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January 20th, 2011

John Curtis Munding

January 20, 2011

John Curtis Munding
1953-2011

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 at Brune Mortuary Chapel for 15-year Lone Pine resident John Curtis Munding. Pastor Chris Costello of Oasis of Grace Foursquare Church will officiate. Burial will be at the Westside District Cemetery in Taft.
Born Nov. 24, 1953 in Taft, John died Jan. 15, 2011 in San Diego. He was 57.
John worked at IMAH in Bishop for more than 15 years. His father, John H. Munding, helped send a man to the moon.

Larry R. Hildebrand

January 20, 2011

Larry R. Hildebrand
1946-2011

At his request, no public funeral services will be held for Bishop native Larry R. Hildebrand.
Born March 26, 1946 in Bishop, Larry died Jan. 5, 2011 in Las Vegas. He was 64.
Larry died as he lived, he did it his way.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Edna Hildebrand.
He is survived by his daughters, Lori, Chi-Leah-Marcy and Ladell; sisters, Dusty and Doris; brother, Don; brother-in-law, Mike; and his much-loved dog, PeeWee.

Della Hern

January 20, 2011

Della Hern
1922-2011

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Mariposa Fairgrounds for 70-year Mariposa resident Della Hern. Bill Leonard of Mariposa will officiate. Burial will be at the Sarah Priest Cemetery in Midpines.
Born Feb. 23, 1922 in Lee Vining, Della died Jan. 15, 2011 in Big Pine. She was 88.

NatGeo seeks to highlight Southern Sierra attractions

January 20, 2011

Inyo County is once again teaming up with National Geographic, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the Sierra Business Council to educate potential visitors on the region’s many attractions.
To assist in the effort, residents are invited to visit www.sierranevadageotourism.org and nominate their favorite restaurants, trails, attractions and geographic features for inclusion on a map of California.

Film shoots bring renewed opportunity for residents

January 20, 2011

A French music video starring Melissa N’Konde, an Athropologie Catalog Internet video, a Chevy commercial north of Bishop and a cast and crew from episodic television are some of the most recent film projects working locally.
To help accommodate the continued increase in film traffic, the Inyo Film Commission has begun to search for additional local resources for these productions on location.

January 18th

Joy B. Kizer

January 18, 2011

Joy B. Kizer
1942-2010

A memorial service, followed by a celebration of life, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Whiskey Creek in Bishop for Joy B. Kizer. Gailen Evans of the Church of Christ in Bishop will officiate.
Born Sept. 15, 1942 in Fort Wayne, Ind., Joy died Dec. 16, 2010 at her home in Bishop. She was 68.

Leo E. Bachman

January 18, 2011

Leo E. Bachman
1925-2011

Funeral services are pending for 26-year Big Pine resident Leo E. Bachman. Burial will be at Green Hills Memorial Park in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Born April 19, 1925 in Portland, Ore., Leo died Jan. 13 at his home in Big Pine. He was 85.
Leo was a Jack of all Trades. He could work on and fix anything. He loved to tinker in his garage. He won several craft events for his bird houses in Bishop craft shows. He will be missed.

Marcia Hamilton (Simmons)

January 18, 2011

Marcia Hamilton (Simmons)
1925-2011

No funeral services have been announced for Marcia Hamilton (Simmons).
Born June 12, 1925, Marcia died Jan. 8, 2011 in Hood River, Ore.
She is survived by her four children: daughters and sons-in-law, Gail and Tom Gregson and Dian and Bob Gowen; sons and daughters-in-law, Dean and Dianna Hamilton and Wayne and Daralee Hamilton; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
A tribute may be found at alz.com.

Protecting land in perpetuity comes with tax incentive

January 18, 2011

Congress recently renewed a tax incentive for private landowners – especially working family farmers and ranchers – who protect their land with a voluntary conservation agreement.
The incentive, which had expired at the end of 2009, helped Eastern Sierra Land Trust work with willing landowners to preserve 635 acres of natural areas between 2006 and 2009.

Mental health of murder suspect being questioned

January 18, 2011

Some light is being shed on the dark incidents of Christmas Day when two local women were shot to death while visiting in San Luis Obispo County.
Owens Valley residents and sisters Beverly Reilly and Kathy Yeager were murdered Dec. 25 while visiting relatives for the holidays at the historic Santa Margarita Ranch.

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