August 1st, 2011
Fire officials say the Lion Fire, which has been the source of smoky and hazy skies in Inyo County for the past several weeks, has grown to 16,350 acres.
The National Park Service, in response to a number of complaints from Eastern Sierra residents about smoke impacts from the fire, has scheduled a public meeting in Southern Inyo next week.
At times, smoke from the fire has completely obscured the view of the Sierra from the communities of Lone Pine and Independence.
The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 at the Boulder Creek Resort on U.S. 395 south of Lone Pine.
The program that has brought more than a half-million dollars worth of Alpers trout to the streams and ponds in the high-country west of Bishop has dried up.
Adopt-A-Creek organizers announced this week there will not be a future plant of the trophy fish and the program will come to an end Aug. 15 after a 17-year run.
Now is the time for residents planning to enter exhibits into a Tri-County Fair contest to begin preparing their homemade, homegrown and handcrafted items.
Fair organizers recently released 1,500 copies of the Exhibitor‚Äôs Guidebook, which outlines the deadlines, rules and regulations for each of the hundreds of exhibitor contest categories.
The guidebooks are available at a number of local merchants, including Ben Franklin‚Äôs and Wye Road Feed and Supply in Bishop.
Donald Hudson Terry
Don passed away in the early evening of July 24, 2011 in Bakersfield. He was born January 1, 1926 in Lone Pine.
Don was a descendant of Big Pine pioneers George and Nettie Hall who arrived in Big Pine in the 1880’s. He graduated high school in Lone Pine and enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 serving until 1946. He served in the amphibious forces of the U.S. Navy and saw action in the Pacific land invasion of Iwo Jima and Okinawa in 1945.
The City of Bishop is updating its goals and objectives for transportation in the city, with public input the primary contributor to the new draft. Dubbed the Mobility Element, part of the city‚Äôs General Plan, it will help guide the city toward meeting those objectives, funding permitted.
The city is asking for more public input on this issue that will define how people will get around the city ‚Äď on foot and by bike, bus, car or truck ‚Äď in the future.
The element covers every facet of transportation, be it sidewalks, bike paths, semi-truck traffic or pedestrian safety.
This year‚Äôs Millpond Music Festival will feature just another band from East L.A. ‚Äď Los Lobos. The band will close out the 20th Annual Millpond Music Festival on Sunday night, Sept. 18.
The band is best known for covering ‚ÄúLa Bamba‚ÄĚ for the movie of the same name, but the band has been honing its own brand of music ‚Äď a mix of rock and roll, Mexican folklore, country, pop, blues, ethereal psychedelia and gorgeous ballads ‚Äď for more than three decades.
John M. Kilgore
Born Sept. 25, 1932 in Dow, Okla. to James R. and Thelma M. Kilgore, John M. Kilgore passed away July 15, 2011.
John was the second of seven boys and one sister. He was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Jimmy.
He is survived by his brothers, Roger, Rudy, Wayne, Kenneth and Jerry; and sister, DeLana.
John enlisted in the Army at the age of 17. He served his boot camp at Fort Riley, Kan.
Robert Eugene Frazer
Robert Eugene Frazer was born in Tecumeseh, Neb. on July 13, 1923 to Eugene Cooper Sherman and Lema Armona Darnell Sherman and passed away in Bishop on July 14, 2011.
He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during World War II as a signalman and underwater demolition team member in 13 invasions on the U.S.S. Doyan.
A group of Southern California residents is hoping to ‚Äúbury‚ÄĚ the Eastern Sierra Adventure Trails legislation as it winds through various state Senate committees on its way to becoming law.
Introduced as AB 628 by Assemblywoman Connie Conway, the bill aims to designate a number of local county roads as dual use, allowing licensed and insured riders of green sticker off-highway vehicles to travel up to 10 miles on paved roads to reach amenities such as food and gas, and travel back out to legal OHV routes.
Inyo County‚Äôs wonders and attractions are on display and drawing crowds at the California State Fair in Sacramento.
This year‚Äôs exhibit, ‚ÄúCamp Inyo,‚ÄĚ has caught the eye of fair judges, community leaders from across the state and the thousands of potential tourists who attend the annual expo.