September 24th, 2014
Eastern Sierra Land Trust has achieved another success in its efforts to preserve the Eastern Sierraâ€™s cherished landscapes.
The ESLT announced earlier this month the permanent protection of Sinnamon Meadows, an expanse of historic ranchland in northern Mono County. The 1,240-acre propertyâ€™s working lands, extensive wetlands, natural springs and vital animal habitat are now protected forever with an agricultural conservation easement held by ESLT.
Sima Fotouhi Rashidian
Sima Fotouhi Rashidian, 65, passed away on Sept. 13, 2014 after many years of coping with Myotonic Dystrophy. Despite her disability, she gracefully accepted her condition and lived every moment to the fullest, appreciating all she had in life.
Teresa Lynn Perkins
Teresa Lynn Perkins was born on April 18, 1961 in Lancaster. She passed away on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M. Teresa was 53 years old.
Teresa was a paralegal for six years, working in both Bishop and Mammoth Lakes. She loved shopping. Teresa enjoyed collecting a variety of items including flowers, plants, turtles, hummingbirds and dogs. She was very strong in her faith which gave her family a lot of peace.
Leonard J. Olive
Born June 20, 1922 at Chelan, Wash., Leonard J. Olive passed away Sept. 6, 2014 at Southern Inyo Hospital of natural causes.
He is survived by his wife, Joan Lee Olive; son, Leonard II (Rogelen); son, Mark; two daughters; two granddaughters, Jessica and Nadine; four stepchildren; and six step grandchildren.
Per Leonardâ€™s wishes, a private interment with close family and friends will be held at the Independence Cemetery on Saturday, Oct. 4.
With a final budget in place and $95,000 available for local programs and events, Inyo County is now accepting grant applications from non-profit groups and organizations for the Community Project Sponsorship grant program.
The program was recently spared by the Board of Supervisors during budget hearings, after draft budgets proposed axing the grant to cut county costs and reduce the structural deficit. Ultimately, the board reinstated the grant program at 95 percent of its historic funding level.
Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has introduced legislation that, if approved by the U.S. House of Representatives, will establish the Alabama Hills National Scenic Area.
The designation would cover 18,610 acres of the Alabama Hills west of Lone Pine and preserve that land for recreational use by the public and future generations.
The National FFA Organization announced national finalists in September and Molly Lacey of the Lone Pine FFA was selected as a national finalist for the National FFA Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care.
Lacey is one of only four people chosen to compete for this award in the nation during the 87th National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville, Ky., to be held Oct. 29 through Nov. 1.
The Big Pine Lady Warriors volleyball squad is on a winning streak with back-to-back 3-0 wins over the Lee Vining Lady Tigers and Thursday afternoonâ€™s monster win over the Mammoth Lady Huskies, 3-2.
Following a shaky start to the season, the Warriors have transitioned from a young, inexperienced group of girls to a focused, hard-hitting, tenacious team of Warriors.
The Bishop Broncos tennis team hosted the Rosamond Roadrunners at the City Park courts Thursday and sent their guests home with a 13-5 loss.
Like Saturdayâ€™s match up with Pacifica, the final match of the day went down to a tie-breaker. This time on the singles side. Tessa Wright beat Rosamondâ€™s number one seed, Eileen Grimes, 7-1, adding to her other two wins, 6-2 and 6-3.
Bishopâ€™s singles squad provided 9 of the teamâ€™s 13 points with Gabi Morales and Laura Rossy both going 3-0 against Rosamond. Morales won 6-1, 6-2, 6-1; Rossy, 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2.