September 30th, 2010
The seats were full at Mondayâs meeting of the Bishop City Council as friends, family and current and former colleagues gathered to witness Rick Pucci in action one last time as city administrator.
Pucci, attending his final City Council meeting as an employee of the City of Bishop, has been administrator for 30 years, during which time he has racked up more than 720 City Council meetings and seen two dozen council members come and go through the chambers in City Hall.
The accolades were showered on Pucci from former councilmembers, government officials and friends.
The leaves are starting to change colors and there is a chill in the early morning air â a time of year described by the Coalition of Chambers of Commerce as âperfectâ for touring the back roads and out-of-the-way byways of Inyo County by vehicle.
For almost the 10th year, the Coalition is celebrating October as Motor Touring Month in Inyo, and encouraging both residents and visitors to buckle up and do some responsible, on-road exploring.
Joe Leland Snoderly
Memorial services will be announced at a later date for longtime Bishop resident Joe Leland Snoderly.
Born June 13, 1948 in Waynesville, Mo. to Roy and Willene Snoderly, Joe died Sept. 23, 2010 at Renown Medical Center in Reno from complications of open heart surgery. He was 62.
Calvin Howard Hazley
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the East Line Street Cemetery for four-year Inyo County resident Calvin Howard Hazley. David McLaughlin of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will officiate, along with Kim Lehigh and family.
Born to Esther Willamina Frances Ohlson in Minnesota on Dec. 15, 1922, Calvin died at the Bishop Care Center on Sept. 24, 2010. He was 87.
Derham Giuliani, keen naturalist, entomologist and animal behaviorist, died at his home in Big Pine on Sept. 7 at the age of 79. He died of cancer that had traveled to his bones, but was hiking, observing nature, and visiting friends up to three weeks before his death. Derham was cared for, up to his death, by a dear, old friend and neighbor. Most of Derham’s friends did not know he was ill and all deeply mourn the passing of a truly unique and gentle-spirited person.
At her request, no services will be held for longtime Fallon, Nev. resident Ilene Christiansen.
Born Aug. 2, 1926 in Delano to Paul and Verna Zimmerman, Ilene died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 after a lengthy illness. She was 84.
Ilene graduated from Porterville High School and continued her education at U.C. Berkeley.
It may be another six months before state officials decide where to build a new $30 million court facility in Inyo County.
Representatives from Inyo County Superior Court announced last week that the Administrative Offices of the Court, which has the final say on where the new facility will be located, will conduct its own âcomprehensive reviewâ of the options that are available for site selection for the new facility.
The AOC has asked Presiding Judge Brian Lamb to hold off on making his recommendation on where to build the new facility until it has completed its review.
In its final tune-up before Hi-Lo play begins, the Lone Pine football team fell, 35-14, to Rolling Hills Prep Saturday.
The Eagles made key defensive stops against the Huskies, who are ranked fourth in the CIF Southern Section for big schools, but struggled on the offensive end.
Rolling Hills got on the board in the final three minutes of the first quarter. A few plays later the Eagles recovered the ball around the Huskiesâ 40.
Bishopâs football team kept its perfect record alive Friday, beating Rim of the World, 31-21, for the first time in school history.
The Broncos jumped ahead quickly against the Fighting Scots, whom theyâve played six times before, but Bishop slipped in the second half by allowing Rim back into the game.
Bishop took a 10-0 lead after the first quarter and added 14 points to its lead before the first half was over.
The Fighting Scots started chipping away at the Broncosâ lead in the second half after capitalizing on a turnover by the special teams.
Residents of the Eastern Sierra continue to cope with haze and smoke as the Sheep Fire in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park continues to burn.
Fire lines have been cut to stop the fireâs progress, but officials â reluctant to say exactly when the fire will be out and the skies will clear up â are hopeful that the three-month-old, 7,800-acre blaze will be out soon.
The fire was ignited by a lightning strike in early July, and has burned 3,089 in Kings Canyon National Park and 4,798 in the Sequoia National Forest.