April 11th, 2011
Colleen Margaret Tillemans
Graveside services will be held today, Saturday, April 9, at 11 a.m. at the Big Pine Cemetery for 40-year Big Pine resident Colleen Margaret Tillemans. Father John Gracey will officiate.
Born June 23, 1948 in Santa Monica, Colleen died April 6, 2011 at her home in Big Pine. She was 62.
A recent survey ranking the health conditions of U.S. counties reveals mixed results for Inyo.
In the same study, titled âCounty Health Rankings,â Inyo is ranked second for âclinical careâ and âphysical environmentâ but 50th out of 56 counties for âhealth outcomes.â
Inyo-Mono Public Health Officer Dr. Rick Johnson said this yearâs rankings will be compared to last yearâs rankings to see what can be gleaned from the information.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors softball team dropped the first game against the Trona Tornados 8-14 Friday, then came back to avenge the loss with a 26-7 rout.
âWe should have won both games,â said coach Bob Church. âWe gave up too many bases on balls combined with defensive errors.â
Big Pine came back in the second game with a scoring drive in the bottom of the second inning to secure the second-game win.
Trisha Fortney pitched 3-2/3 innings
Anna Miller pitched the final 1-1/3 innings
Rachel Gibbons: 3 for 3, 2 RBI
Alicia Peterson: 2 for 3, 2 RBI
Track is a sport of personal bests and incremental improvement, with success measured in fractions of a second.
Despite Bishopâs loss to Rosamond, April 1, both the boys and girls teams have shown that incremental improvement in the three weeks since the season opener at California City.
The Broncos boys team had their share of event winners.
Tim McMullen took first in hurdles in 18.48 seconds. The team of McMullen, Ryan Davis, Trevor Beck and Tim Pejsa won the 4x100 relay.
Local cancer patient Sandra âSandeeâ Dohnel Moore never needed help before, her friends explained, and it was even harder for her to ask for it. So her friends are doing it for her.
Moore has terminal breast cancer and her doctors have told her she only has a short time to live. To make matters worse, her friends said, Moore is having trouble paying the bills, let alone setting anything aside â as grim as it sounds â for inevitable funeral costs she doesnât want to burden loved ones with.
Inyo leaders rejected a suggestion Tuesday to implement heightened regulations on fireworks in the county.
Fourth District Supervisor Marty Fortney brought a request to the board in hopes of banning the use of fireworks in areas of the county that do not have fire protection districts. The use of fireworks within fire protection districts would have been allowed at the discretion of local fire chiefs.
The financial cavalry has arrived for victims of the Center Fire.
Representatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration set up shop in Big Pine at noon on Tuesday to assist community members in applying for federal disaster relief loans.
A high-profile, emotionally charged murder case is about to enter the sentencing phase, where a young manâs future will be decided for his alleged role in the death of a relative.
After a month-long trial, Bishop resident Edward Keller, Jr. was found guilty of second-degree murder by an Inyo County jury on Friday.
Keller was charged with killing his 29-year-old cousin, James Eugene Williams, at a party on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Attorney Thomas Hardy acted as Kellerâs public defender and Joel Samuels prosecuted the case for the District Attorneyâs Office.
Mary Roper may have retired from public service in January, but her presence will be felt in the county seat for decades to come, thanks to the planting of a tree in her honor last week.
Former colleagues and friends gathered on the lawn of the historic Inyo County Courthouse Friday to plant a young Colorado Spruce in recognition of the retired county clerk-recorderâs many years of service to Inyo and its citizens.
County officials are working to positively identify three different sets of human remains found in remote areas of southeast Inyo County over the past five months.
Assistant Coroner Jeff Mullenhour has been collaborating with local and out-of-the area forensics experts to match DNA and dental records of the remains to missing persons reports.
Mullenhour is investigating a set of bones located in the Anvil Springs Canyon area, believed to belong to one of four missing German tourists who disappeared in Death Valley in 1996.