo County students, and has already started for some. Students in the Bishop Unified School District and Round Valley start school this coming Monday, Aug. 22;Big Pine students start Tuesday, Aug. 23; Lone Pine kids go back to class, Wednesday, Aug. 24; and class is in session for the Death Valley School District starting Monday, Aug. 29.
The Inyo County Board of Supervisors has reiterated its long-standing support for the construction of a new courthouse in Independence by offering the state a free parcel of land for the new courthouse.
The board also officially requested that the state court system authorize spending $2.3 million in state court funds to build the new, modular courthouse, which would be located adjacent to the county jail in Independence.
George W. Snow
George W. Snow of Athena passed away Aug. 8, 2011 at the Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center at the age of 97 years. At his request no public services will be held. Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore. is in charge of the arrangements.
John W. McKellips
Graveside funeral services and interment for lifelong Bishop resident John W. McKellips will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop. Donna Thomas will officiate.
Born in Shurz, Nev. on Aug. 19, 1937, John passed away on Aug. 17, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital. He was 73.
James R. Bame
Graveside funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19 at the East Line Street Cemetery in Bishop for 44-year Big Pine resident James R. Bame. Pastor Chris Costello and VFW Post No. 8988 officiated.
Born in Blufton, Ohio on Jan. 27, 1927, James passed away on Aug. 14, 2011 at Northern Inyo Hospital in Bishop. He was 84.
James served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and Korea. He was owner of Modern Floors in Bishop from 1966-2002.
Lone Pine Volleyball Indian Taco Sale Fundraiser
The Lone Pine Golden Eagles Volleyball Indian taco sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Lone Pine VFW, 481 S. Main St.
The Indian tacos can be pre-ordered, $6 each, from any volleyball player or by calling coach Mel Joseph at (760) 382-0406.
Delivery will be available.
Bishop Skate and Bike Jam
The City of Bishop is holding a Skate and Bike Jam Sunday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Skate Park.
The bite remained steady this week following a 1,200-lb. stocking by the Dept. of Fish and Game, but overall things have slowed down a bit.
Big fish are being seen and and hooked but very few were landed.
All three inlets have tons of fish but fishing pressure has them a little spooky. Folks are doing best on mini-jigs, Powerworms and nightcrawlers fished under a bobber.
Remember folks, do not use weight or a swivel with mini-jigs â€“ just tie them straight to your 2-lb. or 4-lb. test line.
Early in the 2011-12 budgeting process, Inyo County is looking at a $9 million deficit.
During a hearing Tuesday to review preliminary budget requests, County Administrative Officer Kevin Carunchio said most county departments were able to maintain budgets similar to last yearâ€™s numbers. Some departments, he said, are requesting larger budgets to fill positions that were left vacant last year to save money, and all departments are dealing with the rising cost of doing business.
Shindand Air Base, Afghanistan â€“ When the Army goes on missions outside the wire, they are susceptible to any number of threats, ranging from extreme weather conditions and rocks being thrown at them to small arms fire and roadside bombs. Having well trained medical professionals attached to Army units ensures a quick response in the event a Soldier is wounded and in need of emergency medical attention.
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry
Darrell Conrad Quessenberry, age 55, made his home and raised his children in Newberry Springs and Bishop. He lost his battle with lung cancer on his birthday, Aug. 11, 2011.
Darrell had a career with Southern California Edison for 31 years. He loved to hang out, barbecuing with his family, collect antiques, go fishing, metal detecting and four-wheeling.