February 2nd, 2012
Billy B. Ingram
Billy B. Ingram, 83, a resident of Bishop for nine years, born in Arkansas on March 31, 1928, passed away Jan. 26, 2012 at the Bishop Care Center.
Billy was a bright, kind and funny man. He always had a smile for you. He touched many hearts and will be missed by all.
Shirley May Morey
Shirley May Morey left her earthly life on Jan. 23, 2012 after a brief illness. She was born on Dec. 25, 1925 in Stockton, Calif. Her parents were Dorothy May (Bloom) Thomas and Elmer Thomas.
Shirley is a graduate of Stockton High School. Shirley selected Bishop as her residence after retiring from the State Department of Highway (Caltrans) because of its community and surrounding nature and mountains.
The numbers have been tallied and crime statistics from 2011 are now available from the three local law enforcement agencies – the Inyo County Sheriff’s Department, the Bishop Police Department and the California Highway Patrol.
Overall, crime is and has been relatively low in the city and county. In fact, the BPD figures from 2010 and 2011 are nearly identical. However, violations committed on local roads and highways have risen, with the standout being seat belt violations, up 46 percent from 2010, equalling an additional 232 citations.
In a rare communication with the media, the Inyo County District Attorneyâ€™s Office has announced that James Roy Catron will remain committed to Patton State Hospital.
Catron was involved in a shooting outside Inyo County Jail in 1984 which resulted in the severe wounding and hospitalization of two Inyo County Sheriffâ€™s deputies. Catron was found â€śnot guilty by reason of insanityâ€ť on three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and committed to Patton where he has remained since, a press release from the D.A.â€™s Office states.
In an effort to promote Mule Days and get more out-of-town visitors who attend the event into local businesses, the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce is offering discount event tickets to local businesses.
The Chamber of Commerce is offering a $3 discount for arena events and a $7 discount for the Terri Clark concert scheduled for Thursday, May 24 in hopes that chamber members will turn out to support Mule Days and get some exposure to guests who attend the event.
Big Pine School is trying something different this year that administrators hope will get students more involved in the learning process and give staff more resources to help students succeed.
The Big Pine School District and Expeditionary Learning have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for the 2011-12 school year.
As part of the program, school staff members will attend seminars and staff development programs and have access to resources from Expeditionary Learning to build more hands-on curriculum for local students.
George Erbeck passed away Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 in Bishop. He was born Feb. 14, 1926 in New Jersey.
Edward Samuel Blair
Edward Samuel Blair, 88 years young resident of Bishop, Calif. for 18 years.
Born April 23, 1923 in St. Louis, Mo.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Brune Mortuary. Following the service, there will be a barbecue/gathering at 32 Coldwater Rd., Chalfant Valley with family and friends. Please come and share your tall tales of Ed, fishing or not.
As per his request, no flowers!
Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the 43rd Annual Mule Days Celebration. This includes tickets to nearly every event this Memorial Day weekend, May 22-27, from the Opening Night Supper to various arena events to headliner, Terri Clark on Thursday night.
There are special packages, all show passes and general admission tickets going on sale on a first-come first-served basis at the Mule Days box office on North Main Street, across from Home Lumber Company at the northeast entrance to the fairgrounds or online at muledays.org.
Voters in Inyo County and the state and nation should begin bracing themselves for another election year. The June 5 Primary Election will have Inyo voters choosing for three county supervisorial seats as well as Inyo County Board of Education Areas 2 and 4 and several county central committee spots.
Declaration of Candidacy papers, which officially places a person as a candidate on the ballot, are due between Feb. 14 and March 9, and several candidates have already filed Petitions for Signatures in Lieu of Filing Fee.