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January 4th, 2011

Grant to help fund new project at Manzanar

January 4, 2011

Manzanar National Historic Site is preparing to open a new interpretive exhibit and to conduct more interviews with former internees, camp staff and local residents.
Paying for the new features at the historic site is the Friends of Manzanar, which recently received $58,833 in grant money from the National Park Service.
According to Manzanar Chief of Interpretation Alisa Lynch, staff will utilize the grant money to review archives and find information to put on display at the newly refurbished mess hall.

Kathy Yeager

January 4, 2011

Kathy Yeager
1949-2010

A celebration of life for Kathy Yeager will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Born Dec. 17, 1949, Kathy Yeager, 61, of Independence, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Sadly, she is joined in death by her much loved sister, Beverly Reilly. Kathy was not only a great mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, but such a dear friend to so many.

Beverly Jean Reilly

January 4, 2011

Beverly Jean Reilly
1946-2010

A celebration of life for Beverly Reilly will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 at the Boulder Creek RV Resort in Lone Pine.
Beverly Jean Reilly, 64, of Lone Pine, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010.
Beverly was born Dec. 21, 1946 in Pasadena and raised in the Owens Valley.

From the heart

January 4, 2011

In remembrance, and as a possible inspiration for others to donate, fellow quilter and friend of the sisters Cathryn Cotler of Smith Valley, Nev. has donated a quilt to the cause. The winner of the quilt will be chosen at random from those who have donated to the Jeff and Alie McKee Family Fund. That fund is set up at The Santa Lucia Bank, P.O. Box 6047, Atascadero CA 93423. The winner of the quilt will be chosen on Jan. 31. No tickets are being sold. The quilt measures 61 inches by 61 inches and is machine-pieced and machine-quilted.

December 28th, 2010

A quiet Christmas in Inyo

December 28, 2010

Sometimes no news is good news and the past holiday weekend was no exception.
Despite a record-setting snow storm, heavy traffic and bitter temperatures, Inyo County experienced what local first responders are calling a “quiet” holiday weekend. Law enforcement and fire departments had little if anything to report on Monday.

December 23rd

Airport an invaluable resource

December 23, 2010

For many local families, the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport played a silent but no less critical role in today’s Christmas celebrations.
This is particularly true, according to airport officials, if one or more presents unwrapped by happy loved ones this morning was purchased online earlier this month as part of holiday shopping meant to save both time and money.

Avoiding household fires this winter

December 23, 2010

With the cold temps comes the need for heat. With the heat should come vigilance by consumers in ensuring that the heat source is not compromised. An expert on the subject, Bishop Fire Chief Ray Seguine, recently offered a laundry list of safety tips to be fire and heat safe this winter season.

Aid still available for first-time homebuyers

December 23, 2010

Grants are still available through the City of Bishop’s first-time homebuyer assistance program. The assistance comes in the form of loans that will act as a silent second, or a matching amount, for a mortgage.
The program started taking applications in April and still has money available.

December 21st

LP goes down to the wire against Lucerne Valley

December 21, 2010

The Lone Pine Golden Eagles took a tough loss to the visiting Lucerne Valley Mustangs Saturday.
With the Mustangs ahead 57-59 in the final seconds, the Eagles tried to tie the game up by grabbing the rebound of Mike Cappello’s intentionally missed free throw. They got the rebound but missed the tip-in. The Mustangs came up with the ball and Lone Pine was faced with a tough loss.
The Eagles outscored the Mustangs in all but the third quarter, but that was the killer. Lucerne scored 21 points to Lone Pine’s 8.

December 18th

The Hills have ayes

December 18, 2010

Though they continue to support the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group’s efforts to have a federal designation placed over the Alabama Hills, county leaders expressed fear that legislation creating a National Scenic area will be put into an omnibus bill.
In a 4-1 vote, the board decided to send a letter of support for the Alabama Hills designation to Senator Dianne Feinstein (CA-D), who has said she would carry the bill if it had community support.
Fourth District Supervisor Marty Fortney voted against the letter, saying he did not support more land designations in the county.

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