August 2nd, 2011
The sun is bright and hot in the west, there is a faint smell of soil and earth in the air among the fragrances of fresh flowers and vegetables picked just hours prior. Vendors talk with customers, both sharing ideas and stories, kids laugh and play.
Itâs another Friday at the Farmerâs Market in Bishop.
The market, in its sixth week of the year, has moved from its location at the Bishop City Park on Saturday mornings to after 5 on Friday evenings downtown, just off Main Street at Talmadge Park on the corner of Academy and Main streets.
A local volunteer is attempting to fill a gap that has been left by federal budget cuts and limited recreational opportunities for visitors to the Eastern Sierra.
David Woodruff, deputy director of the Eastern Sierra Land Trust, will be kicking off a weekly program for visitors that will tell the story of the Owens Valley, from its humble beginnings as a frontier community, to its agricultural boom to its present state as a vacation destination for people from all over the world.
Marguerite (Peggy) B. Milovich
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 Exhibitorâs 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 Franklinâs 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 cityâs 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 â on foot and by bike, bus, car or truck â in the future.
The element covers every facet of transportation, be it sidewalks, bike paths, semi-truck traffic or pedestrian safety.
This yearâs Millpond Music Festival will feature just another band from East L.A. â 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 âLa Bambaâ for the movie of the same name, but the band has been honing its own brand of music â a mix of rock and roll, Mexican folklore, country, pop, blues, ethereal psychedelia and gorgeous ballads â 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.