Jack Dean Waggoner
Jack Dean Waggoner of Tehachapi passed away Nov. 12, 2011 at his home in Golden Hills, with his family by his side.
Jack was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on May 25, 1926, to John Bryan (Barney) and Mable Waggoner, who preceded him in death along with one sister, Voncil.
Mary Jane Graves
With the passing of time, our loved one’s move on to knowing they will be able to join their first amazing love, ready with hand out to be able to hold forever again.
Born in Scottsbluff, Neb. on May 4, 1923, Mary Jane passed peacefully in her sleep on Nov. 22, 2011.
CalFire and air quality control officials are on full alert this week due to extreme winds that began hammering the Eastern Sierra yesterday.
The state fire agency suspended all burn permits on state responsibility lands within Inyo, Mono and San Bernardino counties, while Great Basin Air Pollution Control District issued health advisories related to blowing dust.
A new class at Big Pine High School aims to teach students marketable skills while at the same time trying to boost the townâ€™s commerce and visibility.
The town lacks a Chamber of Commerce so the Inyo County Office of Education has prepared an accredited course for students that will also fill the void left from by the lack of a chamber.
It was either a bathroom break for X-Ray, Bishopâ€™s K-9 police officer, or an â€śarea checkâ€ť that led to the weekend arrest of a 23-year-old Bishop resident for alleged possession of illegal narcotics.
According to a Bishop PD press release, Officer Brent Gillespie â€śconducted an area checkâ€ť in a parking lot between Willow Street and Whitney Alley, â€śallowing his canine partner, X-Ray, to check the parking lotâ€ť at about 2:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.
The parking lot is not far from a local saloon and used by patrons of that establishment.
Ellen Amalia White
Ellen Amalia White, 96, died Nov. 22, 2011 in Rancho Mirage of natural causes. She was born at Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles on March 17, 1915, to Herbert and Amalia (Mollie) Munz Clotts and grew up in Los Angeles and Chevy Chase, Md.
Gladys Mitchell Coulter
Gladys Mitchell Coulter was born in Independence California on March 12, 1926.
She passed peacefully on Nov. 23 surrounded by those she loved.
Gladys was born in Independence to James Bernard and Bertha Ellen Mitchell.
Itâ€™s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Bishop and the local Chamber of Commerce is ringing in the season with a holiday bash this weekend.
The Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce and local business owners are inviting the community out to Bishopâ€™s annual small-town gathering, tree lighting ceremony and the ever-popular Street of Lights this Friday.
The evening will kick off at 4:30 p.m. when Santa Claus arrives at the Chamber of Commerce to hear what local youngsters want under their tree this year and have photos taken.
The Bishop Volunteer Fire Department and Bishop Rural Fire Protection District have made some recent clarifications to its list of responsibilities, as well as to those of some the volunteers.
Ski areas in California received good news this past week from the U.S. Forest Service, with the promise of up to 600 new jobs.
The Ski Area Recreational Opportunity Enhancement Act of 2011, which was signed by President Barack Obama on Nov. 7, is estimated to create and annually sustain up to 600 extra jobs nationwide.
â€śThis is very good news for us,â€ť said Mammoth Mountain Ski Area spokesperson Joani Lynch.
She was not alone in her enthusiasm.
â€śThis is great news for promoting job growth and economic stimulus in California,â€ť said Regional Forester Randy Moore.