Ruth A. Hinson
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brune Mortuary in celebration of the life of Ruth A. Hinson.
Born Oct. 19, 1924 in Olden, Texas, to Roy Pickett and Mabel Lassiter Pickett, Ruth died Dec. 11, 2010 at her home in Bishop.
Ruth was married to her high school sweetheart, Frank E. Hinson, for 51 years. She was lucky to be a stay-at-home mom for her two sons.
Barbara Lee Noel
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan 15 at the Neighborhood Church in Bishop for 26-year Big Pine resident Barbara Lee Noel. The Rev. Clyde Harvey will officiate. Burial will be at the Big Pine Cemetery.
Born Oct. 18, 1928 in Yucaipa, Barbara died Dec. 6, 2010 at her home in Big Pine. She was 82.
The City of Bishop has a new police chief.
Chris Carter, who has been with the department for seven years and has acted as interim-chief since the departure of Kathleen Sheehan in September, was officially given the top cop job this month and sworn in before a packed house Monday at City Hall.
The first three rows of the Council Chambers were reserved for Carterâs friends, family and fellow law enforcement brothers, and every seat was full. Some had traveled more than six hours to speak praise for Carter and laud the council and city for making such a good choice for the position.
State court officials have decided that it would be best to build the new, $33 million Inyo County Courthouse in Bishop rather than Independence, despite protests from residents.
The Administrative Offices of the Court released a draft report this week analyzing the two proposed court facility locations, Bishop or Independence, and is asking residents to review and make comments.
The draft report recommends that the project be located in Bishop.
Lone Pine Chamber Director Kathleen New had the idea of an amateur photo contest to be held during the 2010 Lone Pine Film Festival which, according to New, was a great opportunity to become more involved in the film festival activities. She added, âIt also opened a door to local photographers to showcase their work and our beautiful surroundings.â
Contest photographs had to be taken within Inyo County in 2009 or 2010 and up to three entries were allowed. The contestants also had to sign over use of the photographs by the Lone Pine Chamber of Commerce for use in promoting the area.
Betty Jean Sorrells
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Mt. Whitney Funeral Home, 220 E. Post St. in Lone Pine for Betty Jean Sorrells. A potluck gathering for family and friends will be held after the service in Independence at the Owens Valley School Multi-Purpose building at approximately 1 p.m.
Robert Edward Blair
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, Saturday, at the Lone Pine Seventh Day Adventist Church, 105 N. Mt. Whitney Dr. for Robert Edward Blair.
Born March 20, 1916 in Long Beach, Bob died at home in Lone Pine on Nov. 23, 2010. He was 94.
Inyo Countyâs top spellers took center stage Thursday for the 35th Annual Spelling Bee. With looks of astonishment and dropped jaws from audience members, these masters of the dictionary did not disappoint.
Students from nine local elementary, middle and high schools throughout Inyo County struggled to spell words like âsolicitousâ and âbelligerent.â Some spellers were cool and composed, smiling and politely asking for definitions or to use the word in a sentence. Some were clearly nervous and lacked confidence, despite having earned one of the 46 seats at the prestigious event.
After several years of being busy behind the scenes, the Owens Valley Committee is back in the spotlight, spreading the word of its accomplishments and its ongoing efforts to hold Los Angeles accountable for its water-related commitments.
The OVC is the only local watchdog group keeping an eye on both the City of LA and its Department of Water and Power, and Inyo County as well, to ensure water agreements and memorandums of understanding are upheld.
Bishop is going to the CIF divisional championships.
No, thatâs not quite right. The CIF Northeast Division championship game is coming to Bishop this Saturday, 6 p.m., at John Schwab Stadium.
The Broncos secured their place in the finals with a 44-14 win over the Pasadena Poly Panthers Friday night. They will face Boron following the Bobcats 18-7 victory over Vasquez last Saturday.
âWe have our work cut out for us,â said coach Bill Egan. âWe have to bring our best game. Boron is a very aggressive, very physical team. But, we can bring that style of play too.â