November 30th, 2010
Southern Inyoâs flurry of filming projects continues, with Ford Motor Company shooting yet another commercial in the Alabama Hills and Lone Pine recently.
According to Inyo Film Commissioner Chris Langley, the star of the Nov. 14-15 shoot was not the three new Ford prototypes that could not be photographed, but rather two trained bears.
Donna Marie Graves
Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the East Line Street Cemetery for longtime Bishop resident Donna Marie Graves. Pastor Ron Sargent of Bishop Christian Center will officiate.
Born in Nevada City on March 27, 1955, Donna died Nov. 21, 2010 in Bishop. She was 55.
Donna was admired and respected at work. She was a loving, caring and giving person. The world is a sadder place for having lost this beautiful person.
The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to erect five weather towers to assess the viability of wind power on approximately 20,000 acres in Southern Inyo.
If the lands prove worthy of supporting a commercial wind power project, Colorado-based RES Americas Development, Incorporated would be the interested applicant.
Several local businesses, organizations, clubs and residents are offering hot meals and other food donations to ensure nobody in the community has to go without this holiday season.
In Lone Pine, residents have two holiday meal options this week, depending on their age.
Residents can head over to VFW Post No. 8036 for its annual, free community dinner. The Ladies Auxiliary will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 2-6 p.m., and all are invited to attend.
Broncosâ football coach Bill Egan is not taking this first CIF playoff game Friday against the Mojave Mustangs for granted.
âMojave is a good team,â he said. âThey have a good coach, theyâre well-prepared. It should be a much better game.â Then again, Egan has anticipated âgood gamesâ from Kern Valley, Rosamond and Desert.
Mojave and Bishop are not strangers. Mojave was part of the HDL until 2008. âI know the Mojave coach,â Egan said, âand they know our program.â
Miles Nevin Clair
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Sierra Baptist Church in Independence for 52-year Independence resident Miles Nevin Clair. Burial will follow at the Independence Cemetery, followed by a potluck.
Born May 9, 1926, Miles died peacefully at home Nov. 15, 2010 surrounded by loved ones.
Miles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jeane; son, Thomas; daughter, Dakota; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Local tribal members are waiting to hear if the Bureau of Indian Affairs will certify an election from last week.
According to tribal members, friction between two factions of the Timbisha Shoshone Tribe, which has members spread throughout the country, has created a situation where two separate tribal elections are held each year.
In the past, the BIA has refused to certify either elections, telling tribal members that they must hold one consolidated election.
The seemingly tireless efforts of Superior Court Judge Dean Stout to build a better community have caught the attention of a statewide committee.
Currently the presiding judge of the Inyo County Juvenile Court, Stout has been appointed co-chair for the Judicial Council Advisory Committee on Family and Juvenile Law.
He was named âJuvenile Court Judge of the Yearâ by the Juvenile Court Judges Association in 2006.
Before making any final decisions regarding the future of Owens Valley School, local leaders have decided to take a close look at the possibility of consolidating the Independence school district with another local school.
Owens Valley is facing lapsation, or closure, due to declining enrollment.
The Inyo County Committee on School District Organization, comprised of members of the Inyo County Board of Education, decided Tuesday to perform a unification study that will answer questions about staffing and funding a unified district.
Bishop AYSO teams won six of their age-level division championships at the Kit Carson Area F soccer tournament in Carson City, Nov. 6-7.
âBishop AYSO has spent the past five years developing their youth soccer training programs beginning at U5 level,â said Joe Griego, AYSO regional referee administrator. âThe depth of young talent has produced great success across all age groups. For the first time, Bishop teams have won championships for both boys and girls Sierra division at U12, U15, and U19 levels.â